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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."

AAOA Member Benefits

  • Up to 60% discount for CME programs and free Annual Meeting. All AAOA’s CME programs meet ABOTOHNS Continuing Certification.
  • AAOA US ENT Affinity program, where AAOA members can gain savings on antigen, allergy supplies, and any of the other 5 service lines US ENT offers. For more email
  • Tools and resources to comply with US General Chapter 797 and practice management tools.
  • Advocacy support.
  • And much more! Learn More


As part of our on-going member support, we are introducing a new website feature to help with common practice management challenges. We welcome your input with questions or challenges you would like to address. Read More


Medicare Advantage FAQ

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently sent a memo to Medicare Advantage (MA)…

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AMA National Survey to Document Physician Practice Expense Is Still Open

Please take the time to complete the Physician Practice Information Survey! If you or your…

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USP General Chapter <797> Compliant?  AAOA Has the Resources You Need

Impacting allergy immunotherapy vial preparation, USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations went…

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Upcoming Dates

04/01/24: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/24: Research Grant Cycle
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08/02/24: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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12/01/24: Research Grant Cycle
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AAOA Basic Course

Join us from July 25-27 at the hybrid 2024 AAOA Basic Course. As a hybrid course, we are excited to offer both live in-person and virtual participation. The course content will be accessible for over 90 days to help you maximize value. Register Today 


For information about Resident membership, opportunities, DosedDaily, research grants, and other resources. 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

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
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2025 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
March 27-29, 2025
The Hythe, Vail, CO
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USP 797 Online Module
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AAOA Educational Stacks
Next Release October 1, 2024

News and Updates

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EGPA for the ENT: Sinus Manifestations As a Key to Diagnosis. Rare Eosinophilic Disease Part 1– A Multidisciplinary Approach

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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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USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Allergen Extract
Compounding Online Module

About the Module

vials of allergens

The new USP General Chapter <797> Guidelines go into effect November 1, 2023. For more on the AAOA resources to help you and your practice meet compliance click here .

As background, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental standard-setting organization.

USP General Chapter <797>  Sterile Compounding Timeline

2003: The initial compounding guidelines and USP <797> requirements came out.

2008: USP issued revisions in June of 2008 with reduced requirements including removing the need for a vent hood for compounding and short-storage period.

2013: In November of 2013, Congress passed legislation regulating the compounding of sterile medications as a reaction to 64 deaths. The two enacted requirements were the need to write a prescription for all sterile compounded medications and for all physicians to comply with USP General Chapter  <797> sterile compounding rules.

2019: USP released an update to General Chapter <797> on June 1, 2019 with an anticipated date effect date of December 1, 2019.

Due to overwhelming feedback from key stakeholders, the 2019 document has undergone several reviews and iterations.  AAOA worked closely with the otolaryngology and allergy societies to help impact how the guideline addresses allergy immunotherapy vial preparation.

2023: November 1 the updated USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Compounding is effective.

To assist AAOA members with compliance we have developed several resources.  Key is our online adaptive-learning module on sterile vial prep.  Unlike other compliance tools, this module is designed to teach throughout the testing process to help assure the learner comprehends all the core components of sterile vial preparation.

The AAOA USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Compounding module is an online learning tool created to help compounding personnel meet the sterile vial prep qualifications set by USP General Chapter <797>. Personnel must demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of principles and skills for sterile compounding every 12 months. Annual personnel training and competency must be documented.

This module is a tool to help you check that compliance box.

View other compliance requirements here.

Register Today


  • AAOA Member $125
  • Non-Member $300

Important Information

Only the individual registered for this module will receive access to it and a certificate for completing it.

Module access will be activated within a week of the registration for the module being processed.

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Registration fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

For questions, please email or call 202-955-501 during regular business hours.

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