Media Information

Important Details

  • Media must register on or before November 9 to attend this year’s virtual meeting.

  • News releases will be posted to the online newsroom when embargoes lift.

  • The electronic press kit will be sent to media on Monday, November 9. Embargoes will lift on the first day of the meeting, Friday, November 13.

  • Email hollisheavenrich-jones@acaai.org to request an embargoed electronic press kit, which will be available on Monday, November 9.

By attending the 2020 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Meeting, media attendees can:

  • Listen live to scientific presentations and keynotes

  • Set up interviews with spokespersons, allergists and researchers

  • Gain a perspective on groundbreaking allergy solutions by attending presentations given by allergists from around the country and the world

  • Experience the meeting firsthand from the comfort of your home or office

About the Meeting

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is pleased to welcome the media to our 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, “The Changing Practice Landscape: Rising to the Challenge.” The meeting will take place virtually on a cutting-edge platform allowing attendees to join program events with presenters and researchers and attend sessions. Our annual meeting is a recognized forum for peer­-reviewed presentations of new research by allergists and allied scientists from around the world. This year’s virtual meeting will be no different and will provide plenty of news opportunities for press registrants, including:

  • Scientific presentations

  • Oral and poster sessions

  • 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 Public 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 13, 2020, unless otherwise noted.

Press Kit: A press kit containing embargoed news releases will be sent via email to media outlets on Monday, November 9, 2020, and embargoes will lift on Friday, November 13 at 12:01 am EST. All embargo dates must be adhered to.

Media Eligibility

Press admission is 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, defined as editorial staff of newspapers, magazines, medical or health care publications, broadcast or web­based 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 press admission, 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 interested in attending the ACAAI virtual meeting must pre­register by filling out the registration form and submitting credentials, such as a business card or letter of assignment, to hollisheavenrich-jones@acaai.org by Monday, November 9. Please include the completed registration form with your email. Once you are registered, details on how to attend the virtual meeting will be sent two days prior to the meeting on Wednesday, November 11.

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

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 abstract concurrent sessions/poster presentations, and the exhibit hall.

Audio/Video Recording

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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