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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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USP General Chapter 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

06/26/22: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2022 Basic Course

07/01/22: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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07/28/22: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2022 Annual Meeting

12/01/22: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/23: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

Register today for the hybrid 2022 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology. The Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology presents basic concepts and techniques applicable to the clinical care of allergic patients. Learn More

RESIDENTS

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

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

2022 AAOA Basic Course - Hybrid!
The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL
June 1, 2022 - Pre-Work On-Demand
June 30-July 2, 2022 - F2F - Live Stream
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On-Demand and Live Stream Access

2022 AAOA Annual Meeting
Loews Philadelphia, PA
September 9-11, 2022- F2F - Live Stream
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2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
March 30 - April 1, 2023
The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Common Co-morbidities

In the second episode of CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Common Co-morbidities, Jennifer Villwock,…

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CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: From Immune Pathways to Clinical Practice

In the first episode of CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: From Immune Pathways to Clinical…

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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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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

CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Quality of Life Burden

In the third episode of CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Quality of Life Burden,  Jennifer Villwock, MD will be speaking with Christine Franzese, MD about the potential quality of life burdens experienced by patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with/without nasal polyps, how this may impact course of disease and optimal ways to address these issues with patients.  Dr. Villwock is an associate professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Kansas University Medical Center and Chief of Otolaryngology, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Hospital. Dr. Franzese is Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Medical Student Director at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

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Christine Franzese, MD
Columbia, MO

Christine Franzese, MD is a general otolaryngologist, with a specialty focus on Allergy and Sinus Diseases, and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at University of Missouri Medical Center.  She is a native of Watkins Glen, NY and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She received her M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed her residency training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She stayed on as faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for eight years where she was Residency Program Director, as well as Associate Professor and Chief of Otolaryngology at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery V.A. Medical Center. 

She is a former Past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy [AAOA]. Prior to that, she was President, President-Elect, and Treasurer of the AAOA, and Chair for the Section of Women in Otolaryngology in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery [AAO-HNS]. She has also served on the AAO-HNS Annual Program Committee and as Consultant to the AAO-HNS Allergy and Immunology Committee. She has taught at many allergy courses, including the AAOA Basic Allergy and Immunology Course, the AAOA Advanced Allergy and Immunology Course, and was co-Course Director for the AAOA Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course. She has served as the first Chair of the SUO-Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization, as a member of the AAO-HNS Rhinology and Paranasal Sinuses Committee, and as a Member-at-Large on the AAOA Board of Directors. She has authored many scientific papers and is Chief Editor and one of the authors of “The Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy” published in 2019. She has a special focus on biologics and treating allergic disorders, including inhalant allergy, penicillin allergy, allergies to stinging insects, food allergy, asthma, atopic dermatitis and urticaria.

Jennifer Villwock, MD, FAAOA
Kansas City, KS 

Dr. Jennifer Villwock is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellow of the AAOA. She attended medical school at the Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine and residency at SUNY-Upstate in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Villwock is currently an associate professor and associate residency program director at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her academic interests include olfaction and sinonasal disease. She is also passionate about medical education from the undergraduate level to continuing education. Dr. Villwock’s outside interests include “gardening” aka (according to her husband) digging up perfectly good lawn and then neglecting what she plants there instead.

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