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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

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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 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

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

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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ReCAP — Review Of Core Allergy Principles

The AAOA Education Committee is pleased to announce that, in addition to updating the format and educational venue for the Annual meeting, there will be a revision of the Basic Principles of Allergy workshop.

The Basic Principles of Allergy program will emerge as ReCAP, which stands for Review of Core Allergy Principles.

This course is intended to provide a condensed but fully updated presentation of the core principles taught in the Basic course. This is an excellent opportunity for the allergy fellow to hear what may have changed in the Basic curriculum. It is an important introduction to basic principles for a physician or allied health member who has not yet been able to attend the Basic course. ReCAP is also a great way for residents to sample allergy principles as they determine what level of allergy they intend to perform in their practice.

The program will extend throughout Saturday, but will have breaks to allow attendees to participate in some of the exciting practice management and business of medicine additions to the Annual Meeting that are happening concurrently. The sessions will be divided into topics (see below); while the entire program is recommended, a meeting attendee can certainly ‘pick and choose’ specific areas of interest to attend.

ReCAP will be taught in rapid-fire format, with emphasis on key principles and concepts. We do leave a lot of specifics for those attending the Basic Course; our goal is to raise your interest and update you on the changes and ideas that have emerged to guide and improve your allergy practice.

Building on the core of the Basic Course in Allergy and Immunology, ReCAP will cover:

  • Immunology
  • Immunology Principles
  • Why It Works (We think)
  • Treatment
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Antigen Selection
  • Vial Prep
  • SLIT Delivery
  • Foods
  • Nuts
  • Brownies
  • Asthma
  • Adding Asthma Management to Your Allergy Management Practice
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Recognition
  • Management
  • Prevention
  • Panel Discussion:  Multi versus Pauci Therapy (Where Is the Data?)

Under the direction of Jack Fornadley, MD, invited faculty include Bruce Gordon, MD, Ayesha Khalid, MD, Michael Platt, MD, Mona Patadia, MD .