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

 

Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17th Honors Lani Graham, M.D.

Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17, 6-8 p.m.

This year the celebration will honor Lani Graham, M.D., for her crucial role in the passage of first-in-the-nation legislation to phase out toxic chemicals in food packaging.

 

Please join us on Thursday, October 17 for our annual Celebration for Our Healthy Future! You can purchase a ticket—or join us as a Host and receive FREE tickets.

Celebration for Our Healthy Future

Thursday, October 17

6-8 p.m.

Beautiful venue, with free parking

Congregation Bet Ha'am

81 Westbrook Street

South Portland, Maine

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We'll kick off with food, drink, and music, then move to our annual leadership awards and the inspiring stories behind them.

You'll honor award winners like Dr. Lani Graham, recipient of this year's Bettie Kettel Award for an Outstanding Health Professional.

Dr. Graham is renowned for her leadership for environmental health as a medical doctor and public health official here in Maine, and across the nation. This year, Dr. Graham's testimony as a member of the medical community played a crucial role in the passage of first-in-the-nation legislation to phase out toxic chemicals in food packaging.

Read all about Dr. Graham's inspiring career hereand stay tuned for our other award winners to be announced!

Will we see you there on the 17th? Click below to register for tickets!

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Our Celebration is attended by lawmakers, advocates, health and law professionals, and leaders in the nonprofit and environmental world in Maine and across the nation. 

Interested in bringing friends? Join our Host Committee, and you'll receive 2-4 FREE tickets. Act soon, before our free tickets run out!