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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.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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: Genetics/Epigenetics of Allergy: The Stage Is Set, What Draws the Curtains? – Christine Franzese, MD

2:45pm: Peer-to-Peer Learning Breakout

  • 2:45pm: Peer-to-Peer Learning Introduction – Cecelia Damask, DO, Michael Parker, MD
  • 2:55pm: Breakout Peer-to-Peer Learning: Review of the Basics of Allergy Diagnosis & Management – Christine Franzese, MD, Chris McMains, MD, J. Whit Mims, MD, Michael Platt, MD, William Reisacher, MD, Maria Veling, MD

3:25pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 3:55pm: Peer-to-Peer Learning Case Summary – Michael Parker, MD
  • 4:05pm: Choosing Wisely When Ordering Allergy Testing/Laboratory Tests – Chris McMains, MD
  • 4:15pm: International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 4:30pm: Presentation of SLIT Case – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 4:35pm: Gallons, Quarts & Liters: What does it all mean? (Allergen Metrics) – Chris McMains, MD
  • 4:45pm: SLIT Tables – William Reisacher, MD
  • 4:55pm: Multi vs Pauci Debate – Christine Franzese, MD, J. Whit Mims, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • 5:15pm: SLIT Dose Calculations Mixing Practicum – Chris McMains, MD
  • 5:45pm: Evidence-Based Dosing for Aqueous SLIT – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:00pm: Clinical Pearls for SLIT Panel – Moderator: J. Whit Mims, MD; Panel: Chris McMains, MD, William Reisacher, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:15pm: SLIT Case Wrap up – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:20pm: Home Room Q&A

6:40pm: 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 Update – William 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

  • 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 – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 2:15pm: Contact Dermatitis – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 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: Meniere’s Disease and Vestibular Migraine: One Disorder or Two? – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 4:00pm: Allergy & Sleep – Michael Parker, 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: Home Room Q&A

5:30: Reception with Exhibitors

6:30pm: 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 – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 8:55am: Pathophysiology of Asthma – Acute Physiologic Characteristics – William Reisacher, MD
  • 9:05am: Chronic Long-Term Clinical Consequences of Asthma Exacerbations – Matthew Ryan, MD

9:15am: Break with Exhibitors

  • 9:45am: Prevention and Rescue Medications for Asthma – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 9:55am: Non-Steroidal Medications for Asthma – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 10:05am: ICS Maintenance Medications, Combo (ICS/LABA) and LAMAs – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 10:15am: Add-On Therapy for Asthma Management – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 10:30am: PFTs – Spirometry Mechanics – Michael Parker, MD
  • 10:45am: Nuts and Bolts of Spirometry Interpretation – Michael Parker, MD
  • 11:15am: FeNO – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 11:25am: ERP-3/NAEPP Asthma Guidelines – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 11:45am: GINA Guidelines – Maria Veling, MD

12:00pm: Lunch

  • 1:05pm: ERP-3/NAEPP Guidelines Update – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 1:15pm: Severe Asthma: Our Changing Approach to Management – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 1:30pm: Precision Asthma Therapy: Picking the Right Biologic for the Right Patient – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 1:45pm: Asthma Case Wrap-Up – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 1:50pm: ACO: Is it Asthma? Is it COPD? Or is it ACO? – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 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: 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 – 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

The online syllabus is available online. All registrants were provided with access instructions by e-mail. Please contact AAOA with any questions.

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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. 

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