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

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In this issue:
•  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
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
•  Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session
•  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.
•  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
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health


MMA "Listening Session" in Portland on Friday, October 25

Join the MMA on Friday, October 25 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Portland Regency Hotel for an information Listening Session with MMA board members and senior staff.


MMA Listening Session
Friday, October 25, 2019
5:30 - 7:30pm
RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at

Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk Street, Portland ME

MMA members are invited to a "Listening Session" hosted by the MMA at the Portland Regency Hotel on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

This is an informal opportunity for you to join us for a hosted reception with MMA board members and senior staff so that we can hear your concerns and thoughts about how the MMA can help you in your daily practice of medicine.  It's also a chance for you to network with colleagues outside of your work setting.

We hope that you can join us in Portland on Friday, October 25th.

Please RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at