Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/01/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D. to Speak at Opioid Response Summit, July 15
•  MMA Offices Closed July 4-5
•  Congress Begins Consideration of Surprise Billing Legislation
•  Notice re: Medical Telemetry Devices
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Vaccine Law Opponents Seek "People's Veto"
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program
•  2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit - July 15th
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning July 17th
•  ACU Annual Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from July 28th-31st
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
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AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D. to Speak at Opioid Response Summit, July 15

AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist from Atlanta and current chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force has been added as a speaker at the Governor’s Opioid Response Summit being held on Monday, July 15 at the Augusta Civic Center. 

 

AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist from Atlanta and current chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force has been added as a speaker at the Governor’s Opioid Response Summit being held on Monday, July 15 at the Augusta Civic Center. Dr. Harris will be part of a panel in the afternoon plenary session that will discuss opioid response strategies that have been successful in New England and around the country.  She will also participate in the afternoon breakout session on opioid prescribing. Registration is available at the Opioid Summit website. There is a $40 registration fee. Nearly 800 persons have already registered so if you are interested I attending, don’t delay.

Other speakers include Sam Quinones, author of the best selling book Dreamland and former White House Drug czar Michael Botticelli. Governor Mills, Commissioner Lambrew and recently appointed ME CDC Director Nirav Shah, M.D., J.D. will also speak.