The Annual Scientific Meeting offers general sessions discussing basic and clinical research, as well as workshops, instruction courses, topical discussions, and panels focusing on the diagnosis and management of allergy, inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract, immunology, rhinology, and the practical aspects of incorporating allergy patient care into an otolaryngology practice.
The AAOA CME program centers around clinical issues related to the care of allergy/immunology and inflammatory diseases of the airways and systems related to the head and neck. The Annual Scientific Meeting focuses on:
* Immunotherapy (SCIT and SLIT)
* Diagnosis and management of allergy
* Practical rhinology
* Basic principles of allergy
* Instruction courses focusing on a variety of topics such as gastroesophageal disorders, immunology, stinging insects, allergy emergencies and anaphylaxis, sleep disorders, and setting up an allergy practice
* Current research highlighting advances in clinical and basic science
The Annual Scientific Meeting is structured for otolaryngologists integrating more allergy assessment and management into their practice, AAOA members providing specialized allergy care who need to remain current with literature-based evidence and practice trends, residents, PA/NPs who work in otolaryngology, and allied health staff who support their physicians in the management of allergic patients. The Annual Scientific Meeting offers face-to-face opportunities with the faculty to discuss nuances and answer questions.
The Annual Scientific Meeting is intended to advance physician competence and performance and is intended to result in improved patient care outcomes. Upon completion of the course, participants should demonstrate competence in the evaluation and management of the allergic patient, including utilization of appropriate testing techniques, implementation of environmental control, delivery of allergy pharmacotherapy, and delivery of safe immunotherapy.
Exhibitor / Sponsor Information:
The AAOA is one of the largest national otolaryngology subspecialty societies, representing nearly one-third of practicing otolaryngologists. These 2,000+ physician members include the broader management of allergy and related inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract within their daily practice. Additionally, the member-based demographic includes paraprofessionals who work alongside physicians in day-to-day care, increasing the AAOA membership base to more than 2,500 active members.
The AAOA CME Mission underscores an organizational commitment to continual learning with a goal toward improved patient outcomes. As a corporate partner, you can share our mission. With that in mind, we invite you to participate in our 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Founded in 1941, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) is a member-based subspecialty organization representing more than 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 head and neck, as well as related conditions.
The mission of the AAOA, as an organization of otolaryngologists, is to enhance the knowledge and skill of physicians and others in the care of the allergic patient. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease, and the AAOA actively supports its members through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.