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October 18, 2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Moderna, J&J Boosters. What You Need to Know
More COVID Guidance & News
•  Maine CDC Memos: Planning Efforts for Moderna Booster and Pfizer Vaccine for 5-11-year-olds
•  Draft Study Shows Moderna & Pfizer May Be Better Boost for J&J Recipients
•  FDA Schedules Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Oral Treatment
•  Federal COVID Vaccine Mandate Rules Have Been Drafted
Maine Health System News
•  Central Maine Healthcare Services, Staffing, Vaccine Mandate, CEO Appointment
Clinical News
•  New Draft Recommendation Statement on Aspirin Use to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
•  Top JAMA, JAMA Network, and New England Journal of Medicine Articles
Physician Well Being
•  Using Electronic Health Records to Predict Physician Departure
•  Preventing Stimulant Misuse Among College-Aged Students
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
•  SUPPORT For ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Webinars on November 3 & December 1
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service: MICIS presentations & Academic Detailing
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, (Kingfield, Maine)
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Bingham Area Health Center


SUPPORT For ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Webinars on November 3 & December 1

Register now for webinars on Wednesday, November 3rd and Wednesday, December 1st from 12:00-1:00pm.

MMA-CQI: SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance to Increase Access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Primary Care Setting

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:00-1:00pm   REGISTER HERE
Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder with Opioid Use Disorder - Complexities and Opportunities

This webinar will provide information on treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder as well as prescribing topics for Alcohol Use Disorder with Opioid Use Disorder and discussing the co-morbid use and/or treatment with patients.  After attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand prescribing and treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder;
  • Understand contraindications/complexities when prescribing for combined Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders;
  • Describe how motivational interviewing can be used with patients when discussing unexpected information and the recovery journey
Speakers: Eric Haram, LADC; Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH; Stephanie Nichols, PharmD

Wednesday, December 1, 2021  12:00-1:00pm   REGISTER HERE
Substance Use Disorder Related Drug Screens and Lab Results - The Differences in Tests, Costs and Discussing Results
This webinar will provide information on the product options around testing as well as how to talk about unexpected lab results with your patient while still promoting their successes on the recovery journey.  After attending this webinar participants will:

  • Review the types of drug screen tests and methods;
  • Evaluate which tests work best in certain circumstances;
  • Evaluate which test results should be discussed with patients without discounting the recovery journey.

Speakers: Eric Haram, LADC; Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH


AMA Designation Statement
The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Sponsorship Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Medical Association-Center for Quality Improvement (MMA-CQI).  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This Support for ME Program is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $2,144,225 with 100 percent funded by CMS/HHS.  The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.