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."


Changes To E/M Codes Beginning On January 1st

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized significant changes to…

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Additional COVID-19 Relief Up in the Air

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to be moving closer…

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CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On August 3, 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

02/01/20: 2021 Annual Meeting Crowdsourcing
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01/15/2021: Call for Proposals
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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

07/15/21: Call for Scientific Papers

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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Allergy & ENT: Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!, presented at the AAO-HNSF 2020 by Keith Andrew Sale, MD, Alpen A. Patel, MD, Glen Porter, MD, and Wesley D. Vander Ark, MD can be viewed here. It will be avialable through Friday, October 30, 2020.

Register Today for the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting to earn up to 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the live activity plus 8.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the on demand content.


For those member and nonmembers who register for the AAOA 2020 Annual Meeting Oct 24-29 (live stream) before October 15th, you will be offered complimentary registration to participate in the AAO-HNSF “Comprehensive Otolaryngology Week” component of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Access to the Comprehensive week – Each registrant will receive a welcome email with login instructions once the AAOA Annual Meeting Registration list is imported. The deadline to register to get the access is October 15th.


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Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

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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

New Year, Same Pandemic
January 25-March 25 | On-Demand
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Just the Basics
January 25-March 25 | On-Demand
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

2021 AAOA Annual Meeting

News and Updates

Today In ENT Allergy: AAOA’s Podcast. Episode 3 –Allergy in Your ENT Practice

In the third episode of the AAOA’s NEW podcast series Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA’s…

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Allergic Reactions Related to Covid-19 Vaccinations in Allergic Patients

Joint Statement by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) and the American…

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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 Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting Faculty and Invited Speakers


Robert Schleimer, MD, PhD

Dr. Schleimer majored in Biology at The University of California, San Diego. He received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology at UC Davis. Dr. Schleimer received post-doctoral fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology. Dr. Schleimer joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1981 and became Professor of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Schleimer moved to Chicago to become the Roy and Elaine Patterson Chair and Chief of the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the spring of 2004. Dr. Schleimer has published over 390 papers and was recognized as one of the most highly cited researchers of the last two decades worldwide by The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). He has had continuous NIH funding for 35 years and presently has a P01 program project grant to study chronic rhinosinusitis, a T32 training grant and a R01 on AERD as PI. He has served on numerous NIH committees and advisory boards for pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms. Dr. Schleimer is a cofounder of Allakos, a publicly traded company developing a new therapy for a variety of allergic diseases mediated by mast cells and eosinophils. He is presently actively involved in studying the molecular mechanisms of allergic disease, focusing on inflammation, innate and adaptive immunity, cytokines and chemokines, food allergy, the molecular basis for anti-inflammatory steroid action in allergic diseases and the mechanisms of pathogenesis in Chronic Rhinosinusitis.

Thomas Casale, MD

Dr Casale is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief of Clinical and Translational Research at University of South Florida Division of Allergy and Immunology in Tampa. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology and was Executive Vice President for 10 years. He has served on the board of directors for the American Thoracic Society, The World Allergy Organization, and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology where he was also chair. Dr. Casale’s research interests include the determination and treatment of the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in asthma, COPD and allergic diseases. He has published over 425 scientific papers, reviews and chapters on these topics. He is currently the Chief Medical Advisor for FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education).

Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, BS

Cheyenne is an innovative, solutions-oriented senior consultant with KarenZupko & Associates who delivers pragmatic business solutions that boost revenue, streamline workflow, and increase operational efficiency. “You cannot manage what you do not measure” is Cheyenne’s guiding principle, and she leverages this wisdom to make sound, data-based decisions.
With a unique blend of technology know-how, training skills, operations management, and financial expertise, Cheyenne has helped more than one hundred surgical practices improve the bottom line. From scheduling and front desk operations, to patient flow, surgery scheduling, EHR utilization, and effective billing office processes, Cheyenne designs and implements process improvements by leveraging people and technology. Read More


Amy Anderson, MBA

Amy is a dynamic and innovative problem-solver who is highly regarded by physicians for her engaging leadership style, intimate understanding of practice operations, and deep appreciation for the patient experience. She seeks solutions to the constantly evolving challenges and demands imposed on physicians and administrators by finding opportunities to streamline processes.
Amy’s expertise comes from more than 15 years of working in physician offices, including private and hospital-based practices and an academic division before becoming a consultant. Her experiences provide a comprehensive understanding of practice operations, physician compensation, health information systems, marketing, financial management, and human resource management in each setting.
Prior to joining KarenZupko & Associates, Amy was the Service Line Administrator/ Division Administrator for Plastic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. There she held a dyad leadership role alongside the Chief of Plastic Surgery to manage and lead the clinical, education, and research missions of the division. Read More

Teresa Thompson, BS, CPC, CMSCS, CCC

Teresa Thompson, BS, CPC, CMSCS, CCC, is the owner and
principal of TM Consulting, a national medical consulting and management firm that specializes in
coding, compliance, education and a wide range of consulting services to healthcare professionals
specializing in respiratory diseases. Ms. Thompson conducts workshops and seminars for various clinics,
organizations and national organizations. Teresa Thompson offers seminars and consulting services for
ENT practices as well as working with the AAAAI throughout the year with various webinars, national conferences, and coding consulting. Ms. Thompson has over three decades working with physicians and their staff to train and resolve practice management.


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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 2020, we are continuing the Member benefit for all renewing AAOA Members and Member Candidates: FREE Registration for the Virtual 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting!

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Associate MemberFREE
International MemberFREE
Resident/Fellow-In-Training MemberFREE
All Member CandidatesFREE
Non-Member $795.00
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*A Member Candidate must have completed the membership application before the Application Deadline (45 days prior to the annual business meeting, approximately September 11th). 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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As an AAOA member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions, including free Annual Meeting (please contact AAOA for details), and all of our patient education and practice management resources. These savings alone can offset most or all of your dues.
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