Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 12/17/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Advisory Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine, FDA Expected to Authorize Emergency Use
•  Update to Our Special Edition Wednesday Vaccine Newsletter
•  FDA Authorizes First OTC COVID-19 Test
•  Maine Public Radio Reports 32 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Bangor Hospital Outbreak
•  MaineCare Section 17 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Service Cap
•  Attention FQHCs and RHCs: Reimbursing Telehealth Services, CR 98696
•  Current FDA Drug Shortages
•  Not Much COVID Relief Movement from Congress
•  Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
•  PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
•  Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
•  MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
•  Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
•  State Legislative Committees Announced
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Programs & Meetings
•  Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2020
•  Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23
•  MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
•  Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
•  Behavioral Health Clinician
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)


Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine: Emphasis on the 'T'  Join expert speakers from Maine Medical Center, Northern Light Health, the Maine CDC, OUT Maine and the Hasbro Children’s Hospital on topics including Supporting Transgender Youth in Maine; Providing Support to Transgender Youth and Families; Mental Health Needs of Transgender, Gender Diverse, and Gender Questioning Youth; Data-Driven Policy on School Based Services for Sexual Minority Youth; and Clinical Care for Gender Transitioning Youth. To read about the speakers and register for the program, visit   

Other programs in January include a Town Hall 'Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Risk' on Thursday, January 7th at 7pm featuring speakers David Walter, DO, Medical Director at Spurwink; Amy Mayhew, MD, Psychiatrist, Maine Medical Center; Greg Marley, LCSW, Clinical Director at NAMI Maine and Deborah Hagler, MD, President of the Maine AAP, Pediatrician and Director of Wellness at MidCoast Hospital as they discuss the escalating mental health challenges and suicide risk among Maine youth during this pandemic. register here and a Town Hall 'Oral Health and Kick-off to Dental Health Month (February) - more details soon.