Founded in 1941, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) is one of the oldest and most experienced medical professional organizations focused on issues relating to allergic and related inflammatory disorders and patient care. As a national medical specialty organization, the AAOA represents over 2700 American Board of Otolaryngology board-certified otolaryngologists and other health care providers, who devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and other related disorders. As otolaryngologists, members have a unique expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of allergic, rhinologic, and related inflammatory and respiratory disorders.
The AAOA's primary focus is education. We offer several educational programs yearly, focused on improving the quality of patient care.
- AAOA Annual Meeting (Fall)
- Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology (Summer)
- Core Basic Course/MOC Review Course (Winter)
- Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology (Winter)
- Resident Education Forum (Winter)
- AAOA Fellow Exam (Annual Meeting; April 1st Registration deadline)
The AAOA has a Foundation dedicated to research. Annually, it considers grant applications through three funding programs:
The mission of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), as an organization of otolaryngologists, is to enhance the knowledge and skill of physicians and others in their care of the allergic patient.
- Foundation Research Grants
- Resident Otolaryngology & Allergy Development (ROADs)
To promote scientifically rigorous research that improves the quality of life for the allergic patient.
For more information on the American Board of Otolaryngology or the scope of otolaryngology, please link here for its website (www.aboto.org).
- Conduct scientifically rigorous research
- Mobilize AAOA members
- Reduce barriers to research participation and success