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Celebrating Over 75 Years Of Service

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) represents over 2,700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.

"Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through training, education, and advocacy."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

CARES Act and Public Health Emergency Funds Allocation

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced how it plans to allocate the…

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Additional Information

AMA Updates on CARES Act Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided…

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Interim Package and Resuming Non-COVID Care

Sharing the latest on the interim package and the news from CMS about resuming non-COVID…

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Changes in MACRA

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Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent cut that will be assessed in 2019 for not participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  Read More

CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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Upcoming Dates

04/15/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course Learn more

07/15/20: Call for Scientific Papers
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09/11/20: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2020 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2020 Annual Meeting Learn more

12/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

New Virtual Course!

Register now as we build out Part 2 Core Allergy & Part 3 Core Rhinology.   Both promise to deliver clinical content you need.  Core Allergy will offer what you need to help refresh or add allergy to your practice — everything from the clinical science to the basics of allergy from a better understanding of testing techniques, vial prep, and dose calculations to other practical implications.  Core Rhinology encompassed the highly sought after rhinology content from our former IAR program.  Part 1 will launch soon with on demand content to help you balance all your time demands.  Part 2 & 3 will feature live-stream content to give you opportunities to interact with the faculty.  Post live session, this content will also be available on demand. Stay tuned for more details as we finish our program build. Read More

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

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Changes in Managing Practices

Mission

Working together with AAOA staff, volunteer leadership and members will enable us to have a positive impact on our members’ practices.

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Live and Online CME

NEW VIRTUAL COURSE! Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
Learn How to Reboot Your Practice and Freshen Up on Core Allergy and Rhinology Components
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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
COVID-19 has made it impossible to convene our 2020 Basic Course. We hope you will consider another AAOA CME opportunity

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 23-25| Scottsdale, AZ
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2020 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 9-12 | Vail, CO
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

News and Updates

Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic

This summary is intended to provide practicing Otolaryngologists a guide to resuming safe allergy care…

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Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

by Dole Baker, MD, FAAOA, AAOA Socioeconomic Committee Member  Small Business Paycheck Protection Program is…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

PRACTICE RESOURCES

AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Practice Resource Tool Kit is intended as a guide to help AAOA members integrate allergy into their otolaryngology practice and to continually improve on this integration as new information, regulations, and resources become available.

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PATIENT CORNER

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About American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy

Our volunteer leaders are the backbone of the AAOA and the AAOA Foundation.  Below are the volunteer member leaders representing you via the Committees and Workgroups of the AAOA.

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The AAOA has many options for members to participate in the organization either on a one-time basis or in a more substantial role. Any member who would like to get involved will need to complete a Volunteer Form and submit a CV.

Upon receiving the completed form and CV, a member of the AAOA nomination committee will contact you for additional information.

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AAOA Committees

Bylaws Committee

Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA, Bylaws Chair
Paul Fass, MD
Adrienne Laury, MD
Stella Lee, MD
Andrea Lewis, MD
Whit Mims, MD
Keith Sale, MD
Robert Stachler, MD
Wes VanderArk, MD

Corporate Relations

Ivor Emanuel, MD, Corporate Relations Chair
Dole Baker, MD
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA
Stella Lee, MD
Alpen Patel, MD
Michael Platt, MD
Robert Stachler, MD

Finance Committee

Michael Platt, MD, Treasurer & Finance Chair
Dole Baker, MD
Tod Berinstein, MD, JD

Cecelia Damask, DO
Douglas Dawson, MD

Andrea Lewis, MD
Alpen Patel, MD
Matthew Patterson, MD
Matthew Ryan, MD
Maria Veling, MD

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AAOA Committees

Investment Committee

Douglas Dawson, MD Investment Chair
Todd Berinstein, MD, JD
Mahlon Van Delden, MD
Charles Ebert, MD
Christine Franzese, MD
Alpen Patel, MD
Michael Platt, MD
Kristin Seiberling, MD

Education Committee

Cecelia Damask, DO, Chair & Education Coordinator & Advanced Course Director
Christopher Brook, MD, Basic Course Director
Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD

J. Whit Mims, MD
Mona Patadia, MD, Education Assessment Director
Michael Parker, MD, Program Director & Advanced Course Director
Jacques Peltier, MD, Basic Course Director
Michael Platt, MD
Matthew Ryan, MD
Wes VanderArk, MD
Maria Veling, MDAdvanced Course Director
Jami Lucas

Education Assessment Committee

Mona Patadia, MD, Director & Chair
Cecelia Damask, DO
Melissa Hertler, MD
Adrienne Laury, MD
Keith Sale, MD

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AAOA Committees

Nominating Committee

Stella Lee, MD, Nominating Chair
Christine Franzese, MD
Melissa Hertler, MD
Steven Houser, MD
Matthew Ryan, MD

Patient & Professional Relations Committee

Christopher Vickery, MD, PPR Chair
Dole Baker, MD
Marina Boruk, MD
John Craddock, MD
Douglas Dawson, MD
Christine DeMason, MD
Steven Houser, MD
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA
Adrienne Laury, MD
Andrea Lewis, MD
Michelle Liu, MD
Robert Stachler, MD
Jennifer Villwock, MD

Socioeconomic Committee

Douglas Dawson, MD, Socioeconomic Chair
Dole Baker, MD, BOG Legislative Representative
Paul Fass, MD, CPT Representative
Melissa Hertler, MD
Steve Houser, MD, 
ABOto Liaison
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA
Robert Puchalski, MD
AMA Alternate Delegate
Rob Stachler, MD, AAOHNS GTF Representative & BOG Governor
Wes VanderArk, MD, AMA Delegate
Kevin Wilson, MD