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

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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

 

Governorís Opioid Response Seminar Webinar Series Continues (Jan 7)

The Governor’s Opioid Response Seminar Webinar Series continues on Friday, January 7, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with "The Road Ahead, looking back on 2021 and Maine’s Opioid Response strategy and priorities for 2022"

 

The Governor’s Opioid Response Seminar Webinar Series continues on Friday, January 7, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with "The Road Ahead, looking back on 2021 and Maine’s Opioid Response strategy and priorities for 2022"

Presenters will include Gordon Smith, J.D., the state’s Director of Opioid Response and Marcella Sorg, PhD., Research Professor, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine.

Date:  January 7, 2022

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Format: Zoom Webinar

This program constitutes 1 hours of training through AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.

  • Free Registration ( Certificate of Attendance )
  • $25 Fee For Continuing Education Credits
  • For more information on the credits that will be offered, Click HERE
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