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 General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations

Latest Updates  on USP <797> On September 23, 2019, the United States Pharmacopeia has announced that,…

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What you need to comply with the pending USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations

3 key compliance criteria While the implementation date of the new USP General Chapter <797>…

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2019 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & immunology Optional USP 797 Compliance Workshop

Cost: $125 for AAOA members and $300 for non-members* in addition to AAOA Advanced Course registration…

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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

12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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02/15/20: Crowdsourcing for 2020 Scottsdale
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02/15/20: Call for Proposals
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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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06/26/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course Learn more

09/11/20: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2020 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2020 Annual Meeting Learn more


Here is What You Missed...

2019 New Orleans was an outstanding success?  With over 500 participants, our AAOA members left New Orleans re-energized, re-freshed, and re-engaged.  The program offered something for everyone — from cutting edge clinical content to every day how to’s for practice management efficiencies. 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

2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 23-25| Scottsdale, AZ
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2020 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 9-12 | Vail, CO
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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NEW!!! USP 797 Online Module
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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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Off to College: Tips for Managing Allergies

Heading to college is an exciting time. What are the best ways for students to avoid exacerbation of their symptoms as they enter the hallowed halls of higher learning?

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

News and Updates

First Drug for Treatment of Peanut Allergy for Children is Approved by FDA

“Peanut allergy affects approximately 1 million children in the U.S. and only 1 out of…

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Revised CPT Code for 2020

The following revisions and additions to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT ® American Medical Association) codes related…

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The MIPS Update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The MIPS 2019 Data Submission Period is Now Open MIPS Eligible Clinicians Can Start Submitting…

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AAOA Advanced Course 2019

Course Schedule

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

9:00am: Check-in Opens

10:00am: Optional Paid Workshop – USP797 Compliance: Media Fill Test and Gloved Finger Tip Sampling

This paid workshop includes:

  • A two-hours session on the new USP 797 Compounding Guidelines
  • Single User (registrant) Access to the Online AAOA USP <797> Allergen Extract Compounding Compliance module
  • 1 media fill test kit

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12:30pm: Non-AAOA Satellite Event

  • 1:45pm: Welcome to the Advanced Course – Cecelia Damask, DO, Michael Parker, MD, Maria Veling, MD
  • 1:55pm: Immunology of Allergy Treatment – Michael Platt, MD
  • 2:05pm: Evolution of Allergy Testing Techniques – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 2:10pm: Choosing Wisely When Ordering Allergy Testing/Laboratory Tests – Jennifer Villwock, MD
  • 2:20pm: Microbiome & Allergy – Michael Platt, MD
  • 2:30pm: Allergic Rhinitis: What is Next? – Alpen Patel, MD
  • 2:40pm: Genetics/Epigenetics of Allergy: The Stage Is Set, What Draws the Curtains? – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 3:00pm: What Do Guidelines & Consensus Documents Tell Us About Allergic Rhinitis? – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 3:10pm: Optimization of Allergen Standardization: What Does It All Mean? – Jennifer Villwock, MD

3:20pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 3:50pm: Debate: Multi vs. Pauci Immunotherapy – J. Whit Mims, MD (moderator)
  • 4:10pm: SLIT Tablets – Where Do they Fit In Your Practice? – Michael Platt, MD (moderator)
  • 4:25pm: SLIT Dose Calculations and Mixing Practicum – Jennifer Villwock, MD
  • 4:55pm: Evidence-Based Dosing for Aqueous SLIT – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 5:10pm: Clinical Pearls for SLIT Panel – J. Whit Mims, MD (moderator)
  • 5:30pm: Homeroom Discussions: Types of Testing & Treatment I Offer in My Practice
  • 6:00pm: Debate: Which Type of Testing Is Best: Skin Prick only, MQT, Intradermal Dilutional Testing vs. In Vitro (RAST) – William Reisacher, MD (moderator)
  • 6:20pm: USP 797 Update: What You Need to Know – Alpen Patel, MD, William Reisacher, MD, Maria Veling, MD

6:40pm: Non-AAOA Satellite Event

Friday, December 13, 2019

6:00am: Registration & Help Desk Opens

6:00am: Morning Run with the Faculty

6:30am: Coffee with Exhibitors 

  • 7:00am: Epidemiology & Natural History of Food Allergy – Maria Veling, MD
  • 7:20am: Pathophysiology of Food Allergy – Alpen Patel, MD
  • 7:40am: NIAID Guidelines for IgE-Mediated Food Allergies and Practice Parameter Update – William Reisacher, MD

8:10am: Breakfast with Exhibitors

  • 9:00am: Advanced Diagnostic Testing in Food Allergy – William Reisacher, MD
  • 9:20am: Therapeutic Options for Food Sensitive Patients – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 9:35am: Food Allergy: Update on Oral and Epicutaneous Immunotherapy – Alpen Patel, MD
  • 9:45am: Anaphylaxis: Prevention, Management, and Office Preparedness – Jennifer Villwock, MD

10:15am: Break with Exhibitors

  • 10:40am: Homerooms Discussions: Food Allergy Cases: Presentations of Food Allergy and Approaches to Diagnosis & Management
  • 11:10am: Prevention of Peanut Allergy (LEAP) – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 11:30am: LEAPing Forward Beyond Peanut: What’s Next? – Sarah Wise, MD

11:50am: Non-AAOA Satellite Event

  • 1:00pm: Who Should Eat What and When – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 1:10pm: What Do ENTs in Practice Need to Know About Non-IgE-Mediated Food Allergy? – Michael Platt, MD
  • 1:25pm: Dysphagia: Don’t Forget About Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Your Differential Diagnosis – William Reisacher, MD
  • 1:45pm: Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis – Michael Parker, MD
  • 1:50pm: Future Direction of Food Allergy: Biologics and Clinical Trials in Progress for Food Allergy – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 2:00pm: Name That Skin Allergy – Christine Franzese, MD, Maria Veling, MD
  • 2:30pm: Homeroom Discussions: Problem-Based-Learning (PBL): Patient with a Skin Rash

3:30pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 3:55pm: Putting It All Together: Discussion of PBL Case – Cecelia Damask, DO (moderator)
  • 4:25pm: Making Sense of Globus from the Laryngologist’s Perspective – Albert Merati, MD
  • 4:40pm: Management of Neurogenic Cough – Albert Merati, MD
  • 4:55pm:Chronic Cough Panel – Sarah Wise, MD (moderator)

5:10pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 5:25pm: Are We in a Post-PPI Era? – Albert Merati, MD
  • 5:40pm: Allergy & Sleep – Michael Parker, MD
  • 5:55pm: Airway Disorders of the Larynx – Albert Merati, MD
  • 6:10pm:Airway Disorders of the Trachea – Albert Merati, MD

6:25pm: Reception with Exhibitors

7:25pm: Adjourn for the Evening

Saturday, December 14, 2019

6:00am: Registration & Help Desk Opens

6:00am: Morning Run with the Faculty

6:30am: Coffee with Exhibitors

  • 7:00am: Epidemiology of Asthma – Michael Platt, MD
  • 7:10am: Genetics of Asthma – William Reisacher, MD
  • 7:20am: Early Life Factors that Affect Asthma Development – Alpen Patel, MD
  • 7:30am: Immunology of Childhood Asthma – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 7:40am: Understanding Early Wheezing in the Development of Airflow Limitation in Children – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 7:50am: Treatment Approaches to Preschool Wheezing Illness – Maria Veling, MD
  • 8:00am: Asthma Heterogeneity: Why Phenotypes & Endotypes Matter – Cecelia Damask, DO

8:15am: Breakfast with Exhibitors

  • 9:00am: Pathophysiology of Asthma – Acute Physiologic Characteristics – William Reisacher, MD
  • 9:10am: Chronic Long-Term Clinical Consequences of Asthma Exacerbations – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 9:20am: Name That Asthma Medication – Michael Platt, MD, William Reisacher, MD
  • 9:45am: Add-On Therapy for Asthma Management – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 10:05am: PFTs – Spirometry Mechanics – Michael Parker, MD
  • 10:15am: Nuts and Bolts of Spirometry Interpretation – Michael Parker, MD

10:35am: Break with Exhibitors

  • 11:00am: Asthma Cases: PFT Interpretation
  • 11:15am: FeNO – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 11:20am: ERP-3/NAEPP Asthma Treatment Guidelines – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 11:35am: GINA Guidelines – Maria Veling, MD
  • 11:45am: Asthma Yardsticks – Jennifer Villwock, MD

12:00pm: Lunch with Exhibitors

  • 12:35pm: Severe Asthma – Why Should I Care? – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 12:45pm: What Is ACO? How Do I Distinguish COPD from Asthma? – Alpen Patel, MD
  • 1:00pm: The Age of Eosinophil – Cecelia Damask, DO
  • 1:05pm: Precision Asthma Therapy: Picking the Right Biologic for the Right Patient – Cecelia Damask, DO (moderator)
  • 1:25pm: Stinging Insect Update – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 1:35pm: Homerooms Discussions: Problem-Based Learning (PBL): Patient with a Cough

2:35pm: Break with Exhibitors

  • 3:00pm: PBL Putting it All Together: Patient with Chronic Cough – Matthew Ryan, MD (moderator)
  • 3:30pm: Managing Mucus: What Is the Evidence? – Michael Parker, MD
  • 3:40pm: How I Approach a Child with Nasal Congestion – Maria Veling, MD
  • 3:50pm: Non-Allergic Rhinitis – Michael Parker, MD
  • 4:00pm: Local Allergy – Christine Franzese, MD
  • 4:10pm: What Do the Guidelines and Consensus Documents Tell Us About Chronic Rhinosinusitis? – Sarah Wise, MD
  • 4:25pm: Difficult to Control CRS: What the Experts Do – Michael Platt, MD

4:40pm: Break

  • 4:55pm: AERD – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 5:10pm: Corticosteroids: The Good, the Bad and the Future for Our Patients on Systemic and Topical Steroids – J. Whit Mims, MD
  • 5:20pm: Laboratory Evaluation of Immunodeficiency – Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 5:40pm: Precision Medicine and the Future of Sinus Management – Cecelia Damask, DO, Matthew Ryan, MD
  • 6:00pm: Debate: Treatment Option for CRSwNP – Surgery, Biologics vs. Medical Management – Matthew Ryan, MD (moderator)
  • 6:20pm: Course Wrap-Up – Cecelia Damask, DO, Michael Parker, MD, Maria Veling, MD

6:25pm: Course Adjourns


Join Us In Austin


  • Fellow Member       $1,110
  • Associate Member  $1,225
  • International Member $1,225
  • NP/PA Member $1,225
  • Allied Health Member $1,225
  • Resident Member $600
  • Non-Member Physician  $2,500
  • Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA $2,500
  • Non-member Resident  $850
  • Industry Representative  $2,500

Important Information


Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to November 12, 2019. 

Cancellations received after November 12, 2019 are non-refundable. 

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

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