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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

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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Brief Update on the Final CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final Physician Fee…

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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

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/2019: 2019 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/2019: Research Grant Cycle

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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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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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

2019 Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course
February 8-10, 2019 | Dallas, TX
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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

OTC Allergy Medications

There seem to be more and more medications available for allergy treatment that  you can now purchase over the counter.
The FDA is allowing previously prescription only drugs to be made available directly to the consumer without a prescription — adding more to the over-the-counter options in the healthcare aisles.

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News and Updates

From the AAOA President, Matthew Ryan, MD

...the AAOA continues to be the organization that Otolaryngologists look to for up-to-date education and information on the…

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FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

The Food and Drug Administration approves the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.…

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Social and Networking Events at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting assures to be not only educational, interactive, and practice-centered, but also…

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

2019 Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunites

Otolaryngologists dedicated to the quality care of patients
with allergic, rhinologic, ENT, and related respiratory disease

As an ACCME-accredited national specialty organization, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) is committed to delivering quality medical education programs based on the AAOA’s Scope of Knowledge. With more than 2,500 members, we represent the allergy and respiratory disease interests of over 8,000 US-based otolaryngologists. Our overarching organizational mission is to deliver education intended to improve patient care. View the 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus

Who We Are

The AAOA is one of the largest national otolaryngology subspecialty societies, representing nearly one-third of practicing  otolaryngologists. OUr members represent the core of the private practice general otolaryngologists who are the decision makers in their groups, as well as key leaders in academic otolaryngology. Our members include the broader management of allergy and related inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract within their daily ENT practice, blending surgical and medical management, in addition to general ENT, rhinology, and pediatric ENT.  Our 2,000+ physician members have a impact on today’s ENT practice and patient care. While many of our members consider themselves general ENTs, we have many who focus on rinology, pediatrics, geriatrics, sleep medicine, and asthma.

What to Expect

At our events, national leaders in otolaryngology will lead discussions on pertinent clinical care issues that affect all practicing general otolaryngologists. Topics range from focused discussions on allergy, asthma, rhinology, sinus surgery, laryngology, otology, pediatrics, sleep, and general ENT to cutting-edge advances in the medical and surgical management of ENT patients.

Why Participate

The AAOA CME Mission underscores an organizational commitment to continual learning with a goal toward improved patient outcomes. As a corporate partner, you can share our mission.

In the realm of partnership, we invite you to participate in our 2019 AAOA CME events. At each of our events, we draw 250-350 healthcare professionals. At our Basic Course many, if not most, of the attendees are new to incorporating the diagnoses and management of allergy and related respiratory diseases into their overall medical and surgical ENT practice. Our Annual Meeting and Advanced Course expand on these concepts.
Most of the participants use these courses as a way to familiarize themselves with both medical and product knowledge. These programs provide you a unique opportunity to focus on a well-defined, motivated, target demographic for new client development, as well as a chance to thank existing clients.

How to Apply

For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship and marketing opportunities at the AAOA Courses, review our 2019 AAOA Exhibitor Prospectus  which includes exhibit application, contact information, pricing options and additional information.

Contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or e-mail us if you have any questions about sponsorship or exhibit opportunities for the Basic Course, Annual Meeting or Advanced Course.

We look forward to the partnership!

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Cancellation Policy

The Exhibit fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. Contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or mfassnacht@aaoallergy.org if you have any questions.

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