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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

FDA Revised Draft Insanitary Conditions Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states, in a revised draft guidance released this week, that…

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Allergy Comments on 2019 Proposed PFS

The Advocacy Council of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) together with its…

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EpiPen Shortage Update

FDA has a drug shortage database which includes reasons for and updates on drug shortages. Today the…

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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

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/2019: 2019 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/2019: Research Grant Cycle

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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EDUCATION

Different Advanced Course

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. Read More

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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IFAR

Editor in Chief Search
The ARS-AAOA IFAR LLC is pleased to announce its search for Editor in Chief, term beginning April 2020. Read More

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 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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2019 Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course
February 8-10, 2019 | Dallas, TX
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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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AAOA Clinical Insights
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PATIENT CORNER

OTC Allergy Medications

There seem to be more and more medications available for allergy treatment that  you can now purchase over the counter.
The FDA is allowing previously prescription only drugs to be made available directly to the consumer without a prescription — adding more to the over-the-counter options in the healthcare aisles.

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News and Updates

FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

The Food and Drug Administration approves the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.…

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Social and Networking Events at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting assures to be not only educational, interactive, and practice-centered, but also…

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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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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
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
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