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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

Congress and Administration Take Aggressive Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic but Providers Continue to Struggle

Congress has passed four pieces of legislation and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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Implementation of the new USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations is still…

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HHS Attestation Update

As AMA reported in the AMA Advocacy Update of May 22, HHS announced that providers need to…

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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

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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04/01/21: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/21: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2021 Basic Course

EDUCATION

On Demand Content!

Register now  for the Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond that is still available on demand! It is a great value for rebooting and training returning or new staff. Core Allergy offers 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.  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

NOW ON DEMAND!!! Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
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2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
Now Virtual
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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

Earn CME Credit in Upcoming Activity Titled: The Role Of Biologics for the Treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps

Release Date: August 2020; Expiration Date: August 2021 Nasal polyps impact an estimated 13 million…

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The New AAOA Mission Statement

From the AAOA President, Aplen Patel, MD, FAAOAI hope this message finds you healthy and…

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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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Off to College: Tips for Managing Allergies in a New Environment

Heading to college is an exciting time.  Many new opportunities and experiences await, but suffering from your allergies should not be one of them.  What are the best ways for students to avoid exacerbation of their symptoms as they enter the hallowed halls of higher learning?

A major hurdle to independent living is establishing and maintaining schedules and personal disciplines.  Remembering to take your allergy and asthma medications on a regular schedule can be an important part of this personal growth.  Skipping your medications or an erratic dosing schedule can lead to trouble.  This is also applies to your shots or drops if you are receiving SCIT or SLIT.

Living in a historic college dormitory is a unique experience, but experiencing the dust and dander of past residents adds an unnecessary and potentially uncomfortable dimension.  The same environmental controls used in the home can be translated to the dorm environment.  HEPA filtration units, mattress covers, pillow covers all have a role.  Also avoidance of irritants such as smoking and vaping are important steps to maintaining allergy health.

Learning the art of living with a roommate can be a part of the collegiate experience.  As you discern the dimensions and nuances of cohabitating in a small space, remember to communicate both the fact that you have allergies and your primary triggers.  This may help avoid both interpersonal conflict and allergy flares down the road. 

Lastly, many new experiences await but an allergic reaction does not have to be one of them.   If you suffer with food allergies, remember to remain cognizant of the new foods you may try.

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