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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

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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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We Look Forward to Seeing you at the AAOA 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia for a Unique Experience!

Imagine going to a CME event where you ventured into an unground series of tunnels to see Tiffany stained glass or marveled at architectural art deco wonders scattered around downtown or sampled local food and beverages in an intimate setting filled with history, rather than sitting for long hours in uncomfortable chairs in a windowless lecture hall. Imagine attending an educational conference where you tour the local architectural sites or see beautiful works of art displayed in local galleries or stroll through manicured parks and gardens, instead of leaving the meeting disappointed you never had a chance to get out and see the surrounding city where the meeting was being held. Now imagine that while you’re doing these engaging activities, you’re learning expert tips about how to select different allergens to test for and treat, or debating evidence– based recommendations on sublingual immunotherapy dosing, or discussing how to treat venomous stinging insect hypersensitivity [while the culprit insects buzz around your head], as opposed to being frustrated that you’ve heard several excellent talks by renowned experts but can’t remember the details because you’ve spent several solid hours in lectures, and it’s all kind of fuzzy now.

Stop imagining.

If you were fortunate enough to attend the 2017 AAOA Annual Meeting in Chicago, you didn’t need to imagine any of this—you lived these experiences and learned educational concepts in a whole new way.

This past year, the AAOA underwent a strategic planning initiative to reevaluate and redesign a number of aspects of the organization, including its educational programming. It was a chance to celebrate and sunset successfully completed projects, discard or set-aside others, and most importantly, explore new possibilities in membership benefits and educational content, format, and delivery. The new, redesigned Annual meeting is just one shining example of the fruit of those labors. Audience participation technology has been implemented at our course offerings as well, permitting more meaningful and productive interaction between faculty and attendees and allowing course directors to adjust educational content to suit the needs of attendees in real-time. The new website has been launched and the amount of digital content available for our members continues to expand.

No organization can continue to do what has always been done and expect to succeed in the long-term. What our membership needs to succeed economically continually evolves, what our membership desires to learn continually is updated, and what our membership requires help with socio-politically continually changes—so our organization too must change to continue to serve the needs of its membership. This year will be a year that we continue to drive our organization forward into the future. This year will be a year that we continue to increase transparency within our organization, learning from our past experiences. This year will be a year that we continue to implement new and engaging educational forums and membership benefits. This year will be quite a year, indeed—culminating in an independent AAOA Annual Meeting in 2018 in what better place than the birthplace of independence—Philadelphia! If you didn’t have the pleasure to join us in Chicago, I encourage you to think forward and plan on celebrating with us in Philadelphia. I promise you an Annual Meeting unlike any you’ve experienced before!

Christine Franzese, MD
AAOA President

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AAOA President Franzese

Christine Franzese, MD

Dr Franzese is a board certified physician serving the AAOA community as the 2017-2018 AAOA President.

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Christine Franzese, MD, otolaryngology, AAOA 2017-2018 President