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Celebrating 80 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.

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

ADVOCACY UPDATES

Teleheath Toolkit for Providers

The AAOA has developed a telehealth toolkit to help you better understand and apply all the new…

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CMS Released More Blanket Waivers

Practitioner Locations CMS is temporarily waiving requirements that out-of-state practitioners be licensed in the state…

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COVID-19 Telehealth Coding

Theresa Thompson, CPC one of the featured practice management speakers for the Annual Meeting, has…

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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

04/01/21: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/21: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2021 Basic Course

08/01/21:Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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09/01/21: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2021 Annual Meeting

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

Our 2021 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology will be launched June 1st: Over 11 hrs of pre-learning, on-demand will set you up to gain the full value of our curriculum and engage in the live-stream session.

Live Stream July 8-11 will offer unique learning formats to offer learners the core concepts of allergy diagnosis and management. Join us and test your pre-work efforts for our Immunology & Pharmacotheapy Trivia Slams; Great Debates on Environmental Controls; Allergen Testing Panel “Bake Off,” Late Night with Dr. Levy, AAOA’s Escape Room Expedition, Hands On Testing and Dose Calculation Practica, Office Tours, and more.

Structured 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, PA/NPs who work in otolaryngology, and allied health staff who support their physicians in the management of allergic patients. The Basic Course offers unique opportunities to learn the state of the art in allergy patient care. Learn More

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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
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

2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
On-demand June 1; Live Stream July 8-11 | Virtual
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 AAOA Annual Meeting
Pre-launch Mid-September
Live Stream Starting on Oct 16 | Virtual
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News and Updates

Today In ENT Allergy: AAOA’s Podcast. Episode 3 –Allergy in Your ENT Practice

In the third episode of the AAOA’s NEW podcast series Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA’s…

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Allergic Reactions Related to Covid-19 Vaccinations in Allergic Patients

Joint Statement by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) and the American…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

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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PATIENT CORNER

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AAOA Foundation

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.

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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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