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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

HHS Attestation Update

As AMA reported in the AMA Advocacy Update of May 22, HHS announced that providers need to…

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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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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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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 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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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - FAQs

How do I log on?

Visit https://aaoa.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx. Click Sign In in the upper left corner and enter your email and password.

How do I reset my password?

Visit https://aaoa.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx. Click Sign In in the upper left corner and then click Forgot Your Password and follow the prompts. You might need to check you spam folder for Forgot Your Password email. You can also call the AAOA office at 202-955-5010.

How do I create an account with the AAOA?

Visit https://aaoa.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx. Click Sign In in the upper left corner and then click Don’t Have an Account and follow the prompts.

Where can I pay my membership dues?

To pay your annual dues online, visit https://aaoa.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx. and click on Renew Dues Online. You can pay your membership dues over the phone by calling 202-955-5010.

To ensure that your benefits of membership continue uninterrupted, make sure to pay your membership dues on time.

How do I register for a course?

Visit www.aaoallergy.org and click on Education tab or on Learn and Register link of a course on the right hand side. Then click Register Today. You will be prompted to Sign In to the membership portal to complete your registration. You can also register by calling 202-955-5010.

My physician wants to go to a course and he is a member of the AAOA. How do I register him?

To properly register your physician for a course you need to make sure he is a member of the AAOA and his dues are up-to-date. To get a member rate, you must be logged in to his profile. If you don’t know the login information, it’s best to call the AAOA office at 202-955-5010.

My physician wants me to go to a course, but I’m not a member.  How do I do that?

There are two options for nonmember Allied Health and Advanced Practitioners to register for an AAOA course:

  1. Become a member! Submit an AAOA membership application along with a letter of recommendation from your supervising AAOA-member physician to bwokas@aaoallergy.org. Once you’ve sent in your paperwork simply call in a form of payment and, as long as everything is in order, your application and course registration can be processed immediately.
  2. Register as a nonmember by creating a profile in the AAOA Portal. Once you have set up your profile with your unique email address, click the “Live Courses” link in the navigation bar, select your desired course, and proceed with your registration.

Make sure you are not logged on as another member of your staff, as this may overwrite their profile.

My physician wants to attend a course, but isn’t an AAOA member. How do I register them?

There are two options for nonmember physicians to register for an AAOA course:

  1. Become a member! Submit an AAOA membership application along with a copy of the physician’s ABOto or AOBOO-HNS and Residency Completion certificates to bwokas@aaoallergy.org. Once you’ve sent in the paperwork simply call in a form of payment and, as long as everything is in order, the application and course registration can be processed immediately.
  2. Register as a nonmember by creating a profile in the AAOA Portal. Once you have set up a profile with a unique email address, click the “Live Courses” link in the navigation bar, select the desired course, and proceed with the registration.

Make sure you are not logged on as another member of your staff, as this may overwrite their profile.

My membership lapsed a few years ago.  How do I get back up to date?

Reinstating a lapsed membership can be done by phone, mail, or online.  Rather than paying each year back to when the membership lapsed, we only require reinstating members to pay the current year of dues and one years’ past dues. This is currently $870 for physicians and $410 for non-physicians.

Credit cards can be called in to 202-955-5010, and checks can be mailed to:

AAOA, Inc.
C/O 500062
PO Box 5007
Merrifield, VA, 22116

When reinstating through the AAOA portal, simply follow the membership renewal instructions above twice.

What do I need to do to become AAOA Fellow?

Candidates must meet the criteria to sit for the exam prior to applying. To view the list of the current requirements needed in order to sit for the oral and written Fellow Exam please visit https://aaoallergy.org/education/aaoa-annual-meeting-2020/aaoa-fellow-exam/

How do I follow AAOA on social media?

Follow AAOA: Facebook || LinkedIn || Twitter || YouTube

How to best navigate the AAOA website?

The fastest way to find the information is to enter a key word (for example, USP or Advanced Course) in the Search window of the Home page. There are also several tabs on the Home page of the AAOA website that are easy to navigate and find information.

How do I claim my  CME Credits?

Visit https://aaoa.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx. Click Sign In in the upper left corner and then click MyCME/Evaluations and Certificates. After the course adjourns, the AAOA will send out an email that the evaluation is available in your member portal for 30 days. Past 30 days, please email meetings@aaoallergy.org for assistance or call the AAOA office at 202-955-5010.

Where do I find my CME Credits?

Visit https://aaoa.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx. Click Sign In in the upper left corner and then click MyCME/Transcript. CME credits need to be claimed by filling out the evaluation form within the month following the meeting. Once the evaluation form is completed, the CME credits will be displayed on your transcript. Please note that we do not issue certificates for attending a meeting. If you are missing CME credits for course you attended in the past, please  email meetings@aaoallergy.org for assistance or call the AAOA office at 202-955-5010.

How do I access my transcript?

Visit https://aaoa.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx. Click Sign In in the upper left corner and then click MyCME/Transcript. You can save and print your transcript.

Does course registration include lodging?

AAOA Course registration  does not include travel or lodging. To make your hotel reservations, please visit our education page https://aaoallergy.org/education/ and select the meeting you are interested in attending. Under Important information you can find all the information related to the meeting, including location, agenda, faculty and more. Please note that AAOA has discounted room rates available until the listed deadline.