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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 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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Additional COVID-19 Relief Up in the Air

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to be moving closer…

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CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On August 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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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

2021 AAOA Annual Meeting – Scientific Abstracts Submissions Now Open

Have novel research tied to allergy, inflammatory disease in ENT, comprehensive management of allergy and…

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Congress Sends Sesame Labeling Bill To President

By Beth Wang / April 15, 2021 at 11:57 AM The House on Wednesday (April 14) passed…

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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

Social and Networking Events at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting assures to be not only educational, interactive, and practice-centered, but also fun! We offer several networking and social events for you to meet new people, learn from peers and just enjoy your time in Philadelphia! You won’t want to miss it!

City of Brotherly Love Tours

Due to popular demand, we will again be featuring our outside the-classroom series: Content Meets Culture—Conversations with Experts. These sessions will be small groups led by AAOA faculty in an informal, topic-focused discussion while touring Philadelphia. We hope to blend a small amount of education with large amounts of fun. These sessions will be offered as walking tours or as a tour inside the Loews hotel. Philadelphia has so much to offer and we want to allow you to enjoy part of Philadelphia while learning by taking the meeting out of the hotel and into the city.

Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia was one of the nation’s capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C. was under construction. You will be able to better appreciate Philadelphia’s role in American history on several of the walking tours. The revolutionary city tour will include a visit to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, and Washington Square.

Since 1682, the first planned city in the United States, Philadelphia was and is a “city of firsts” in America. There is a long list of the ‘firsts’ that Philadelphia has provided to the land of the free. Our host hotel, the Loews Hotel, is the first modern skyscraper in the US. On one of the walking tours, you will be introduced to Philly as the “city of firsts” including the first hospital, home of the first US Congress, and the home of the first President. Philadelphia is also a city of art.

Philadelphia is known for its murals. There are over 4000 murals in the city, many of which are within a short distance of our hotel. One of our tours will feature the history of the Mural Arts Program, including how the murals are created, some of the mural artists and some of the specific murals. Philadelphia is also known for its public art including that from Alexander Milne Calder and Henry Moore. The public arts tour will cover Love Park and the Basilica.

On the concise history of medicine tour, we will retrace the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin visiting the first hospital in the country. This tour will also visit the home of the father of American surgery, Dr. Philip Syng Physick.

Whatever your interests are, we hope that you will find our outside the-classroom series fun and educational! There will be varied educational content presented during these featured tours including migraine headaches, evaluation and treatment of the chronic cough patient, the intersection of allergies and chronic rhinosinusitis, and a food allergy update.

Taste of Philadelphia

On Friday evening, the AAOA will host an exhibitors’ reception featuring Philadelphia’s iconic culinary staples offering you a true taste of the City of Brotherly Love. During this authentic Philadelphia experience, you will be able to mingle with the faculty to get some of your most important questions answered while sampling true tastes of Philly including the iconic cheesesteak, soft pretzels, South Philly Italian, and samples of Amish specialties to name a few.

Saturday Night Reception

On Saturday evening, the AAOA, our faculty, and professional consultants will host a reception at the Reading Terminal Market (RSVP Required). During this unique Philadelphia experience, you will be able to mingle with the faculty and consultants to get some of your most important questions answered.

Markets have been a part of Philadelphia’s history since the city’s development by William Penn in the late seventeenth century. Today’s Reading Terminal Market had its roots in the Butchers’ and Farmers’ and Franklin Markets, both located on the 1100 block of Market Street. In 1890 the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company purchased this block for its new terminal. The merchants’ refusal to relocate for the new building resulted in an agreement to erect a new market tucked beneath the train shed and tracks.

The Reading Terminal Market opened for business on February 22, 1893. The street-level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles running east-west and four wider avenues running north-south. Sawdust was spread on the floor to absorb spills and moisture rising from the vast cold storage facility in the basement.

Today, Reading Terminal Market is once again the gastronomic bazaar that its original planners had envisioned. Many of the historic Market stands survived the reconstruction and are once again filled with local produce. The Market is home to more than 80 merchants, two of whom are descendants of the original stand-holders. You will find an eclectic array of fresh baked Amish goods, authentic Philadelphia food including Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, delicatessens, seafood, and a new mix representing today’s Philadelphia community. We will have the Reading Terminal Market to ourselves to explore and taste many iconic Philadelphia treats during our reception.

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