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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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CEO September 2019 Update

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AAOA Annual Meeting 2017

Annual Meeting Agenda

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The Full Agenda for the meeting is coming soon!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

6:30am-10:30am: Fellow Exam

11:00am-12:00pm: Panel Discussion, How to Make SLIT Work in Your Practice – Sandra Lin, MD, Ivor Emanuel, MD, Paul Fass, MD, FAAOA, Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA, William Reisacher, MD, John Fornadley, MD, FAAOA

12:00pm-1:30pm: Annual Business Meeting, AAOA Today & Tomorrow (Lunch) – Melissa Hertler, MD, J. Whit Mims, MD, Robert Stachler, MD, Alpen Patel, MD, Christine Franzese, MD, FAAOA, Matthew Ryan, MD, FAAOA, Douglas Dawson, MD

1:30pm-3:30pm: Content Meets Culture Windy City Tours (concurrent sessions)

  • Allergies and Sinusitis: Where do the Two Intersect – Adrienne Laury, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • Antigen Selection – Bruce Gordon, MD
  • Chronic Cough – Melissa Hertler, MD, Monica Patadia, MD, FAAOA
  • Emergencies in Allergy – Christopher Brook, MD, Michael Platt, MD
  • Food Allergies – William Reisacher, MD
  • Migraines and Allergy – Mark Mehle, MD, John Fornadley, MD, FAAOA
  • Pediatric Chronic Sinusitis – J. Whit Mims, MD, Zachary Solar, MD, MS
  • Practice Pearls – Ivor Emanuel, MD, Paul Fass, MD, FAAOA
  • Reflux and Laryngeal Issues – Robert Stachler, MD, Alpen Patel, MD
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy – Sandra Lin, MD
  • Decision Making between SLIT and SCIT – Kevin Wilson, MD
  • Venomous Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity – Christine Franzese, MD, FAAOA, Andrea Lewis, MD, FAAOA

3:30pm-4:30pm: Keynote Lecture, How to Stay Out of Trouble With the Law: Lessons From 30 Years Defending Physicians – Kevin Glenn

4:30pm-5:00pm: Networking Break w/ Exhibitors

5:00pm-6:00pm: BJ Ferguson Memorial Keynote Lecture, Food Allergy: What’s New in Prevention & Treatment – Amal Assa’ad, MD

6:30pm-8:30pm: AAOA Soirée, A Night at the Museum

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

6:00am-6:45am: Healthy Start Fitness Sessions

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast w/ Exhibitors

8:00am-9:20am: Keynote Lecture, Strategic & Tactical Practice Management: 10 Things Every Medical Practice Should be Doing in the New Healthcare Environment – Ron Howrigon

9:30am-10:30am: Concurrent Sessions, Practice Management & ReCAP

  • Practice Management
    • Analyzing & Improving the Workflow: Process Efficiency Leads to Improved Patient Care – Ken Hertz
    • Best Practices in Management of Allergy Ancillary Staff – AOA
    • Coding for Allergy Services in 2017 – Teresa Thompson
    • Relationship Marketing: How To Put It In Action – Cheyanne Brinson
  • ReCAP
    • Immunology – John Fornadley, MD, FAAOA, Christopher Brook, MD, Michael Platt, MD

10:30am-11:00am: Networking Break w/ Exhibitors

11:00am-12:00pm: Concurrent Sessions, Practice Management & ReCAP

  • Practice Management
    • Analyzing Your Practice Culture: Improve Structure & Performance – Ken Hertz
    • Dancing with the Devil: Insider Secrets for Negotiating with Managed Care Companies – Ron Howrigon
    • Optimizing the Revenue Cycle in Your Otolaryngic Allergy Practice – Kim Pollock
    • Practice Transitions: Plan Your Journey – Cheyenne Brinson
  • ReCAP
    • Testing & Treatment – Kevin Wilson, MD, David Palmer, MD

12:00pm-1:00pm: Networking Lunch w/ Corporate Sponsor

1:00pm-2:00pm: Keynote Lecture, Surviving & Thriving in Challenging Times – What’s Next for the Practice of Allergy & Otolaryngology – Ken Hertz

2:15pm-3:15pm: Concurrent Sessions, Practice Management & ReCAP

  • Practice Management
    • Analyzing Your Practice Culture: Improve Structure & Performance – Ken Hertz
    • Coding & Billing Conundrums in Otolaryngic Allergy – Kim Pollock
    • High Deductible Health Plans – You Need a Plan – Cheyanne Brinson
    • Patient-Centered Care – Providing Great Service in Addition to Great Care – Ron Howrigon
  • ReCAP
    • Vial Preparation & Delivery – Monica Patadia, MD, FAAOA, Stella Lee, MD, FAAOA

3:15pm-4:15pm: Concurrent Sessions, Practice Management & ReCAP

  • Practice Management
    • Dancing with the Devil: Insider Secrets for Negotiating with Managed Care Companies – Ron Howrigon
    • Documenting to Support Your Encounters – Teresa Thompson
    • Optimizing the Revenue Cycle in Your Otolaryngic Allergy Practice – Kim Pollock
    • Society of PAs in Otolaryngology Perspective – Marie Gilbert, PA-C, Kristi Gridley, PA
  • ReCAP
    • Food Allergy – Melissa Hertler, MD, Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA

4:15pm-4:45pm: Networking Break w/ Exhibitors

4:45pm-5:45pm: Concurrent Sessions, Practice Management & ReCAP

  • Practice Management
    • Coding for Allergy Services in 2017 – Teresa Thompson
    • Patient-Centered Care – Providing Great Service in Addition to Great Care – Ron Howrigon
    • Managing & Developing your Most Valuable Practice Asset – Your Employees: Problem-Based Approach – Cheyanne Brinson
    • Staffing Conundrums & Techniques to Improve Efficiencies – Marie Gilbert, PA-C, Kristi Gridley, PA
  • ReCAP
    • Ahstma/Allergy Emergencies – Bruce Gordon, MD, John Fornadley, MD, FAAOA, J. Whit Mims, MD, Michael Parker, MD

6:00pm-7:00pm: Taste of Chicago Reception w/ Exhibitors

Sunday, September 10th, 2017


6:15am-7:15am: Healthy Start Fitness Sessions

7:30am-9:00am: Scientific Research Breakfast – Adam Honeybrook, MD, Sarah Wise, MD, Ashleigh Halderman, MD, Alexandra Oritz, MD, Thomas Kaffenberger, MD, Leila Mady, MD, PhD

9:00am-10:00am: Concurrent Sessions, Rapid Fire Learning

  • Advanced Therapeutics in Atopic Dermatitis – Peter Lio, MD
  • AERD – Matthew Ryan, MD, FAAOA, Nathan Deckard, MD, Amber Luong, MD, PhD, James Stankiewicz, MD
  • Allergy in the CRS Patient – Christopher Brook, MD, Michael Platt, MD
  • Asthma Updates – Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA
  • Biologics – Christine Franzese, MD, FAAOA

10:15am-11:15am: Concurrent Sessions, Cases, Conversations, and Collaboration

  • Challenges in Immunotherapy Practice – Sandra Lin, MD, Ivor Emanuel, MD, John Fornadley, MD, FAAOA, David Palmer, MD
  • Living with an Itch – A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment – Peter Lio
  • Medication Allergy – Christine Franzese, MD, FAAOA
  • Sleep & Allergy – Andrea Lewis, MD, FAAOA, Douglas Dawson, MD
  • Starting Your Allergy Practice – William Reisacher, MD, Kristin Marcum, MD, Elizabeth Sham, MD

 


Download a printable file of the 2017 AAOA Annual Meeting Agenda.

The online syllabus will be available by August 25. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

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Fellow Member$475.00
Associate Member$495.00
International Member$495.00
NP/PA Member$495.00
Allied Health Member$495.00
Resident Member $0
Non-Member Physician$795.00
Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA$795.00
Industry Representative$795.00

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 50% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to August 7, 2017.

Cancellations received after August 7, 2017 are non-refundable. 

If you have a disability or require assistance during the course, contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or aaoa@aaoaf.org.