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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

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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

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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

by Dole Baker, MD, FAAOA, AAOA Socioeconomic Committee Member  Small Business Paycheck Protection Program is…

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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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PATIENT CORNER

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2019 AAOA Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course

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Resident Opportunities

The Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR) has amazing opportunities for residency training programs and residents to expand their allergy and immunology training.

Residents can attend the course three different ways:

AAOA Sponsorship

Every year, the AAOA sponsors residents from ACGME-accredited otolaryngology training programs to help support their residency training in allergy and immunology. The sponsorship for residents included:

  • Registration for the Core Basic Allergy Module on Friday and Saturday
  • Round-trip to Dallas, TX
  • Paid hotel accommodations for the night of February 8, 2019.

Residents need to be nominated by their training program chair or training program director and must be an AAOA resident member/resident member candidate to qualify. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To nominate a resident for consideration, please download and complete the AAOA Nomination Form along with a letter of recommendation from the resident’s Training Program Chair or Director. Nominations may be e-mailed to residents@aaoallergy.org or faxed to (202) 955-5016.

AAOA-sponsored residents are funded for the Allergy component of the meeting, which is Friday to Saturday. Residents also have the option to attend a rhinology module on Sunday at an additional cost, which includes registration and hotel accommodations for Saturday evening.

Note: If the resident you would like to nominate is not an AAOA member, learn more about membership benefits on the membership application page

Training Program Sponsorship

Training program can sponsor their AAOA member residents to attend the Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR) at reduced rates. Training programs that would like to send more than one resident can benefit from additional savings if the residents share rooms. Please note that the program/resident would be responsible for the flight. To sponsor a resident to attend the Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR) at reduced rate please download and complete the Training Program Nomination Form and e-mailed to residents@aaoallergy.org or faxed to (202) 955-5016.

Note: Residents must be AAOA members to be eligible for the reduced rate.

Resident Sponsorship

Residents are welcome to fund their own registration for the Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR). Resident members can benefit from a member rate. Residents that are not AAOA members will have to pay the full non-member rate if they wish to attend the course.

For more information, please contact the AAOA offices at (202) 955-5010 or by e-mail at residents@aaoallergy.org.

News

Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic

This summary is intended to provide practicing…

CARES Act and Public Health Emergency Funds Allocation

The Department of Health and Human Services…

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Additional Information

AMA Updates on CARES Act Today the…

In an effort to enable residents to attend our programs, the AAOA offers Resident Travel Grant awards for the Basic and Advanced Courses as well as our Annual Meeting. Learn More

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