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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

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

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

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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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AAOA Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting Schedule

October 24-29, 2020

On Demand - Clinical and Practice Management

Clinical Content Sessions

  • Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD): Emerging Opportunities for Patient Care
  • Component Testing: Refining Your Allergy Practice
  • Evidence-Based ImmunotherapySmell: The Forgotten Sense
  • How to Incorporate Biologics into Clinical Practice
  • Itching, Rashes and Hives: What Can We Treat as Otolaryngic Allergists & What Needs a Dermatology Consultation
  • Link Between Sleep & Allergy in ENT Patients
  • Office-Based Sinonasal Procedures
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Diagnosis Du Jour: an Evidence-Based Approach
  • Migraine and Allergy Connection
  • SLIT Dosing: State of the Art Immunotherapy
  • Smell: The Forgotten Sense

Practice Management Sessions

  • EPIC in Otolaryngic Allergy: Automating MQT Testing, Mixing & Immunotherapy with Formula-Based Epic Workflow
  • Value – Based Healthcare: Opportunities within Sinus and Allergy Disease
  • Immunotherapy Compliance
  • Optimizing the Patient Experience through Practice Efficiency
  • Adding Allergy to Your Practice
  • The Impact on Social Media on Your Practice: Navigating the world of social media and making it work for you

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Biologics in Otolaryngology

Full-Day Session

9:30am EDT/6:30am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: KICKOFF

9:45am EDT/6:45am PDT: BJ Ferguson Benchside to Practice: How/Why Biologics Work in CRS
10:45am EDT/7:45am PDT: Treatment of AERD in the Age of Biologics

11:45am EDT/8:45am PDT: NON-CME SATELLITE EVENT

12:45pm EDT/9:45am PDT: One-On-One with Jack Krouse
1:45pm EDT/10:45am PDT: Moment of Truth Debate

2:45pm EDT/11:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME

3:45pm EDT/12:45pm PDT: Saturday Session Adjourns

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Practice Management Hot Topics

Full-Day Session

12:15pm EDT/9:15am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME

12:45pm EDT/9:45am PDT: What is New in E/M & How to Adjust
2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT: Office Efficiency I

3:00pm EDT/12:00pm PDT: NON-CME SATELLITE EVENT

4:00pm EDT/1:00pm PDT: Office Efficiency Part 1: Modern Problems & Modern Solutions
5:00pm EDT/2:00pm PDT: Office Efficiency Part 2: Modern Problems & Modern Solutions

6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: NETWORKING

6:30pm EDT/3:30pm PDT: Sunday Session Adjourns

Monday, October 26, 2020

Mid-Day Session

11:45am EDT/8:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

12:00pm EDT/9:00am PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge discussing:

  • Office-Based Procedures
  • SLIT

12:45pm EDT/9:45am PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge Q&A Wrap-Up

1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

Evening Session

7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT: NON-CME SATELLITE EVENT

8:00pm EDT/5:00pm PDT: Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!

8:45pm EDT/5:45pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

9:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT: Clinical Pearls discussing:

  • AERD
  • How to Incorporate Biologics
  • Medically Challenging Case Panel
  • Office-Based Sinus Procedures
  • Smell

9:35pm EDT/6:35am PDT: Clinical Pearls Q&A Wrap-Up

9:50pm EDT/6:50pm PDT: Monday Session Adjourns

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Mid-Day Session

12:45pm EDT/9:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge discussing:

  • Central Compartment
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Allergy

1:45pm EDT/10:45am PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge Q&A Wrap-Up

2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

Evening Session

7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME

8:00pm EDT/5:00pm PDT: The Dating Game: Immunotherapy Options

8:45pm EDT/5:45pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

9:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT: Clinical Pearls discussing:

  • Evidence-Based Immunotherapy
  • Itching, Rashes, and Hives: What Can We Treat as Otolaryngic Allergists and What Needs a Dermatology Consultation
  • Link Between Sleep & Allergy
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Diagnosis Du Jour: an Evidence-Based Approach
  • The Migraine-Allergy Connection

9:25pm EDT/6:25am PDT: Clinical Pearls Q&A Wrap-Up

9:40pm EDT/6:40pm PDT: Tuesday Session Adjourns

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Mid-Day Session

1:45pm EDT/10:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge discussing:

  • Antigen Selection
  • Chronic Cough
  • Entrepreneurship

2:45pm EDT/11:45am PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge Q&A Wrap-Up

3:00pm EDT/12:00pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

Evening Session

7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME

8:00pm EDT/5:00pm PDT: Let’s Make a Deal: Business of Allergy

8:45pm EDT/5:45pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

9:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT: Clinical Pearls discussing:

  • Adding Allergy to Your Practice
  • EPIC in Otolaryngic Allergy: Automating MQT Testing, Mixing & Immunotherapy with Formula-Based Epic Workflow
  • Immunotherapy Compliance
  • Optimizing Patient Experience Through Practice Efficiency
  • Social Media
  • Value – Based Healthcare: Opportunities within Sinus and Allergy Disease

9:30pm EDT/6:30am PDT: Clinical Pearls Q&A Wrap-Up

9:45pm EDT/6:45pm PDT: Wednesday Session Adjourns

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Mid-Day Session

2:45pm EDT/11:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME: SHOWCASE

3:00pm EDT/12:00am PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge discussing:

  • Adding Allergy
  • Adding Biologics
  • Allergy Emergencies

3:45pm EDT/12:45pm PDT: Virtual Surgeon’s Lounge Q&A Wrap-Up

Evening Session

7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – CONNECT @HOME

8:00pm EDT/5:00pm PDT: Clinical Pearls discussing:

  • Component Testing
  • SLIT: State of the Art Practice

8:10pm EDT/5:10am PDT: Clinical Pearls Q&A Wrap-Up

8:25pm EDT/5:25pm PDT: SHORT BREAK

8:30pm EDT/5:30pm PDT: Post-COVID Panel Discussion

9:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT: AAOA Annual Business Meeting Town Hall

9:30pm EDT/6:30pm PDT: Course Session Adjourns

 

A printable file of the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting Schedule will be available for download soon. The final meeting agenda will be available on site. If you have any questions, please contact meetings@aaoallergy.org.

Learn More about the Annual Meeting Faculty and Speakers.

The online syllabus will be available by October 19. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

If you’d like to register, please contact AAOA with any questions: meetings@aaoallergy.org.

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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 VIRTUAL 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.

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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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