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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.

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

ADVOCACY UPDATES

Why 2017 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs Due to popular demand, the AAOA is excited…

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CMS Releases Proposed Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2018

AAOA had participated in surveys for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Relative Value Update Committee…

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CMS Releases Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule outlining the requirements…

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Changes in MACRA

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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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The AMA continues to hear from physicians who feel unprepared to participate successfully in Medicare’s new Merit-based Incentive Payment System, despite the transitional flexibility provided for 2017.
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Upcoming Dates

04/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle

10/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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07/31/18: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2018 Annual Meeting
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EDUCATION

Codes/Guidelines

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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Updated Advanced Course

Drs. Damask and Parker will lead the faculty for our annual Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology that builds on the Basic Course and delves further into allergy diagnosis, management, and treatment.
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Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course

Course directors, Christine Franzese and Sarah Wise, are excited to announce the 2018 AAOA Interactive Allergy and Rhinology Course.
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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

2017 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-9 | Vail, CO.
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2018 Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course
February 23-25 | Dallas, TX
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2018 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 5-7 | Hollywood, FL
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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 14-16 | Philadelphia, PA
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Avoidance

The first most basic treatment step, once an allergen has been identified, is to eliminate or avoid contact with it, if possible. Unfortunately, avoiding some allergens (such as dust, molds, and animals) is often difficult and thus allergen avoidance alone may not be effective.

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News and Updates

Join me in Chicago at the Redesigned AAOA Annual Meeting

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Practice Management

Strategies & Tactics to Improve Efficiencies for Better…

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ReCAP — Review Of Core Allergy Principles

The AAOA Education Committee is pleased to…

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Research Proposal Submission Guidelines

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Foundation Research Award

The AAOA Foundation seeks to advance allergy research and knowledge for the treatment of otolaryngic conditions by inviting applications for grants to conduct research in the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of otolaryngic allergy.  Funds are available to support up to four projects per year; each project may have total direct costs of $10,000.

Purpose

The award’s primary purpose is to generate new knowledge that will result in better understanding of allergic conditions.

Eligibility

Residents and medical students are encouraged to apply.  The principal investigator and/or listed key personnel on the grant proposal must be current AAOA members in good standing, or become an active candidate for membership.

Terms

  1. Amount: $10,000 maximum total direct costs.These funds may not be used to cover indirect costs.
  2. Period: 1 year, non-renewable
  3. Funding: Up to four $10,000 awards will be awarded annually.
  4. Applicants must be AAOA members or have completed an AAOA membership application to receive funds.
  5. Letters of notification will be sent approximately six to eight weeks from submission deadlines.
  6. Start date: If awarded, the funds may be activated as early as July 1 (for the April 1st submission deadline), or January 1 (for the October 1st deadline).
  7. Results must be presented at an AAOA scientific meeting, and a manuscript based on the results must be submitted to the AAOA’s official journal (International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology).

Allowable Costs

A detailed budget and budget justification constitute part of the application and will be evaluated as part of the review process. Guidelines for use of grant funds are as follows:

Use of Funds

Salaries and Benefits: Funding may not be used for salary support for the PI; however, up to 50% of the total budget may be requested to support assistants or other technical personnel.

Research Support: Allowable research expenses include: supplies, equipment, consultants, travel for presentation at AAOA scientific meetings (capped at $1,500); statistical services, including personnel and computer time, and publication costs for manuscripts directly resulting from the supported program of research.  All equipment and supplies purchased with this grant become the property of the recipient institution.

Application Procedures

The American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy Foundation will evaluate applications for this award.

Applications must be submitted through the AAOA Foundation proposal submission portal (link below).  If you have any questions or difficulty accessing portal, e-mail Elisabeth Herzfeld at aaoa@aaoaf.org for assistance.

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Applications should include:

Your submission should include:

1. Abstract:

Please describe in 400 words or less the purpose, aims, and impact of your proposed research aims.

2. Research Plan

In a 4-page research plan please include a description of the following (budget and budget justification are not considered in the 4-page limit.):

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Importance of Research to AAOA
  • Materials/Methods
  • Statistical plan and a justification of sample size
  • Potential pitfalls
  • Future directions

3. References:

  • Limit to two pages

4. Budget and Budget Justification:

5. Format

All documents should conform to the following:

  • 11-point Arial font
  • ½” margins
  • Maximum of four pages (not including Budget Justification and References)

Review Considerations

Applications will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by the AAOA’s review committee.  Following review, the committee will make funding recommendations to the AAOA Foundation Board.

Evaluation Criteria

Carefully designed and feasible studies of allergic pathophysiology or conditions will be considered.

Additional evaluation criteria include:

  • scientific, technical, and medical significance and originality of the proposed research;
  • appropriateness and adequacy of the design of the project and the methods to be employed in its evaluation;
  • appropriateness of the plan for the statistical management of the data;
  • appropriateness of the budget and the duration of the proposed research project;
  • availability of research resources and the patient population necessary to perform the research
  • provisions for the protection of the subjects and safety of the research environment

In carrying out its stewardship of research programs, the AAOAF may request information essential to an assessment of the effectiveness of this program.  Accordingly, recipients are hereby notified that they may be contacted after the completion of the award for periodic updates on various aspects of their employment history, publications, support from research grants or contracts, honors and awards, professional activities, and other information helpful in evaluating the impact of the program.

News

Join me in Chicago at the Redesigned AAOA Annual Meeting

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs…

Practice Management

Strategies & Tactics to Improve Efficiencies for Better…

ReCAP — Review Of Core Allergy Principles

The AAOA Education Committee is pleased to…

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