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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

FDA Revised Draft Insanitary Conditions Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states, in a revised draft guidance released this week, that…

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Allergy Comments on 2019 Proposed PFS

The Advocacy Council of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) together with its…

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EpiPen Shortage Update

FDA has a drug shortage database which includes reasons for and updates on drug shortages. Today the…

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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

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 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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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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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

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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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting – Important Dates

August 22 - Extended Hotel Discounted Rate Deadline Room Rate Room rate is $219 (plus 15.5%…

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AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology 2018

Course Faculty and Invited Speakers

Maeve O’Connor, MD – Invited Guest Speaker
Dr. O’Connor is the Founder and Medical Director of AAIR and is board certified by both the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She graduated from a 2-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona, which included more than 1,000 clinical hours.  Dr. O’Connor is a Fellow of the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology where she currently served on the Board of Regents and as Speaker of the House of Delegates.  She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, as well as, the American College of Physicians.  Dr. O’Connor served as President of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society and also as President of the Southeastern Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society (2011-2012). She is the current Immediate-Past President of the North Carolina Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society and is the current President of the Mecklenburg County Asthma Coalition. Dr. O’Connor is involved in clinical research and has published research articles on drug allergy, allergic rhinitis, desensitization immunotherapy, asthma and food allergy.  Respected among her peers, Dr. O’Connor has been included in the “Best Doctors America” List 2009-2017 and has been voted Charlotte Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for both Adult Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Allergy/Immunology every year 2007-2017. Community outreach and advocacy are of utmost importance to all of us at AAIR. AAIR has been the presenting sponsor for the Charlotte Food Allergy Walk 2013-2017 and successfully organized the first ever Charlotte Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency. Dr. O’Connor also has started a non-profit foundation, AAIDA, to raise awareness and research dollars for patients suffering with all immune disorders from primary immune deficiency to autoimmune diseases. Dr. O’Connor is a highly sought-after lecturer locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on all topics related to the disorders we treat. When not working to care for patients and raise awareness of atopic and immune diseases, Dr. O’Connor enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cooking, traveling, watching live music and entertaining friends in her home.

 

Steven D. Rauch, MD – Invited Guest Speaker
Steven Rauch, MD is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School.  He is a member of the Otology Division and Chief of the Vestibular Division in the Otolaryngology Department at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) and Mass General Hospital, and Chair of the MEE Human Studies Committee.  He has been a member of the NIH National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Board of Scientific Councilors and of their Advisory Council.  He is a Past President of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) and former Chair of the Research Advisory Board of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  He is Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Science of Health and Wellness.  Dr. Rauch serves on numerous national and international committees and editorial boards.  His clinical and research interests are in combined disorders of hearing and balance, including Meniere’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness, and migraine.

Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA – Course Co-Director
Dr. Damask is in private practice at Lake Mary Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy in the greater Orlando, FL area. She received her DO from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Medicine and completed her residency training at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and has presented at various AAOA courses and meetings since 2009. Dr. Damask currently serves as AAOA Education Coordinator.

 

 

 

Michel Parker, MD – Course Co-Director
Dr. Parker received his medical degree in 1982 from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, and completed his otolaryngic residency there in 1987.  He currently practices privately, but maintains a close affiliation with the Health Science Center and is actively involved in teaching residents and students. Dr. Parker has served as a board member, Scientific Director, CME Chairman, and President of the AAOA, and in several faculty positions for the AAOA. He is the Past President of the Foundation Board.

 

 

 

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Registration

  • Fellow Member       $1,110
  • Associate Member  $1,225
  • International Member $1,225
  • NP/PA Member $1,225
  • Allied Health Member $1,225
  • Resident Member $600
  • Non-Member Physician  $2,500
  • Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA $2,500
  • Non-member Resident  $850
  • Industry Representative  $2,500

Important Information

Cancellation

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to November 6, 2018. 

Cancellations received after November 6, 2018 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.

If you’re not a member of the AAOA, join now and take advantage of the membership rates.

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.
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