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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

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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Congress Considers Extension of Telehealth Flexibilities Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 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

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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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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EDUCATION

The hybrid 2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology will take place from Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Hythe, Vail, CO (formerly known as the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort). The live–stream content and pre-work will be made available to virtual attendees and live attendees via the Whova app with the pre-work content releasing on March 1, 2023. Learn More and Register Now

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

AAOA Educational Stacks
October 15-December 31, 2022

2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
March 30 - April 1, 2023
The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
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2023 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
June 29 – July 1, 2023
Hyatt Regency Seattle
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2023 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 28 – September 30, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downton

USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

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Sore Throat Becoming Dominant COVID Symptom

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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

AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology 2023

Travel and Hotel

Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, April 1, 2023
The Hythe, Vail, CO & Virtually

As a hybrid course, we are excited to offer both live in-person and virtual participation.

Hotel And Meeting Location Information

The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 W Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
Phone: (970) 476-4444
Reservations: click here

Room Rate

Room rate is $355 (plus 10.30% tax) single/double occupancy. Optional $30 resort fee at check in to cover the following (evaluated seasonally and is subject to change):

  • Daily enhanced high speed internet access
  • Access to Adventure Locker for daily use
  • In-town on-demand shuttle service
  • Daily ski and boot storage
  • Daily mountainside ski valet
  • Daily hot chocolate and s’mores
  • Day use of Fitness Center, including Peloton bikes

Reservations cancelled post March 15, 2023 forfeit the deposit for all nights reserved.
Room rates are based on availability, and the AAOA cannot guarantee room availability.
For attendees who would like to extend their stay in Vail, the AAOA is pleased to offer the above-noted rate for three (3) days before and after the meeting (based on availability).

Reservations

Click here to make your reservation online
Reservation Deadline: March 15, 2023
Room cancellations must be made by March 15, 2023 for refund.
Check-in time: 4:00 pm; Check-out time: 11:00 am.

Hotel Information

A curated alpine experience, The Hythe harnesses the individual and collective passions of Vail’s founders — creating endless possibilities for you to discover shared passions of your very own.

Unlike anything in Vail Valley, The Hythe grants a longed-for opportunity to venture forth from the world of common day into a sophisticated haven rich with joy-filled celebration and the boundless rewards of shared good times. Learn More

Getting Here

Driving Directions

The Hythe Vail
715 Lionshead Circle
Vail, Colorado 81657 USA

Parking & Transportation

Valet parking: ski season – 60 USD daily, off-season – 50 USD daily

Get Directions

Airports

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Airport Phone: +1 303-342-2000
Hotel Direction: 120 miles SW
Driving Time: 2hr 10min
This hotel does not provide shuttle service
Visit DEN Airport Website
Driving directions: Take I-70 West, approximately 120 miles to Exit 176. Follow the first roundabout under the bridge, then follow the signs going towards Lionshead. Turn right on South Frontage Road. Turn left onto West Lionshead Circle. Resort will be on your right.

Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE)

Airport Phone: +1 970-328-2680
Hotel Direction: 34 miles NE
Driving Time: 40min
This hotel does not provide shuttle service

Alternative transportation

  • Epic Mountain Express; fee 49 USD (one way); reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 120 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 4 USD (one way)

Visit EGE Airport Website
Driving directions: Take I-70 East for 35 miles to exit 176. Take a right on South Frontage Road. Take a left on West Lionshead Circle. The resort will be on your right.

COVID-19 Safety

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we are adopting a policy to safeguard the health of our members and the community at large. The AAOA strongly encourages all attendees at AAOA meetings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

As part of AAOA’s new policy, all attendees, upon arrival at our event and in order to be allowed to enter the event space, are required to show documentation of either 1) full vaccination against COVID-19 or 2) proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of arrival.

Acceptable documentation includes:

  • Physical vaccination card
  • Digital vaccination record
  • Photograph of vaccination card
  • Physical or digital proof of negative test results

AAOA meeting attendees must also take precautions to prevent acquiring breakthrough infections and follow CDC guidelines regarding masking, social distancing, etc. AAOA recommends the use of masks in the meeting space. Additionally, attendees must adhere to all requirements and guidelines of the State of Colorado, the City of Vail, and the event facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the 2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology in Vail, CO.

We will continue to monitor state and federal requirements and will update our policy accordingly.

Join Us In Vail

Registration fees are the same for in-person and virtual attendance

  • Fellow Member       $1,110
  • Associate Member  $1,225
  • International Member $1,225
  • NP/PA Member $1,225
  • Allied Health Member $1,225
  • Resident Member $600
  • Non-Member Physician  $2,500
  • Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA $2,500
  • Non-member Resident  $850
  • Industry Representative  $2,500

Important Information

Cancellation

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to February 28th, 2023. 

Cancellations received after February 28th, 2023 are non-refundable. 

If you have a disability or require assistance during the course, contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or meetings@aaoallergy.org.

If you’re not a member of the AAOA, join now and take advantage of the membership rates.

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