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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

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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Act Now to Avoid MACRA Penalties

Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent…

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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

04/01/2018: 2018 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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07/31/18: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2018 Annual Meeting
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EDUCATION

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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Updated Advanced Course

Drs. Damask and Parker will lead the faculty for our annual Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology that builds on the Basic Course and delves further into allergy diagnosis, management, and treatment.
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Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course

Course directors, Christine Franzese and Sarah Wise, are excited to announce the 2018 AAOA Interactive Allergy and Rhinology Course.
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IFAR

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 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 5-7 | Hollywood, FL
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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
Coming Soon!!!

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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News and Updates

The AAOA Wins Gold in Association TRENDS 2017 All-Media Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marina Fassnacht Director of Marketing and Communications 11130 Sunrise Valley Dr.…

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Alert: Nationwide Shortage of Sterile Water for Injections

Nationwide shortage of Sterile Water for Injections is affecting multiple manufacturers. Some Specialty Pharmacies are…

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Choose the IndependENT 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting!

Building off the success of our radically re-designed Chicago Annual Meeting, we look forward to…

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AAOA Basic Course 2018

Travel and Accommodations

Hotel and Meeting Location Information

Hotel Information

The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
(954) 602-6000

Room Rate

$179/night (plus $5 resort fee per night for basic guestroom, Internet, and local and toll-free call access plus 12% State tax, occupancy tax for a single or double guest room). Room rates are based on availability, and the AAOA cannot guarantee room availability.

Reservations

Call 855-689-2911 or reserve online here.
Reference: AAOA Basic Course
Reservation Deadline: June 5, 2018
Room cancellations must be made 3 days prior to the arrival to avoid a cancellation fee.
Check-in: 4:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Airports & Ground Transportation

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is 7.8 miles (15 minutes) from The Diplomat and the hotel is 22 miles (30 minutes) from Miami International Airport (MIA). For information about ground transportation and driving directions, click here.

About The Diplomat

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton was voted a Top Florida Resort by Conde Nast Traveler Readers in 2016. The resort features two outdoor pools, a spa and fitness center, golf just a mile away, and 6 restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond-rated Diplomat Prime Steakhouse. It is close to extensive shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities.

Founded in 1925, the charming ocean-side town of Hollywood, Florida blends modern day elegance with old world charm. Take a stroll along the historic boardwalk (a mile away) voted one of ‘America’s Best Beach Boardwalks’ by Travel & Leisure magazine. Enjoy live music and fresh seafood or celebrate one of several seasonal festivals. Take a trolley ride downtown to immerse yourself in historic culture and visit museums, or take a water taxi ride to explore Fort Lauderdale. The Everglades National Park is just 30 minutes away. Hollywood also offers seaside cafes, bicycle rentals, beach sundry shop, and a vibrant nightlife with options for all tastes.

To plan your free time, please click here.

Join Us In Florida

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 aaoa@aaoaf.org.