Maine Medicine Weekly Update - Maine Medicine Weekly Update: 12/24/2021  (Plain Text Version)

Return to Graphical Version

 

In this issue:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MMA
•  Enjoy The Holidays, Our Weekly Newsletter & Thank You For All You Do
COVID-19 CORNER
•  FDA Updates: Pfizer & Merck Oral Antivirals Authorized; Omicron & Monoclonal Antibodies
•  Maine CDC Updates & Guidance
•  Reminder: Everyone Ages 16 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot
•  US CDC Reduces Time for Health Care Workers to Isolate & Updates School Guidelines
•  English Study: Booster Shots Protect Against Omicron for About 10 Weeks
•  Patients Vaccinated for COVID-19 Have Shorter Hospital Stays Than Unvaccinated Patients
•  JAMA Internal Medicine - Illness Severity With SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Delta vs Beta Variant
•  US Supreme Court to Take Up Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Rules
WHAT'S NOT COVID RELATED
•  CDC: Physicians Should Discuss Meds to Reduce HIV Risk
•  HHS: $48 Million Available to Increase the Public Health Workforce in Rural and Tribal Communities
•  MaineCare: Payment Cycle Reminder: Christmas and New Year's Day Holidays
IN THE NEWS
•  Medicine in the Media
•  Walgreens Pharmacy Hours Change: Call Ahead Before Picking Up Your Medication
MAINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOB OPPORTUNITY
•  Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) CME Program Coordinator
HEALTH COVERAGE
•  Open Enrollment For 2022 Individual Health Plans
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Governorís Opioid Response Seminar Webinar Series Continues (Jan 7)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) - Greater Portland Health
•  Transformational OB/GYN or Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician leader

 

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.

UPCOMING SPECIALTY SOCIETY MEETINGS

February 25-27, 2022
Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Winter Meeting 

Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel – Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact: Lisa Montagna 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

March 18-20, 2022
Northern New England Urological Symposium
(Presented by the Maine Urological Association)
Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center – Newry, ME
Contact: Dianna Poulin 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

March 23, 2022
3rd Annual Richard Engel, MD Primary Care Symposium

Dana Center, MMC – Portland, ME
Contact: Warene Eldridge 207-215-7118 or mainechapteracp@gmail.com

April 6-9, 2022
30th Annual Family Medicine Update & Annual Meeting
(Presented by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians)
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – South Portland, Maine
Contact: Deborah Halbach 207-938-5005 or maineafp@tdstelme.net

April 28, 2022
Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Spring Conference

Theme: Eating Disorders

Hilton Garden Inn – Freeport, Maine
Contact: Dianna Poulin 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

April 30 – May 1, 2022
Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Samoset Resort – Rockport, ME
Contact:  Dee Kerry 207-480-4185 or dee.kerry@maineaap.org

May 6, 2022
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program & Business Meeting

Harraseeket Inn – Freeport, ME from 11:30am – 5:00pm
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

September 23-25, 2022
ACP Maine Chapter Annual Scientific & Chapter Meeting

Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact: Warene Eldridge 207-215-7118 or mainechapteracp@gmail.com

October 7, 2022
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Business Meeting
(Held in conjunction with the 21st Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium)

Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME from 10:30am – 11:45am
Contact: Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

October 7-9, 2022
21st Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium

(Presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons)
Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact: Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com