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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

CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On August 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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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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USP General Chapter <797> News. Media Fill Test Kit

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

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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

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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

Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
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2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 24-29, 2020
Now Virtual
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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

President’s 2020 Update

Alpen Patel, MD, FAAOA on changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and AAOA member resources…

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Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA’s Podcast. Episode 2 – A Brief Overview of the Otolarygnic Allergy

In the second episode of the AAOA's NEW podcast series Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA's…

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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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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.