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Media Registration

Important Details

  • Media must register on or before October 28 to attend this year's meeting in person.
  • It is only necessary to register for the meeting if you are attending in person.
  • News releases will be posted to our online newsroom when embargoes lift.
  • The electronic press kit will be sent to media on Monday, November 1. Embargoes will lift on the first day of the meeting, Friday, November 5.
  • Email to request an embargoed press kit, which will be available on Monday, November 1.

By attending the 2021 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 presentation given by 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 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, “Promoting Innovation and Diversity.” The meeting takes place on November 4 – 8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. ACAAI is actively monitoring the health and safety situation in New Orleans and the surrounding area, as well as national, state, and local advisories and requirements pertaining to COVID-19. At this time, both "in person" and Livestream options are planned. Attendees who register for the live meeting will be able to convert to the Livestream program if needed. We will post updates regularly as we move closer to the meeting date. Watch the Health & Safety page for updates.

ACAAI's 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 meeting 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 – The ACAAI embargo will lift on all oral and poster presentations at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday, November 5, 2021, unless otherwise noted.

Electronic Press Kit: A press kit containing embargoed news releases will be via email to media outlets on Monday, November 1, 2021, and embargoes will lift on Friday, November 5 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 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 interested in attending the ACAAI Livestream meeting must pre­-register by filling out the registration form and submitting credentials, such as a business card or letter of assignment, to by Thursday, October 28. Please include the completed registration form with your email.

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
Director, Public Relations
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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