Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 11/12/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA Board of Directors Elects Paul Cain, M.D. and Erik Steele, D.O. to Executive Committee
•  New NAM Report Reinforces AMA Work on Physician Burnout and Burden Reduction
•  Maine CDC to Host Webinar on E-cigarettes and Lung Injury November 19th
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  HealthCare.gov 2020 Open Enrollment Period Now Through December 15
•  Resources from The Alzheimer's Association
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
•  Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles for 2020 Session: Initial Approval List
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning November 13th
•  Still Time to Register for MICIS/Qualidigm Opioid Webinar - November 19th
•  MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update 11/19 Auburn, 11/20 Brewer, 11/21 Belfast
•  Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
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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 Director of Primary Care
•  Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

Maine CDC to Host Webinar on E-cigarettes and Lung Injury November 19th

To provide the most up-to-date information on the outbreak of lung injury cases related to e-cigarette use nationally, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will host its second informational webinar on the topic on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 11 A.M.

 

To provide the most up-to-date information on the outbreak of lung injury cases related to e-cigarette use nationally, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will host its second informational webinar on the topic on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 11 A.M.

Dr. Siiri Bennett, Maine State Epidemiologist, will lead the presentation.  Emily Moores, Acting Manager of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, will also present. The webinar will update information provided during a previous presentation on Oct. 9, 2019, including an overview of e-cigarette products associated with cases nationally and in Maine, common clinical findings, and recommendations for clinicians. The webinar will be recorded, and a link for later viewing will be posted on the Maine CDC website.

As of November 6, 2019, Maine has reported five cases of vaping-related lung injury to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. These patients exhibited symptoms similar to those cited in almost 1,900 cases nationally. Maine’s reported cases to date involve four adults and one youth. None of the cases in Maine has been fatal, and there have been 37 deaths nationally. 


Pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette use has been added to the list of Notifiable Conditions that are required to be reported to Maine CDC. The webinar will provide guidance to clinicians on how to conform with the new reporting requirement and information on how the U.S. CDC defines probable and confirmed cases. 

We encourage you to participate. To join the Zoom Meeting presentation, click here:

https://zoom.us/j/338120942?pwd=cmIxMHdwbFRrT01zbVd0NHl5NGU5Zz09

Meeting ID: 338 120 942

Password: 763570

To participate by phone, dial:

        +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 338 120 942

Nirav D. Shah

Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention