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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

Call For Proposals

We want your input to help build a program that delivers on your expectations! Blending clinical and practice management content, the AAOA is now accepting proposals for a number of exciting new formats. Submit Proposal

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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 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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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

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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From the AAOA President, Matthew Ryan, MD

...the AAOA continues to be the organization that Otolaryngologists look to for up-to-date education and information on the…

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NEW! Windy City Tours: Content Meets Culture – Conversations with Experts 

In an effort to maximize educational value, content, and time, the AAOA Education Committee has developed a unique learning experience for our 2017 Annual Meeting Attendees. Building on the “outside the classroom” concept to improve learning and networking and build on case-based learning and problem solving, the AAOA has paired hot topics in otolaryngic allergy with unique walking tours featuring the art, architecture, history, and culture of Chicago. So many times, we go to continuing education meetings to end up sitting in the basement of a hotel without any exposure to the city we are in. Recognizing part of any meeting participation is the opportunity to experience the city, the culture, and the unique character the city offers, we wanted to blend our scientific program with opportunities to get outside and experience Chicago. Below are the topics we will be featuring. Please pick the topic you would like to engage in.

  • Allergies and Sinusitis: Where Do the Two Intersect?
  • Antigen Selection
  • Chronic Cough
  • Food Allergies
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Migraines and Allergy
  • Pediatric Issues
  • Practice Pearls
  • Reflux and Laryngeal Issues
  • Sinus Issues
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Venomous Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity

Participants will be asked to submit questions, cases, and quandaries on their topic. Throughout the tour, the faculty facilitators will stop and address these questions and quandaries with the group to delve into best practices, diagnostic options, testing and therapies. The Culture Meets Content Tours will be small group to help keep the dialogue going and offer everyone opportunities to have new insights into patient management and offer their insights and expertise to their peers in the group. Each group will be assigned a Chicago Tour and Guide to augment their clinical learning with an opportunity to learn and share about Chicago.

As a result of the infamous Chicago fire, Chi-Town is known for its Architecture. Home to the first skyscraper, many of the old and even the new buildings have a unique history that adds to the beauty and appeal of the City. From an historical perspective, Chicago has played a key role in agriculture and finance as home to the World Trade Center Chicago.

It is also known for blood, guts, and mayhem as home to some of the most renowned gangsters, crimes, and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Our tours will take advantage of this culture and history to give you a view of Chicago not often afforded a meeting attendee.