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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

04/01/19: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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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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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

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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FDA Approval of First and Only Digital Inhaler with Built-In Sensors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) inhalation powder for…

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AAOA Annual Meeting 2019

Travel and Accommodations

You have many choices for hotels in New Orleans and, in order to optimize your AAOA experience, stay in the AAOA conference hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Hotel and Meeting Location Information

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Call 1-504.584.3999 or book online

Room Rate

$249 Standard Guest Room
$259 View Guestroom
$289 Executive Level Room
Plus 15.2% state and local taxes, $3.00 occupancy tax per room per night and a Statutory Tourism Support Assessment of 1.75% room per night for 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 an early checkout fee equal to the room rate for one night.
Room rates are based on availability, and the AAOA cannot guarantee room availability.

For attendees who would like to extend their stay in New Orleans, the AAOA is pleased to offer the above-noted rate for three (3) days before and after the meeting (based on availability). If you have difficulty extending your stay, contact meetings@aaoallergy.org.

Reservations

Call 1-504.584.3999 or book online 
Reference the AAOA Annual Meeting
Reservation Deadline: August 7, 2019
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

Depending on traffic and time of day, Hilton New Orleans Riverside is about 30-40 minutes from the New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

About Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

It’s all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places one at the center of it all. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away. Grab a beignet, listen to live jazz, ride a streetcar, or hop into a parade, you never know what you’ll experience in the vibrant culture and excitement of New Orleans just outside the Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s front door.

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is….

  • Located on the River, downtown in the Warehouse and Arts District
  • Within walking distance of the French Quarter and Jackson Square
  • Home to Drago’s Restaurant, Riverblends Café, Spirits Bar and Public Belt
  • Equipped with two outdoor pools and a Health Club by Hilton Fitness
  • Attached to the Outlet Collection shops, within access to Morial New Orleans Convention Center, an easy walk to the Audubon Aquarium and close to countless restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, and entertainment venues.

Plan Your Trip to New Orleans

Do New Orleans

Happy Hour New Orleans

Foodie New Orleans

Vegan New Orleans

 

 

Join Us In NOLA

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.