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


Allergy & ENT: Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!, presented at the AAO-HNSF 2020 by Keith Andrew Sale, MD, Alpen A. Patel, MD, Glen Porter, MD, and Wesley D. Vander Ark, MD can be viewed here. It will be avialable through Friday, October 30, 2020.

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
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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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Most Cited and Accessed IFAR articles during 2017-2018

The lists below of the most cited and most accessed (downloaded) articles from IFAR (International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology) during 2017-18. 

Top-10 Cited IFAR Articles Published 2017-2018:

Evidence of microbiota dysbiosis in chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 7, Issue 3
First Author: Michael Hoggard BSc(hons)
Senior Author: Richard G. Douglas MD

Mapping and comparing bacterial microbiota in the sinonasal cavity of healthy, allergic rhinitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis subjects
Volume 7, Issue 6
First Author: Devyani Lal MD
Senior Author: Emily K. Cope PhD

Investigation of sinonasal microbiome spatial organization in chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 7, Issue 1
First Author: Vijay R. Ramakrishnan MD
Senior Author: Daniel N. Frank PhD

Denatonium-induced sinonasal bacterial killing may play a role in chronic rhinosinusitis outcomes
Volume 7, Issue 7
First Author: Ryan M. Carey BSE
Senior Author: Noam A. Cohen MD, PhD

Role of tissue eosinophils in chronic rhinosinusitis-associated olfactory loss
Volume 7, Issue 10
First Author: Leah J. Hauser MD
Senior Author: Justin H. Turner MD, PhD

The prognostic role of serum eosinophil and basophil levels in sinonasal polyposis
Volume 7, Issue 3
First Author: Giuseppe Brescia MD
Senior Author: Gino Marioni MD

Prospective, multicenter evaluation of balloon sinus dilation for treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 7, Issue 3
First Author: Zachary M. Soler MD, MSc
Senior Author: Shaun A. Nguyen MD

Computational fluid dynamics evaluation of posterior septectomy as a viable treatment option for large septal perforations
Volume 7, Issue 7
First Author: Bradley A. Otto MD
Senior Author: Kai Zhao PhD

Surgical therapy vs continued medical therapy for medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Volume 7, Issue 2
First Author: Zara M. Patel MD
Senior Author: Peter H. Hwang MD

The Empty Nose Syndrome 6-Item Questionnaire (ENS6Q): a validated 6-item questionnaire as a diagnostic aid for empty nose syndrome patients
Volume 7, Issue 1
First Author: Nathalia Velasquez MD
Senior Author: Jayakar V. Nayak MD, PhD

Top-10 Most Accessed IFAR Articles Published 2017-2018:

International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis
Volume 7, Issue 2
First Author: Sarah K. Wise MD, MSCR

Cryosurgical posterior nasal tissue ablation for the treatment of rhinitis
Volume 7, Issue 10
First Author: Peter H. Hwang MD
Senior Author: Jacob Johnson MD

A phase 3 trial of mometasone furoate sinus implants for chronic sinusitis with recurrent nasal polyps
Volume 8, Issue 4
First Author: Robert C. Kern MD
Senior Author: Anna K. Gawlicka PhD

International consensus statement on allergy and rhinology: allergic rhinitis-executive summary
Volume 8, Issue 2
First Author: Sarah K. Wise MD, MSCR
Senior Author: Elina Toskala MD, PhD, MBA

Clinical associations between allergies and rapid eye movement sleep disturbances
Volume 8, Issue 7
First Author: Shelley R. Berson MD, FACS
Senior Author: Manoj Abraham MD, FACS

Corticosteroid nasal irrigations are more effective than simple sprays in a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial for chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus surgery
Volume 8, Issue 4
First Author: Richard J. Harvey MD, PhD
Senior Author: Raymond Sacks MD

Outcomes after complete endoscopic sinus surgery and aspirin desensitization in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
Volume 8, Issue 1
First Author: Nithin D. Adappa MD
Senior Author: John V. Bosso MD

Open access: is there a predator at the door?
Volume 8, Issue 2
First Author: Rakesh Chandra MD

EXHANCE-12: 1-year study of the exhalation delivery system with fluticasone (EDS-FLU) in chronic rhinosinusitis
Volume 8, Issue 8
First Author: James N. Palmer MD
Senior Author: Ramy A. Mahmoud MD MPH

Evaluation of patient nasal saline irrigation practices following endoscopic sinus surgery
Volume 8, Issue 1
First Author: Frederick Yoo MD
Senior Author: Jeffrey D. Suh MD

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