The NoAAC is a regional voluntary consortium founded in 2014 to provide information about the management of adult airway disorders in North America and Europe.

The North American Airway Collaborative exists to develop and exchange information concerning the treatment of adult airway disease. It is an international, voluntary, multi-disciplinary group of clinicians, and health care research personnel who seek to improve continuously the quality, safety, effectiveness, and cost of medical interventions in adult airway disorders.

An executive committee composed of surgeons, pulmonologists, patient representatives, and a data center director constitutes the administrative structure for the group.

Important links:

  • Patient advocacy hub of the rare disease community

  • Useful information about rare diseases from the NIH

  • Improving the quality of evidence available to help patients & clinicians make health decisions.

Recent Publications
Gelbard A, Donovan DT, Ongkasuwan J, Nouraei SA, Francis DO, et al. Disease homogeneity and treatment heterogeneity in idiopathic subglottic stenosis. The Laryngoscope. 2016 Jun;126(6):1390-6.
Hillel AT, Karatayli-Ozgursoy S, Samad I, Best SR, North American Airway Collaborative (NoAAC), et al. Predictors of Posterior Glottic Stenosis: A Multi-Institutional Case-Control Study. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology. 2016 Mar;125(3):257-63.
Gelbard A, Francis DO, Sandulache VC, Simmons JC, Ongkasuwan J. Causes and consequences of adult laryngotracheal stenosis. The Laryngoscope. 2015 May;125(5):1137-43.
Maldonado F, Loiselle A, Depew ZS, Edell ES, Kasperbauer JL. Idiopathic subglottic stenosis: an evolving therapeutic algorithm. The Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb;124(2):498-503.
Nouraei SA, Sandhu GS. Outcome of a multimodality approach to the management of idiopathic subglottic stenosis. The Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct;123(10):2474-84.
In the News

Here's what's happening with NoAAC:


The 2016 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO will be held Sunday, September 18 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in San Diego, CA.  For additional information on this year's Annual Meeting, please visit: Check...


During the annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, NoAAC investigators are invited to attend a meeting and reception at The Gage restaurant on Thursday, May 19 from 11am-2pm. The Gage restaurant is located at 24 S Michigan Ave, about 5 blocks south of the COSM conference...


The Inaugural North American Airway Collaborative Symposium on Advanced Surgical Techniques in Adult Airway Reconstruction was held on February 22, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Click here to view the Program Announcement


The NoAAC Network is holding a trial meeting concurrent with the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery annual meeting in Dallas, Texas September 28th from 1-2pm in the Aloft Hotel....