Celebrating Over 75 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."


CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On August 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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Congress and Administration Take Aggressive Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic but Providers Continue to Struggle

Congress has passed four pieces of legislation and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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USP General Chapter <797> News. Media Fill Test Kit

Implementation of the new USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations is still…

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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

07/15/20: Call for Scientific Papers
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09/11/20: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2020 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2020 Annual Meeting Learn more

12/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/21: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/21: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2021 Basic Course


Register Today for the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting to earn up to 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the live activity plus 8.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the on demand content.


For those member and nonmembers who register for the AAOA 2020 Annual Meeting Oct 24-29 (live stream) before October 15th, you will be offered complimentary registration to participate in the AAO-HNSF “Comprehensive Otolaryngology Week” component of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Access to the Comprehensive week – Each registrant will receive a welcome email with login instructions once the AAOA Annual Meeting Registration list is imported. The deadline to register to get the access is October 15th.


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

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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

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 24-29, 2020
Virtual || Free For Members
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

News and Updates

President’s 2020 Update

Alpen Patel, MD, FAAOA on changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and AAOA member resources…

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Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA’s Podcast. Episode 2 – A Brief Overview of the Otolarygnic Allergy

In the second episode of the AAOA's NEW podcast series Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA's…

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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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Top research published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR)

Read top research published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 2018-2019:

Top 5 Downloaded Articles

  1. Highlights of eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in definition, prognosis, and advancement  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22214)
  2. Nasal saline irrigation: a clinical update  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22330)
  3. ICAR: endoscopic skull‐base surgery  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22326)
  4. Microcurrent technology for rapid relief of sinus pain: a randomized, placebo‐controlled, double‐blinded clinical trial  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22280)
  5. Topical antibiotic therapy in chronic rhinosinusitis: an update  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22338)

Top 5 Cited Articles

  1. International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22073)
  2. A phase 3 trial of mometasone furoate sinus implants for chronic sinusitis with recurrent nasal polyps  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22084)
  3. Investigation of the abnormal nasal aerodynamics and trigeminal functions among empty nose syndrome patients  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22045)
  4. Corticosteroid nasal irrigations are more effective than simple sprays in a randomized double‐blinded placebo‐controlled trial for chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus surgery  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22093)
  5. Distinct gene expression profiles and regulation networks of nasal polyps in eosinophilic and non‐eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22083)

Top 5 Shared Articles (as determined by Altmetric score)

  1. Induction of smell through transethmoid electrical stimulation of the olfactory bulb  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22237)
  2. Etiology of subjective taste loss  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22263)
  3. Predictors of efficacy for combination oral and topical corticosteroids to treat patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22431)
  4. Hypertonic saline and seawater solutions damage sinonasal epithelial cell air-liquid interface cultures  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22459)
  5. ICAR: endoscopic skull-base surgery  (DOI: 10.1002/alr.22326)

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