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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

CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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Congress Considers Extension of Telehealth Flexibilities Post-Pandemic

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2019

Course Agenda

Thursday, June 27 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, June 27, 2019

11:00am: Check-in Opens

2:00pm-5:00pm: Introduction to Allergy

  • 2:00pm: Introduction to the Basic Course
  • 2:10pm: Allergies and Head & Neck Disease – An Overview
  • 2:40pm: Immunology of Allergy
  • 3:00pm: Epidemiology and Genetics of Allergy
  • 3:40pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 4:00pm: Clinical Manifestations of Allergic Disease
  • 4:25pm: Unified Airway

5:00pm: Drinks with the Professors

Friday, June 28, 2019

7:30am-1:30pm: Allergy Testing

  • 7:30am: Allergens I: Characteristics and Standardization
  • 8:00am: Allergens II: Classes, Cross-reactivity and Selection
  • 8:40am: Mold Nomenclature
  • 8:50am: BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 9:20am: Skin Testing Techniques I: Introduction, Prick and Single Intradermal
  • 9:50am: Skin Testing Techniques II: IDT, MQT
  • 10:30am: Specific IgE Testing
  • 10:50am: Socioeconomics of Testing
  • 11:05am: Practicum I – Preparation of Testing/Treatment Board & Skin Testing Techniques

1:30pm-5:45pm: Treatment of Allergy

  • 1:30pm: Avoidance and Environmental Control
  • 2:05pm: Immunology and Principles of Immunotherapy: SCIT & SLIT
  • 2:45pm: Pharmacotherapy Part I
  • 3:15pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 3:45pm: Pharmacotherapy Part II
  • 4:15pm: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Vial Preparation
  • 5:00pm: Questions I Want Answered – Jacques Peltier, MD

5:45pm: Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, June 29, 2019

8:00am-3:05pm: Treatment of Allergy (Continued)

  • 8:00am: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Escalation, Maintenance and Withdrawal
  • 8:45am: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 9:15am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Background and Efficacy
  • 9:45am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Antigen Selection, Dosing and Vial Preparation
  • 10:30am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part III: Sublingual Tablets & Economics of SLIT
  • 10:45am: Practical Troubleshooting Panel
  • 11:30am: Audience Response Session: Allergy Treatment
  • 11:50am: Management of Allergy Emergencies
  • 12:30am: Immunotherapy Safety & Compliance
  • 12:45pm: LUNCH PICK-UP/BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 1:05am: Lunch & Faculty Panel: Adding Allergy to Practice
  • 2:05pm: Practicum II: Dose Calculation & Treatment Vial Preparation

3:05pm-5:30pm: Introduction to Advanced Topics

  • 3:05pm: Asthma Diagnosis: The Very Basics
  • 3:35pm: BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 3:55pm: Food Allergy: An Introduction
  • 4:40pm: Socioeconomics of Allergy Treatment
  • 4:50pm: Questions You Asked

5:30pm: Course Adjourns

The 2019 AAOA Basic Course Schedule pdf file will be available for download soon.

The online syllabus will be available by June 20. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

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 a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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Registration Price List

Fellow Member$1,110.00
Associate Member$1,225.00
International Member$1,225.00
NP/PA Member$1,225.00
Allied Health Member$1,225.00
Resident Member$600.00
Non-Member Physician$2,500.00
Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA$2,500.00
Industry Representative$2,500.00
Non-member Resident$850.00

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to May 27, 2019.

Cancellations received after May 27, 2019 are non-refundable. 

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

Note for New Member Applicants

If you would like to receive a member rate for the 2019 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.

Contact Ben Wokas at (202) 955-5010 ext. 300 or bwokas@aaoallergy.org if you have any questions.

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