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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.

"Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through training, education, and advocacy."


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Upcoming Dates

04/01/21: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/21: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2021 Basic Course

08/01/21:Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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09/01/21: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2021 Annual Meeting

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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Our 2021 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology will be launched June 1st: Over 11 hrs of pre-learning, on-demand will set you up to gain the full value of our curriculum and engage in the live-stream session.

Live Stream July 8-11 will offer unique learning formats to offer learners the core concepts of allergy diagnosis and management. Join us and test your pre-work efforts for our Immunology & Pharmacotheapy Trivia Slams; Great Debates on Environmental Controls; Allergen Testing Panel “Bake Off,” Late Night with Dr. Levy, AAOA’s Escape Room Expedition, Hands On Testing and Dose Calculation Practica, Office Tours, and more.

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 Basic Course offers unique opportunities to learn the state of the art in allergy patient care. Learn More


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Live and Online CME

2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
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AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Practice Resource Tool Kit is intended as a guide to help AAOA members integrate allergy into their otolaryngology practice and to continually improve on this integration as new information, regulations, and resources become available.

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AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2021

Course Schedule

100% Virtual for 2021

On-demand Course Content launching June 1, 2021 Complemented with Engaging, Live- Stream Course Content Targeted for July 8-11, 2021

2021 Basic Course Pre-work - On-Demand

Recorded content will be available starting on June 1, 2021 and is pre-work to the Basic Course.

This suite of lectures is designed to teach important foundational content to prepare the learner to get the most out of their AAOA Basic Course experience. Recorded content will allow you to learn at your own pace, review what you have learned, and have your questions answered during the live sessions.

Introduction to Allergy

  • Course Introduction: What Do You Want to Get Out of This Course
  • Overview of Allergies and Head & Neck Disease
  • Immunology of Allergy
  • Epidemiology of Allergy
  • Genetics of Allergy
  • Clinical Manifestations of Allergic Disease
  • Unified Airway

Allergy Testing

  • Allergen Characteristics and Standardization
  • Allergens Classes
  • Cross-reactivity Selection
  • Skin Testing Techniques I: Prick and Single Intradermal
  • Skin Testing Techniques II: IDT
  • Skin Testing Techniques III: MQT
  • In Vitro Specific IgE Testing
  • Coding for Allergy Testing – What You Need to Know

Treatment of Allergy

  • Avoidance and Environmental Control
  • Immunology and Principles of Immunotherapy
  • Pharmacotherapy Part I
  • Pharmacotherapy Part II
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I:
    Background & Efficacy
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part III:
    Sublingual Tablets & Economics of SLIT
  • Management of Allergy Emergencies

Introduction To Advanced Topics

  • Asthma Diagnosis: The Very Basics
  • Introduction to Food Allergy
  • Coding for Allergy Treatment – What you Need to Know

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Evening Session

6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase 

6:30pm EDT/3:30pm PDT: Late Night with Dr. Levy: Role of Allergy in Comprehensive ENT

7:10pm EDT/4:10pm PDT: NON-AAOA SATELLITE EVENT (non-CME sponsored event)

8:10pm EDT/5:10pm PDT: Allergy Charades: Join Our Contestants to Test Your Skills on Antigen Selection

8:30pm EDT/5:30pm PDT: Late Night with Dr. Villwock: Choosing Your Antigen Panel

8:50pm EDT/5:50pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase 

9:05pm EDT/6:05pm PDT: Trivia Slam: Immunology Edition

9:45pm EDT/6:45pm PDT: Thursday Session Adjourns

Friday, July 9, 2021

Mid-Day Session

11:45am EDT/8:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase 

12:00pm EDT/9:00am PDT: Skin Testing Practicum: Live Demonstrations of Testing Methodologies — Review Skin-Testing Pre-Work Lectures prior and Follow along in your office

Evening Session

5:45pm EDT/2:45pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase 


These small group sessions are not-to-be-missed opportunities to test your allergy knowledge with your “team” and will not be available post course on demand! We will run concurrent one-hour sessions between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM – More information coming soon!

  • Escape Room – Join your colleagues and solve puzzles tied to an allergy case using clues and strategies based on what you learned from the pre-work content and help your team overcome the challenges!
  • Drinks with Professors: How I Chose My Testing Method – Enjoy casual conversations with the faculty in small groups as you discuss testing methods and ask your questions

10:00pm EDT/7:00pm PDT: Friday Session Adjourns

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Morning Session

8:45am EDT/5:45am PDT: NON-AAOA SATELLITE EVENT (non-CME sponsored event)

9:45am EDT/6:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase 

10:00am EDT/7:00am PDT: Practica:  Mixing Trays

11:00am EDT/8:00am PDT: How to Decide Which Testing Method to Use in Your Practice

11:15am EDT/8:15am PDT: Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalants I: Vial Preparation

12:00pm EDT/9:00am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase

12:15pm EDT/9:15am PDT: NON-AAOA SATELLITE EVENT (non-CME sponsored event)

Afternoon Session 

1:15pm EDT/10:15am PDT: Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalants II:  Escalation, Maintenance and Withdrawal

2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT: The Most Bang for Your Buck – Are environmental controls worth the money and effort? 

2:20pm EDT/11:20am PDT: Trivia Slam: Pharmacotherapy Edition

2:50pm EDT/11:50am PDT: Q&A Session – Questions from the recorded content will be addressed – make sure to submit your questions ahead of time on the Whova platform

3:15pm EDT/12:15pm PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase 

3:30pm EDT/12:30pm PDT: Saturday Session Adjourns

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Morning Session

9:45am EDT/6:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase 

10:00am EDT/7:00am PDT: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part II: Antigen Selection, Dosing, & Vial Preparation

10:45am EDT/7:45am PDT: NON-AAOA SATELLITE EVENT (non-CME sponsored event)

11:45am EDT/8:45am PDT: When Good Patients Go Bad

12:45pm EDT/9:45am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase

Afternoon Session 

1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT: Dose Calculations & Vial Preparation

2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT: VIRTUAL EXPO – Connect @ Home: Showcase

2:15pm EDT/11:15am PDT: Adding Allergy to Your Practice

3:15pm EDT/12:15pm PDT: Closing Q&A Session

3:30pm EDT/12:30pm PDT: Course Concludes

Click here to download a printable file of the 2021 AAOA Basic Course Schedule. If you have any questions, please contact

If you’d like to register, please contact AAOA with any questions:

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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
Fellow Bundle$1,650.00
Associate Bundle$1,800.00

Important Information

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 1, 2021.

Cancellations received after June 1, 2021 are non-refundable. 

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

Note for New Member Applicants

If you would like to receive a member rate for the 2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than June 1, 2021.

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

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