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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."


United Healthcare Home Immunotherapy Policy Change

United Healthcare has recently announced a policy change. Effective January 1, 2023, UHC will no longer…

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Medicare 2022 Conversion Factor Update

Thanks to lobbying efforts from the House of Medicine, Congress took action this month. The…

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CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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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

04/01/23: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/23: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2023 Basic Course

07/01/23: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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12/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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2023 AAOA Basic Course

The hybrid 2023 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology will take place from Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency, Seattle, WA & Virtually. The Pre-Work On-Demand content will be released on Thursday, June 1, 2023. The Post Course On-Demand Access will be available until September 1, 2023. Learn More and Register Today


For information about Resident opportunities, DosedDaily, research grants, and other resources. Learn More


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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

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

AAOA Educational Stacks
Next Availability - November 1, 2023

2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
March 30 - April 1, 2023
The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
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2023 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
June 1 - Pre-Work On-Demand
June 29 – July 1 - Live
September 1 - Access
Hyatt Regency Seattle
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2023 AAOA Annual Meeting - Hybrid
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
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USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

American Elm Shortage

American Elm is dying from Dutch Elm Disease. This may explain the concentrate shortage many practices…

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USP General Chapter Released

After a multi-year effort, the long-awaited revision of Chapter 797 Standards for Sterile Compounding (797) of…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool


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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AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology 2023

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Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, April 1, 2023
On-Demand Pre-Work Content March 1, 2023
On-Demand Post Course Access Until June 1, 2023
The Hythe, Vail, CO & Virtually

As a hybrid course, we are excited to offer both live in-person and virtual participation.

2023 Advanced Course Pre-work - On-Demand

This suite of lectures is designed to teach important foundational content to prepare the learner to get the most out of their AAOA Advanced 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.

Immunology of Allergy
Allergen Characteristics and Standardization
Allergen Classes
Cross-Reactivity Selection
The Great Allergy Panel Bake Off: What/How Many Antigens Do You Test For
Allergy Testing I- Testing Board, Controls, SPT
Allergy Testing II: Intradermal Dilutional Testing
Allergy Testing III: MQT
Specific IgE Testing
Avoidance and Environmental Control
Pharmacotherapy Trivia Slam
Pharmacotherapy Part II
Immunology and Principles of Immunotherapy
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalants I: Vial Preparation
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Inhalants II: Escalation, Maintenance, and Withdrawal

Thursday, March 30, 2023


6:30pm MST: Welcome to Colorado

6:35pm MST: Basic Immunology of Allergy

6:50pm MST: Antigen Selection for Testing

7:05pm MST: Allergy Testing Techniques

7:20pm MST: Environmental Controls and Avoidance

7:35pm MST: Basic Pharmacotherapy for Allergy

7:45pm MST: Subcutaneous Immunotherapy

8:00pm MST: Reception w/ Exhibitors

8:30pm MST: Thursday Session Adjourns

Friday, March 31, 2023


6:30am MST: Welcome and Course Overview

6:40am MST: Genetics/Epigenetics of Allergy

6:55am MST: Immunologic Mechanisms in Allergy Treatment

7:10am MST: Choosing Wisely When Ordering Diagnostic Tests

7:20am MST: Introduction to Biologics

7:35am MST: Use of Biologics in Airway Diseases

7:50am MST: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment of Anaphylaxis

8:10am MST: Break w/ Exhibitors


9:00am MST: Pathophysiology of Asthma

9:15am MST: Assessment of Asthma

9:30am MST: Overview of Cough

9:40am MST: Unified Airway and Cough

9:50am MST: Cough Symptoms in Children

10:05am MST: Evidence-Based Asthma Treatment Guidelines

10:20am MST: Case Wrap Up: Patient with Cough

10:45am MST: Non-AAOA Satellite Program

11:45am MST: Midday Break

3:30pm MST: Après-Ski w/ Exhibitors


4:00pm MST: Overview of Adult and Pediatric Sleep Apnea

4:25pm MST: Allergy and Sleep

4:35pm MST: Understanding Polysomnography

4:55pm MST: Non-Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

5:10pm MST: Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

5:25pm MST: Case Wrap-Up: Managing the Child with Sleep Disordered Breathing

5:55pm MST: Break w/ Exhibitors


6:20pm MST: Physiology of Taste and Smell

6:35pm MST: Assessment of Smell Disorders

6:50pm MST: Treatment of Smell Disorders

7:05pm MST: Smell and Taste Practicum – Wine/Chocolate Tasting

Saturday, April 1, 2023


6:30am MST: Pathophysiology of Food Allergy & Sensitivity

6:45am MST: Diagnosing Food Allergy

7:00am MST: Food Allergy: Dietary and Avoidance Strategies

7:10am MST: Food Allergy: Oral and Epicutaneous Immunotherapy

7:25am MST: Prevention of Peanut Allergy (LEAP)

7:45am MST: Case Wrap-Up: Food

8:10am MST: Break with Exhibitors


8:50am MST: Overview of Pediatric Otolaryngology

9:05am MST: Rhinosinusitis in Children

9:20am MST: Diagnosis and Management of Ankyloglossia

9:35am MST: Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

9:50am MST: Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Allergy

10:05am MST: Case Wrap-Up: Pediatric Airway Disease

10:30am MST: Break with Exhibitors


11:00am MST: Skin Testing for Implementation of SLIT

11:15am MST: Evidence-Based Dosing for Aqueous SLIT

11:30am MST: SLIT Dose Calculations and Mixing Practicum

12:00pm MST: SLIT Tablets – Where Do they Fit In Your Practice?

12:15pm MST: Panel – Clinical Pearls for SLIT

12:45pm MST: Course Concludes

A printable file of the 2023 AAOA Advanced Course Schedule is available here

If you have any questions, please contact

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

COVID-19 Safety

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we encourage taking personal safeguards, including but not limited to vaccination and/or wearing a mask in the meeting, to help protect your health and the health of our members and community at large.  

While there are currently no restrictions in place, attendees must adhere to any updated requirements and guidelines of the State of Colorado, the City of Vail as well as the event.   

AAOA will continue to monitor state and federal requirements and will update our policy accordingly.

Join Us In Vail

Registration fees are the same for in-person and virtual attendance

  • 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 February 28th, 2023. 

Cancellations received after February 28th, 2023 are non-refundable. 

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

If you’re not a member of the AAOA, join now and take advantage of the membership rates.

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