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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

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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Fall Advocacy Update: USP 797, E/M Documentation and Payment

Revisions to USP Chapter 797 Open for Comment Since the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) released…

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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

02/15/19: Call For Proposals Deadline
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04/01/19: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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06/7/19: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2019 Basic Course

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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EDUCATION

Be a Part of the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting!

AAOA is accepting Scientific Abstracts for in-person oral or poster presentation at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA - September 13-15, 2019. Submit Scientific Abstract 

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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 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
June 27-29 | Minneapolis, MN
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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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AAOA Clinical Insights
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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

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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Americans May be Over-diagnosing Themselves with Food Allergies

"Food allergy is a costly, potentially life-threatening health condition that can adversely affect patients’ well-being". A study…

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FDA Approval of First and Only Digital Inhaler with Built-In Sensors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) inhalation powder for…

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About American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy

The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients. Our volunteer leaders are the backbone of the AAOA and the AAOA Foundation.    Become a Member Today

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AAOA Board

President
Matthew Ryan, MD

President-Elect
Alpen Patel, MD

Secretary
Wesley D. VanderArk, MD

Treasurer
Michael Platt, MD

Immediate Past President
Christine Franzese, MD

Past President
J. Whit Mims, MD

Coordinator of Education
Cecelia Damask, DO

Director of Educational Programs
Sarah Wise, MD

Director of Educational Assessment
Mona Patadia, MD

Patient & Professional Education Chair
Christopher Vickery, MD

Socioeconomic Chair
Douglas Dawson, MD

Board Members
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA (2016–2019)
Adrienne Laury, MD (2018-2021)
Stella Lee, MD (2017-2020)
Andrea Lewis, MD (2018-2021)
Kristin Seiberling, MD (2017-2020)
Charles Syms, MD, MBA (2016–2019)

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AAOA Foundation Board

President
Harold (Rick) Pillsbury, III, MD

Secretary
Sarah Wise, MD

Treasurer
Charles Ebert, MD

Board Members
Amber Luong, MD, PhD
Murray Ramanathan, MD

Foundation Grant Review Chair
Kenneth Rodriguez, MD

AAOA/Foundation Executive Director/CEO
Jami Lucas

Committees

AAOA Staff

Executive Director/CEO
Jami Lucas
(202) 955-5010
info@aaoallergy.org

Strategic Consultant, Meetings and Education Programs
Rosemary Lauth
(202) 955-5010 ext. 101
rlauth@aaoallergy.org

Director, Marketing and Communications
Marina Fassnacht
(202) 955-5010 ext. 500
mfassnacht@aaoallergy.org

Member Engagement Manager
Ben Wokas
(202) 955-5010 ext. 300
bwokas@aaoallergy.org

ACCME Education & Practice Resource Coordinator
AAOA Foundation & Resident Outreach
Elisabeth Herzfeld
(202) 955-5010 ext. 600
eherzfeld@aaoallergy.org

Project Coordinator
Kate Chenal
(202) 955-5010 ext. 400
kchenal@aaoallergy.org

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AAOA Leadership

Audit Committee
John Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA Chair
Jacques Peltier, MD
Kevin Wilson, MD

ARS-AAOA IFAR Journal Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)
Jack Fornadley, MD, AAOA Representative
Michael J. Parker, MD, AAOA Representative
Rick Pillsbury, MD, AAOA Representative & LLC Treasurer
Matthew Ryan, MD, Alternate Representative

AMA Delegates
Wesley D. VanderArk, MD, Delegate
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA Alternate Delegate
Mona Patadia, MD, Young Physician Delegate

AMA CPT/RUC
Paul T. Fass, MD, Representative
Douglas Dawson, MD, Alternate Representative

AMA PCPI
Jami Lucas, Representative
Douglas Dawson, MD, Alternate Representative

ACAAI Advocacy Council
Douglas Dawson, MD, Representative
Jami Lucas, Representative

AAO-HNS BOG Delegation
Robert Stachler, MD, Governor
Dole Baker, MD, Legislative Representative
Steven Houser, MD, PR Representative

AAO-HNSF CORE
Charles Ebert, MD

AAO-HNS Guidelines Development Task Force
Robert Stachler, MD
Jami Lucas

AAO-HNS Comprehensive Curriculum
Michael Platt, MD
Jami Lucas