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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

United Healthcare Home Immunotherapy Policy Change

United Healthcare has recently announced a policy change. Effective January 1, 2023, UHC will no longer…

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Medicare 2022 Conversion Factor Update

Thanks to lobbying efforts from the House of Medicine, Congress took action this month. The…

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CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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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

06/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/23: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2023 Basic Course

07/01/23: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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12/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/24: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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EDUCATION

2023 AAOA Basic Course

Register Now to access over 26 hrs of CME | Continuing Certification through our 2023 Hybrid Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology.  Launching with core pre-work on demand June 1, the live component will build on the basics of adding allergy, including hands-on practica.  Post course, registrants have access to all the content until September 1, 2023. Learn More

RESIDENTS

For information about Resident opportunities, DosedDaily, research grants, and other resources. Learn More

IFAR

Available Now

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IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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

Changes in Managing Practices

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

2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
On-Demand Access to over 19 hrs of CME | Continuing Certification until June 1
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2023 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
June 1 - Pre-Work On-Demand
June 29 – July 1 - Live
September 1 - Access
Hyatt Regency Seattle
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2023 AAOA Annual Meeting - Hybrid
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
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USP 797 Online Module
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AAOA Educational Stacks
Next Availability - November 1, 2023

News and Updates

American Elm Shortage

American Elm is dying from Dutch Elm Disease. This may explain the concentrate shortage many practices…

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USP General Chapter Released

After a multi-year effort, the long-awaited revision of Chapter 797 Standards for Sterile Compounding (797) of…

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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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PARTNER RESOURCE CENTER

AAOA has launched a Partner Resource Center to bring you partner resources that can assist your practice and patient care.

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PATIENT CORNER

Why 2017 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs

Due to popular demand, the AAOA is excited to announce that this year’s Advanced Course will be returning to beautiful, picturesque Vail Colorado. Vail is scenic, has beautiful weather, and of course is the perfect place for skiing with the third largest ski mountain in North America. The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort will be hosting us. With the ambiance of a European ski chalet and a plethora of wonderful amenities, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort provides everything you need to ski, shop, and relax in Colorado. It has a prime location at the base of Vail Mountain; just steps away from the Eagle Bahn Gondola.

Vail Ski Resort is nothing short of amazing. Vail mountain covers over 5000 acres and is surrounded by 350,000 acres of national forest. Vail Mountain has many trails for every type of skier. Everything from wide open terrains to moguls can be found in the three areas of Front-Side, Blue Sky Basin and the Back Bowls. In total there are almost 200 trails for beginners, intermediate, and experienced skiers.

If you can name a snow related activity, they have it in Vail: think downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours, dog sled rides, sleigh rides, ice skating, and on and on. Many of these are for children as well, so you can bring the entire family to join in the fun. If you do not ski and have no interest in snow related activities, there is still plenty to do in Vail Valley. Vail Village is modeled after Bavaria in Germany. The main area has many shops and restaurants. You can also enjoy spending your time by the fireplaces in the hotel and riding the gondolas which offer amazing views.

All these reasons and more make Vail a great place for a winter vacation and the perfect location for this year’s Advanced Course. However, the number one reason to visit Vail this December is to attend the 2017 AAOA Advanced Course. Your course directors will be expanding the faculty and content at this year’s course. The presentations will be varied, cutting-edge and topical and we plan on mixing in lots of fun as well. We will be using an app that will drive interaction via text commenting. This will close the gap between what the faculty are presenting and what the attendees are learning. We will be hosting après ski with the professor sessions each afternoon to further clarify any questions from the morning sessions.

We are excited to offer all new content with a half day focusing on laryngeal topics. This section will be led by distinguished laryngologist, Dr. Blake Simpson. We will be exploring the relationship of allergy and vocal complaints. Dr. Simpson is going to discuss his evaluation of a chronic cough patient and he will offer a new novel treatment for chronic cough that you can offer your patients. The laryngeal sessions will be full of clinical pearls that you can take home and start using on Monday morning after returning to your office.

This year’s Advanced Course will also be featuring non- Otolaryngology speakers as well focusing on challenging topics such as food allergy. We will review the new Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the US and what this means for you and your office. There will be new updates in the management of asthma including an expanded biologics section.

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