dedicated to enhancing knowledge
and skill in the care of the allergic patient

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), founded in 1941, represents over 2700 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 head and neck, 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.

AAOA Resources

Welcome to the AAOA website! The AAOA has invested in this system to improve communications and offer more efficient members resources. Consider this your portal to the AAOA. Key improvements are easy online access for course and meeting registration, online dues payments, access to CME transcripts, course evaluations, member surveys, access to key issue briefs, and patient/practice resources. Our newest function is online payment and the ability to manage your contact information easily and securely, as well as transcript and receipt access. Your email is your access link. Please be sure we have an active email to streamline your access to information.

Registration for the 2014 AAOA Annual Scientific Meeting (Sept 19 - 21 in Orlando) and the 2014 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology (Dec 10 - 13 in Lake Tahoe) is now open.

TheIFAR app is now available from the App Store! To download the free app, click here and then click on the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR) tab.

Core Basic MOC Review Basic Course
Annual Meeting Advanced Course

CME Programming: The AAOA's CME Curriculum is based on our Scope of Knowledge.  While our Basic and Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology build on each other, other programs, such as our Annual Meeting, give attendees an opportunity to hear cutting edge research and participate in current clinical management debates.

Annually, we host the following courses:
  • Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
  • Core Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology Allergy/Rhinology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Review
  • Resident Education Program (by invitation only)
  • Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
  • Annual Meeting

Visit the CME Events page for dates and registration instructions.

AAOAF Research

International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR)

* The official journal of the AAOA and American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
* AAOA physician members receive a subscription as part of their membership services
* Keep up to date with the latest published research in the journal. You can link to the latest IFAR issue here.

Foundation Research
* Next Grant Deadline: August 15, 2014.
* Funding available for targeted studies and pilot projects.
* Contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or aaoa@aaoaf.org for application details.

AAOA Membership

Once a year, the Secretary reviews all membership applications and makes recommendations to the AAOA Board of Directors. New members are considered by vote at the Annual Business Meeting (in conjunction with the Annual Meeting). Applications must be complete 45 days prior to the Board meeting to be considered (approximately July 31st). While the application is under consideration, candidates will be eligible for member discounts for all CME programs.

New members will be notified within 60 days of election. Application fees are non-refundable and must be received prior to consideration.

Visit the Membership center to download a membership application.