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Governor-Elect Janet Mills' 10-Point Opioid Plan

Governor-Elect Janet Mills' 10-Point Opioid Plan

At least one person a day dies of a drug overdose in Maine, increasingly from heroin and non-prescription fentanyl. Here are 10 things we can do, with de-stigmatization as a major underlying foundation for all of these action steps, keeping in mind that to be effective, we need to address addiction as we would any other chronic condition, including telling the stories of those who are successfully recovering.

Pittsburgh Trauma Surgeon: 'Stop the Bleed' Training Saved Lives

'Stop the Bleed' saved lives after the shooting, but stopping the need must be next.

Although the patient’s blood pressure was perilously low, the bleeding had been stopped prior to surgery by tourniquets applied to the limbs. Additional victims arrived, again with potentially life- and limb-threatening injuries rendered by an assault rifle, but all had received lifesaving care even prior to arrival at the hospital. Some of this is due to an approach called tactical emergency care, where specially trained teams of physicians and emergency medical service practitioners respond and provide care along with law enforcement.

Association of Women Surgeons: Dare to Be You

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11AM – 12PM

The Conference program will bring together influential women leaders in surgery and develop attendees' leadership skills, confidence, and autonomy with the goal of avoiding burnout and increasing job satisfaction. Dr. Caprice Greenberg- Kick off speaker- We’re Talking the Talk but it is Time to Walk the Walk; We have been engaged in unparalleled discussions on gender equity both within the surgical community and our society as a whole. It is time to move beyond discussion to begin the hard work of rectifying the systemic and cultural conditions that have propagated these inequities for so long. This presentation will provide a practical framework for the surgical community as we review the progress that has been made and all that still needs to be done.

Physicians' Day at the Legislature

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

We hope you will join your colleagues on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 8-4 p.m. Whether you’ve attended Physicians’ Day at the Legislature several times or never before, it is important for clinicians to visit with legislative members to represent your profession and your patients outside of the clinical setting.

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Upcoming Events

 February 2019 
March 30 - April 2, 2019

ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit 2019

American College of Surgeons

Washington, DC

May 17-19, 2019

2019 MEACS Annual Meeting

Bar Harbor, Maine

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