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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

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

06/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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06/15/18: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2018 Basic Course

07/31/18: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2018 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2018 Annual Meeting
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04/01/2019: 2019 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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EDUCATION

Why attend the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia from September 14-16? Learn some of the reasons to attend from the AAOA Leadership and staff. Register

Different Advanced Course

What is it in today’s otolaryngology practice that is resonating as a hot topic? Where are the novel treatment strategies? What is today’s typical otolaryngology practice or more specifically the typical AAOA member’s practice?  These are the questions we try to address when building out our Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology. Read More

Codes/Guidelines

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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IFAR

Editor in Chief Search
The ARS-AAOA IFAR LLC is pleased to announce its search for Editor in Chief, term beginning April 2020. Read More

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.135

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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

2018 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 14-16 | Philadelphia, PA
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2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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PATIENT CORNER

Avoidance

The first most basic treatment step, once an allergen has been identified, is to eliminate or avoid contact with it, if possible. Unfortunately, avoiding some allergens (such as dust, molds, and animals) is often difficult and thus allergen avoidance alone may not be effective.

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CMS Releases Proposed Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2018

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Practice Management

Strategies & Tactics to Improve Efficiencies for Better Patient Care In response to member feedback, we…

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AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2018

Course Overview

2018 AAOA Basic Course

The registration for the 2018 AAOA Basic Course is closed online. If you’d like to register, please call (202)955-5010 or email: meetings@aaoallergy.org

If you are looking to enhance your allergy knowledge, consider registering for the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting program features ReCap, the Review of Core Allergy Principles. This session is ideal for PAs, NPs, nurses, office staff, residents as well as anyone interested in learning more about allergy diagnosis and immunotherapy. ReCAP is a format of short, powerful talks that will cover the breadth of allergy and immunology. These short riveting talks will be given by remarkable faculty who will communicate their passion for the practice of allergy within an Otolaryngology practice. ReCAP is a must attend session for new and veteran allergy staff alike not only for the motivational spirit for the practice of allergy, but also for the practical content including allergy testing and interpretation, vial mixing sessions, dosing, SLIT, etc. Learn More

Thursday, July 5 – Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Diplomat, Hollywood, FL

Purpose

The Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology presents basic concepts and techniques applicable to the clinical care of allergic patients. Register

*Note: We are no longer accepting registration payment by check.  To register, please follow the link above or contact the AAOA office at (202) 955-5010.

Content Area

The AAOA CME program centers around clinical issues related to the care of allergy/immunology and inflammatory diseases of the airways and systems related to the head and neck.

The Basic Course focuses on:

    • More integration of SLIT into treatment discussions
    • Introduction to Allergy
    • Allergy Testing (Prick, IT, IDT, In Vitro)
    • Basic principles of allergy
    • Treatment of Allergy (SCIT, SLIT, Dose Calculations, Vial Prep)
    • Introduction to Advanced Topics (Unified Airway, Asthma, Food Allergies, SLIT)

Target Audience

The Basic Course is structured for otolaryngologists integrating more allergy assessment and management into their practice, AAOA members providing specialized allergy care who need to remain current with literature based evidence and practice trends, residents, PA/NPs who work in otolaryngology, and allied health staff who support their physicians in the management of allergic patients. The Basic Course offers face-to-face opportunities with the faculty to discuss nuances and answer questions, as well as hands-on practica to demonstrate technique.

Expected Results

The Basic Course is intended to advance physician competence and performance and is intended to result in improved patient care outcomes. Upon completion of the course, participants should demonstrate competence in the evaluation and management of the allergic patient, including utilization of appropriate testing techniques, implementation of environmental control, delivery of allergy pharmacotherapy, and delivery of safe immunotherapy.

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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 June 5, 2018.

Cancellations received after June 5, 2018 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 2018 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than Friday, June 15, 2018. Contact Ben Wokas at (202) 955-5010 ext. 300 or bwokas@aaoallergy.org if you have any questions.