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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 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology 2018

Course Faculty and Invited Speakers

Maeve O’Connor, MD – Invited Guest Speaker
Dr. O’Connor is the Founder and Medical Director of AAIR and is board certified by both the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She graduated from a 2-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona, which included more than 1,000 clinical hours.  Dr. O’Connor is a Fellow of the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology where she currently served on the Board of Regents and as Speaker of the House of Delegates.  She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, as well as, the American College of Physicians.  Dr. O’Connor served as President of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society and also as President of the Southeastern Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society (2011-2012). She is the current Immediate-Past President of the North Carolina Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society and is the current President of the Mecklenburg County Asthma Coalition. Dr. O’Connor is involved in clinical research and has published research articles on drug allergy, allergic rhinitis, desensitization immunotherapy, asthma and food allergy.  Respected among her peers, Dr. O’Connor has been included in the “Best Doctors America” List 2009-2017 and has been voted Charlotte Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for both Adult Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Allergy/Immunology every year 2007-2017. Community outreach and advocacy are of utmost importance to all of us at AAIR. AAIR has been the presenting sponsor for the Charlotte Food Allergy Walk 2013-2017 and successfully organized the first ever Charlotte Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency. Dr. O’Connor also has started a non-profit foundation, AAIDA, to raise awareness and research dollars for patients suffering with all immune disorders from primary immune deficiency to autoimmune diseases. Dr. O’Connor is a highly sought-after lecturer locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on all topics related to the disorders we treat. When not working to care for patients and raise awareness of atopic and immune diseases, Dr. O’Connor enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cooking, traveling, watching live music and entertaining friends in her home.


Steven D. Rauch, MD – Invited Guest Speaker
Steven Rauch, MD is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School.  He is a member of the Otology Division and Chief of the Vestibular Division in the Otolaryngology Department at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) and Mass General Hospital, and Chair of the MEE Human Studies Committee.  He has been a member of the NIH National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Board of Scientific Councilors and of their Advisory Council.  He is a Past President of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) and former Chair of the Research Advisory Board of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  He is Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Science of Health and Wellness.  Dr. Rauch serves on numerous national and international committees and editorial boards.  His clinical and research interests are in combined disorders of hearing and balance, including Meniere’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness, and migraine.

Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA – Course Co-Director
Dr. Damask is in private practice at Lake Mary Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy in the greater Orlando, FL area. She received her DO from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Medicine and completed her residency training at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and has presented at various AAOA courses and meetings since 2009. Dr. Damask currently serves as AAOA Education Coordinator.




Michel Parker, MD – Course Co-Director
Dr. Parker received his medical degree in 1982 from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, and completed his otolaryngic residency there in 1987.  He currently practices privately, but maintains a close affiliation with the Health Science Center and is actively involved in teaching residents and students. Dr. Parker has served as a board member, Scientific Director, CME Chairman, and President of the AAOA, and in several faculty positions for the AAOA. He is the Past President of the Foundation Board.




Join Us In Atlanta


  • Fellow Member       $1,110
  • Associate Member  $1,225
  • International Member $1,225
  • NP/PA Member $1,225
  • Allied Health Member $1,225
  • Resident Member $600
  • Non-Member Physician  $2,500
  • Non-Member Allied Health, NP/PA $2,500
  • Non-member Resident  $850
  • Industry Representative  $2,500

Important Information


Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds (less a 20% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to November 6, 2018. 

Cancellations received after November 6, 2018 are non-refundable. 

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

If you’re not a member of the AAOA, join now and take advantage of the membership rates.

Different Advanced Course?

What is it in today’s otolaryngology practice that is resonating as a hot topic? Where are the novel treatment strategies? What is today’s typical otolaryngology practice or more specifically the typical AAOA member’s practice?  These are the questions we try to address when building out our Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology.
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