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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

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AAOA Fellow Exam

Fellow Exam

2020 AAOA Fellow Exam

Friday, October 23 at the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting

The AAOA’s voting membership is comprised of ABOto (or AOBOO) certified/eligible physicians who have demonstrated competence and qualifications through their residency training and board certification. AAOA Fellows are AAOA Members who have have supplemented their otolaryngology training through AAOA CME Courses and demonstrated their enhanced expertise by passing the AAOA Fellow Examination.

An AAOA Fellow may define her/himself as a Fellow of the AAOA with ABMS-certification in otolaryngology, the scope of which includes the diagnosis and management of allergy of the aerodigestive tract.

Candidates must meet the criteria to sit for the exam prior to applying. The following lists the current requirements needed in order to sit for the oral and written Fellow Exam at the AAOA Annual Meeting.

  • Certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOOHNS)
  • Member of the AAOA for a minimum of one (1) year
  • Attendance at 1 complete AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology within the past five (5) years
  • Attendance at 1 complete AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology within the past five (5) years
  • Attendance at 1 complete AAOA Annual Meeting within the past five (5) years
  • Attendance at 1 additional AAOA–sponsored CME program within the past five (5) years
  • Attestation of primary treatment of ten (10) immunotherapy patients who have been on immunotherapy for at least 6 months
  • Completed AAOA Fellow Exam application & fee by April 1st
  • Payment of $950 (Late applications will be assessed $1,350 if received between April 1 and April 15)

The above-noted materials must be submitted to the AAOA by APRIL 1.

Materials submitted between April 1 and April 15 will be considered late and the exam registration fee will be $1,350. Materials postmarked after April 15, and incomplete applications, will not be considered.

Download AAOA Fellow Exam application here.

Submit materials to:
AAOA
Attn: Fellow Exam
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite #100
Reston, VA  20191

Suggested Reference Material

The following resources are suggested in addition to the Basic and Advanced Course curricular material to assist the applicant in preparing for the AAOA Fellow Exam.

  • AAOA Basic and Advanced Course content
  • International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology: Volume 4, Supplement 2, September 2014
  • International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology: Volume 5, Supplement 1, September 2015
  • Clinical Insights: E-Learning Modules from the AAOA– Available in the AAOA member portal
  • International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology: The International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology (ICAR), Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2018

Fellows of the AAOA

The status of AAOA Fellow will be granted to candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria and who pass both the oral and written parts of the Fellow Exam.

Maintaining AAOA Fellow status requires active membership and is contingent upon the attendance at 2 AAOA-sponsored courses or meetings during each subsequent 5–year cycle from the date Fellow status is granted.

Contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or bwokas@aaoallergy.org if you have any questions about the Fellow Exam.

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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 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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