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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."


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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


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March 30 - April 1, 2023
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2023 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
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June 29 – July 1 - Live
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Hyatt Regency Seattle
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AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology 2022

Course Overview


Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – Pre-Work On-Demand
Thursday, June 30 – Saturday, July 2, 2022 – F2F/In-Person & Live Stream
September 2 – Post Course On-Demand Access

2022 Basic Course Pre-work - On-Demand

Recorded content will be available starting on June 1, 2022 and is pre-work to the Basic Course.

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

Introduction to Allergy

  • Course Introduction and What Do You Want to Get of This Course
  • Overview of Allergies and Head & Neck Disease
  • Immunology of Allergy
  • Epidemiology of Allergy
  • Genetics of Allergy
  • Clinical Manifestations of Allergic Disease
  • Unified Airway

Allergy Testing

  • Allergen Characteristics and Standardization
  • Allergens Classes
  • Cross-Reactivity Selection
  • Preparation of Testing and Treatment Board
  • Skin Testing Techniques I: Prick and Single Intradermal
  • Skin Testing Techniques II: IDT
  • Skin Testing Techniques III: MQT
  • In Vitro Specific IgE Testing
  • Coding for Allergy Testing – What You Need to Know

Treatment of Allergy

  • Avoidance and Environmental Control
  • Immunology and Principles of Immunotherapy
  • Pharmacotherapy Part I
  • Pharmacotherapy Part II
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part I:
    Background & Efficacy
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy Part III:
    Sublingual Tablets & Economics of SLIT
  • Management of Allergy Emergencies

Introduction To Advanced Topics

  • Asthma Diagnosis: The Very Basics
  • Introduction to Food Allergy
  • Coding for Allergy Treatment – What you Need to Know

Thursday, June 30, 2022

2:00pm EDT: Introduction to Basic Course

2:10pm EDT: Overview and Clinical Manifestations of Allergy

2:35pm EDT: Allergy in Head & Neck Panel

3:00pm EDT: Allergy Epidemiology & Immunology

3:20pm EDT: Break with Exhibitors

3:50pm EDT: Trivia Slam: Immunology Edition

4:10pm EDT: Adding Allergy to Your Practice Panel

4:40pm EDT: Exhibitor Reception

5:40pm EDT: Thursday Session Adjourns

Friday, July 1, 2022

7:30am EDT: Coffee in Exhibit Hall

8:00am EDT: Allergy Testing I: Testing Board, Controls, SPT

8:30am EDT: Allergy Testing II: Intradermal Dilutional Testing

9:00am EDT: Breakfast w/ Exhibitors

9:30am EDT: Allergy Testing III: MQT

10:00am EDT: Specific IgE Testing

10:20am EDT: AAOA Escape Room Expedition – Allergy Testing Room

10:40am EDT: The Great Allergy Panel Bake Off: What/How Many Antigens Do You Test For?

11:10am EDT: Skin Testing Practicum

11:55am EDT: Lunch w/ Exhibitors

1:00pm EDT: Office Tour Panel

1:30pm EDT: Allergy Testing Method Panel

2:00pm EDT: Pharmacotherapy Trivia Slam/Dating Game

2:20pm EDT: What Immunotherapy Do You Offer Panel

2:50pm EDT: Break with Exhibitors

3:20pm EDT: Allergy Emergencies

3:40pm EDT: AAOA Escape Room Expedition – Allergy Emergencies Room

3:55pm EDT: Live Q&A

4:15pm EDT: Drinks with Professors

5:15pm EDT: Friday Session Adjourns

Saturday, July 2, 2022

7:30am EDT: Coffee in Exhibit Hall

8:00am EDT: Vial Prep SCIT & SLIT: Vial Preparation Including Mixing Tray

8:30am EDT: Vial Prep SCIT & SLIT: Escalation, Maintenance, Withdrawal

9:00am EDT: Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:30am EDT: Dose Calculations & Vial Preparation Practicum

10:30am EDT: AAOA Escape Room Expedition – Room of Vials

10:50am EDT: How I Perform SLIT Panel

11:20am EDT: Break with Exhibitors

11:40am EDT: The Most Bang for Your Buck: Are Environmental Controls Worth the Money and Effort?

12:00pm EDT: Adding Allergy to Your Practice Logistics Panel

12:30pm EDT: Lunch with Exhibitors

1:30pm EDT: Training My Staff – Why Do They Keep Asking Me for Help?

2:00pm EDT: Advanced Topic Panel

2:30pm EDT: Q&A – Questions from the recorded content will be addressed – make sure to submit your questions ahead of time on the Whova platform

3:00pm EDT: Course Concludes

Click here to download a printable file of the 2022 AAOA Basic Course Schedule. 

If you have any questions, please contact

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

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Registration Fees Are The Same For F2F/In-Person And Virtual Attendance

Fellow Member$1,110.00
Associate Member$1,225.00
International Member$1,225.00
NP/PA Member$1,225.00
Allied Health Member$1,225.00
Resident Member$600.00
Non-Member Physician$2,500.00
Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA$2,500.00
Industry Representative$2,500.00
Non-member Resident$850.00

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to June 1, 2022.

Those who change from F2F to Virtual or Virtual to F2F will not be assessed any change fees.

Cancellations received after June 1, 2022 are non-refundable. 

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

Note for New Member Applicants

If you would like to receive a member rate for the 2022 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than  June 26, 2022. Contact Ben Wokas at (202) 955-5010 ext. 300 or if you have any questions.

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