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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

06/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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06/01/19: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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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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04/01/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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EDUCATION

Be a Part of the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting!

AAOA is accepting Scientific Abstracts for in-person oral or poster presentation at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA - September 13-15, 2019. Submit Scientific Abstract 

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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 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

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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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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AAOA Annual Meeting 2018

Travel and Accommodations

Hotel and Meeting Location Information

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-627-1200
Reservations: 1-888-575-6397 or click here

Room Rate

Room rate is $219 (plus 15.5% tax) single/double occupancy.

 At check in, each guest will have the opportunity to reconfirm departure date.  Guests departing prior to that date will be assessed a charge of 50% of the rate for each night that the guest is departing early.

Room rates are based on availability, and the AAOA cannot guarantee room availability.

For attendees who would like to extend their stay in Philadelphia, the AAOA is pleased to offer the above-noted rate for three (3) days before and after the meeting (based on availability).

Reservations

Call 1-888-575-6397 or click here to make your reservation online
Reference the Group Code  AAOA09
Reservation Deadline: August 14, 2018
Room cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.
Check-in time: 4:00 pm; Check-out time: 11:00 am

Airports & Ground Transportation

Just minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, Loews Philadelphia Hotel offers guests convenient and accessible Philadelphia travel. Click here for a map & driving directions to the hotel.

About the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Loews Philadelphia’s landmark structure was America’s first skyscraper, rising a commanding 33 stories into the air. Using curved glass and bold geometric shapes, it was constructed in the Art Deco period and was home to our country’s first savings bank. Rare woods along with marble and granite from over 30 countries were utilized to dramatic effect, and clocks by Cartier made sure everyone was on time.

From 20 miles away, you can still catch sight of the undisturbed sign of the original owners—The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society—as PSFS glows in glorious red neon. Today, you can still see the imposing bank vault doors in the hotel lobby—an homage to our history and a striking art installation. Read More

Plan Your Trip to Philadelphia

Only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is in the center of it all.

By plane: There are more than 1,200 daily nonstop flights to PHL. Click here for a map & driving directions to the hotel.

By train: Amtrak Acela and commuter trains arrive at historic 30th Street Station throughout the day, placing passengers within a short walk of Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Philadelphia is only 1 hour and 20 minutes from New York City and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., via Acela Express.

By bus: Megabus offers low-cost express bus routes throughout the Northeast Corridor.

By car: Almost half of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive of Philadelphia. Interstates 95 and 76, and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes, provide access from all points on the compass. Loews valet parking:$49 inclusive of 22.5% tax overnight.

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Registration Price List

Fellow MemberFREE
Associate MemberFREE
International MemberFREE
NP/PA MemberFREE
Resident/Fellow-In-Training MemberFREE
All Member CandidatesFREE
Non-Member $795.00
One Day Pass
$495.00

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 14, 2018.

Cancellations received after August 14, 2018 are non-refundable. 

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