Thank you, conference attendees!  Our conference was a great success.  Conference presentation links are below.

 "Overtreated" Author Shannon Brownlee
to Keynote MNPA Spring Conference

 2017 Annual Spring Conference for Nurse Practitioners - April 26-28, 2017

Point Lookout, Lincolnville, Maine


  Shannon Brownlee is a nationally known writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Slate, Time, Washington Monthly, Washington Post, Times of London, Los Angeles Times, and BMJ among many other publications. She is best known for her groundbreaking work on overtreatment and the implications for health care policy. Her book, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, was named the best economics book of 2007 by New York Times economics correspondent David Leonhardt.

      A former senior writer and editor at U.S. News & World Report, Brownlee lectures regularly in the U.S. and internationally at universities, medical schools, and public venues. Her work has been received numerous journalism awards, among them the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors June Roth Award for Medical Journalism, and the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.

     Brownlee holds a master’s degree in marine science from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), where she received the Alumnae Achievement Award of 2012. She was named one of the 45 most influential graduates of UCSC in 2010, the 45th anniversary of the campus’ founding. In 2009 she was named one of four writers who changed the world by the World Federation of Science Journalists. A former Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, she currently serves on the boards of Families USA and the Robert Graham Center of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is an editor of the “Less is More” section of JAMA Internal Medicine, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and an Instructor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.


2017 Spring Conference Presentations:

Session 0: The Maine Legislature's 3 Ps

Session 1: Overtreated Not Too Much or Too Little

Session1: Not Too Much, Not Too Little PDF

Session 2: Stepping Out Of The Mid Level

Session 3: High dose Opioids No Longer An Option ... So Now What?

Session 4a: Clinical and Practical Approach to Evaluate and Treat Chronic Diarrhea

Session 4b: Well Physical Examination Red Flags - Birth to Pre-school

Session 4c: Common Dermatoses Seen in Primary Care

Session 5a: Making Sense of Addiction Behaviors Handout

Session 5a: Making Sense of Addiction Behaviors - Presentation

Session 5b: Hospice and Palliative Care Part 1

Session 5b: Hospice and Palliative Care Part 2

Session 6: The Tinman Needs Oil New Concepts in Spondyloarthitis

Session 7: Secendary Prevention of ACSVD

Session 8: Use of Incretin-Based Light

Session 9: Sport Related Concussion

Session 10a: Joint Injection Workshop

Session 10b: Intro to Functional Medicine Part 1

Session 10b: Intro to Functional Medicine Part 2

Session 10c: Management of Anemia Part 1a

Session 10c: Management of Anemia Part 1b1

Session 10c: Management of Anemia Part 1b2

Session 10c: Management of Anemia Part 1b3

Session 10c: Management of Anemia Part 2

Session 11a: Identifying Non-Pressure Wounds - Vascular Reference Sheet

Session 11a: Basic Dressing Categories

Session 11a: Wound Management In Diabetic Foot UlcersSession 11a: Hanging Wet-to-Dry Dressings Out to Dry

Session 11a: Wound Care Clinics In Maine

Session 11b: Aortic Stenisis

2016 Fall conference Slide Presentations

Saturday Night Presentations by Dr. Chris Pezzullo and Nicholas Snyder, Esq.

 Maine's response to the opioid crisis.pdf

Steps taken to combat the opiate epidemic through legal and technological channels.pdf

Sunday Morning Presentations by Dr. Elisabeth Mock and Erika Pierce, PA-C

MMe equivalent presentation.pdf
Opioids a changing standard of care1.pdf
Opioids a changing standard of care 2.pdf

Saturday, June 17, 2017 8am - 4pm
Sheraton Portsmouth - 250 MARKET STREET, PORTSMOUTH, NH

FEATURING • Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH Professor, UCSF School of Medicine,
Founding Director—Center for Excellence in Primary Care

Lown Institute
Maine Medical Association NH Medical Society Vermont Medical Society
Maine Nurse Practitioners Association
Maine Alliance of Health Care Professionals