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Celebrating 80 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.

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


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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

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Upcoming Dates

08/01/21: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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09/06/21: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2021 Annual Meeting

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/22: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/22: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/22: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2022 Basic Course


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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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
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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

2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
Content available until September 15 | Registration still open
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2021 AAOA Annual Meeting
Pre-launch Mid-September
Live Stream Starting on Oct 16 | Virtual
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2022 AAOA Advanced Course
In-Person!!! Santa Fe, NM
January 13-15, 2022
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USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

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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 has launched a Partner Resource Center to bring you partner resources that can assist your practice and patient care.

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Scientific Abstracts Submissions Now Open

2021 AAOA Annual Meeting


Submit Your Research

Have novel research tied to allergy, inflammatory disease in ENT, comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease, or another aspect impacting ENT patient care?  AAOA is currently soliciting research abstracts for consideration for its Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting. All 2021 Scientific Research Presentations will be featured as video recorded presentations, giving the PI/Presenter a unique opportunity to showcase their research and results for a broader, digital audience.  Additionally, PI/Presenters will have access to the full AAOA 2021 Annual Meeting and will be able to claim CME/MOC credits. Below is an overview of the submission process.All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and must be novel research.Selected scientific abstracts will be showcased in video presentation format during our 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting.

2021 Scientific Research video presentations will be hosted under our Research Forum page as a series of virtual oral presentations on the latest research tied to the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery related topics.

Click here to submit a scientific abstract for the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting.


  • 8/1 – Scientific abstract submission deadline (11:59 PM EST).
  • 9/1 – AAOA staff will notify the principal abstract authors of the outcome of their submission and share further instructions if selected.

If selected:

  • 9/20 – Video presentations are due along with the optional handouts for COI and content review.
  • 10/16-10/21 – 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting held live virtually.
  • 12/31 – Resulting manuscripts are requested to be submitted to the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR), official journal of the AAOA.


Scientific Abstract Submission Format:

The scientific abstract submission form is broken down into the following sections:

  • Abstract title information
  • Author(s) and presenters’ information
  • Abstract content – Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Author(s) Disclosures
    • Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters

The author will receive an email confirmation of a successful submission.


  • Submission of an abstract for considerations infers ability to present.

Selection of an abstract by the program committee will result in an invitation to record a short video presentation of your findings that will be available online for attendees to watch throughout the entire duration of the meeting.

  • If the abstract is chosen, the presenter will receive a complimentary registration to the meeting and will be encouraged to attend the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting. AAOA members in good standing (2021) can attend the meeting for free as one of their member benefits.
  • The video presentations will be showcased in our “Research Forum” section.   An accompanying handout is encouraged to be submitted in addition to the video presentation as supporting content to share with the attendees but is not required.
  • Abstracts selected for scientific presentation, while not required, are encouraged to submit an accompanying manuscript to the official journal of the AAOA, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR), which will have the right of first refusal for the submitted manuscript. The manuscript submission deadline for the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting is 11:59pm ET on December 31, 2021.
  • All off-label or non-FDA approved uses must be disclosed. Failure to comply with the abstract submission requirements may result in automatic withdrawal of the abstract for consideration by the program committee and possible suspension from future meeting presentations.
  • Presentations submitted or presented by or on behalf of an employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest will not be considered if there is a conflict of interest between the content presented and the author(s) or presenter. 
  • Any funding associated with the research must be disclosed, along with the conflict of interest disclosures for the PI and co-authors.

For any questions regarding the abstract submission/format, requirements, and more, please email us at


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