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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

Act Now to Avoid MACRA Penalties

Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent…

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CMS Releases Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule outlining the requirements…

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AAOA Member Advocacy Update: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).…

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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

07/07/20: Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
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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

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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Changes in Managing Practices

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 AAOA Annual Meeting
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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

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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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Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics & Beyond - NEW VIRTUAL COURSE

Course Overview

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Learn How to Reboot Your Practice and Freshen Up on Core Allergy and Rhinology Components

Based on feedback from members, our program goals are to help address the challenges of COVID-19 impacting otolaryngologists as the reboot their practices.

The course will roll out in three components — Practice Reboot, Core Allergy Concepts, Core Rhinology. While all the content will be accessible on demand, the Core Allergy and Core Rhinology components will feature live-streaming to give you more engaging ways to learn and participate. The whole program is virtual to give you easier access to content for you and your staff as you rebuild your ENT practice. Post the live sessions, this content will also be available on demand.

Core Allergy will offer what you need to help refresh or add allergy to your practice. While it is not the Basic Course, everything you need from the clinical science to the basics of allergy is included. This is a great way to expand your practice knowledge for your and your key staff. It offers a better understanding of testing techniques, vial preparation, and dose calculations to other practical implications.

Core Rhinology encompasses the highly sought after rhinology content from our former IAR program. Like Allergy and Practice Rebooting, it offers everything from the basics to key nuances of different rhinologic approaches

Content Area Highlights

Part 1 – Practice Reboot (available on demand)

  • Telemedicine Was Coming to Allergy – COVID-19 Simply Sped Up Its Adoption (6 lectures)
  • The New Normal and How It Will Be Affected by COVID-19? (6 lectures)
  • Show Me the Money – The Delicate Balance (4 lectures)
  • Leaner Practices – HR Practicalities (4 lectures)
  • Opportunities for Growth (4 lectures)
  • Special Clinical Concerns (5 lectures)
  • Importance of Physician Wellness and Resilience (3 lectures)

Part 2 – Core Allergy (live streaming July 7-11, 2020)

  • Introduction to Allergy
  • Allergy Testing (Prick, IT, IDT, In Vitro)
  • Treatment of Allergy (SCIT, SLIT, Dose Calculations, Vial Prep)
  • Introductions to Advanced Topics (Unified Airway, Asthma, Food Allergies, SLIT)

Part 3 – Core Rhinology (live streaming July 12, 2020)

  • Introduction to Rhinology
  • Systemic Diseases in the Rhinologic Patient
  • Techniques and Complications of Sinus Surgery

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Did you only register for a single component of the course? If you would like to expand your program access, please contact AAOA directly at 202-955-5010 or meetings@aaoallergy.org.

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 a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Looking for More Value? AAOA is now aligned to offer CME credits for eligible ABOHNS Diplomates for Continuing Certification (MOC). As an AAOA member can choose to participate in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) Part II: Self-Assessment credits by click the MOC 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 (MOC) free for AAOA members with this CME course registration. MOC 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 (MOC) for this activity.  Nonmembers can also participate in ABOHNS continuing certification for an additional fee.

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

Join Us Online!

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.

Registration

Members (Whole Course - 3 Segments)$925.00
Member (Any 1 Segment)$395.00
Member Resident (Whole Course - 3 Segments)$475.00
Non-Member (Whole Course - 3 Segments Only)$1390.00
Industry Representative$1390.00

Important Information

Cancellation

Registration fees for this course are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please contact the AAOA directly (meetings@aaoallergy.org) regarding cancellation.

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

If you’re not a member of the AAOA, join now and take advantage of the membership rates.