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 Annual Meeting 2019

Annual Meeting Schedule

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The online registration for the Annual Meeting is closed. Please contact AAOA at meetings@aaoallergy.org or 202-955-5010 to register. See you in New Orleans!

Friday, September 13th, 2019

7:00am-9:15am: Fellow Exam

9:00am-10:00am: Exhibit Opening

10:00am-10:10am: Annual Meeting Kick Off – Matthew Ryan, MD

10:10am-11:05am: AAOA-ARS Joint Session – What is “Appropriate” in CRS Diagnosis and Treatment – Sarah Wise, MD (moderator)

11:05am-11:50am: 3rd Annual BJ Ferguson Memorial Keynote Lecture – Is the Proof in the Pudding: Update on Novel Food Allergy Therapies – Andrew Bird, MD

12:00pm-1:00pm: Non-AAOA Satellite Program

1:00pm-1:30pm: Exhibit Break & OTO Shop w/ Laryngology & AAOHNS Initiatives

1:30pm-2:30pm: SLIT from a Practical Perspective – William Reisacher, MD (moderator)

2:30pm-3:15pm: One-On-One with Jack Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA – Guest Interviewee Tim Smith, MD

3:15pm-3:45pm: Exhibit Break & OTO Shop w/ Biologics

3:45pm-4:45pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Food Allergies: Are They Driving You Nuts? Updates in Food Allergy Diagnosis & Management – Andrew Bird, MD
  • Smell: The Forgotten Sense – Jennifer Villwock, MD
  • Intranasal Findings in Allergy: It’s Not What they Taught You in Residency – Edward McCoul, MD (moderator)
  • Marketing: How to Leverage the Latest Trends – Shantel Johnson

3:45pm-5:45pm: Optional Paid Workshop – USP 797 Compliance Training and Media Fill Test – Doug Dawson, MD, Ayesha Khalid, MD, Wes VanderArk, MD – SOLD OUT

4:45pm-5:15pm: Refresh with Exhibitors

5:15pm-6:15pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • The Future of Food Allergy – Glen Porter, MD
  • Allergy Emergencies – Farrah Siddiqui, MD
  • Office Based Sinus Procedures – John DelGaudio, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • SoMe Social Media – Jennifer Villwock, MD (moderator)

6:15pm-7:30pm: Annual Business Meeting and Taste of New Orleans Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

6:15am-7:15am: Healthy Start: Jazz by Jogging Shoe

6:30am-7:30am: Non-AAOA Satellite Program

7:30am-8:00am: Coffee with Exhibitors

8:00am-9:00am: Clinical Keynote: AAOA Biologics and Precision Medicine Roundtable – Matthew Ryan, MD (moderator)

9:05am-10:05am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Biologics Practicalities Workshop: Case Based Discussion – Cecelia Damask, DO (moderator)
  • Boosting Your Bottom Line – Cheyenne Brinson, CPA (inactive), MBA
  • Technology and Medicine: The Legal Side – Daniel F. Shay, Esq (moderator)
  • Building the Right Office Culture – Amy Boyer, MBA
  • ReCAP: Hour 1 – The Principles of Allergic Disease – Christopher Brook, MD, Jennifer Villwock, MD (moderators)

10:05am-10:35am: Exhibit Break

10:35am-11:35am: Concurrent Sessions

  • AERD: Current Therapeutic Approaches – Joshua Levy, MD, Matthew Ryan, MD
  • You Cannot Manage What You Do Not Measure: Using Reports and Data to Manage Your Allergy Service Line and Entire Practice – Cheyenne Brinson, CPA (inactive), MBA
  • Practice Transitions: Employment and Payer Contracts; What You Need to Know/Ask Before Signing – Daniel F. Shay, Esq
  • Migraine, Allergy and the Sinus Headache Patient: Practical Approach to Management – Mark Mehle, MD
  • ReCAP: Hour 2 – Advanced Allergy Topics – Christopher Brook, MD, Jennifer Villwock, MD (moderators)

11:40am-12:10pm: Exhibit Break & OTO Shop w/ Early Peanut Introduction

12:15pm-1:15pm: Non-AAOA Satellite Program

1:15pm-1:30pm: Refresh with Exhibitors

1:30pm-2:30pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Jeopardy: Clinical Applications of Allergy in Otolaryngology – Cindy Lee Neighbors, MD, Paulus Tsai, MD
  • Practical Troubleshooting – J. Whit Mims, MD (moderator)
  • Business Management – How to Stay in Private Practice (If You Want To) – Amy Boyer, MBA
  • Stop Denials in their Tracks and Plug Revenue Leaks – Cheyenne Brinson, CPA (inactive), MBA
  • ReCAP: Hour 3 – Allergy Testing and Immunology – Christopher Brook, MD (moderator)

2:35pm-3:35pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • My First Case that Had Me Stumped – Monica Patadia, MD (moderator)
  • Efficiency: Not the Unattainable Holy Grail – Cheyenne Brinson, CPA (inactive), MBA
  • Expanding Scope of Practice: The Why & How of Expanding/Changing Service Lines in Your Practice – Dole Baker, MD (moderator)
  • Understanding Your Patient Compliance and Ways to Improve Compliance: Focus on Immunotherapy – Gavin Setzen, MD (moderator)
  • ReCAP: Hour 4 – Immunotherapy and Vial Preparation – Christopher Brook, MD, Jennifer Villwock, MD (moderators)

3:40pm-4:40pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Component Testing – Michael Benninger, MD
  • Understanding Stark and the Many Ways It Impacts Your Practice – Daniel F. Shay, Esq
  • Efficiency Panel – Douglas Dawson, MD (moderator)
  • Navigating Practice Models and Changing Markets: Lessons Learned in Different Practices and/or Why I Changed Practices – Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD (moderator)
  • ReCAP: Hour 5 – Anaphylaxis and Immunotherapy Practicum – Christopher Brook, MD, Jennifer Villwock, MD (moderators)

4:40pm-5:15pm: Exhibit Break and Gather for Content Meets Culture Tours 

5:15pm-6:45pm: Big Easy Walking Tours: Content Meets Culture – Conversations with Experts (concurrent sessions)

  • Allergy Emergencies/Warehouse District – Little Known Gems in an Area Transformed – Christopher Brook, MD, Michael Platt, MD
  • Antigen Selection/Architecture – Eyes Wide open to Influences that Shaped the Big Easy – Doug Dawson, MD, Bruce Gordon, MD
  • Chronic Cough/Central Business District – Institutional Gems from the Sacred to Secular – Melissa Hertler, MD, Monica Patadia, MD
  • Epinephrine/Restaurants – Lore of Cuisine & Families – Farrah Siddiqui, MD, Robert Stachler, MD
  • Food Allergy/Museums – Renaissance to Contemporary Art, Culture & History – Christine B. Franzese, MD, Glen Porter, MD, William Reisacher, MD, Maria Veling, MD
  • Migraine/Architecture – Eyes Wide open to Influences that Shaped the Big Easy – Mark Mehle, MD
  • Nasal Polyps/Restaurants – Lore of Cuisine & Families – John DelGaudio, MD, Sarah Wise, MD
  • Pearls from Practice/ New Orleans Native Perspective – Paul Fass, MD, Jack Fornadley, MD, Jacques Peltier, MD
  • Sinusitis/Old Algiers – A Different View of NOLA – Charles Ebert, MD, Kenneth Rodriguez, MD
  • SLIT/French Quarter – Melded Cultures & Histories – Bryan Leatherman, MD, Sandra Lin, MD, Kieth Sale, MD, Wesley VanderArk, MD

7:00pm-8:30pm: Lagniappe at the Chicory

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

6:15am-7:15am: Healthy Start: Jazz by Jogging Shoe

7:00am-8:15am: AAOA Foundation Research Forum Breakfast – Charles Ebert, MD, Kenneth Rodriguez, MD (moderators)

  • The Role of Home Fungal Exposure in Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis – Nicholas Rowan, MD
  • Incidence and Practice Patterns in the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis – Lauren Roland, MD
  • Comparison of Sinonasal Quality of Life in Allergic Patients Undergoing Sublingual Versus Subcutaneous Therapy – Hussein Ahmad, BA
  • Optical Rhinometry to Objectively Monitor Double-Blinded Randomized Trial of Intranasal Capsaicin Treatment For Non-Allergic Irritant Rhinitis – Denna Zebda, MD
  • The Effect of Vaping on the Unified Airway in Rodent Models – Taha Mur, MD
  • Role of Trpv1+ Sensory Neurons in Driving IgE Production in Allergic Inflammation – Shreya Mathur, BA
  • Disparity in Allergy Testing Results Among Patients With Allergic Rhinitis and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction – David Hurst, MD, PhD

8:20am-9:20am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Adding allergy to Your Practice: What I Learned in Setting Up My Allergy Practice – Michelle Liu, MD (moderator)
  • Coding Strategies – How to Avoid Billing Blunders and Keep Your Money – Teresa Thompson, BS, CPC, CMSCS, CCC
  • Negotiation is Value Specific – Kieth Sale, MD, Daniel F. Shay, Esq, Jennifer Villwock, MD
  • Your Rhinitis Patient Who Read the Textbook – Haidy Marzouk, MD

9:25am-10:25am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Optimizing Patient Experience Through Practice Efficiency – Kieth Sale, MD
  • Scary Allergy & Sinus Cases – Michael Platt, MD (moderator)
  • Coding Hot Topics – Teresa Thompson, BS, CPC, CMSCS, CCC
  • Unified Airway Workshop – Cecelia Damask, DO, Paul Fass, MD, Michael Parker, MD

10:30am-11:30am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Biologics and Office Practicalities Workshop – Cecelia Damask, DO (moderator)
  • Sleep and OSA: Where Does Allergy Play? – Douglas Dawson, MD, Andrea Lewis, MD, Alpen Patel, MD, Matthew Patterson, MD
  • Evidence-Based Immunotherapy – Hunter Hoover, MD

11:30am-12:30pm: Non-AAOA Satellite Program

USP 797 Compliance Training and Media Fill Test Workshop – SOLD OUT!!!! 

The USP guidelines are due to go into effect by the end of the year. Take advantage of this opportunity, offered at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, to have your staff review compliance training and check that box for the year. The AAOA is rolling out its new online compliance training module to help you and your staff stay ahead of the curve and make sure everyone is practicing within the new USP 797 protocol. In addition to USP compliance, we are offering a media fill kit to complete the compounding training.

This optional paid workshop will take place on Friday, September 13th from 3:45pm-5:45pm:

  • Member (individual): $125
  • NonMember (individual): $300

Additional Resources:


A printable file of the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting Schedule is available for download here. The final meeting agenda will be available on site. If you have any questions, please contact meetings@aaoallergy.org.

Learn More about the Annual Meeting Faculty and Speakers.

The online syllabus will be available by September 9. All registrants will be provided with access instructions by e-mail when the syllabus is released.

Join Us In NOLA

AAOA Members

As an association we are always looking for more and better ways to help our Members get and stay engaged, and to expand and enrich their network of peers.  To that end, for 2019, we are continuing the Member benefit for all renewing AAOA Members and Member Candidates: FREE Registration for the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA!

Registration Price List

Fellow MemberFREE
Associate MemberFREE
International MemberFREE
Resident/Fellow-In-Training MemberFREE
All Member CandidatesFREE
Non-Member $795.00
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Member Candidate

*A Member Candidate must have completed the membership application before the Application Deadline (45 days prior to the annual business meeting, approximately July 31st). Learn More

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds for paid registrations (less a 50% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to August 13, 2019.

Cancellations received after August 13, 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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