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Celebrating Over 75 Years Of Service

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 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

07/15/20: 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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Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

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Changes in Managing Practices

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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

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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Education Development

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

Call For Scientific Papers

Share your research with the otolaryngology specialists attending the AAOA Annual Meeting. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation during the meeting. Contact AAOA for more information. Submit Your Abstract

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What's New in CME

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.  Learn More

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AAOA has partnered with Valiteq to offer media fill test kits as a special AAOA member rate to meet the media fill and gloved fingertip testing requirements.   Each kit, currently defined as Allerteq A1CDI, consists of the media fill test, the gloved fingertip test kit with 6 contact plates, 2-week incubation process, 1-week growth promotion, and a written report at 4 weeks. Learn More

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The AAOA Process

Based on our scope of knowledge, the AAOA Basic and Advanced Courses in Allergy & Immunology build on each other to help give the healthcare practitioner the tools needed to diagnose and manage allergy patients. Our Annual Meeting offers attendees an opportunity to hear cutting-edge research and current clinical management debates to help translate it into their day-to-day practice.  The program is augmented with focused instruction courses and workshops to help assure all our attendees gain value for the time spent.

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Online Education Clinical Insights Modules

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The AAOA’s Clinical Insights modules offer interactive eLearning designed to expand understanding of current practice trends and clinical research in allergy diagnosis and management. The AAOA is excited to offer this new educational series to help our members augment the continuing education.

The eLearning platform is designed to offer practicing physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and other allied health professionals the opportunity to expand their learning experience to help augment their training and build on the AAOA’s curricula for the Basic and Advanced Courses in Allergy & Immunology.

Each Clinical Insights Module qualifies for 1 AMA PRA Category Credit, once completed.

The registration fees/per one module:

  • $49.95 for the AAOA Members (must login)
  • $59.95 for Non-Members

Available Clinical Insights Allergy Modules:

Available Clinical Insights Asthma Modules:

COMING SOON!

  • Asthma Risk Factors & Comorbidities of Asthma and the Unified Airway
  • Diagnosis: Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis: Diagnostic Testing
  • Pharmacotherapy: Current & Future Options and Stepwise Management

If you have any questions or comments about the AAOA’s Clinical Insights, please contact us: elearning@aaoallergy.org or (202) 955-5010.

ABOHNS Continuing Cerification 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.

Resources

Resident Travel Grants

To apply for a resident travel grant, e-mail the following components to Elisabeth Herzfeld.

  • AAOA Resident member or Resident member candidate with a complete application Download Application
  • A letter expressing your interest in the AAOA and its programs, as well as why you should be a grant recipient
  • A letter of recommendation from Program Director on letterhead

Become a Member

As a 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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Questions/Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about the AAOA CME Events, please contact us: meetings@aaoallergy.org or (202) 955-5010.