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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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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

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 14 - Hotel Discounted Rate Deadline Room Rate Room rate is $219 (plus 15.5% tax) single/double…

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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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Living with Allergies

Tips for Exercising with Allergies

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As the weather warms, it is exhilarating to shift your daily exercise routine from inside to outside. Here are some tips to consider to help assure you can stick to your exercise regimen during pollen season.

  1. Consider the weather.

    If it is dry and windy, you should opt for the indoor treadmill. During high pollen season, the best time to exercise outdoors is during or right after the rain.

  2. Consider the time of day.

    In addition to staying out of peak sun, early morning affords the added benefit of dew to keep the pollen at bay

  3. Consider the type of exercise.

    Outdoor yoga is easier than something more strenuous like long runs or crossfit. But Definitely consider your options to maintain your regimen during allergy season.if not shower- to get any lingering pollen off your skin and hair. It is also wise to wash your exercise clothing to remove pollen there too. Consider using nasal saline spray or rinse after outdoor exercise during pollen seasons to remove allergens from your nose.

  4. Pollen exposure can trigger your asthma.

    Exercise-induced asthma is caused by a narrowing of the airways in the lungs that is triggered by strenuous exercise. It can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and other related symptoms caused by bronchoconstriction. Consider some preventative measures such as using your asthma medications (short-acting beta-2 agonists such as albuterol inhaler) 10 minutes prior to exercising. These medications can help prevent the airways from contracting. Another asthma treatment that may be useful taken 15-20 minutes before exercise is inhaled cromolyn sodium, such as Intal or Tilade.

  5. It goes without saying…

    that if you are using over-the-counter antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Allegra, and Allegra you should use these as directed on the package or by your physician to help manage your allergy symptoms during exercise.

  6. Try to avoid lawn mowers.

    While you may wish to use this tip to get out of mowing your own lawn, lawn mowers kick up a lot pollen and even mold, you should try to steer clear where possible, even if it is just crossing the street.

  7. Consider the type of exercise.

    Outdoor yoga is easier than something more strenuous like long runs or crossfit. Definaitly consider your options to maintain your regimen during allergy season.

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Spotlight/News

Recent News

Nasal Sprays

Nasal Sprays can be an effective treatment options for many allergy sufferers. Read More

Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing is important to identify the allergens that impact you.
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Recent Blog Articles

Making sense of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Allergy Medication Aisle

There seem to be more and more medications available…

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Treating Allergy Symptoms without going to the Doctor

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