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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

Breaking News on USP Chapter 797

An updated draft of USP Chapter 797 was released today. Updated Chapter 797 Posted for Public Comment: Separate Requirements…

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Congress Makes Changes to MACRA

The second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and…

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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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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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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

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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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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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Social and Networking Events at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting

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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting – Important Dates

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Burnout: A Real Problem, Not Just a Trendy Talk Show Topic

When you really look at hot topics in medicine, physician burnout seems to really skyrocket…

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AAOA Advanced Course 2018

Course Schedule

2018 AAOA Advanced Course Atlanta

Thursday, December 6, 2018

12:00pm: Check-in Opens

  • 2:00pm: Welcome and Course Introduction – Michael Parker, MD
  • 2:10pm: Introduction of Course Faculty & Moderators with Case Teasers – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 2:25pm: Evolution of Allergy Testing Techniques – Michael Platt, MD
  • 2:30pm: Choosing “Wisely” When Ordering Allergy Testing/Laboratory Tests – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 2:40pm: Immunology of Allergy Treatment – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 2:50pm: The Future: Conventional SCIT with Adjuvants – Michael Parker, MD
  • 3:00pm: Genetics/Epigenetics/Allergy – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 3:20pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 3:50pm: S-U-C-C-E-S-S – That’s how we spell success of our allergy treatment – Chris McMains
  • 4:00pm: International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 4:20pm: Presentation of SLIT Case – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 4:25pm: Gallons, Quarts & Liters: What does it all mean? (Allergen Metrics) – Chris McMains, MD
  • 4:35pm: SLIT Tables – William Reisacher, MD
  • 4:45pm: Multi vs Pauci Debate – Christine Franzese, MD, J. Whit Mims, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • 5:05pm: SLIT Dose Calculations Mixing Practicum – Chris McMains, MD
  • 5:35pm: Evidence-Based Dosing for Aqueous SLIT – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 5:50pm: Clinical Pearls for SLIT Panel – Moderator: J. Whit Mims, MD; Panel: Chris McMains, MD, William Reisacher, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:05pm: SLIT Case Wrap up – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:10pm: Adjourn for the Evening

Friday, December 7, 2018

6:30am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

  • 7:30am: Presentation of Food Allergy Case – William Reisacher, MD
  • 7:35am: Into the Unknown: The Spectrum of Non-IgE Gastrointestinal Disease – Michael Platt, MD
  • 7:55am: Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 8:20am: NIAID Guidelines for IgE-Mediated Food Allergies and Practice Parameter UpdateWilliam Reisacher, MD
  • 8:50am: LEAP (Learning About Early Peanut) – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 9:10am: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 9:40am: LEAPing Forward: What’s Next? – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 9:50am: Natural History of Food Allergy: Who Should Eat What and When – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 10:00am: Advanced Diagnostic Testing in Food Allergy – What Really Works – Michael Platt, MD
  • 10:20am: Therapeutic Options for Food Sensitive Patients – William Reisacher, MD
  • 10:35am: Food Allergy: Update of Oral and Epicutaneous Immunotherapy – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 10:45am: Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis – Michael Parker, MD
  • 10:55am: The Microbiome & Allergy – Michael Platt, MD
  • 11:05am: Food Allergy Case Wrap-Up – William Reisacher, MD
  • 11:10am: Update: Anaphylaxis Guidelines – Maria Veling, MD
  • 11:40am: In-Office Preparedness for Anaphylaxis – Chris McMains, MD

11:50am: LUNCH WITH FACULTY – FOOD ALLERGY PANEL/FOOD ALLERGY CASES – Moderator: Cecelia Damask, DO; Panelists: Christine Franzese, MD, J. Whit Mims, MD, William Reisacher, MD

  • 1:00pm: Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute and Chronic Urticaria – Michael Platt, MD
  • 1:20pm: New Guidelines for Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria – Chris McMains, MD
  • 1:25pm: Biologic Update for Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 1:30pm: Hereditary Angioedema: Laboratory Testing & Treatment – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 1:40pm: The Role of Skin Barrier (Dys)function & Immunology in Atopic Dermatitis – Maria Veling, MD
  • 1:50pm: Genetics of Atopic Dermatitis – William Reisacher, MD
  • 2:00pm: Therapeutic Update of Atopic Dermatitis – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 2:10pm: Biologic Therapies fo Atopic Dermatitis – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 2:15pm: Contact Dermatitis – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 2:25pm: Patch Testing from A to Z – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 2:35pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 3:05pm: A Practical Assessment Algorithm for Diagnosis of Dizziness – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 3:35pm: Update on Meniere’s Disease – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 3:45pm: Allergy & Sleep – Michael Parker, MD
  • 4:00pm: Migraine Associated Vertigo – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 4:15pm: Otology & Allergy: Is There a Connection? – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 4:30pm: How I Approach a Child with Nasal Congestion – Maria Veling, MD
  • 4:40pm: Update on SSNHL – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 4:55pm: Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 5:10pm: Q&A
  • 5:30: Adjourn for the Evening

Saturday, December 8, 2018

6:30am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

  • 7:30am: Presentation of Asthma Case – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 7:35am: Epidemiology of Asthma – Michael Platt, MD
  • 7:45am: Genetics of Asthma – William Reisacher, MD
  • 7:55am: Early Life Factors that Affect Asthma Development – Maria Veling, MD
  • 8:05am: Immunology of Childhood Asthma – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 8:15am: Understanding Early Wheezing in the Development of Airflow Limitation in Children – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 8:25am: Treatment Approaches to Preschool Wheezing Illness – Maria Veling, MD
  • 8:35am: Emerging Perspectives in Asthma Heterogeneity, Phenotypes & Endotypes – Nina Ramirez, MD (invited)
  • 8:55am: Pathophysiology of Asthma – Acute Physiologic Characteristics – William Reisacher, MD
  • 9:05am: Chronic Long-Term Clinical Consequences of Asthma Exacerbations – Chris McMains, MD
  • 9:15am: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 9:45am: Prevention and Rescue Medications for Asthma – Chris McMains, MD
  • 9:55am: Non-Steroidal Medications for Asthma – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 10:05am: ICS Maintenance Medications, Combo (ICS/LABA) and LAMAs – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 10:15am: Add-On Therapy for Asthma Management – Nina Ramirez, MD (invited)
  • 10:30am: PFTs – Spirometry Mechanics – Michael Parker, MD
  • 10:45am: Nuts and Bolts of Spirometry Interpretation – Michael Parker, MD
  • 11:15am: FeNO – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 11:25am: ERP-3/NAEPP Asthma Guidelines – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 11:45am: GINA Guidelines – Maria Veling, MD
  • 11:55am: ERP-3/NAEPP Guidelines Update – Nina Ramirez, MD (invited)

12:05pm: LUNCH WITH FACULTY – ASTHMA PANEL/ASTHMA CASES – Moderator: Michael Parker, MD; Panel: Cecelia Damask, DO, Christine Franzese, MD

  • 1:15pm: Severe Asthma: Our Changing Approach to Management – Nina Ramirez (invited)
  • 1:30pm: Precision Asthma Therapy: Picking the Right Biologic for the Right Patient -Nina Ramirez, MD (invited)
  • 1:45pm: Asthma Case Wrap-Up – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 1:50pm: ACOS: Is it Asthma? Is it COPD? Or is it ACOS? – Nina Ramirez, MD (invited)
  • 2:05pm: Stinging Insect Update – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 2:35pm: Medication Allergy: Diagnosis and Therapeutic Intervention – Maria Veling, MD
  • 2:55pm: Managing Mucus: What Is the Evidence? – Michael Parker, MD
  • 3:15pm: Chronic Cough Panel: Perspectives from Allergy, Rhinology, and General ENT – Moderator: Matthew Ryan, MD; Panel: Nina Ramirez, MD (invited), Christine Franzese, MD, Michael Platt, MD
  • 3:35pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 4:05pm: CRS Case Presentation – Michael Platt, MD
  • 4:10pm: Non-Allergic Rhinitis – Michael Parker, MD
  • 4:20pm: Local Allergy – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 4:35pm: AERD – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 4:55pm: AAO-HNS CRS Guidelines/ICAR – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 5:10pm: Difficult to Control CRS: What the Experts Do – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 5:20pm: Corticosteroids: The Good, the Bad and the Future for Our Patients on Systemic Steroids – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 5:30pm: Precision Medicine and the Future of Sinus Management – Cecelia Damask, DO, Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 5:50pm: Laboratory Evaluation of Immunodeficiency – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 6:10pm: CRS Case Wrap-Up – Michael Platt, MD
  • 6:15pm: Q&A/Course Wrap-Up – Cecelia Damask, DO, Michael Parker, MD

6:30pm: Course Adjourns

Download the 2018 AAOA Advanced Course Overview and Registration Form here.

The online syllabus will be available by November 29. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

Join Us In Atlanta

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.

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