Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/29/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  McKusick Lecture Welcomes Tufts Maine Track Class of 2023
•  Change in Referral Policy to the Public Health Nursing Program
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award - Nomination Deadline Extended
•  U.S. House Committee Reports Surprise Billing and Other Legislation
•  Maine Family Planning (MFP) Reacts to Title X Funding Loss
•  MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Scrutiny of CVS-Aetna Deal Shows AMA's Powerful impact
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
•  MICIS Opioid Education Presentations Available
•  Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth - August 16
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Physician
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

MICIS Opioid Education Presentations Available

Presentations can be scheduled at medical practices and hospitals on clinical and legal opioid updates, co-prescribing benzodiazepines & opioids, and opioid use disorder & medication assisted recovery.  Learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.

 

MICIS, the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service, has been providing evidence-based prescribing education at medical practices and hospitals since 2008.  In 2019, MICIS is offering presentations on the following topics:

  • Clinical Opioid Update 2019
  • Legal Opioid Update 2019
  • Co-prescribing Benzodiazepines & Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Opioid Risk
  • Opioid Use Disorder & Medication-Assisted Recovery: Caring For Our Communities (presented in 2018)
  • Managing Depression in Older Patients (Note: this is not an opioid topic.)
A 3-hour presentation including Clinical Opioid Update 2019, Legal Opioid Update 2019, and Co-prescribing Benzodiazepines & Opioids is available.

In addition, individual academic detailing sessions are available to prescribers of opioids on these topics:

  • Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Pain who are Prescribed Opioids
  • Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing

Visit www.micismaine.org for information about MICIS education outreach and academic detailing, and to request a presentation at your medical practice or hospital.