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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.

"Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through training, education, and advocacy."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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Congress Considers Extension of Telehealth Flexibilities Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to…

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Changes To E/M Codes Beginning On January 1st

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized significant changes to…

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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

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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02/22/22: Deadline For Call For Proposals
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04/01/22: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/22: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/22: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2022 Basic Course

08/01/22: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline

09/01/22: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2022 Annual Meeting

EDUCATION

The live stream of the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting concluded on October 21st, but you can still register and earn CME/MOC credits. 4 hours of Pre-Work On-Demand content will be accessible until November 15, 2021. If you missed a lecture during our live-streamed content, do not worry. Most of the lectures will be available within the next week until November 15, 2021. Learn More

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Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

Changes in Managing Practices

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

2022 AAOA Advanced Course
Hybrid! Santa Fe, NM & Virtually
January 13-15, 2022
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2022 AAOA Basic Course
The Diptomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL
June 30-July 2, 2022

2022 AAOA Annual Meeting
Loews Philadelphia, PA
September 9-11, 2022

USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

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PRACTICE RESOURCES

AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Practice Resource Tool Kit is intended as a guide to help AAOA members integrate allergy into their otolaryngology practice and to continually improve on this integration as new information, regulations, and resources become available.

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PARTNER RESOURCE CENTER

AAOA has launched a Partner Resource Center to bring you partner resources that can assist your practice and patient care.

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Research Proposal Submission Guidelines

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Foundation Research Award

The AAOA Foundation seeks to advance allergy research and knowledge for the treatment of otolaryngic conditions by inviting applications for grants to conduct research in the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of otolaryngic allergy.  Funds are available to support multiple projects each year; each project may have total direct costs of $10,000.

Purpose

The award’s primary purpose is to generate new knowledge that will result in better understanding of allergic conditions. Aligning with the Foundation’s mission, proposals must have a primary allergy endpoint or be of substantial importance to the AAOA.

Eligibility

Residents and medical students are encouraged to apply.  The principal investigator and/or listed key personnel on the grant proposal must be current AAOA members in good standing, or become an active candidate for membership.

Terms

  1. Amount: $10,000 maximum total direct costs. These funds may not be used to cover indirect costs.
  2. Period: 1 year, non-renewable
  3. Funding: Between two and eight $10,000 awards will be awarded annually.
  4. Applicants must be AAOA members or have completed an AAOA membership application to receive funds.
  5. Letters of notification will be sent approximately six to eight weeks from submission deadlines.
  6. Start date: If awarded, the funds may be activated as early as September 1 (for the June 1st submission deadline), or March 1 (for the December 1st deadline).
  7. Results must be presented at an AAOA scientific meeting, and a manuscript based on the results must be submitted to the AAOA’s official journal (International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology).

Allowable Costs

A detailed budget and budget justification constitute part of the application and will be evaluated as part of the review process. Please note that budget expenses may be audited. Guidelines for use of grant funds are as follows:

Use of Funds

Salaries and Benefits: Funding may not be used for salary support for the PI; however, up to 50% of the total budget may be requested to support assistants or other technical personnel.

Research Support: Allowable research expenses include: supplies, equipment, consultants, travel for presentation at AAOA scientific meetings (capped at $1,500); statistical services, including personnel and computer time, and publication costs for manuscripts directly resulting from the supported program of research.  All equipment and supplies purchased with this grant become the property of the recipient institution.

Application Procedures

The American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy Foundation will evaluate applications for this award.

Applications must be submitted through the AAOA Foundation proposal submission portal (link below).  If you have any questions or difficulty accessing portal, e-mail Elisabeth Herzfeld-Rice at foundation@aaoallergy.org for assistance.

Click here to submit a proposal

Applications should include:

Your submission should include:

1. Abstract:

Please describe in 400 words or less the purpose, aims, and impact of your proposed research aims.

2. Research Plan

In a 4-page research plan please include a description of the following (budget and budget justification are not considered in the 4-page limit.):

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Importance of Research to AAOA
  • Materials/Methods
  • Statistical plan and a justification of sample size
  • Potential pitfalls
  • Future directions

3. References:

  • Limit to two pages

4. Budget and Budget Justification:

5. Format

All documents should conform to the following:

  • 11-point Arial font
  • ½” margins
  • Maximum of four pages (not including Budget Justification and References)

Review Considerations

Applications will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by the AAOA Foundation Review Committee.  Following review, the committee will make funding recommendations to the AAOA Foundation Board.

Evaluation Criteria

Carefully designed and feasible studies of allergic pathophysiology or conditions will be considered.

Additional evaluation criteria include:

  • scientific, technical, and medical significance and originality of the proposed research;
  • appropriateness and adequacy of the design of the project and the methods to be employed in its evaluation;
  • appropriateness of the plan for the statistical management of the data;
  • appropriateness of the budget and the duration of the proposed research project;
  • availability of research resources and the patient population necessary to perform the research
  • provisions for the protection of the subjects and safety of the research environment

In carrying out its stewardship of research programs, the AAOAF may request information essential to an assessment of the effectiveness of this program.  Accordingly, recipients are hereby notified that they may be contacted after the completion of the award for periodic updates on various aspects of their employment history, publications, support from research grants or contracts, honors and awards, professional activities, and other information helpful in evaluating the impact of the program.

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