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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

Changes To E/M Codes Beginning On January 1st

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized significant changes to…

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Additional COVID-19 Relief Up in the Air

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to be moving closer…

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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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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

06/26/22: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2022 Basic Course

07/01/22: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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07/28/22: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2022 Annual Meeting

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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EDUCATION

Register today for the hybrid 2022 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology. The Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology presents basic concepts and techniques applicable to the clinical care of allergic patients. Learn More

RESIDENTS

For information about Resident opportunities, DosedDaily, research grants, and other resources. Learn More

IFAR

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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

2022 AAOA Basic Course - Hybrid!
The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL
June 1, 2022 - Pre-Work On-Demand
June 30-July 2, 2022 - F2F - Live Stream
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On-Demand and Live Stream Access

2022 AAOA Annual Meeting
Loews Philadelphia, PA
September 9-11, 2022- F2F - Live Stream
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2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
March 30 - April 1, 2023
The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Shared Decision-Making

In the fourth and final episode of CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Shared Decision-Making,…

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CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Quality of Life Burden

In the third episode of CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Quality of Life Burden,…

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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

Annual Meeting Overview

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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.

Purpose

Offering a unique hybrid format to all both face-to-face and virtual learning opportunities, the 2022 AAOA Annual Meeting offers a blend of hot topics, state-of-the-practice, emerging trends, and research for its members and registrants.  Sessions will span clinical and practice management topics from dosing, trends in immunotherapy, biologics, surgery vs medical management, and testing techniques to hot topics around practice efficiencies, staffing and staff team culture, adding service lines, and more. Join us for insights into the practical aspects of incorporating allergy patient care into your comprehensive otolaryngology practice. Register Today

Content Area

The AAOA CME program centers around clinical issues related to the diagnosis and management of allergy/immunology and inflammatory diseases of the airways and systems related to the head and neck in today’s comprehensive ENT practice.

The Annual Meeting focuses on:

      • Immunotherapy (SCIT and SLIT)
      • Allergy Diagnosis and Management
      • Allergy Testing
      • Practical Rhinology
      • Biologics and the CRS Connection
      • Stratifying Surgical and Medical Cases
      • Staffing: Retention, Culture, Recruiting
      • Managing Revenue Streams
      • Peer-to-peer sessions focusing on a variety of topics such as gastroesophageal disorders, immunology, chronic cough,  allergy emergencies and anaphylaxis, sleep disorders,  setting up an allergy practice, and more

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.

Contact AAOA with any questions: meetings@aaoallergy.org.

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 (CC, 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 (CC). As an AAOA member can choose to participate in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (CC Part II: Self-Assessment credits by click the CC 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 (CC) free for AAOA members with this CME course registration. CC 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 (CC) for this activity.  Non Members can also participate in ABOHNS continuing certification for an additional fee.

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

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

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.

Member Candidate

A Member Candidate must have completed the membership application before the Application Deadline (45 days prior to the annual business meeting, approximately July 26st) to take advantage of the member rate. 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 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.

Join the AAOA

As an AAOA member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions 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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