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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

Congress Makes Changes to MACRA

The second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and…

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CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now have until Tuesday, April 3,…

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Congress Moves Closer to Close the Books on FY 2018 Appropriations

In a span of 4 days, Congress passed legislation to fund the government through March…

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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

Burnout: A Real Problem, Not Just a Trendy Talk Show Topic

When you really look at hot topics in medicine, physician burnout seems to really skyrocket…

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So, You Think You Have Been to the Advanced Course….

We all suffer from the need to find new and innovative educational content to help…

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2018 AAOA Basic Course…This is not the same course you may have attended before!

On behalf of the AAOA we would like to extend a personal invitation to join us…

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AAOA Fellow Exam 2019

Fellow Exam

New Orleans - Annual Meeting

2019 AAOA Fellow Exam

Friday, September 13 – 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting

The AAOA’s voting membership is comprised of ABOto (or AOBOO) certified/eligible physicians who have demonstrated competence and qualifications through their residency training and board certification. AAOA Fellows are AAOA Members who have have supplemented their otolaryngology training through AAOA CME Courses and demonstrated their enhanced expertise by passing the AAOA Fellow Examination.

An AAOA Fellow may define her/himself as a Fellow of the AAOA with ABMS-certification in otolaryngology, the scope of which includes the diagnosis and management of allergy of the aerodigestive tract.

Candidates must meet the criteria to sit for the exam prior to applying. The following lists the current requirements needed in order to sit for the oral and written Fellow Exam at the AAOA Annual Meeting.

  • Certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOOHNS)
  • Member of the AAOA for a minimum of one (1) year
  • Attendance at 1 complete AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology within the past five (5) years
  • Attendance at 1 complete AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology within the past five (5) years
  • Attendance at 1 complete AAOA Annual Meeting within the past five (5) years
  • Attendance at 1 additional AAOA–sponsored CME program within the past five (5) years
  • Attestation of primary treatment of ten (10) immunotherapy patients who have been on immunotherapy for at least 6 months
  • Completed AAOA Fellow Exam application & fee by April 1st
  • Payment of $950 (Late applications will be assessed $1,350 if received between April 1 and April 15)

The above-noted materials must be submitted to the AAOA by APRIL 1.

Materials submitted between April 1 and April 15 will be considered late and the exam registration fee will be $1,350. Materials postmarked after April 15, and incomplete applications, will not be considered.

Download AAOA Fellow Exam application here.

Submit materials to:
AAOA
Attn: Fellow Exam
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite #100
Reston, VA  20191

Suggested Reference Material

The following resources are suggested in addition to the Basic and Advanced Course curricular material to assist the applicant in preparing for the AAOA Fellow Exam.

  • AAOA Basic and Advanced Course content
  • International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology: Volume 4, Supplement 2, September 2014
  • International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology: Volume 5, Supplement 1, September 2015
  • Clinical Insights: E-Learning Modules from the AAOA– Available in the AAOA member portal
  • International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology: The International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology (ICAR), Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2018

Fellows of the AAOA

The status of AAOA Fellow will be granted to candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria and who pass both the oral and written parts of the Fellow Exam.

Maintaining AAOA Fellow status requires active membership and is contingent upon the attendance at 2 AAOA-sponsored courses or meetings during each subsequent 5–year cycle from the date Fellow status is granted.

Contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or bwokas@aaoallergy.org if you have any questions about the Fellow Exam.

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AAOA Members

As an association we are always looking for more and better ways to help our Members get and stay engaged, and to expand and enrich their network of peers.  To that end, for 2019, we are continuing the Member benefit for all renewing AAOA Members and Member Candidates: FREE Registration for the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA!

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

Member Candidate

*A Member Candidate must have completed the membership application before the Application Deadline (45 days prior to the annual business meeting, approximately July 31st). Learn More

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 13, 2019.

Cancellations received after August 13, 2019 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.

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As an AAOA 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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