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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

Why 2017 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs Due to popular demand, the AAOA is excited…

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CMS Releases Proposed Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2018

AAOA had participated in surveys for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Relative Value Update Committee…

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CMS Releases Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule outlining the requirements…

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Changes in MACRA

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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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The AMA continues to hear from physicians who feel unprepared to participate successfully in Medicare’s new Merit-based Incentive Payment System, despite the transitional flexibility provided for 2017.
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Upcoming Dates

04/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle

10/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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07/31/18: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2018 Annual Meeting
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EDUCATION

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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Updated Advanced Course

Drs. Damask and Parker will lead the faculty for our annual Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology that builds on the Basic Course and delves further into allergy diagnosis, management, and treatment.
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Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course

Course directors, Christine Franzese and Sarah Wise, are excited to announce the 2018 AAOA Interactive Allergy and Rhinology Course.
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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

2017 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-9 | Vail, CO.
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2018 Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course
February 23-25 | Dallas, TX
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2018 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 5-7 | Hollywood, FL
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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 14-16 | Philadelphia, PA
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PATIENT CORNER

Avoidance

The first most basic treatment step, once an allergen has been identified, is to eliminate or avoid contact with it, if possible. Unfortunately, avoiding some allergens (such as dust, molds, and animals) is often difficult and thus allergen avoidance alone may not be effective.

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News and Updates

Join me in Chicago at the Redesigned AAOA Annual Meeting

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Practice Management

Strategies & Tactics to Improve Efficiencies for Better…

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ReCAP — Review Of Core Allergy Principles

The AAOA Education Committee is pleased to…

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Education Development

2017 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-9 | Vail, CO.
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2018 Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course
February 23-25 | Dallas, TX
Learn more and Register

2018 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 5-7 | Hollywood, FL
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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 14-16 | Philadelphia, PA
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Clinical Insights With Wiley
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Become a Member

As a member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions and all of our patient education and practice management resources. These savings alone can offset most or all of your dues.

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The AAOA Process

Based on our scope of knowledge, the AAOA Basic and Advanced Courses in Allergy & Immunology build on each other to help give the healthcare practitioner the tools needed to diagnose and manage allergy patients. Our Annual Meeting offers attendees an opportunity to hear cutting-edge research and current clinical management debates to help translate it into their day-to-day practice.  The program is augmented with focused instruction courses and workshops to help assure all our attendees gain value for the time spent.

Online Education Clinical Insights Modules

The AAOA’s Clinical Insights modules offer interactive eLearning designed to expand understanding of current practice trends and clinical research in allergy diagnosis and management. The AAOA is excited to offer this new educational series to help our members augment the continuing education.

The Wiley-partnered eLearning platform is designed to offer practicing physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and other allied health professionals the opportunity to expand their learning experience to help augment their training and build on the AAOA’s curricula for the Basic and Advanced Courses in Allergy & Immunology.

Available Clinical Insights Allergy Modules:

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Available Clinical Insights Asthma Modules:

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AAOA Clinical Insights are supported in part by an educational grant from Merck.
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Resources

Resident Travel Grants

To apply for a resident travel grant, e-mail the following components to Elisabeth Herzfeld.

  • AAOA Resident member or Resident member candidate with a complete application Download Application
  • A letter expressing your interest in the AAOA and its programs, as well as why you should be a grant recipient
  • A letter of recommendation from Program Director on letterhead

Call For Scientific Papers

Share your research with the otolaryngology specialists attending the AAOA Annual Meeting. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation during the meeting. Contact AAOA for more information.