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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

USP Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797 The long-awaited new USP Chapter…

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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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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

IFAR

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

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today…

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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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Things to Do in Minneapolis

Discover Minneapolis

Courtesy of the Mall of America and Meet Minneapolis

By a Minnesotan, Matthew Patterson, MD, FAAOA 

Minnesota is a great place to live, as is evidenced by the quality of life indices and education indices regularly published with Minnesota at or near the top.  But why is Minnesota such a great place to live?  Well, our cities are nice, but our outstate areas are even better.  But really, Minnesota is just a nice place.  Strangers will make eye contact and smile at you.  We have many opportunities for arts, sports, and adventure.  People will go out of their way to give you directions.  And just take a look at some of our natural resources!  So have fun while you are here!

Top 11 things To Do in Minneapolis/St. Paul this summer:

  1. Mill City Museum
  2. Minnesota History Museum
  3. Minneapolis Institute of Art
  4. Minnesota United game at the new Alliance Field
  5. Mall of America
  6. Minnesota Zoo
  7. Como Zoo and Conservatory
  8. University of Minnesota (Bell Museum of Natural History, Weisman Art Museum, U.S. Bank Stadium, and so much more!)
  9. Gold Medal Park
  10. Minnehaha Falls
  11. Go to the Theatre (Guthrie, Ordway, Stepping Stones, doesn’t matter which, we have great theatre options!)

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Atlas Obscura

Lonely Planet

Thrillist

Top 11 Places to Visit in Outstate Minnesota this summer:

  1. Lake Itasca State Park, the headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi, where you can walk across the mighty river ankle deep in crystal clear water.
  2. The State Parks of Lake Superior’s North Shore
  3. Wabasha, The National Eagle Center and Lark Toys
  4. Lanesboro
  5. Northfield
  6. Mystery Cave State Park
  7. Jeffers Petroglyphs State Park
  8. Taylors Falls
  9. Lake Pepin
  10. Minnesota Landscape Arboreteum
  11. Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway

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The Crazy Tourist Minnesota

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A few last things Minnesota has to brag about.

Discover Minneapolis and attend the 2019 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology. Register today

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Registration Price List

Fellow Member$1,110.00
Associate Member$1,225.00
International Member$1,225.00
NP/PA Member$1,225.00
Allied Health Member$1,225.00
Resident Member$600.00
Non-Member Physician$2,500.00
Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA$2,500.00
Industry Representative$2,500.00
Non-member Resident$850.00

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to May 27, 2019.

Cancellations received after May 27, 2019 are non-refundable. 

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

Note for New Member Applicants

If you would like to receive a member rate for the 2019 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.

Contact Ben Wokas at (202) 955-5010 ext. 300 or bwokas@aaoallergy.org if you have any questions.