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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

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Changes in 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

Allergy & ENT: Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!, presented at the AAO-HNSF 2020 by Keith Andrew Sale, MD, Alpen A. Patel, MD, Glen Porter, MD, and Wesley D. Vander Ark, MD can be viewed here. It will be avialable through Friday, October 30, 2020.

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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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

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 24-29, 2020
Virtual || Free For Members
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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

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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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AAOA Programs

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

ABOHNS Continuing Certification (MOC)

Looking for More Value?

Starting in 2020, AAOA CME Programs Offer ABOHNS Continuing Certification (MOC) Credits

Now your AAOA CME program participation can earn you more. Rolling out with all our 2020 CME offerings, members can choose to participate in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) Part II: Self-Assessment credits. MOC credits are offered for all AAOA live activities, our on-demand Clinical Insight Modules, and our Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics & Beyond virtual course. AAOA is excited about this new opportunity to help expand member value and give our members more for the CME dollars.

With 2020 as our pilot year, the AAOA is making the participation in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) free for AAOA members with their CME course and on-demand registration in 2020. MOC opt-in option is complimentary until the course is complete. You will be asked to pay $100 late fee if you miss the deadline and still want to claiming Continuing Certification credits (MOC) for that activity. Nonmembers will also have the opportunity to opt in to ABOHNS Continuing Certification for an additional fee.

To claim ABOHNS Continuing Certification credit (MOC), you will need to sign up for the MOC portion when registering for a CME activity, and you will need be set to claim MOC credits through your AAOA profile. For detail instructions on how to set up your AAOA profile and register to claim Continuing Certification credits (MOC), click here.

After attending an AAOA activity, you will need complete the test (Clinical Insight Modules) or the post-course survey (live or virtual activities) to claim your CME credits.

The AAOA will provide attendees up to 30 days to update their profile to claim MOC credits and take the post-course survey or test. After the 30 days, the AAOA will submit the participation completion information to ACCME and may not be able to assist in reporting MOC credits after that time.

Please email membership@aaoallergy.org or call the AAOA office at 202-955-5010 during regular business hours for any help with claiming MOC credits for AAOA CME programs.

For more information on ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC), visit https://www.aboto.org/moc.html, email moc@abohns.org or call the ABOHNS office at 713-850-0399.

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 (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.

DOs and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada may claim ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits but they are self-reported. For more information, visit:

American Osteopathic Association – https://certification.osteopathic.org/allergy-immunology/occ-overview/

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/moc-program/cpd-activities-can-record-e

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