Media Information




Important Details

By attending the 2019 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Meeting in Houston, members of the press can:

  • Listen live to scientific presentations and keynotes.
  • Meet one-on-one with spokespersons, allergists and researchers.
  • Gain a perspective on groundbreaking allergy solutions by speaking with allergists from around the country and the world.

About the Meeting

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) is pleased to welcome the media to our Annual Scientific Meeting, “New Frontiers: Advocating for Patients, Practices and Research” The meeting will take place on November 7 – 11, 2019 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. Our annual meeting is a recognized forum for peer-reviewed presentations of new research by allergists and allied scientists from around the world. It provides plenty of news opportunities for press registrants, including:

  • Scientific presentation.
  • Oral and poster.
  • Technical exhibits.
  • Medically challenging cases.

Journalists are invited to report on the latest developments in the treatment of allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders – conditions that affect an estimated 50 million Americans.

Embargo Policy

Abstracts: Abstracts will be published in a supplement to the November issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, ACAAI’s scientific journal. Journalists covering the meeting can obtain advance copies of selected abstracts by contacting the ACAAI Media Relations staff – hollisheavenrich-jones@acaai.org. The ACAAI embargo will lift on all oral and poster presentations at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday, November 8, 2019, unless otherwise noted.

Press Kit: A press kit containing embargoed news releases will be distributed to media outlets via email, prior to the meeting, on Thursday, October 31, 2019. All embargo dates must be adhered to.

Media Eligibility

Press badges are available to working journalists whose attendance at the meeting may result in print, broadcast or electronic coverage of the ACAAI and its individual members. Registration fees are waived for working press (editorial staff of newspapers, magazines, medical or health care publications, broadcast or web-based media).

ACAAI does not issue media credentials to the following: a publication's advertising, marketing, public relations or sales representatives; publishers, editors or reporters from manufacturers; "house organs" or promotional publications; public relations staff of exhibitors or educational institutions; writers creating analyses or reports sold as a commodity to customers; or other individuals who are not actually reporting on the meeting.

Working media representatives may not be registered as exhibitors. To obtain a press badge, identification certifying that you are a working member of the news media on assignment to cover the meeting is required. Business cards from established news organizations are sufficient to establish eligibility.

The ACAAI reserves the right to deny press credentials to anyone at any time.

Advance Media Registration

Journalists who will be working on-site at the convention center may pre­-register for an ACAAI press badge by submitting credentials, such as a business card or letter of assignment, to hollisheavenrich-jones@acaai.org by Sunday, October 20. Please include the completed registration form with your email.

Registered media will receive an electronic press kit prior to the meeting.

On-site Media Registration

Media not pre­-registered should visit the registration area at the George R. Brown Convention Center with credentials, such as a business card or letter of assignment and fill out the media registration form. Badges will then be issued.

Information regarding press registrants is proprietary. ACAAI does not release the media registration list.

Open to Media

All scientific programs are open to the press, as well as workshops, abstract concurrent sessions/poster presentations, and the exhibit hall. Ticket-­holders have priority for seating. Media may attend complimentary social events listed in the program.

Audio/Video Recording

Only registered media with ACAAI Press Badges are allowed to have personal audio recorders in the meeting rooms. Recording of the meeting’s scientific or educational programs for commercial or promotional purposes is not permitted.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Hollis Heavenrich­-Jones
Public Relations Manager
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
847-­725-2277
Hollisheavenrich­jones@acaai.org

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