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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

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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04/01/24: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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2023 AAOA Basic Course

Register Now to access over 26 hrs of CME | Continuing Certification through our 2023 Hybrid Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology.  Launching with core pre-work on demand June 1, the live component will build on the basics of adding allergy, including hands-on practica.  Post course, registrants have access to all the content until September 1, 2023. Learn More


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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 2023

Course Schedule

Thursday, June 1, 2023 – Pre-Work On-Demand
Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1, 2023 – F2F/In-Person & Live Stream
September 1, 2023 – Post Course On-Demand Access
Hyatt Regency, Seattle, WA & Virtually

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

2023 Basic 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 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.

Course Introduction and What Do You Want to Get of This Course
Overview of Allergies & Head & Neck Disease
Immunology of Allergy
Epidemiology of Allergy
Genetics of Allergy
Clinical Manifestations of Allergic Disease
Unified Airway
Allergen Characteristics & Standardization
Allergen Classes
Cross-Reactivity Selection
Preparation of Testing & Treatment Board
Skin Testing Techniques 1: Prick & Single Intradermal Test
Skin Testing Techniques 2: IDT
Skin Testing Techniques 3: MQT
Specific IgE Testing
Coding for Allergy Testing – What You Need to Know
Avoidance & Environmental Control
Immunology & Principles of Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis
Pharmacotherapy Part I
Pharmacotherapy Part II
Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalants Part I: Background & Efficacy
Sublingual Immunotherapy for Inhalants Part III: Tablets & Economics
SCIT and SLIT Vial Creation
Allergy Emergencies
Basics of Asthma Diagnosis and Management
Introduction to Food Allergy
Coding for Allergy Treatment – What You Need to Know

Thursday, June 29, 2023

* Subject to change

2:00pm PDT: Introduction to Basic Course

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

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

3:00pm PDT:  Allergy Epidemiology & Immunology

3:20pm PDT:  Break w/Exhibitors

3:50pm PDT:  Trivia Slam: Immunology Edition

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

4:40pm PDT:  Reception with Exhibitors

5:40pm PDT: Thursday Session Adjourns

Friday, June 30, 2023

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

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

9:00am PDT: Breakfast w/Exhibitors

9:30am PDT: Allergy Testing III:  MQT

10:00am PDT: Specific IgE Testing

10:20am PDT: Escape Room: Allergy Testing Portion

10:40am PDT: The Great Allergy Panel Bake Off:  What/How Many Antigens do you test for

11:10am PDT: Break w/Exhibitors

11:30am PDT: Skin Testing Practicum

12:15pm PDT: Non-AAOA Satellite Program

1:15pm PDT: Office Tour Panel

1:45pm PDT: Allergy Testing Method Panel

2:15pm PDT: Pharmacotherapy Trivia Slam

2:35pm PDT: What Immunotherapy Do You Offer Panel

3:05pm PDT: Break w/Exhibitors

3:30pm PDT: Allergy Emergencies

3:50pm PDT: Allergy Emergencies Escape Room

4:05pm PDT: Live Q&A

4:25pm PDT: Drinks with Professors

5:25pm PDT: Friday Session Adjourns

Saturday, July 1, 2023

8:00am PDT: SCIT Vial Prep: Mixing Tray, Vials, Escalation, Maintenance & Stopping Treatment

8:45am PDT: SLIT Vial Prep:  Escalation, Maintenance, Withdrawal

9:05am PDT: Breakfast w/Exhibitors

9:35am PDT: Dose Calculations & Vial Preparation Practicum

10:35am PDT: Escape Room- Vials

10:55am PDT: How I Perform SLIT Panel

11:25am PDT: Break w/Exhibitors

11:45am PDT: “The Most Bang for Your Buck: Are Environmental Controls Worth the Money and Effort?”

12:05pm PDT: Adding Allergy to Your Practice Logistics Panel

12:35pm PDT: Lunch w/Exhibitors

1:35pm PDT: Training My Staff – Why Do They Keep Asking Me for Help?

2:05pm PDT: Advanced Topic Panel

2:35pm PDT: Live Q&A

3:05pm PDT: Course Concludes

A printable file of the 2023 AAOA Basic Course Schedule is coming soon! 

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 Washington, the City of Seattle as well as the event.   

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

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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, 2023.

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

Cancellations received after June 1, 2023 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 2023 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology, please submit your membership application, supporting documents, and payment no later than  June 10, 2023. Contact Kate Chenal at (202) 955-5010 ext. 300 or if you have any questions.

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