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

 

Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries.

 Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

Partners for World Health (PWH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Portland, Maine committed to reducing medical waste, improving the quality of healthcare in underserved countries, and educating our local community about global healthcare issues.

Our mission is to collect unused/discarded medical supplies from local medical facilities and to distribute those medical supplies to international communities in need. This work limits the negative impact we have on the environment and provides much-needed resources to the developing world. To support our work in improving health conditions around the world, we send local medical personnel on medical missions to developing countries, and we educate our local Maine community about global health issues. 

PWH has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries, specifically, in the areas of:

  • Surgery: all aspects of OR medical supplies and equipment
  • Respiratory: any and all aspects
  • Anesthesia
  • Laparoscopic surgery: advice on the proper components of a “tower”
  • Cardiology

Please note: this request is not for ongoing time commitment but rather for a few hours of a professional’s time to help organize certain supplies appropriately.

While PWH receives tens of thousands of pounds of equipment/supplies from hospitals and clinics, there are certain critical items always in short supply.

For more information, contact volunteer Rita Zanichkowsky at rznct@maine.rr.com or 207-232-3264, or contact Partners directly at 774-5555.  Thank you! 

https://www.partnersforworldhealth.org/