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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

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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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 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
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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

CMS Releases Proposed Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2018

AAOA had participated in surveys for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Relative Value Update Committee…

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Join me in Chicago at the Redesigned AAOA Annual Meeting

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs I want to personally invite you this September,…

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Practice Management

Strategies & Tactics to Improve Efficiencies for Better Patient Care In response to member feedback, we…

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AAOA Interactive Allergy and Rhinology Course

New & Redesigned

Purpose

The Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course presents basic concepts and techniques applicable to the clinical care of allergic patients, as well as clinical fundamentals and review materials for the MOC in Allergy and Rhinology. Additionally, the AAOA sponsors residents from ACGME-accredited otolaryngology training programs to help augment their residency training in allergy and immunology.

Content Area

The AAOA CME program centers around clinical issues related to the care of allergy/immunology and inflammatory diseases of the airways and systems related to the head and neck.

The Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course focuses on:

  • Allergy in the otolaryngology practice
  • Allergy testing (Prick, IT, IDT, In Vitro)
  • Treatment of allergy (SCIT, SLIT, dose calculations, vial prep)
  • Introduction to advanced topics (unified airway, asthma, food allergies, SLIT)
  • Integration of SLIT into treatment discussions
  • Diagnosis and medical and surgical management of sinus disease
  • Pediatric sinusitis
  • Immunodeficiencies, cystic fibrosis
  • Sinus anatomy and imaging
  • Septal and nasal valve surgery
  • Epistaxis
  • Headache, taste, and smell
  • Sinus complications

Target Audience

The Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course is structured for otolaryngologists preparing to sit for the ABOto MOC Exam and AAOA Associate members preparing for the Fellow Exam. The course is also valuable for otolaryngologists integrating more allergy assessment and management into their practice, AAOA members providing specialized allergy care who need to remain current with literature-based evidence and practice trends, residents, and NP/PAs who work in otolaryngology. The Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course offers face-to-face opportunities with the faculty to discuss nuances and answer questions.

Expected Results

The Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course is intended to advance physician competence and performance and is intended to result in improved patient care outcomes. Upon completion of the course, participants should demonstrate competence in the evaluation and management of the allergic patient, including utilization of appropriate testing techniques, implementation of environmental control, delivery of allergy pharmacotherapy, and delivery of safe immunotherapy.

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. The amount will be determined based on the final agenda. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Spotlight/News

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 Reauthorization (MACRA).
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