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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

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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Congress Moves Closer to Close the Books on FY 2018 Appropriations

In a span of 4 days, Congress passed legislation to fund the government through March…

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Act Now to Avoid MACRA Penalties

Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent…

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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

08/01/21: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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09/06/21: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2021 Annual Meeting

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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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

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

IFAR

Available Now

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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
Content available until September 15 | Registration still open
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2021 AAOA Annual Meeting
Pre-launch Mid-September
Live Stream Starting on Oct 16 | Virtual
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2022 AAOA Advanced Course
In-Person!!! Santa Fe, NM
January 13-15, 2022
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USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

We Are Rolling Out Our First Completely Virtual CME Course

Chamberlain’s often-used quote about living in interesting times used to sound trite, but today it…

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Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic

This summary is intended to provide practicing Otolaryngologists a guide to resuming safe allergy care…

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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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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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PATIENT CORNER

About American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy

The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients. Our volunteer leaders are the backbone of the AAOA and the AAOA Foundation.    Become a Member Today

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AAOA Board

President
Wesley D. VanderArk, MD

President-Elect
Michael Platt, MD

Secretary
Ayesha Khalid, MD

Treasurer
Douglas Dawson, MD

Immediate Past President
Alpen Patel, MD

Past President
Matthew Ryan, MD

Coordinator of Education
Cecelia Damask, DO

Director of Educational Programs
Michael Parker, MD

Director of Educational Assessment
Chris Brook, MD

Patient & Professional Education Chair
Jennifer Villwock, MD

Socioeconomic Chair
Dole Baker, MD

Board Members
Adrienne Laury, MD (2018-2021)
Andrea Lewis, MD (2018-2021)
Keith Sale, MD (2019–2022)
Kevin Wilson, MD (2019-2022)
Josh Levy, MD (2020-2023)
Robert Puchalski, MD (2020-2023)

Leadership Bios

AAOA Leadership

A Message From The AAOA President Wesley VanderArk, MD, FAAOA

Now at the end of 2020, we embark on another year with the AAOA, but…

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It’s Hard to Believe That It’s Been Over 13 Months…

Dear Colleagues, I hope all of you enjoyed our spectacular record-setting annual meeting with over…

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AAOA Foundation Board

President
Harold (Rick) Pillsbury, III, MD

Secretary
Charles Ebert, MD

Treasurer
Mas Takashima, MD

Board Members
Gregory Capra, MD 
Dana Crosby, MD 

Foundation Grant Review Chair
Kenneth Rodriguez, MD

AAOA/Foundation Executive Director/CEO
Jami Lucas

Committees

AAOA Staff

Executive Director/CEO
Jami Lucas
(202) 955-5010
info@aaoallergy.org

Strategic Consultant, Meetings and Education Programs
Rosemary Lauth
(202) 955-5010 ext. 101
rlauth@aaoallergy.org

Director, Marketing and Communications
Marina Fassnacht
(202) 955-5010 ext. 500
mfassnacht@aaoallergy.org

Member Engagement Manager
Ben Wokas
(202) 955-5010 ext. 300
bwokas@aaoallergy.org

Continuing Medical Education & Practice Resource Manager | AAOA Foundation Manager
Elisabeth Herzfeld
(202) 955-5010 ext. 600
eherzfeld@aaoallergy.org

Project Coordinator
Kate Chenal
(202) 955-5010 ext. 400
kchenal@aaoallergy.org

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AAOA Leadership

Audit Committee
Farah Siddiqui, MD Chair
Christopher Vickery, MD
Glen Porter, MD

ARS-AAOA IFAR Journal Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)
Sandra Lin, MD, Chair
Michael J. Parker, MD, AAOA Representative
Rick Pillsbury, MD, AAOA Representative
Charles Ebert, MD, Alternate Representative

AMA Delegates
Wesley D. VanderArk, MD, Delegate
Robert Puchalski, MD Alternate Delegate

AMA CPT/RUC
Paul Fass, MD, Representative

AMA PCPI
Jami Lucas, Representative
Douglas Dawson, MD, Alternate Representative

ACAAI Advocacy Council
Douglas Dawson, MD, Representative
Jami Lucas, Representative

AAO-HNS BOG Delegation
Robert Stachler, MD, Governor
Dole Baker, MD, Legislative Representative
Douglas Dawson, MD, PR Representative

AAO-HNSF CORE
Charles Ebert, MD

AAO-HNS Guidelines Development Task Force
Robert Stachler, MD
Jami Lucas

AAO-HNS Comprehensive Curriculum
Michael Platt, MD
Jami Lucas

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