Maine Medicine Weekly Update - Special 2021 Election Issue - Maine Medicine Weekly  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Lead Story
•  Want to Influence Your Local Government? Vote In Off-Cycle Elections
Statewide Ballot Issues
•  “CMP Corridor” or the “Clean Energy Corridor” - Question 1
Maine Secretary of State Resources
•  The Maine Secretary of State Website Has All The Logistical Information You Need
•  Vote Yes on One
•  Yes on 1, Yes on 2, No on 3
Informational Resources
•  Question 2 – Bond Issue
•  Question 3 – Constitutional Amendment
Additional Media Resources
•  Local Media Links to Learn More About Your Local Issues and Candidates
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Join us for an introduction to hospice services in our 11/2 webinar: Let’s Talk Hospice!
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  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.