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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

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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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 education committee of the AAOA has put together an all-star lineup for this year’s virtual Annual Meeting taking place October 16th to 21st. Like last year, our Annual Meeting will offer live-stream and on-demand content. Some content will be available for self-paced on-demand viewing on September 15th, 2021. 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 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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2022 AAOA Basic Course
The Diptomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL
June 30-July 2, 2022

USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

Practice Management

Strategies & Tactics to Improve Efficiencies for Better Patient Care In response to member feedback, we…

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ReCAP — Review Of Core Allergy Principles

The AAOA Education Committee is pleased to announce that, in addition to updating the format and educational venue…

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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

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

Education Programs Director
Claudia Ventura
(202) 955-5010 ext. 600
cventura@aaoallergy.org

Project Coordinator and Foundation 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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