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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.

"Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and skill in the care of the allergic patient."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

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

12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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02/15/20: Crowdsourcing for 2020 Scottsdale
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02/15/20: Call for Proposals
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04/01/20: 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

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

EDUCATION

Here is What You Missed...

2019 New Orleans was an outstanding success?  With over 500 participants, our AAOA members left New Orleans re-energized, re-freshed, and re-engaged.  The program offered something for everyone — from cutting edge clinical content to every day how to’s for practice management efficiencies. Read More

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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

2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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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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NEW!!! USP 797 Online Module
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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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PATIENT CORNER

Off to College: Tips for Managing Allergies

Heading to college is an exciting time. What are the best ways for students to avoid exacerbation of their symptoms as they enter the hallowed halls of higher learning?

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

News and Updates

2018 AAOA Annual Meeting – Important Dates

August 22 - Extended Hotel Discounted Rate Deadline Room Rate Room rate is $219 (plus 15.5%…

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Burnout: A Real Problem, Not Just a Trendy Talk Show Topic

When you really look at hot topics in medicine, physician burnout seems to really skyrocket…

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So, You Think You Have Been to the Advanced Course….

We all suffer from the need to find new and innovative educational content to help…

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Top research published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR)

Read top research published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 2018-2019:

Top 5 Downloaded Articles

  1. Highlights of eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in definition, prognosis, and advancement  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22214)
  2. Nasal saline irrigation: a clinical update  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22330)
  3. ICAR: endoscopic skull‐base surgery  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22326)
  4. Microcurrent technology for rapid relief of sinus pain: a randomized, placebo‐controlled, double‐blinded clinical trial  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22280)
  5. Topical antibiotic therapy in chronic rhinosinusitis: an update  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22338)

Top 5 Cited Articles

  1. International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22073)
  2. A phase 3 trial of mometasone furoate sinus implants for chronic sinusitis with recurrent nasal polyps  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22084)
  3. Investigation of the abnormal nasal aerodynamics and trigeminal functions among empty nose syndrome patients  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22045)
  4. Corticosteroid nasal irrigations are more effective than simple sprays in a randomized double‐blinded placebo‐controlled trial for chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus surgery  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22093)
  5. Distinct gene expression profiles and regulation networks of nasal polyps in eosinophilic and non‐eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22083)

Top 5 Shared Articles (as determined by Altmetric score)

  1. Induction of smell through transethmoid electrical stimulation of the olfactory bulb  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22237)
  2. Etiology of subjective taste loss  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22263)
  3. Predictors of efficacy for combination oral and topical corticosteroids to treat patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22431)
  4. Hypertonic saline and seawater solutions damage sinonasal epithelial cell air-liquid interface cultures  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22459)
  5. ICAR: endoscopic skull-base surgery  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22326)

Access the latest from IFAR here.