Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/11/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  WHO Daily Situation Report COVID-19
•  What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection
•  COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers
•  Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
•  Postponement of 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy on March 30th
•  Invitations To Respond to the 2020 Census To Be Delivered March 12-20
•  Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, March 17th
•  State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Register now for Revealing a Path Forward: Maine's Annual Conference on Problem Gambling - March 27th
•  Targeted Basic Skills Training: Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives - March 31st
•  April 10th: Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention 2020
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 

Postponement of 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy on March 30th

A tough decision as made to postpone the 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy which was scheduled to take place on March 30, 2020 at the University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center.

 

A tough decision as made to postpone the 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy which was scheduled to take place on March 30, 2020 at the University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center.

While the current COVID-19 situation in Maine does not call for cancellation of public events, we are taking action out of respect for the many healthcare and public health conference attendees who are fully dedicated to the priorities of preparation and planning for COVID-19. 

A number of our presenters are now unable to participate due to their responsibilities to their respective organizations.

At this time, our plan is to put the Academy on hold and reassess the situation later in the spring. With your kind permission, we will leave registrations active instead of immediately instituting a refund process. Once the Academy is rescheduled, registrants will be notified and offered the opportunity to opt out and request a refund if desired.

We remain confident that we will reschedule our amazing plenary speakers and workshop presenters and gather the community of patient safety advocates, healthcare and public health professionals, students and faculty for the 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy in 2020!  

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

Please reach out to us (http://mainepatientsafetyacademy.org/), if you have any questions.