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

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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06/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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06/01/20: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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06/7/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course


New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today issue trying to assess whether it is worth the cost to get on a plane to participate in the AAOA’s Annual Meeting. We recognize you have lots of CME options, some are even competing with our meeting in New Orleans. Read More


IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454


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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 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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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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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

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today…

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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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Most Cited and Accessed IFAR articles during 2017-2018

The lists below of the most cited and most accessed (downloaded) articles from IFAR (International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology) during 2017-18. 

Top-10 Cited IFAR Articles Published 2017-2018:

Evidence of microbiota dysbiosis in chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 7, Issue 3
First Author: Michael Hoggard BSc(hons)
Senior Author: Richard G. Douglas MD

Mapping and comparing bacterial microbiota in the sinonasal cavity of healthy, allergic rhinitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis subjects
Volume 7, Issue 6
First Author: Devyani Lal MD
Senior Author: Emily K. Cope PhD

Investigation of sinonasal microbiome spatial organization in chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 7, Issue 1
First Author: Vijay R. Ramakrishnan MD
Senior Author: Daniel N. Frank PhD

Denatonium-induced sinonasal bacterial killing may play a role in chronic rhinosinusitis outcomes
Volume 7, Issue 7
First Author: Ryan M. Carey BSE
Senior Author: Noam A. Cohen MD, PhD

Role of tissue eosinophils in chronic rhinosinusitis-associated olfactory loss
Volume 7, Issue 10
First Author: Leah J. Hauser MD
Senior Author: Justin H. Turner MD, PhD

The prognostic role of serum eosinophil and basophil levels in sinonasal polyposis
Volume 7, Issue 3
First Author: Giuseppe Brescia MD
Senior Author: Gino Marioni MD

Prospective, multicenter evaluation of balloon sinus dilation for treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 7, Issue 3
First Author: Zachary M. Soler MD, MSc
Senior Author: Shaun A. Nguyen MD

Computational fluid dynamics evaluation of posterior septectomy as a viable treatment option for large septal perforations
Volume 7, Issue 7
First Author: Bradley A. Otto MD
Senior Author: Kai Zhao PhD

Surgical therapy vs continued medical therapy for medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Volume 7, Issue 2
First Author: Zara M. Patel MD
Senior Author: Peter H. Hwang MD

The Empty Nose Syndrome 6-Item Questionnaire (ENS6Q): a validated 6-item questionnaire as a diagnostic aid for empty nose syndrome patients
Volume 7, Issue 1
First Author: Nathalia Velasquez MD
Senior Author: Jayakar V. Nayak MD, PhD

Top-10 Most Accessed IFAR Articles Published 2017-2018:

International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis
Volume 7, Issue 2
First Author: Sarah K. Wise MD, MSCR

Cryosurgical posterior nasal tissue ablation for the treatment of rhinitis
Volume 7, Issue 10
First Author: Peter H. Hwang MD
Senior Author: Jacob Johnson MD

A phase 3 trial of mometasone furoate sinus implants for chronic sinusitis with recurrent nasal polyps
Volume 8, Issue 4
First Author: Robert C. Kern MD
Senior Author: Anna K. Gawlicka PhD

International consensus statement on allergy and rhinology: allergic rhinitis-executive summary
Volume 8, Issue 2
First Author: Sarah K. Wise MD, MSCR
Senior Author: Elina Toskala MD, PhD, MBA

Clinical associations between allergies and rapid eye movement sleep disturbances
Volume 8, Issue 7
First Author: Shelley R. Berson MD, FACS
Senior Author: Manoj Abraham MD, FACS

Corticosteroid nasal irrigations are more effective than simple sprays in a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial for chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus surgery
Volume 8, Issue 4
First Author: Richard J. Harvey MD, PhD
Senior Author: Raymond Sacks MD

Outcomes after complete endoscopic sinus surgery and aspirin desensitization in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
Volume 8, Issue 1
First Author: Nithin D. Adappa MD
Senior Author: John V. Bosso MD

Open access: is there a predator at the door?
Volume 8, Issue 2
First Author: Rakesh Chandra MD

EXHANCE-12: 1-year study of the exhalation delivery system with fluticasone (EDS-FLU) in chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 8, Issue 8
First Author: James N. Palmer MD
Senior Author: Ramy A. Mahmoud MD MPH

Evaluation of patient nasal saline irrigation practices following endoscopic sinus surgery
Volume 8, Issue 1
First Author: Frederick Yoo MD
Senior Author: Jeffrey D. Suh MD

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