Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 08/12/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA's 166th Annual Session in Bar Harbor September 6-8
•  Surprise Billing Legislation Being Considered in Congress
•  Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Changes
•  Recent Study Suggests CV Risk Reduction From Continuing Statins After 75
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  10th Annual Silent Auction to Be Held at Annual Session
•  MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
•  United States Census 2020
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth - August 16
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians.
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 Director of Primary Care
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

MMA's 166th Annual Session in Bar Harbor September 6-8

The Maine Medical Association will hold its 166th Annual Session in Bar Harbor on September 6-8, 2019. This year's session marks significant changes in MMA staff leadership and presentations from a number of health leaders in Maine government.

 

The Maine Medical Association commences this year’s Annual Session on Friday, September 6th with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. with our exhibitors.

This two-day event continues the time honored tradition of Maine physicians coming together as colleagues to discuss the status of the medical profession, to network, and to engage in the many recreational activities offered including whale watching, hiking, biking, shopping, and golfing. The meeting is family friendly with time to relax and enjoy the many attributes that only Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park can offer. We have a full agenda. You can register online by clicking here.

Features of the program, include Opening Remarks on Friday evening with the Honorable Angus King (invited). The weekend will feature the presentation of 50 year pins to members who graduated from medical school in 1969 and presentation of the Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service, and the President's Award for Distinguished Service. On Saturday morning, MMA will hold its annual governance meeting, which will also include an update from Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine and will feature The Honorable Janet T. Mills, Governor of Maine (invited) and her team of health leaders to present the outline of actions addressing Maine's health needs. Sunday morning a panel discussion will feature How Physicians Can Take a Leadership Role. 

A rare event occurs this year: the torch of MMA staff leadership is being passed from Gordon Smith, Esq., who has been the MMA's executive director since 1993, to Andy MacLean, Esq. Don't miss this chance to bid Gordon adieu and welcome Andy to his new role! This will also be the last annual session for General Counsel Peter Michaud, JD, RN, who has served the MMA for five years.

We hope that you will join your colleagues from around the state as well as the MMA staff for an interactive and fun meeting at one of Maine's most beautiful locations at a great time of year!