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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 Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797 The long-awaited new USP Chapter…

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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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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

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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04/01/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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06/01/20: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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06/7/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course

EDUCATION

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today issue trying to assess whether it is worth the cost to get on a plane to participate in the AAOA’s Annual Meeting. We recognize you have lots of CME options, some are even competing with our meeting in New Orleans. Read More

IFAR

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 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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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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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

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today…

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International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology Top Articles 2018-2019

Read top articles published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology 2018-2019. Most Cited International Consensus…

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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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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.