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Celebrating 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."


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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

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Upcoming Dates

04/01/23: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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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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2023 Opportunities

Mark your calendars! Looking ahead into 2023, AAOA will offer in-person and virtual educational opportunities, giving you options on ways to participate. All activities will offer CME and ABOHNS CC credits. Plan ahead and register today!

2023 AAOA Advanced Course

The hybrid 2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology will take place from Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Hythe, Vail, CO (formerly known as the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort). The live–stream content and pre-work will be made available to virtual attendees and live attendees via the Whova app with the pre-work content releasing on March 1, 2023. Learn More and Register Now


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


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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

AAOA Educational Stacks
January 12 - March 15, 2023

2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
March 30 - April 1, 2023
The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
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2023 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
June 29 – July 1, 2023
Hyatt Regency Seattle
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2023 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 28 – September 30, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown

USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

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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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Scientific Abstracts Submissions Now Open

2021 AAOA Annual Meeting


Submit Your Research

Have novel research tied to allergy, inflammatory disease in ENT, comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease, or another aspect impacting ENT patient care?  AAOA is currently soliciting research abstracts for consideration for the 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting

Accepted abstracts will cover the latest research tied to the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery related topics. These abstracts will be available as Scientific Research video presentations and hosted on the Whova platform, AAOA’s official meeting platform, for access by in-person and virtual attendees alike. The Scientific Research videos will be made available before and during the live component of the meeting. 

All 2022 Scientific Research Presentations will also be featured in a live Research Forum session at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The PI/Presenter will be given a unique opportunity to showcase their research and results. Additionally, PI/Presenters will have access to the full AAOA 2022 Annual Meeting and will be able to claim CME/MOC credits. Below is an overview of the submission process. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and must be novel research. 

Click here to submit a scientific abstract for the 2022 AAOA Annual Meeting.


  • 7/1 – Scientific abstract submission deadline (11:59 PM EST).
  • 8/2 – AAOA staff will notify the principal abstract authors of the outcome of their submission and share further instructions if selected.

If selected:

  • 8/19 – Video presentations are due along with the optional handouts for COI and content review.
  • 9/9 – 9/11 – 2022 AAOA Annual Meeting held live in Philadelphia and virtually.
  • 12/31 – Resulting manuscripts must be submitted to the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR), official journal of the AAOA.

Scientific Abstract Submission Format:

The scientific abstract submission form is broken down into the following sections:

  • Abstract title information
  • Author(s) and presenters’ information
  • Abstract content – Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Author(s) Disclosures
    • Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters

The author will receive an email confirmation of a successful submission.


  • Submission of an abstract for considerations infers ability to present.

Selection of an abstract by the program committee will result in an invitation to the PI to attend and participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting.

  • If the PI is unavailable to participate in the Annual Meeting, a corresponding author may be chosen to fill in. Please note, only 1 corresponding presenter may participate.
  • If the abstract is chosen, the PI/Presenter will receive a complimentary registration to the meeting and must attend the 2022 AAOA Annual Meeting. 
  • The pre-recorded video presentations will be showcased in our live Research Forum session at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  An accompanying handout is encouraged to be submitted in addition to the video presentation as supporting content to share with the attendees but is not required.
  • Abstracts selected for scientific presentation must submit an accompanying manuscript to the official journal of the AAOA, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR), which will have the right of first refusal for the submitted manuscript. The manuscript submission deadline for the 2022 AAOA Annual Meeting is 11:59pm ET on December 31, 2022.
  • All off-label or non-FDA approved uses must be disclosed. Failure to comply with the abstract submission requirements may result in automatic withdrawal of the abstract for consideration by the program committee and possible suspension from future meeting presentations.
  • Presentations submitted or presented by or on behalf of an employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest will not be considered if there is a conflict of interest between the content presented and the author(s) or presenter. 
  • Any funding associated with the research must be disclosed, along with the conflict of interest disclosures for the PI and co-authors.

For any questions regarding the abstract submission/format, requirements, and more, please email us at


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