Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/01/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Testing Increases; DHHS Standing Order; MMA Continues to Seek State Assistance
•  Maine One of Only 14 States Testing Enough to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
•  Maine CDC Thursday Clinical Call Canceled
•  Maine CDC Issues Maine Health Alert Network (HAN) for COVID-19 Testing Specimens
•  Updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information
•  CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Medicaid Payments Information
•  Prior Authorization Survey Findings Underscore Need for Legislative Action
•  Get Out The Vote, Physicians & Get Your Colleagues and Staff To Do The Same!
•  "Disease’s in the District of Maine 1772-1820, the Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England"
•  MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
•  A Message from Maine Responds
•  The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
•  Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MPHA COVID-19 Coffee Conversations Fridays from 10am-11am
•  NGS Webinar on 7/16
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training Opportunities
•  Physician – MD/DO - Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. - Vinalhaven, Maine
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME


Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings. Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.


Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.


July 31 - August 2, 2020
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Conference
Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact:  Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or

September 18-19, 2020
Maine Academy of Family Physicians 28th Annual Family Medicine Update

Virtual Meeting
Updated schedule and online registration available at
Contact Deborah Halbach at 207-938-5005 or

September 19, 2020
Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Business Meeting
Stave Island Room in Pool House 2:00pm-5:00pm
Harborside Hotel – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact:  Lisa Montagna at 207-620-4015 or
September 26-27, 2020
American Academy of Pediatrics, Maine Chapter Annual Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Contact:  Dee Kerry 207-480-4185 or

October 2-4, 2020
19th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium

(Presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons)

Virtual Meeting (More details to come)
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or

 October 8-9, 2020
Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, 14th Annual Program

Sexual Health in Psychiatric and Medical Practice

Virtual Meeting
Contact Dianna Poulin at 207-480-4194 or  

November 11, 2020
Maine Gastroenterology Society: Topics in Gastroenterology 2020 Update

Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, ME
Contact Gail Begin at 207-485-1341 or