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."


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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

04/01/2018: 2018 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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07/31/18: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2018 Annual Meeting
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Updated Advanced Course

Drs. Damask and Parker will lead the faculty for our annual Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology that builds on the Basic Course and delves further into allergy diagnosis, management, and treatment.
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Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course

Course directors, Christine Franzese and Sarah Wise, are excited to announce the 2018 AAOA Interactive Allergy and Rhinology Course.
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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

2018 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 5-7 | Hollywood, FL
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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 14-16 | Philadelphia, PA
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2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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The first most basic treatment step, once an allergen has been identified, is to eliminate or avoid contact with it, if possible. Unfortunately, avoiding some allergens (such as dust, molds, and animals) is often difficult and thus allergen avoidance alone may not be effective.

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Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2018

Course Schedule

Thursday, July 5, 2018

12:00pm: Check-in Opens

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

  • 2:00pm: Introduction to the Basic Course – Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD
  • 2:10pm: Allergies and Head & Neck Disease – An Overview – Michael Platt, MD
  • 2:40pm: Immunology of Allergy – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 3:00pm: Epidemiology and Genetics of Allergy – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 4:00pm: Clinical Manifestations of Allergic Disease – John Fornadley, MD
  • 4:25pm: Unified Airway – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 5:00pm: Q&A with the Professors

Friday, July 6, 2018

7:00am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

7:30am-1:20pm: Allergy Testing

  • 7:30am: Allergens I: Characteristics and Standardization – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 8:00am: Allergens II: Classes, Cross-reactivity and Selection – Farrah Siddiqui, MD
  • 8:40am: Mold Nomenclature – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 8:50am: Skin Testing Techniques I: Introduction, Prick and Single Intradermal – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 9:40am: Skin Testing Techniques II: IDT, MQT – John Fornadley, MD
  • 10:20am: Specific IgE Testing – Farrah Siddiqui, MD
  • 10:40am: Socioeconomics of Testing – Jami Lucas
  • 11:05am: Practicum I – Preparation of Testing/Treatment Board & Skin Testing Techniques – Jacques Peltier, MD

1:20pm-5:00pm: Treatment of Allergy

  • 1:20pm: Avoidance and Environmental Control – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 1:55pm: Immunology and Principles of Immunotherapy: SCIT & SLIT – Michael Platt, MD
  • 2:35pm: Pharmacotherapy Part I – Glen Porter, MD
  • 3:25pm: Pharmacotherapy Part II – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 3:55pm: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Vial Preparation – Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD
  • 4:40pm: Questions I Want Answered – Jacques Peltier, MD

5:25pm: Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, July 7, 2018

7:00am-7:30am: Breakfast with Exhibitors 

7:30am-2:20pm: Treatment of Allergy (Continued)

  • 7:30am: Application of Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Escalation, Maintenance and Withdrawal – Elizabeth Davis Mahoney, MD
  • 8:15am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I: Background and Efficacy – Michael Platt, MD
  • 8:45am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Antigen Selection, Dosing and Vial Preparation – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 9:45am: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part III: Sublingual Tablets & Economics of SLIT – Christopher Brook, MD
  • 10:00am: Practical Troubleshooting Panel – Jacques Peltier, MD (moderator)
  • 10:45am: Audience Response Session: Allergy Treatment – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 11:05am: Management of Allergy Emergencies – Farrah Siddiqui, MD
  • 11:45am: Immunotherapy Safety & Compliance – Glen Porter, MD
  • 12:20am: Lunch & Faculty Panel: Adding Allergy to Practice – John Fornadley, MD (moderator)
  • 1:20pm: Practicum II: Dose Calculation & Treatment Vial Preparation – Elizabeth Davis Mahoney, MD, Jacques Peltier, MD

2:20pm-4:40pm: Introduction to Advanced Topics

  • 2:20pm: Asthma Diagnosis: The Very Basics – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 3:10pm: Food Allergy: An Introduction – Glen Porter, MD
  • 3:55pm: Socioeconomics of Allergy Treatment – Jami Lucas
  • 4:10pm: Questions You Asked – Sarah Wise, MD

4:50pm: Course Adjourns

Download the 2018 AAOA Basic Course Schedule pdf file here.

The online syllabus will be available by June 29. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

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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 June 5, 2018.

Cancellations received after June 5, 2018 are non-refundable. 

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