Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 10/21/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Celebrating 65 Years of MMA Leadership Gala Headlines Week of Activities at MMA
•  Vaccine "Skeptics" Qualify for March 3rd Ballot
•  Surprise Medical Bills: Physicians Want Market-Based Fixes
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  News From The Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine
•  MMA Gala October 26th - Tickets Still Available
•  MaineCare Adds Buprenorphine/Naloxone Tablets to Preferred List
•  Still Time to Register for MICIS/Qualidigm Opioid Webinars
•  MMA "Listening Session" in Portland on Friday, October 25
•  Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17th Honors Lani Graham, M.D.
•  From The Alzheimer's Association: Diagnosing Patients with Dementia
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
•  Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  CDC to offer webinar on new law requiring Lead Testing for all 1 & 2 year olds - October 21
•  MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update 10/24 Dedham, 10/30 Portland, 3 November Dates
•  Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
•  Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning November 13th
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
•  Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
•  Medical Director - Bucksport, ME
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update 10/24 Dedham, 10/30 Portland, 3 November Dates

Registration is open for Fall 2019 presentations of 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update.  Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).

2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update
Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS)
Free - Advanced registration is required
5:00-8:30 pm

The topics and learning objectives for this session will be:
    2019 Clinical Opioid Update
    • Review latest research relating to opioid + pain prescribing practices
    • Constantly consider harm reduction
    • Discuss opioid use disorder and treatments
    2019 Legal Opioid Update
    • Review impact of Chapter 488 in Maine
    • Discuss opioid laws, rules and initiatives of the new administration
    • Study Chapter 21 requirements and logical implementation
    • Investigate methods to further transform local and regional prescribing
    Co-Prescribing Benzodiazepines & Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Overdose Risk
    • Review the trends in benzodiazepine prescribing
    • Evaluate risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids
    • Consider taper plans
    • Recall importance of risk reduction
    Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH; Peter Michaud, JD, RN
    Light snacks will be provided.

    The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

    This activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine's legislation to address opioid drug use.

    The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association. www,micismaine.org