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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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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

Register Today for the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting to earn up to 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the live activity plus 8.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the on demand content.

PLEASE ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR YOUR REGISTRATION TO BE PROCESSED FOR YOU TO RECEIVE THE LOGIN/ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS.

For those member and nonmembers who register for the AAOA 2020 Annual Meeting Oct 24-29 (live stream) before October 15th, you will be offered complimentary registration to participate in the AAO-HNSF “Comprehensive Otolaryngology Week” component of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Access to the Comprehensive week – Each registrant will receive a welcome email with login instructions once the AAOA Annual Meeting Registration list is imported. The deadline to register to get the access is October 15th.

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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
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
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News and Updates

President’s 2020 Update

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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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Videos from the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting

Video Content

Our 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting explored hot topics — both clinical and practice management. Due to the overwhelming popularity, we are making recordings of the best available to our AAOA members.

Full Videos can be accessed in “Resources” section of your AAOA membership portal. Must be an AAOA member to view. To view, please Sign In 

Contact AAOA: elearninig@aaoallergy.org or (202) 955-5010 with any questions.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during the AAOA video series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) or its employees or members.  The AAOA is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in and assumes no liability for any activities in connection with this podcast series. The primary purpose of this video series is to educate and inform and does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services.

Advertising which is incorporated into, placed in associate with, or targeted toward the content of this product, without express approval and acknowledgment of the AAOA, is forbidden.

These videos are available for private, non-commercial use only and may not be edited or modified from its original form or reproduced for distribution.

Clinical Keynote: AAOA Biologics and Precision Medicine Roundtable presented at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Moderator: Matthew Ryan, MD, FAAOA. Panel: Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA; Christine Franzese, MD, FAAOA; Anju T. Peters, MD, MSCI; Michael Platt, MD, FAAOA.

Expanding Scope of Practice: The Why & How of Expanding/Changing Services Lines in Your Practice at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Moderator: Dole Baker, MD, FAAOA. Panel: Doug Dawson, MD; Paul Fass, MD; Michael Parker, MD; Glen Porter, MD.

Food Allergies: Are They Driving You Nuts?, presented by Andrew Bird, MD. We know what the guidelines say, but how does this translate? Dr. Bird will review the latest trends in food allergy diagnosis and offer tips and practical approaches to how you deal with the food allergy patient.

Building the Right Office Culture, presented by Amy Boyer, MBA, KarenZupko Associates. Selecting the right staff and building a strong culture is key to a successful practice. This session provides practical proven strategies for interviewing and hiring, dealing with conflict, and nurturing top performers.

3rd Annual BJ Ferguson Memorial Keynote Lecture: Is the Proof in the Pudding? Update on Novel Food Allergy Therapies presented by Andrew Bird, MD, UT Southwestern at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Business Management – How to Stay In Private Practice — If You Want To, presented by Amy Boyer, MBA, KarenZupko Associates. If your goal is to maintain a healthy, viable private practice (and avoid the open arms of a hospital administrator), this course is for you. From business system improvements to referral building this course provides a practical “to do” list to bolster your practice for long term success.

You Cannot Manage What You Do Not Measure: Using Reports and Data to Manage Your Allergy Service Line and Entire Practice, presented by Cheyenne Brinson, CPA (inactive), MBA, KarenZupko Associates. Is your allergy service line (or other ENT service lines) profitable? Are you generating monthly reports to evaluate service line revenue and expense? This session explores the steps to determine the financial health of your allergy service line and entire practice.

The Future of Food Allergy, presented by Glen Porter MD. Food allergy is a rapidly increasing problem. This workshop will address evidence-based workup and management of food allergy. We will also review the latest research in food desensitization and 3 classes which address the following: 1. The basics of food allergy: fact vs. fiction. 2. Pediatric food allergy 3. What’s new in food allergy: desensitization strategies.

Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the AAOA video series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) or its employees or members.  The AAOA is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in and assumes no liability for any activities in connection with this podcast series. The primary purpose of this video series is to educate and inform and does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services.

Advertising which is incorporated into, placed in associate with, or targeted toward the content of this product, without express approval and acknowledgment of the AAOA, is forbidden.

These videos are available for private, non-commercial use only and may not be edited or modified from its original form or reproduced for distribution.

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*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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