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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

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

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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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PATIENT CORNER

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AAOA Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting Overview

100% VIRTUAL FOR 2021

On-demand Program Content launch targeted for mid-September  Complemented with Engaging, Live-Stream Program Content Targeted to Launch October 16, 2021

Welcome

Welcome to the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting. Thank you for taking this opportunity with us to experience CME in a wholly virtual format once again. Similar to our 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting’s success, our goal is to offer you choices in how you view the content — Live- Stream and On-Demand — to maximize your participation.
Targeted to launch prior to the Live-Stream sessions, our On-Demand content will  span all the topics tied to allergy diagnosis and management in today’s ENT practice. While we are still in build mode (and would love your unput) we expect to feature topics spanning running from component testing, immunotherapy compliance, and office-based procedures to migraine vs allergy, sleep, AERD, and of course, biologics.
Our Live-Stream sessions will feature Claus Bachert, MD and Richard Harvey, MD. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from renowned masters and consider their perspective and research on EPOS CRS classification system, moving beyond nasal polyposis, and chronic rhinosinusitis, biologics, and how it applies to your practice.
Quality care and good patient outcomes are not possible without a strong practice. Join us for the latest on telehealth, the impact of the new E/M codes, allergy coding, office efficiencies, revenue streams, building staff culture, and more.
We are mixing it up with several innovative approaches. For those who participated in our 2020 program, you will be happy to know that we will be bringing  game shows back and will offer innovative program formats.
We are excited to have your participation!

Purpose

The 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting offers general sessions discussing basic and clinical research, as well as workshops, instruction courses, topical discussions, and panels focusing on the diagnosis and management of allergy, inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract, immunology, rhinology, biologics, and the practical aspects of incorporating allergy patient care into an otolaryngology practice.

Content Area

The AAOA CME program centers around clinical issues related to the care allergy/immunology and inflammatory diseases of the airways and systems related to the head and neck. Our goal is to offer key content on the comprehensive role of allergy in today’s ENT practice. While we are still building the program, you can still offer your input on what would make this a not-to-be-missed event.  You can share your input via this link.

We plan for the content of the  Annual Meeting to be focused on (note: this is still being planned):

  • Immunotherapy (SCIT and SLIT)
  • Diagnosis and management of allergy
  • Practical rhinology
  • Basic principles of allergy
  • Instruction courses focusing on a variety of topics such as gastroesophageal disorders, immunology, allergy emergencies and anaphylaxis, sleep disorders, and setting up an allergy practice
  • Current research highlighting advances in clinical and basic science
  • Business of Medicine programming, focusing on the day-to-day issues that all Otolaryngologists face. Sessions are designed to help solving challenges affecting any practice
  • USP <797> Compliance Training
  • Biologics

Target Audience

The Annual Meeting is 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 Annual Meeting offers unique opportunities with the faculty and peers to discuss practice nuances and answer questions.

Expected Results

The Annual Meeting is intended to advance physician competence and performance and is intended to result in improved patient care outcomes. Upon completion of the course, participants should demonstrate competence in the evaluation and management of the allergic patient, including utilization of appropriate testing techniques, implementation of environmental control, delivery of allergy pharmacotherapy, and delivery of safe immunotherapy.

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM plus AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM on-demand. The amount will be determined based on the final agenda. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABOHNS Continuing Certification Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC). It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

Looking for More Value? AAOA is now aligned to offer CME credits for eligible ABOHNS Diplomates for Continuing Certification (MOC). As an AAOA member can choose to participate in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) Part II: Self-Assessment credits by click the MOC option when registering for this activity.  Make sure you update your member profile when you register to help assure you can receive Continuing Certification credit.

As our pilot year, the AAOA is making the participation in ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) free for AAOA members with this CME course registration. MOC opt-in option is complimentary until the course ends. You will be asked to pay $100 late fee if you miss the deadline and still want to claim Continuing Certification credits (MOC) for this activity.  Nonmembers can also participate in ABOHNS continuing certification for an additional fee.

Learn more by visiting the ABOHNS Continuing Certification credits (MOC) page.

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AAOA Members

As an association we are always looking for more and better ways to help our Members get and stay engaged, and to expand and enrich their network of peers.  To that end, for 2021, we are continuing the Member benefit for all renewing AAOA Members and Member Candidates: FREE Registration for the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting!

Registration Price List

Fellow MemberFREE
Associate MemberFREE
International MemberFREE
NP/PA MemberFREE
Resident/Fellow-In-Training MemberFREE
All Member CandidatesFREE
Non-Member $795.00
One Day Pass
$495.00

Member Candidate

*A Member Candidate must have completed the membership application before the Application Deadline (45 days prior to the annual business meeting, approximately September 11th). Learn More

Important Information

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds for paid registrations (less a 50% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to August 15th, 2021.

Cancellations received after August 15, 2021 are non-refundable. 

If you have a disability or require assistance during the course, contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or meetings@aaoallergy.org.

Join the AAOA

As an AAOA member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions, including free Annual Meeting (please contact AAOA for details), and all of our patient education and practice management resources. These savings alone can offset most or all of your dues.
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