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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 General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations

Latest Updates  on USP <797> On September 23, 2019, the United States Pharmacopeia has announced that,…

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What you need to comply with the pending USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations

3 key compliance criteria While the implementation date of the new USP General Chapter <797>…

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2019 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & immunology Optional USP 797 Compliance Workshop

Cost: $125 for AAOA members and $300 for non-members* in addition to AAOA Advanced Course registration…

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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

12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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02/15/20: Crowdsourcing for 2020 Scottsdale
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02/15/20: Call for Proposals
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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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06/26/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course Learn more

09/11/20: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2020 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2020 Annual Meeting Learn more

EDUCATION

Here is What You Missed...

2019 New Orleans was an outstanding success?  With over 500 participants, our AAOA members left New Orleans re-energized, re-freshed, and re-engaged.  The program offered something for everyone — from cutting edge clinical content to every day how to’s for practice management efficiencies. Read More

AAOA in the Lone Star

Join us in the Lone Star State for the 2019 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy and Immunology. This course builds on the basic clinical care of allergic patient concepts and techniques presented at the AAOA’s Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology. Read More

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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 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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2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 23-25| Scottsdale, AZ
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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NEW!!! USP 797 Online Module
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PATIENT CORNER

Off to College: Tips for Managing Allergies

Heading to college is an exciting time. What are the best ways for students to avoid exacerbation of their symptoms as they enter the hallowed halls of higher learning?

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

News and Updates

Should I Go to Austin?

We get it.  You’ve been to the Advanced Course on Allergy & Immunology, so you…

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CEO September 2019 Update

by Jami Lucas, AAOA CEO/Executive Director Over 500 AAOA members were engaged, learning, and networking…

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Here is What You Missed…

2019 New Orleans was an outstanding success?  With over 500 participants, our AAOA members left…

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About American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy

Our volunteer leaders are the backbone of the AAOA and the AAOA Foundation.  Below are the volunteer member leaders representing you via the Committees and Workgroups of the AAOA.

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The AAOA has many options for members to participate in the organization either on a one-time basis or in a more substantial role. Any member who would like to get involved will need to complete a Volunteer Form and submit a CV.

Upon receiving the completed form and CV, a member of the AAOA nomination committee will contact you for additional information.

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AAOA Committees

Bylaws Committee

Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA, Bylaws Chair
Paul Fass, MD
Adrienne Laury, MD
Stella Lee, MD
Andrea Lewis, MD
Whit Mims, MD
Keith Sale, MD
Robert Stachler, MD
Wes VanderArk, MD

Corporate Relations

Ivor Emanuel, MD, Corporate Relations Chair
Dole Baker, MD
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA
Stella Lee, MD
Alpen Patel, MD
Michael Platt, MD
Robert Stachler, MD

Finance Committee

Michael Platt, MD, Treasurer & Finance Chair
Dole Baker, MD
Tod Berinstein, MD, JD

Cecelia Damask, DO
Douglas Dawson, MD

Andrea Lewis, MD
Alpen Patel, MD
Matthew Patterson, MD
Matthew Ryan, MD
Maria Veling, MD

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AAOA Committees

Investment Committee

Douglas Dawson, MD Investment Chair
Todd Berinstein, MD, JD
Mahlon Van Delden, MD
Charles Ebert, MD
Christine Franzese, MD
Alpen Patel, MD
Michael Platt, MD
Kristin Seiberling, MD

Education Committee

Cecelia Damask, DO, Chair & Education Coordinator & Advanced Course Director
Christopher Brook, MD, Basic Course Director
Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD

J. Whit Mims, MD
Mona Patadia, MD, Education Assessment Director
Michael Parker, MD, Program Director & Advanced Course Director
Jacques Peltier, MD, Basic Course Director
Michael Platt, MD
Matthew Ryan, MD
Wes VanderArk, MD
Maria Veling, MDAdvanced Course Director
Jami Lucas

Education Assessment Committee

Mona Patadia, MD, Director & Chair
Cecelia Damask, DO
Melissa Hertler, MD
Adrienne Laury, MD
Keith Sale, MD

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AAOA Committees

Nominating Committee

Stella Lee, MD, Nominating Chair
Christine Franzese, MD
Melissa Hertler, MD
Steven Houser, MD
Matthew Ryan, MD

Patient & Professional Relations Committee

Christopher Vickery, MD, PPR Chair
Dole Baker, MD
Marina Boruk, MD
John Craddock, MD
Douglas Dawson, MD
Christine DeMason, MD
Steven Houser, MD
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA
Adrienne Laury, MD
Andrea Lewis, MD
Michelle Liu, MD
Robert Stachler, MD
Jennifer Villwock, MD

Socioeconomic Committee

Douglas Dawson, MD, Socioeconomic Chair
Dole Baker, MD, BOG Legislative Representative
Paul Fass, MD, CPT Representative
Melissa Hertler, MD
Steve Houser, MD, 
ABOto Liaison
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA
Robert Puchalski, MD
AMA Alternate Delegate
Rob Stachler, MD, AAOHNS GTF Representative & BOG Governor
Wes VanderArk, MD, AMA Delegate
Kevin Wilson, MD