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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

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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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

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

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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 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

We Are Rolling Out Our First Completely Virtual CME Course

Chamberlain’s often-used quote about living in interesting times used to sound trite, but today it…

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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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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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Join me in Chicago at the Redesigned AAOA Annual Meeting

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs

I want to personally invite you this September, to join me in Chicago, where culture meets content at the redesigned AAOA Annual Meeting featuring the food, art, and architecture of Chicago, thoughtfully blended with what you need to know for your practice to thrive in these challenging times. This year’s meeting assures to be interactive, practice-centered, and fun!

On Friday we will be featuring new clinical, hot topic content.  We will kick off with a practical forum on How to Make SLIT Work in Your Practice.  You don’t want to miss the pearls that will help your SLIT practice thrive. 

The BJ Ferguson Memorial Keynote Lecture this year will be given by Amal Assa’ad, MD. Dr. Assa’ad was a pivotal member of the expert panel who created the NIAID-Sponsored Food Allergy Guidelines in 2010 and again was a vital member of the expert panel for the development of the Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States.  She will tackle the complex topic of food allergy and break it down into easily understandable pieces that are clinically relevant to your practice.

We will be introducing some new concepts in learning at this meeting that I am excited to share with you.  One of these new concepts will be our outside the classroom series:  Content Meets Culture—Conversations with Experts.  These new sessions will be small groups led by AAOA faculty in an informal, topic-focused discussion while touring Chicago.   We hope to blend a small amount of education with large amounts of fun.  These sessions will be offered as walking tours or a tour inside the Palmer House hotel.  The Windy City has so much to offer and we want to allow you to enjoy part of Chicago while learning by taking the meeting out of the hotel and into the city. 

Friday evening will be a truly extraordinary experience:  a special reception including drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Art Institute of Chicago with a private viewing of the permanent collection of the Art Institute! Art Institute docents in the galleries will give us private tours of some of the most famous pieces of art in the world. I hope that this will be a special event that you’ll cherish long after the meeting.

All day Saturday will be dedicated to the business of medicine.  We will be featuring sessions designed to address the key issues that are affecting your practice right now.  This new business of medicine day was created for Otolaryngologists at every stage of their career as well as for their practice administrators and billing staff.  This unique full-day of the business of medicine will help you improve your practice efficiencies for better overall patient care. 

Also on Saturday we will feature ReCAP, the Review of Core Allergy Principles.  This session is ideal for PAs, NPs, nurses, office staff, residents as well as anyone interested in learning more about allergy diagnosis and immunotherapy.  ReCAP is a format of short, powerful talks that will cover the breadth of allergy and immunology. 

On Saturday evening, the faculty and professional consultants will host a reception featuring Chicago’s iconic culinary staples offering you a true taste of the Windy City.

Sunday’s program begins, with the Breakfast Research Symposium highlighting AAOAF- sponsored research, followed by Rapid Fire Learning sessions on the latest new information and ideas on a variety of topics including asthma updates, atopic dermatitis, AERD, biologics, and food allergy. This will be followed by Cases, Conversations, and Collaborations, which will be interactive sessions on chronic pruritus, sleep and allergy, starting an allergy practice, and medication allergy.

The Annual Meeting will again be an all-inclusive price this year, thus allowing you to pick and choose among the various available concurrent sessions. Chart a course to Chicago, and come prepared to hear what the allergy practice of the future will be like. Return to your practice, energized and prepared for the challenges ahead. 

I look forward to hosting you at a truly redesigned Annual Meeting in the wonderful city of Chicago!