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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

AAOA Member Advocacy Update: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).…

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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

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 24-29, 2020
Virtual || Free For Members
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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

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International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology Top Articles 2018-2019

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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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AAOA Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting Overview

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting Virtual

October 24-29, 2020
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Welcome

Welcome to the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting. Thank you for taking this opportunity with us to experience CME in a wholly virtual format. Our goal is to offer you choices in how you view the content — Live Stream and On Demand — to maximize your participation. We would love your feedback on the format, platform, and, of course, the content.
 
Launched to give you access to content prior to the Live Stream sessions, our On Demand content available now spans topics from component testing, immunotherapy compliance, and office-based procedures to migraine vs allergy, sleep, AERD, and of course, biologics.
 
Join us live for an in depth look at the emerging role of biologics in ENT. Featuring Bob Schliemer, MD and Tom Casale, renowned authorities on biologics and management of inflammatory disease, Saturday, Oct 24th promises to give you great insights into how biologics can make an impact on your patients and your practice.
 
Quality care and good patient outcomes are not possible without a strong practice. Join us Sunday, Oct 25th for the latest on telehealth, the new E/M codes, allergy coding, office efficiencies, revenue streams, and more. Once again Teresa Thompson, Thompson Consulting, Amy Anderson, KZA, and Cheyenne Brinson, KZA will share their expertise on the integral issues impacting your office.
 
As we work into the work week (Oct 26-29), we have something special for your.  Staggering our mid-day starts to match the time zones, we have a unique lunch format based on the surgeons’ lounge.  Join your peers to get clinical insights into common symptoms or patient management approaches — everything from AERD, Allergy Emergencies, SLIT, and Cough to tips to improve office efficiency post COVID and antigen selection will be featured.  The speakers are looking forward to your questions and your experience to make this a real peer-to-peer learning experience.
 
Our weekday evenings (Oct 26-29), we are mixing it up with several innovative approaches. For those who participate in our summer course, you will be happy to know Dr. Reisacher is back to host another game show — this time on immunotherapy.   Mike Platt, MD and Keith Sale, MD will host game shows as well to round out the week. And those on demand videos available now, join the presenters to get the quick take aways as part of our Clinical Pearls segments.
 
We are excited to have your participation. We encourage you to use all the app functions to share your questions, chat with peers, and learn the latest from our exhibit partners by visiting their booths and showcases to get a better sense of what is new to support your ENT/Allergy practice.

Purpose

The 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting offers general sessions discussing basic and clinical research, as well as workshops, instruction courses, topical discussions, and panels focusing on the diagnosis and management of allergy, inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract, immunology, rhinology, biologics, and the practical aspects of incorporating allergy patient care into an otolaryngology practice. Register Today

Content Area

The AAOA CME program centers around clinical issues related to the care of allergy/immunology and inflammatory diseases of the airways and systems related to the head and neck.

The Annual Meeting focuses on:

    • Immunotherapy (SCIT and SLIT)
    • Diagnosis and management of allergy
    • Practical rhinology
    • Basic principles of allergy
    • Instruction courses focusing on a variety of topics such as gastroesophageal disorders, immunology, stinging insects,  allergy emergencies and anaphylaxis, sleep disorders, and setting up an allergy practice
    • Current research highlighting advances in clinical and basic science
    • Business of Medicine programming, focusing on the day-to-day issues that all Otolaryngologists face. Sessions are designed to help solving challenges affecting any practice
    • USP 797 Compliance Training and Media Fill Test Workshop
    • Biologics

Target Audience

The Annual Meeting is structured for otolaryngologists integrating more allergy assessment and management into their practice, AAOA members providing specialized allergy care who need to remain current with literature-based evidence and practice trends, residents, PA/NPs who work in otolaryngology, and allied health staff who support their physicians in the management of allergic patients. The Annual Meeting offers face-to-face opportunities with the faculty to discuss nuances and answer questions.
 
 

Expected Results

The Annual Meeting is intended to advance physician competence and performance and is intended to result in improved patient care outcomes. Upon completion of the course, participants should demonstrate competence in the evaluation and management of the allergic patient, including utilization of appropriate testing techniques, implementation of environmental control, delivery of allergy pharmacotherapy, and delivery of safe immunotherapy.

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. The amount will be determined based on the final agenda. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABOHNS Continuing Certification Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC). It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

Looking for More Value? AAOA is now aligned to offer CME credits for eligible ABOHNS Diplomates for Continuing Certification (MOC). As an AAOA member can choose to participate in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) Part II: Self-Assessment credits by click the MOC option when registering for this activity.  Make sure you update your member profile when you register to help assure you can receive Continuing Certification credit.

As our pilot year, the AAOA is making the participation in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) free for AAOA members with this CME course registration. MOC opt-in option is complimentary until the course ends. You will be asked to pay $100 late fee if you miss the deadline and still want to claim Continuing Certification credits (MOC) for this activity.  Nonmembers can also participate in ABOHNS continuing certification for an additional fee.

Learn more by visiting the ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) page.

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AAOA Members

As an association we are always looking for more and better ways to help our Members get and stay engaged, and to expand and enrich their network of peers.  To that end, for 2020, we are continuing the Member benefit for all renewing AAOA Members and Member Candidates: FREE Registration for the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting!

Registration Price List

Fellow MemberFREE
Associate MemberFREE
International MemberFREE
NP/PA MemberFREE
Resident/Fellow-In-Training MemberFREE
All Member CandidatesFREE
Non-Member $795.00
One Day Pass
$495.00

Member Candidate

*A Member Candidate must have completed the membership application before the Application Deadline (45 days prior to the annual business meeting, approximately September 11th). Learn More

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds for paid registrations (less a 50% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to September 23, 2020.

Cancellations received after September 23, 2020 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.

Join the AAOA

As an AAOA member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions, including free Annual Meeting (please contact AAOA for details), and all of our patient education and practice management resources. These savings alone can offset most or all of your dues.
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