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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

USP Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797 The long-awaited new USP Chapter…

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Impact OF 2019 Physician Fee Schedule on Allergy and Sinus Services

Specialty Impact The conversion factor for 2019 will be $36.0391 and remains essentially flat.  The changes…

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Your AAOA at the AMA

I want to urge you to consider membership in the AMA because your membership in…

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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

07/31/19: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2019 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2019 Annual Meeting
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12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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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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06/01/20: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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06/7/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course

EDUCATION

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today issue trying to assess whether it is worth the cost to get on a plane to participate in the AAOA’s Annual Meeting. We recognize you have lots of CME options, some are even competing with our meeting in New Orleans. 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

2019 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 13-15 | New Orleans, LA
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2019 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 12-14 | Austin, TX
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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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PATIENT CORNER

History of Allergy Treatment

The history of modern allergy treatment dates back to the early decades of the twentieth century with the demonstration of decreased response to grass pollens following conjunctival challenge done by Noon and Freeman.

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News and Updates

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today…

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International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology Top Articles 2018-2019

Read top articles published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology 2018-2019. Most Cited International Consensus…

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CEO Update – Re·im·ag·ine

re·im·ag·ineverb reinterpret (an event, work of art, etc) imaginatively; rethink Reimagined, Reinvented, Reinvigorated….these are all…

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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 us improve in our practice for better efficiencies and better outcome — all centered on better patient care.

We here at the AAOA suffer from the need to continually improve our CME programming to help assure we are responding to our members’ — our learners’ — needs.

What is it in today’s otolaryngology practice that is resonating as a hot topic? Where are the novel treatment strategies? What is today’s typical otolaryngology practice or more specifically the typical AAOA member’s practice? These are the questions we try to address when building out our Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology. And so while you think you may have “been there, done that” chances are you have not experienced our new content.

This year, the AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology will build on core concepts in the management of the typical and more complex allergy patient in an otolaryngology practice.

Topics will focus on:

  • different approaches to immunotherapy
  • role of sublingual immunotherapy in today’s practice
  • chronic sino-nasal disease and its tie to allergy
  • managing your patients’ asthma and related co-morbidities
  • where does food allergy come into play in the typical patient

Additionally, we will have featured speakers looking at the role of allergy and inflammation in otologic conditions. Steven Rauch, MD, Director, Vestibular Division, Harvard Medical School and Medical Director, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Balance and Vestibular Center, is an invited guest faculty. Dr. Rauch will share his expertise and patient experience related to hearing and balance, particularly Meniere’s, autoimmune, and other otologic disorders. In addition to Dr. Rauch, our course directors, Cecelia Damask, DO, AAOA Education Coordinator, and Michael Parker, MD, are working feverishly to build a strong faculty to deliver the quality program you have come to appreciate from the AAOA.

Our goal is to build on typical patient case scenarios to help tie in the new therapeutic modalities and patient management approaches. We know time is a precious commodity. Finding time to network with peers as you consider novel approaches to patient care is an on-going challenge. Join us in Atlanta for this unique blend of content, networking, and leading experts to have an opportunity to walk away with something new you can implement in your practice to help improve your overall approach to patient care.

Save the date for the 2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology …. with an otologic focus. The meeting will be held from December 6th – 8th at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Learn More