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Celebrating Over 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."


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

12/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/24: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/24: Research Grant Cycle
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06/25/24: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2024 Basic Course

07/01/24: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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2023 AAOA Annual Meeting

Register Now to access over 19 hrs of CME | Continuing Certification through our 2023 Hybrid Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in Nashville and virtually from September 29 - October 1, 2023. On-Demand post course access will be open until November 14, 2023. Learn More


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IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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

2023 AAOA Annual Meeting - Hybrid
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
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2024 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
February 8 - 10, 2024
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
(outside Albuquerque)
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2024 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
July 25-27, 2024
The Diplomat, Hollywood, Florida
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2024 AAOA Annual Meeting - Hybrid
November 8-10, 2024
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

USP 797 Online Module
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AAOA Educational Stacks
Next Availability - November 1, 2023

News and Updates

National Study to Document Changes in Physician Practice Expense

The American Medical Association (AMA) is undertaking a new national study, supported by 173 healthcare organizations,…

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American Elm Shortage

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

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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 Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting Faculty and Invited Speakers

100% VIRTUAL FOR 2021

On-demand Program Content IS available now, Live-Stream Program Content Targeted to Launch October 16, 2021

Claus Bachert MD, PhD

Claus Bachert MD PhD is chief of the clinic and professor at the University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium, and also holds a position as professor at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He qualified from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and trained in ENT-diseases and allergology in Mannheim and Düsseldorf. His research interests include the pathophysiology and management of diseases of the nose and sinuses such as allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis. His focus Specifically, he has worked on endotyping rhinosinusitis, innovative treatments such as biologics for recalcitrant disease, and the role of Staphylococcus aureus in the inflammation of nasal polyp disease. Dr. Bachert chairs the Upper Airways Research Laboratory at Ghent University, and has published over 550 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. Dr. Bachert was President of the German Allergy Society (DGAKI, 2007-2010) and Vice-President 2011-2016.

Dr. Bachert is a current member of the WHO Initiatives for the international guidelines ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) and EAACI for EPOS (European Position Paper on Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis), served in the Board of EAACI and WAO, He currently serves as Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Bachert forms part of the international guidelines ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) and EPOS (European Position Paper on Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis), and served in the Board of EAACI and WAO. He currently serves as Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


Richard Harvey, MD, PhD

Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 300 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery. Richard has presented over 800 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology ( as well as an associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently. Richard contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, intended to recognise members who are providing outstanding OHNS services beyond their normal practice activities. Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard runs a series of courses with Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.

Alkis Togias, MD

Alkis Togias is the Branch Chief of Allergy, Asthma and Airway Biology at the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH.  His has the responsibility of supervising the stewardship of all NIAID funded grants and programs, as well as the scientific research initiatives in allergy, asthma and other airway diseases.  This includes clinical networks (the Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings [CAUSE] network, the Consortium for Food Allergy Research [CoFAR], the Atopic Dermatitis Research Network [ADRN], the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers [AADCRC], the allergy projects of the Immune Tolerance Network [ITN], and the T-Cell Reagent Resource for the Study of Allergic Diseases) and investigator-initiated clinical trials and investigator-initiated research project grants.  He also has leadership responsibilities in the Human Immunology Project Consortium [HIPC] and is a Lead NIH Scientist in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes [ECHO] consortium.

Dr. Togias earned his M.D. degree at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and received his post-doctoral research and clinical training in Internal Medicine and then in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University.  He was on faculty at the Johns Hopkins University from 1989 to 2006, when he joined the NIH.  He has published over 270 scientific articles.

Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, BS

Affectionately referred to as the “Practice Ninja” or “Coach” by her clients, Cheyenne Brinson is excited to bring her many years of experience as a practice management consultant to her very own venture. BrinsonAnderson Consulting is the culmination of a lifelong dream to develop and create her own business.
It all started with a proclamation at age four that she was going to grow up, become a professional and own her own Kool-Aid stand. With BrinsonAnderson, she finally has.
Recognizing that while clients today still care about their bottom line, they also want efficient practices and streamlined workflows. Cheyenne and her partner, Amy Anderson, have created a business model to do exactly that. Taking on fewer clients, BrinsonAnderson partners with their clients, working hand and hand, to help them create a practice that is both more effective, and profitable. Learn More


Amy Anderson, MBA

Amy Anderson is one of those lucky few who found her calling at age 18, when she started to work part-time in a plastic surgeon’s office as a pre-med student. Since then, Amy has held every non-clinical job in an office from sitting at the front desk, getting prior authorizations, and handling billing and accounts receivables, to management, strategic marketing, and business administration. As a consultant, this gives her a unique perspective as she intimately understands what it takes to run a practice.

Amy’s career has included jobs in private practices, as well as managing a hospital-based multi-
specialty group and an academic division. She is extremely sensitive to the fact that every practice is
unique which is why Amy and her partner, Cheyenne Brinson, have made customization a cornerstone of BrinsonAnderson Consulting. They take their combined decades of experience and know-how and adapt best practices to each client’s unique environment and practice settings. Learn 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 2021, we are continuing the Member benefit for all renewing AAOA Members and Member Candidates: FREE Registration for the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting!

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 September 6th). 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 15th, 2021.

Cancellations received after August 15, 2021 are non-refundable. 

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

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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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