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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

USP General Chapter Released

After a multi-year effort, the long-awaited revision of Chapter 797 Standards for Sterile Compounding (797) of…

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Sore Throat Becoming Dominant COVID Symptom

You are encouraged to remain vigilant when any symptoms of URI emerge, especially as COVID…

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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

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AAOA Annual Meeting 2022

Travel and Accommodations

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2022 – F2F/In-Person & Live Stream
October 15, 2022 – Post Course On-Demand Access
Loews, Philadelphia, PA & Virtually

As a hybrid meeting, we are excited to offer both live F2F/In Person and Virtual participation.

Hotel and Meeting Location Information

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-627-1200
Reservations: 1-888-575-6397 or click here

Room Rate

Room rate is $269 (plus 16.25% tax) single/double occupancy.

At check in, each guest will have the opportunity to reconfirm departure date.  Guests departing prior to that date will be assessed a charge of 50% of the rate for each night that the guest is departing early.

Room rates are based on availability, and the AAOA cannot guarantee room availability.

For attendees who would like to extend their stay in Philadelphia, the AAOA is pleased to offer the above-noted rate for three (3) days before and after the meeting (based on availability).

Reservations

Call 1-888-575-6397 or click here to make your reservation online
Reservation Deadline: August 15, 2022
Room cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.
Check-in time: 4:00 pm; Check-out time: 11:00 am

Airports & Ground Transportation

Just minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, Loews Philadelphia Hotel offers guests convenient and accessible Philadelphia travel. Click here for a map & driving directions to the hotel.

About the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Loews Philadelphia’s landmark structure was America’s first skyscraper, rising a commanding 33 stories into the air. Using curved glass and bold geometric shapes, it was constructed in the Art Deco period and was home to our country’s first savings bank. Rare woods along with marble and granite from over 30 countries were utilized to dramatic effect, and clocks by Cartier made sure everyone was on time.

From 20 miles away, you can still catch sight of the undisturbed sign of the original owners—The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society—as PSFS glows in glorious red neon. Today, you can still see the imposing bank vault doors in the hotel lobby—an homage to our history and a striking art installation. Read More

Plan Your Trip to Philadelphia

Only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is in the center of it all.

By plane: There are more than 1,200 daily nonstop flights to PHL. Click here for a map & driving directions to the hotel.

By train: Amtrak Acela and commuter trains arrive at historic 30th Street Station throughout the day, placing passengers within a short walk of Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Philadelphia is only 1 hour and 20 minutes from New York City and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., via Acela Express.

By bus: Megabus offers low-cost express bus routes throughout the Northeast Corridor.

By car: Almost half of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive of Philadelphia. Interstates 95 and 76, and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes, provide access from all points on the compass. Loews valet parking:$49 per car per night.

Things to do in Philadelphia

 

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 Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, and the event facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the 2022 AAOA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Join Us In Philly

Registration Price List*

Fellow Member$295.00
Associate Member$295.00
International Member$295.00
NP/PA Member$295.00
Allied Health Member$295.00
Resident Member $0
Non-Member Physician$795.00
Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA$795.00
Industry Representative$795.00
Single Day Pass Member
(not eligible for rebate)
$195.00
Single Day Pass Non-Member$495.00

Registration Fee Rebate

*Annual Meeting registration fee is $295 for members—F2F/In Person or Virtual. As a benefit to any member staying in the AAOA Loews Philadelphia room block, you will be rebated the $295 registration fee. So make sure to Book Your Hotel Room at the AAOA room block to get a rebate.

This rebate is ONLY available for attendees in AAOA’s Room Block at Loews Philadelphia.

The rebate will be issued 30 days after the meeting concludes.

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 August 9, 2022.

Cancellations received after August 9, 2022 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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