Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/14/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Governor Announces Maine Will Follow New CDC Guidance on Masks for Fully Vaccinated People
•  FDA Adds Adolescents Age 12 Through 15 to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA
•  AMA Pledges in New Plan to Dismantle Causes of Health Inequities
•  Vaccine Ordering Open to All MIP-approved COVID Vaccine Providers Through Maine CDC
•  Another Busy Week for Maine Medical Association Legislative Advocacy
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
•  Tufts Maine Track Class of 2021
•  UNECOM
•  This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
•  SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
•  Maine Community Action Partnership is Working for a Successful Vaccine Roll Out for All
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Maine Medical Association State Legislative Priorities Update
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, May 19th
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  NAMI Maine June Workshop: Suicide Assessment & Management for Clinical Staff
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series
•  SBIRT/EFFECTIVE CONVERSATION TRAINING - Saturday, May 15th, 8:30am
•  2021 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE: Striving for Inclusive Prevention During the Pandemic and Beyond May 18-19, 2021
•  Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Annual Meeting May 21-25
•  Maine Opioid Prescribing Legal Update May 25, 2021
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Medical Director / Physician
•  Finance Director for Islands Community Medical Services

 

Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Annual Meeting May 21-25

Please join us online for the annual meeting of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health starting Friday evening, May 21, and going through Tuesday, May 25. Registration closes on May 7th!

 


Register for the Annual Meeting now and visit Congress (online) May 25

Please join us online for the annual meeting of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health starting Friday evening, May 21, and going through Tuesday, May 25, when we will spend a day making visits to Congress online. Learn about the actions taken by the President and Congress to address climate change with policy solutions. 

Practice the key messages describing the medical promise of climate solutions and visit Congress with your colleagues on May 25 to share those messages and express your support for climate solutions. Because appointments with Congress must be scheduled in advance, registration closes on May 7.  Please register today to attend the meeting and participate in visits to your representatives in Congress.
 
About the Annual Meeting  |  View Agenda
 

Highlights of the annual meeting include: 
  • Workshops on plant forward cooking; greening your practice; buying an electric car
  • The medical promise of climate solutions 
  • Developments in the 117th Congress  
  • Medical students’ (MS4SF) report on adding climate to medical education
  • State clinician groups report on policy progress
  • Transportation and electricity generation solutions under consideration by Congress
  • Land use to maximize carbon sinks 
  • CME on climate health impacts on Saturday and Sunday mornings (May 22 and 23)
  • Policy sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoon (May 22 and 23)
  • Session to prepare for visits to Congress