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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

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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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

Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics & Beyond - NOW ON DEMAND

Course Overview

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The Course Registration is Now Closed Online, Please Call (202) 955-5010 if You Have Any Questions

Learn How to Reboot Your Practice and Freshen Up on Core Allergy and Rhinology Components

“This course far exceeded my expectations on every level. The speakers were friendly and approachable, and provided concise, clear and polished presentations. The course as a whole succeeded in equipping the attendees with all the necessary fundamentals of otolaryngic allergy. The virtual course platform was easy to access and navigate, and promoted a dynamic and engaging experience. I feel well prepared and motivated to start allergy in my practice! Thank you!”
~ Nici Bothwell, MD
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“The course was very well done. I liked that it did not interfere with my clinic schedule. After shut downs many docs do not want to take time away from their work, especially in the face of another possible shut down, so this was optimal in such uncertain times. 

I loved the interactive games and panels. The lecture lengths were great to get to the meat of the issue but not lose interest in the topics, and having slides and references to review allows for later study. Very well done.“
~ Camysha Wright-Gooden, MD, FAAOA
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“Welcome to the 21st century. This Online Course was OUTSTANDING. I never would have attended a course such as this had it not been online. The tech company you used really stepped up to the plate.”
~ Jack Anon, MD, FAAOA

Register now  for the Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond that is still available for on demand! It is a great value for rebooting and training returning or new staff.

The course is available in three components — Practice Reboot, Core Allergy Concepts, Core Rhinology.

Core Allergy offers what you need to help refresh or add allergy to your practice. While it is not the Basic Course, everything you need from the clinical science to the basics of allergy is included. This is a great way to expand your practice knowledge for your and your key staff. It offers a better understanding of testing techniques, vial preparation, and dose calculations to other practical implications.

Core Rhinology encompasses the highly sought after rhinology content from our former IAR program. Like Allergy and Practice Rebooting, it offers everything from the basics to key nuances of different rhinologic approaches

Content Area Highlights

Part 1 – Practice Reboot (available on demand)

  • Telemedicine Was Coming to Allergy – COVID-19 Simply Sped Up Its Adoption (6 lectures)
  • The New Normal and How It Will Be Affected by COVID-19? (6 lectures)
  • Show Me the Money – The Delicate Balance (4 lectures)
  • Leaner Practices – HR Practicalities (4 lectures)
  • Opportunities for Growth (4 lectures)
  • Special Clinical Concerns (5 lectures)
  • Importance of Physician Wellness and Resilience (3 lectures)

Part 2 – Core Allergy (live streaming July 7-11, 2020 – now on demand)

  • Introduction to Allergy
  • Allergy Testing (Prick, IT, IDT, In Vitro)
  • Treatment of Allergy (SCIT, SLIT, Dose Calculations, Vial Prep)
  • Introductions to Advanced Topics (Unified Airway, Asthma, Food Allergies, SLIT)

Part 3 – Core Rhinology (live streaming July 12, 2020 – now on demand)

  • Introduction to Rhinology
  • Systemic Diseases in the Rhinologic Patient
  • Techniques and Complications of Sinus Surgery

View the full schedule

Download the full schedule

Did you only register for a single component of the course? If you would like to expand your program access, please contact AAOA directly at 202-955-5010 or meetings@aaoallergy.org.

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 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). 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.

Commercial Support:

The AAOA would like to acknowledge Edge Pharmaceuticals for their in-kind support of providing supplies for this course for the Skin Testing Practicum.

The AAOA would also like to acknowledge OptiNose for their unrestricted educational grant in support of the Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics & Beyond

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.

Join Us Online!

On demand access is available! Hurry!!! The recorded Core Allergy and Rhinology lectures will not be available for a long time!

Registration

Members (Whole Course - 3 Segments)$925.00
Member (Any 1 Segment)$395.00
Member Resident (Whole Course - 3 Segments)$475.00
Non-Member (Whole Course - 3 Segments Only)$1390.00
Industry Representative$1390.00

Important Information

Cancellation

Registration fees for this course are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please contact the AAOA directly (meetings@aaoallergy.org) regarding cancellation.

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

If you’re not a member of the AAOA, join now and take advantage of the membership rates.

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