Celebrating Over 75 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.

"Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and skill in the care of the allergic patient."


USP Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797 The long-awaited new USP Chapter…

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Impact OF 2019 Physician Fee Schedule on Allergy and Sinus Services

Specialty Impact The conversion factor for 2019 will be $36.0391 and remains essentially flat.  The changes…

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Your AAOA at the AMA

I want to urge you to consider membership in the AMA because your membership in…

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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

06/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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06/01/19: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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06/7/19: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2019 Basic Course

07/31/19: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2019 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2019 Annual Meeting
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12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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Be a Part of the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting!

AAOA is accepting Scientific Abstracts for in-person oral or poster presentation at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA - September 13-15, 2019. Submit Scientific Abstract 


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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

2019 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
June 27-29 | Minneapolis, MN
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2019 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 13-15 | New Orleans, LA
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2019 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 12-14 | Austin, TX
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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History of Allergy Treatment

The history of modern allergy treatment dates back to the early decades of the twentieth century with the demonstration of decreased response to grass pollens following conjunctival challenge done by Noon and Freeman.

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News and Updates

International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology Top Articles 2018-2019

Read top articles published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology 2018-2019. Most Cited International Consensus…

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CEO Update – Re·im·ag·ine

re·im·ag·ineverb reinterpret (an event, work of art, etc) imaginatively; rethink Reimagined, Reinvented, Reinvigorated….these are all…

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Americans May be Over-diagnosing Themselves with Food Allergies

"Food allergy is a costly, potentially life-threatening health condition that can adversely affect patients’ well-being". A study…

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AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2019

Course Agenda

Thursday, June 27 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, June 27, 2019

11:00am: Check-in Opens

2:00pm-5:00pm: Introduction to Allergy

  • 2:00pm: Introduction to the Basic Course
  • 2:10pm: Allergies and Head & Neck Disease – An Overview
  • 2:40pm: Immunology of Allergy
  • 3:00pm: Epidemiology and Genetics of Allergy
  • 4:00pm: Clinical Manifestations of Allergic Disease
  • 4:25pm: Unified Airway

5:00pm: Drinks with the Professors

Friday, June 28, 2019

7:30am-1:30pm: Allergy Testing

  • 7:30am: Allergens I: Characteristics and Standardization
  • 8:00am: Allergens II: Classes, Cross-reactivity and Selection
  • 8:40am: Mold Nomenclature
  • 9:20am: Skin Testing Techniques I: Introduction, Prick and Single Intradermal
  • 9:50am: Skin Testing Techniques II: IDT, MQT
  • 10:30am: Specific IgE Testing
  • 10:50am: Socioeconomics of Testing
  • 11:05am: Practicum I – Preparation of Testing/Treatment Board & Skin Testing Techniques

1:30pm-5:45pm: Treatment of Allergy

  • 1:30pm: Avoidance and Environmental Control
  • 2:05pm: Immunology and Principles of Immunotherapy: SCIT & SLIT
  • 2:45pm: Pharmacotherapy Part I
  • 3:45pm: Pharmacotherapy Part II
  • 4:15pm: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Vial Preparation
  • 5:00pm: Questions I Want Answered – Jacques Peltier, MD

5:45pm: Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, June 29, 2019

8:00am-3:05pm: Treatment of Allergy (Continued)

  • 8:00am: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Escalation, Maintenance and Withdrawal
  • 9:15am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Background and Efficacy
  • 9:45am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Antigen Selection, Dosing and Vial Preparation
  • 10:30am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part III: Sublingual Tablets & Economics of SLIT
  • 10:45am: Practical Troubleshooting Panel
  • 11:30am: Audience Response Session: Allergy Treatment
  • 11:50am: Management of Allergy Emergencies
  • 12:30am: Immunotherapy Safety & Compliance
  • 1:05am: Lunch & Faculty Panel: Adding Allergy to Practice
  • 2:05pm: Practicum II: Dose Calculation & Treatment Vial Preparation

3:05pm-5:30pm: Introduction to Advanced Topics

  • 3:05pm: Asthma Diagnosis: The Very Basics
  • 3:55pm: Food Allergy: An Introduction
  • 4:40pm: Socioeconomics of Allergy Treatment
  • 4:50pm: Questions You Asked

5:30pm: Course Adjourns

The 2019 AAOA Basic Course Schedule pdf file will be available for download soon.

The online syllabus will be available by June 20. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To register: download the 2019 AAOA Basic Course Registration Form or register online!

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Registration Price List

Fellow Member$1,110.00
Associate Member$1,225.00
International Member$1,225.00
NP/PA Member$1,225.00
Allied Health Member$1,225.00
Resident Member$600.00
Non-Member Physician$2,500.00
Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA$2,500.00
Industry Representative$2,500.00
Non-member Resident$850.00

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to May 27, 2019.

Cancellations received after May 27, 2019 are non-refundable. 

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

Note for New Member Applicants

If you would like to receive a member rate for the 2019 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.

Contact Ben Wokas at (202) 955-5010 ext. 300 or bwokas@aaoallergy.org if you have any questions.