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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

CARES Act and Public Health Emergency Funds Allocation

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced how it plans to allocate the…

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Additional Information

AMA Updates on CARES Act Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided…

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Interim Package and Resuming Non-COVID Care

Sharing the latest on the interim package and the news from CMS about resuming non-COVID…

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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

04/15/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course Learn more

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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EDUCATION

New Virtual Course!

Register now as we build out Part 2 Core Allergy & Part 3 Core Rhinology.   Both promise to deliver clinical content you need.  Core Allergy will offer 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.  Part 1 will launch soon with on demand content to help you balance all your time demands.  Part 2 & 3 will feature live-stream content to give you opportunities to interact with the faculty.  Post live session, this content will also be available on demand. Stay tuned for more details as we finish our program build. Read More

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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

NEW VIRTUAL COURSE! Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
Learn How to Reboot Your Practice and Freshen Up on Core Allergy and Rhinology Components
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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
COVID-19 has made it impossible to convene our 2020 Basic Course. We hope you will consider another AAOA CME opportunity

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 23-25| Scottsdale, AZ
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2020 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 9-12 | Vail, CO
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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

Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic

This summary is intended to provide practicing Otolaryngologists a guide to resuming safe allergy care…

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Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

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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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Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2018

Course Schedule

Thursday, July 5, 2018

12:00pm: Check-in Opens

2:00pm-5:00pm: Introduction to Allergy

  • 2:00pm: Introduction to the Basic Course – Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD
  • 2:10pm: Allergies and Head & Neck Disease – An Overview – Michael Platt, MD
  • 2:40pm: Immunology of Allergy – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 3:00pm: Epidemiology and Genetics of Allergy – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 3:40pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 4:00pm: Clinical Manifestations of Allergic Disease – John Fornadley, MD
  • 4:25pm: Unified Airway – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 5:00pm: Q&A with the Professors

Friday, July 6, 2018

7:00am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

7:30am-1:20pm: Allergy Testing

  • 7:30am: Allergens I: Characteristics and Standardization – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 8:00am: Allergens II: Classes, Cross-reactivity and Selection – Farrah Siddiqui, MD
  • 8:40am: Mold Nomenclature – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 8:50am: Skin Testing Techniques I: Introduction, Prick and Single Intradermal – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 9:20am: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 9:40am: Skin Testing Techniques II: IDT, MQT – John Fornadley, MD
  • 10:20am: Specific IgE Testing – Farrah Siddiqui, MD
  • 10:40am: Socioeconomics of Testing – Jami Lucas
  • 10:55am: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 11:05am: Practicum I – Preparation of Testing/Treatment Board & Skin Testing Techniques – Sarah Wise, MD

1:20pm-5:00pm: Treatment of Allergy

  • 1:20pm: Avoidance and Environmental Control – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 1:55pm: Immunology and Principles of Immunotherapy: SCIT & SLIT – Michael Platt, MD
  • 2:35pm: Pharmacotherapy Part I – Glen Porter, MD
  • 3:05pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 3:25pm: Pharmacotherapy Part II – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 3:55pm: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Vial Preparation – Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD
  • 4:40pm: Questions I Want Answered – Jacques Peltier, MD

5:25pm: Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, July 7, 2018

7:00am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

7:30am-2:20pm: Treatment of Allergy (Continued)

  • 7:30am: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Escalation, Maintenance and Withdrawal – Elizabeth Davis Mahoney, MD
  • 8:15am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Background and Efficacy – Michael Platt, MD
  • 8:45am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Antigen Selection, Dosing and Vial Preparation – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 9:30am: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 9:45am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part III: Sublingual Tablets & Economics of SLIT – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 10:00am: Practical Troubleshooting Panel – Jacques Peltier, MD (moderator)
  • 10:45am: Audience Response Session: Allergy Treatment – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 11:05am: Management of Allergy Emergencies – Farrah Siddiqui, MD
  • 11:45am: Immunotherapy Safety & Compliance – Glen Porter, MD
  • 12:00pm: LUNCH PICK-UP/BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 12:20am: Lunch & Faculty Panel: Adding Allergy to Practice – John Fornadley, MD (moderator)
  • 1:20pm: Practicum II: Dose Calculation & Treatment Vial Preparation – Elizabeth Davis Mahoney, MD, Jacques Peltier, MD

2:20pm-4:40pm: Introduction to Advanced Topics

  • 2:20pm: Asthma Diagnosis: The Very Basics – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 2:50pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 3:10pm: Food Allergy: An Introduction – Glen Porter, MD
  • 3:55pm: Socioeconomics of Allergy Treatment – Jami Lucas
  • 4:10pm: Questions You Asked – Sarah Wise, MD

4:50pm: Course Adjourns

Download the 2018 AAOA Basic Course Schedule pdf file here.

The online syllabus will be available by June 29. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

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Registration Price List

Fellow Member$1,110.00
Associate Member$1,225.00
International Member$1,225.00
NP/PA Member$1,225.00
Allied Health Member$1,225.00
Resident Member$600.00
Non-Member Physician$2,500.00
Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA$2,500.00
Industry Representative$2,500.00
Non-member Resident$850.00

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to June 5, 2018.

Cancellations received after June 5, 2018 are non-refundable. 

If you have a disability or require assistance during the course, contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or contact@aaoallergy.org.