The “Core Basic Course/Allergy and Rhinology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Review Course,” which takes place February 1-3 at the Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas, will present basic concepts and techniques applicable to the clinical care of allergy patients, as well as review key fundamental components in preparation for MOC examination. The course is limited to a physician audience.
The program goals for this course are:
- Enhanced understanding of allergic disease—differential diagnosis, testing techniques and therapeutic modalities;
- Enhanced understanding of allergy symptomatology, its role within otolaryngology and the inflammatory disease process;
- Enhanced knowledge of patient management fundamentals; and
- Enhanced understanding and therapeutic management of sinus disease, including differential disease, co-morbidities, disease management and complications.
Allergy is an integral part of general otolaryngology practice, and inhalant allergy will be one of only four medical knowledge competency milestones that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) plans to monitor in the next accreditation cycle for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training programs. To assist with this goal, we invite each of the ACGME-accredited programs to nominate resident candidates to participate in the core allergy components of the program. Our goal is to support the training programs in their educational endeavors by offering complementary programming tied to allergy diagnosis and management. We reach out to the training programs directly for candidate nominations. Resident candidates must be AAOA resident members or resident member candidates to qualify.