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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

CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now have until Tuesday, April 3,…

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Congress Moves Closer to Close the Books on FY 2018 Appropriations

In a span of 4 days, Congress passed legislation to fund the government through March…

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Act Now to Avoid MACRA Penalties

Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent…

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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

04/01/2018: 2018 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle

12/01/2018: 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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IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.135

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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

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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2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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PATIENT CORNER

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

The AAOA Wins Gold in Association TRENDS 2017 All-Media Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marina Fassnacht Director of Marketing and Communications 11130 Sunrise Valley Dr.…

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Alert: Nationwide Shortage of Sterile Water for Injections

Nationwide shortage of Sterile Water for Injections is affecting multiple manufacturers. Some Specialty Pharmacies are…

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Choose the IndependENT 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting!

Building off the success of our radically re-designed Chicago Annual Meeting, we look forward to…

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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
Christine Franzese, MD

President-Elect
Matthew Ryan, MD

Secretary
Rob Stachler, MD

Treasurer
Alpen Patel, MD

Immediate Past President
J. Whit Mims, MD

Past President
Maria Veling, 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
Wesley D. VanderArk, MD

Socioeconomic Chair
Douglas Dawson, MD

Board Members
Melissa Hertler, MD (2015–2018)
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA (2016–2019)
Stella Lee, MD (2017-2020)
Kristin Seiberling, MD (2017-2020)
Charles Syms, MD, MBA (2016–2019)
Kevin Wilson, MD (2015–2018)

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AAOA Foundation Board

President
Harold (Rick) Pillsbury, III, MD

Secretary
Sarah Wise, MD

Treasurer
Mahlon Van Delden, MD

Board Members
Charles Ebert, MD
Mark Zacharek, 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
Peter Chikes, MD Chair
John Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA
Jacques Peltier, 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