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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

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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

AAOA Advanced Course 2018

Course Schedule

2018 AAOA Advanced Course Atlanta

Thursday, December 6, 2018

12:00pm: Check-in Opens

  • 2:00pm: Welcome and Course Introduction – Michael Parker, MD
  • 2:10pm: Introduction of Course Faculty & Moderators with Case Teasers – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 2:25pm: Genetics/Epigenetics of Allergy: The Stage Is Set, What Draws the Curtains? – Christine Franzese, MD

2:45pm: Peer-to-Peer Learning Breakout

  • 2:45pm: Peer-to-Peer Learning Introduction – Cecelia Damask, DO, Michael Parker, MD
  • 2:55pm: Breakout Peer-to-Peer Learning: Review of the Basics of Allergy Diagnosis & Management – Christine Franzese, MD, Chris McMains, MD, J. Whit Mims, MD, Michael Platt, MD, William Reisacher, MD, Maria Veling, MD

3:25pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 3:55pm: Peer-to-Peer Learning Case Summary – Michael Parker, MD
  • 4:05pm: Choosing Wisely When Ordering Allergy Testing/Laboratory Tests – Chris McMains, MD
  • 4:15pm: International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 4:30pm: Presentation of SLIT Case – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 4:35pm: Gallons, Quarts & Liters: What does it all mean? (Allergen Metrics) – Chris McMains, MD
  • 4:45pm: SLIT Tables – William Reisacher, MD
  • 4:55pm: Multi vs Pauci Debate – Christine Franzese, MD, J. Whit Mims, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • 5:15pm: SLIT Dose Calculations Mixing Practicum – Chris McMains, MD
  • 5:45pm: Evidence-Based Dosing for Aqueous SLIT – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:00pm: Clinical Pearls for SLIT Panel – Moderator: J. Whit Mims, MD; Panel: Chris McMains, MD, William Reisacher, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:15pm: SLIT Case Wrap up – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 6:20pm: Home Room Q&A

6:40pm: Adjourn for the Evening

Friday, December 7, 2018

6:30am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

  • 7:30am: Presentation of Food Allergy Case – William Reisacher, MD
  • 7:35am: Into the Unknown: The Spectrum of Non-IgE Gastrointestinal Disease – Michael Platt, MD
  • 7:55am: Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 8:20am: NIAID Guidelines for IgE-Mediated Food Allergies and Practice Parameter Update – William Reisacher, MD
  • 8:50am: LEAP (Learning About Early Peanut) – J. Whit Mims, MD

9:10am: Break with Exhibitors

  • 9:40am: LEAPing Forward: What’s Next? – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 9:50am: Natural History of Food Allergy: Who Should Eat What and When – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 10:00am: Advanced Diagnostic Testing in Food Allergy – What Really Works – Michael Platt, MD
  • 10:20am: Therapeutic Options for Food Sensitive Patients – William Reisacher, MD
  • 10:35am: Food Allergy: Update of Oral and Epicutaneous Immunotherapy – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 10:45am: Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis – Michael Parker, MD
  • 10:55am: The Microbiome & Allergy – Michael Platt, MD
  • 11:05am: Food Allergy Case Wrap-Up – William Reisacher, MD
  • 11:10am: Update: Anaphylaxis Guidelines – Maria Veling, MD
  • 11:40am: In-Office Preparedness for Anaphylaxis – Chris McMains, MD

11:50am: Lunch

  • 1:00pm: Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute and Chronic Urticaria – Michael Platt, MD
  • 1:20pm: New Guidelines for Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria – Chris McMains, MD
  • 1:25pm: Biologic Update for Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 1:30pm: Hereditary Angioedema: Laboratory Testing & Treatment – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 1:40pm: The Role of Skin Barrier (Dys)function & Immunology in Atopic Dermatitis – Maria Veling, MD
  • 1:50pm: Genetics of Atopic Dermatitis – William Reisacher, MD
  • 2:00pm: Therapeutic Update of Atopic Dermatitis – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 2:10pm: Biologic Therapies fo Atopic Dermatitis – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 2:15pm: Contact Dermatitis – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 2:25pm: Patch Testing from A to Z – Cecelia Damask, DO

2:35pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 3:05pm: A Practical Assessment Algorithm for Diagnosis of Dizziness – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 3:35pm: Meniere’s Disease and Vestibular Migraine: One Disorder or Two? – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 4:00pm: Allergy & Sleep – Michael Parker, MD
  • 4:15pm: Otology & Allergy: Is There a Connection? – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 4:30pm: How I Approach a Child with Nasal Congestion – Maria Veling, MD
  • 4:40pm: Update on SSNHL – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 4:55pm: Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease – Steven Rauch, MD
  • 5:10pm: Home Room Q&A

5:30: Reception with Exhibitors

6:30pm: Adjourn for the Evening

Saturday, December 8, 2018

6:30am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

  • 7:30am: Presentation of Asthma Case – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 7:35am: Epidemiology of Asthma – Michael Platt, MD
  • 7:45am: Genetics of Asthma – William Reisacher, MD
  • 7:55am: Early Life Factors that Affect Asthma Development – Maria Veling, MD
  • 8:05am: Immunology of Childhood Asthma – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 8:15am: Understanding Early Wheezing in the Development of Airflow Limitation in Children – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 8:25am: Treatment Approaches to Preschool Wheezing Illness – Maria Veling, MD
  • 8:35am: Emerging Perspectives in Asthma Heterogeneity, Phenotypes & Endotypes – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 8:55am: Pathophysiology of Asthma – Acute Physiologic Characteristics – William Reisacher, MD
  • 9:05am: Chronic Long-Term Clinical Consequences of Asthma Exacerbations – Matthew Ryan, MD

9:15am: Break with Exhibitors

  • 9:45am: Prevention and Rescue Medications for Asthma – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 9:55am: Non-Steroidal Medications for Asthma – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 10:05am: ICS Maintenance Medications, Combo (ICS/LABA) and LAMAs – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 10:15am: Add-On Therapy for Asthma Management – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 10:30am: PFTs – Spirometry Mechanics – Michael Parker, MD
  • 10:45am: Nuts and Bolts of Spirometry Interpretation – Michael Parker, MD
  • 11:15am: FeNO – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 11:25am: ERP-3/NAEPP Asthma Guidelines – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 11:45am: GINA Guidelines – Maria Veling, MD

12:00pm: Lunch

  • 1:05pm: ERP-3/NAEPP Guidelines Update – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 1:15pm: Severe Asthma: Our Changing Approach to Management – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 1:30pm: Precision Asthma Therapy: Picking the Right Biologic for the Right Patient – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 1:45pm: Asthma Case Wrap-Up – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 1:50pm: ACO: Is it Asthma? Is it COPD? Or is it ACO? – John David Osguthorpe, MD
  • 2:05pm: Stinging Insect Update – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 2:35pm: Medication Allergy: Diagnosis and Therapeutic Intervention – Maria Veling, MD
  • 2:55pm: Managing Mucus: What Is the Evidence? – Michael Parker, MD
  • 3:15pm: Chronic Cough Panel: Perspectives from Allergy, Rhinology, and General ENT – Moderator: Matthew Ryan, MD; Panel: Christine Franzese, MD, Michael Platt, MD

3:35pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 4:05pm: CRS Case Presentation – Michael Platt, MD
  • 4:10pm: Non-Allergic Rhinitis – Michael Parker, MD
  • 4:20pm: Local Allergy – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 4:35pm: AERD – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 4:55pm: AAO-HNS CRS Guidelines/ICAR – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 5:10pm: Difficult to Control CRS: What the Experts Do – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 5:20pm: Corticosteroids: The Good, the Bad and the Future for Our Patients on Systemic Steroids – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 5:30pm: Precision Medicine and the Future of Sinus Management – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 5:50pm: Laboratory Evaluation of Immunodeficiency – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 6:10pm: CRS Case Wrap-Up – Michael Platt, MD
  • 6:15pm: Q&A/Course Wrap-Up – Cecelia Damask, DO, Michael Parker, MD

6:30pm: Course Adjourns

The online syllabus is available online. All registrants were provided with access instructions by e-mail. Please contact AAOA with any questions.

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Registration

  • Fellow Member       $1,110
  • Associate Member  $1,225
  • International Member $1,225
  • NP/PA Member $1,225
  • Allied Health Member $1,225
  • Resident Member $600
  • Non-Member Physician  $2,500
  • Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA $2,500
  • Non-member Resident  $850
  • Industry Representative  $2,500

Important Information

Cancellation

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to November 6, 2018. 

Cancellations received after November 6, 2018 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.

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