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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

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to…

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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

IFAR

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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

United Agrees To Give Physicians ERISA Rights in Connection with Repayment Demands

Bottom line Recent class action settlement gives all out-of-network (“ONET”) physicians important – and often overlooked –…

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Starting an Allergy Practice

The essential tools and pearls for a successful allergy practice by those who have done…

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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

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AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2020

Hotel Information

Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11, 2020
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Orlando, FL

Hotel Information

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Boulevard
ChampionsGate, FL 33896
(407) 390-6664

Room Rate and Service Charge

AAOA’s group rate of $194/night includes a $15 discounted resort fee. Rooms are subject to taxes, fees and assessments (currently 14.5%); based on availability; and AAOA cannot guarantee room availability.

The $15 discounted resort fee is included in the group rate of $194 per room, per night, and covers: in room high-speed and wireless internet access, 2 bottles of water per room, complimentary use of the health club, transportation to Disney theme parks (24 hour advance reservations are required), newspaper available Monday-Friday, complimentary local and 800# calls, in-room coffee, evening turndown service (upon individual guest request) and use of all recreation activities including the lazy river, resort pools, basketball and tennis courts.

IMPORTANT: Reservations made outside the AAOA block (via third parties or any means other than AAOA link or phone instructions) will incur a mandatory $33 per room, per night resort fee.

Reservations

Call 1-800-THE-OMNI or reserve online
Reference: AAOA Basic Course
Reservation Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020
Room cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the scheduled arrival date to avoid a one night’s room and tax cancellation fee.
Check-in: 4:00 pm; Checkout: 11:00 a.m.

A valid credit card will be required to guarantee your reservation at the time of booking. All major credit cards are accepted (American Express, Diners Club, Discover Card, JCB International, Master or Visa Card).

Please note that an incidental hold of $50.00 per night will be authorized at the time of check in.

Airports & Ground Transportation

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is located 32 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO). SuperShuttle provides shuttle service by reservation to and from the Orlando International Airport. This is a shared ride shuttle with SuperShuttle at the time of your choice, but the service will make additional stops. If you would like direct service, please specify at the time of booking with the reservations agent (subject to additional charge). 24-hour advance reservations are required and can be made online or by calling (407) 888-9220, ext. 2.

  • Roundtrip Shuttle Service from MCO: Rates from $50 per person (children 3 and under are free and a car seat is required.)
  • One-Way Shuttle Service from MCO: Rates from $28 per person (children 3 and under are free and a car seat is required.)
  • Taxi Service is approximately $82 from MCO to Omni and $100 from Omni to MCO, for one to four passengers.
  • Uber and Lyft serve Orlando International Airport

About Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf and 15 acres of recreation, our Four Diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure destinations. In addition to world-class golf, The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers a signature spa and sparkling pools. With easy access to area attractions like Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, enjoy all that Orlando has to offer and then retire to our secluded retreat.

Golf: The resort features two championship 18-hole golf courses designed by accomplished architect and golfer Greg Norman and a lighted nine-hole, par 3 golf course, and is the world headquarters for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Golfers also enjoy the convenience of walkout golf with a continuous golf cart shuttle to and from the golf course and academy.

The 36 holes of world-class golf at ChampionsGate were designed to offer golfers a blend of traditional and modern elements, creating a truly unique golf course in Orlando. In addition to championship golf, the resort also features a lighted 9-hole par 3 course and 18-holes of miniature golf.

Spa: Revive your spirit at the Mokara Spa at ChampionsGate with an extensive array of treatments designed to refresh and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. The Mokara Spa at ChampionsGate offers a broad variety of luxurious, soothing spa treatments from massages, facials and body wrap treatments to manicures and pedicures. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa service when not working (AAOA registrants entitled to 10% spa discount).

Water fun: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, offers options that range from large pools and lazy rivers to water slides, whirlpools, and Orlando’s only resort wave pool.

Cuisine: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate boasts ten unique restaurants on-site, satisfying any culinary craving.

Visit Omni’s Website to see all this resort offers and don’t forget to register for the 2020 AAOA Basic Course today!

Omni Select Guest Loyalty Program offers benefits to guests (no charge to sign up)
http://www.omnihotels.com/SelectGuestProgram.aspx
https://ssl.omnihotels.com/sg?pagedst=SG5&lang_code=en-us

 

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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 June 9, 2020.

Cancellations received after June 9, 2020 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.

Note for New Member Applicants

If you would like to receive a member rate for the 2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than Friday, June 26, 2020.

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

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