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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

USP Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797 The long-awaited new USP Chapter…

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Impact OF 2019 Physician Fee Schedule on Allergy and Sinus Services

Specialty Impact The conversion factor for 2019 will be $36.0391 and remains essentially flat.  The changes…

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Your AAOA at the AMA

I want to urge you to consider membership in the AMA because your membership in…

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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

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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12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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06/01/20: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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06/7/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course

EDUCATION

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today issue trying to assess whether it is worth the cost to get on a plane to participate in the AAOA’s Annual Meeting. We recognize you have lots of CME options, some are even competing with our meeting in New Orleans. Read More

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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

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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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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PATIENT CORNER

Off to College: Tips for Managing Allergies

Heading to college is an exciting time. What are the best ways for students to avoid exacerbation of their symptoms as they enter the hallowed halls of higher learning?

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

News and Updates

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today…

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International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology Top Articles 2018-2019

Read top articles published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology 2018-2019. Most Cited International Consensus…

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CEO Update – Re·im·ag·ine

re·im·ag·ineverb reinterpret (an event, work of art, etc) imaginatively; rethink Reimagined, Reinvented, Reinvigorated….these are all…

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Practice Resources

AAOA Leadership in the News

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AAOA’s leadership is constantly being called upon to provide input and answer questions about otolaryngology and the treatment of allergic patients.

Here are some recent examples:

Led by Bryan Leatherman, MD, AAOA’s EBIT Workgroup, conducts a study, published in June IFAR, on Dosing of Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis: Evidence-Based Review with Recommendations. The article can be found here.

Leadership, Cecelia Damask, DO, on best strategies for fighting allergies for Wesh.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, on Asthma and Allergy Management for the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read the articles.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, on the new allergy treatment guidelines for CBS News. Click here to watch the segment.

International Committee Chair, Aeysha Khalid, MD, gives a TED talk on the existing healthcare system and a way to redesign it. Click here to watch the talk.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, answered questions about treatments that may help with nasal allergies in the recent article at npr.org. Click here to read the article.

President, Steven Houser, MD
, was featured on a local news broadcast commenting on the new allergy tablets and the role they will play in treating allergic patients. Click here to watch the video.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, answered questions about the benefits of sublingual immunotherapy in a Johns Hopkins Medicine YouTube clip. Click here to watch the video.

Board Member-at-Large, William Reisacher, MD, spoke with NY1 about how a brutal 2014 winter could impact the spring allergy season. Click here to watch the video (the video is only available to Time Warner subscribers but Dr. Reisacher’s comments are available below the video spot).

Board Member-at-Large, Christine Franzese, MD, appeared on a local news broadcast to discuss the application and benefits of sublingual allergy drops (click here to watch the video) and also discussed the elements of balloon sinuplasty on a Bons Secours YouTube clip (click here to watch the video).

Become a Member-Join Now

As a member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions and all of our patient education and practice management resources. These savings alone can offset most or all of your dues. Join Today!

President Mims Message

April 2017

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News

New Articles from IFAR

Medical therapy for Chronic Rhino-sinusitis

The indications for surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are poorly defined..
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Safety of long-term Intranasal Budesonide

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of long-term topical budesonide treatment via the mucosal atomization device (MAD) on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) and intraocular pressure (IOP).. Read More

New Blog Posts

Off to College: Tips for Managing Allergies in a New Environment

Heading to college is an exciting time.  Many new opportunities and…

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Proper Way to Use a Nasal Spray

For most nasal sprays, tilt your head slightly forward. Point the…

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