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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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2019 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & immunology Optional USP 797 Compliance Workshop

Cost: $125 for AAOA members and $300 for non-members* in addition to AAOA Advanced Course registration

When: Prior the beginning of the Advanced Course from 10 AM until 12 PM on December 12, 2019.

This paid workshop includes:

  • A two-hours session on the new USP 797 Compounding Guidelines with:
    • Background of the evolution to the new USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Compounding Guidelines
    • General Overview of USP General Chapter <797> Guidelines 
    • Review of the current proposed version
    • Review of specifics tied to allergy extract compounding
      • Personnel Qualifications
      • Hygiene & Garbing
      • Facilities
      • Cleaning & Disinfecting
      • Vial Labeling & Compounding Records
      • Required Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Components
    • Review the annual criteria to successfully complete:
      • Documentation of Personnel Training & Competence in the principles and skills for sterile compounding
      • Media Fill Test
      • Gloved Fingertip and Thumb Test 
    • Demonstrations
      • Media Fill Test
      • Gloved Fingertip and Thumb Test
  • Single User (registrant) Access to the Online AAOA USP <797> Allergen Extract Compounding Compliance module — Tool to help AAOA members document personnel training and competence
    • Online AAOA Resources
  • 1 media fill test kit 

Already registered but want to add this paid workshop? Call the AAOA office for staff assistance at 202-955-5010.

* The registration to the 2019 AAOA Advanced Course is required to attend this add-on workshop

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Note:  The United States Pharmacopeia announced that, due to appeals underway, the previously announced implementation date of December 1, 2019 for Chapter 797 on Pharmaceutical Compounding of Sterile Preparations is officially postponed. We do not know at this time what the new implementation deadline will be. However, there is no reason to believe that any changes will be made to the updated standards for physician in-office compounding of allergen extract. For those of you have initiated changes to meet the updated standards for the compounding area, cleaning, staff training, and documentation, we encourage you to continue those efforts. For those of you who have not started, we strongly encourage you to proceed.

We will keep you updated as soon as more information is available.

To register for the 2019 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology, please click here or call 202-955-5010.