Media Information

Important Details

By attending the 2017 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Meeting in Boston, 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 allergy issues 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, “Precision Medicine in Allergy Practice. The meeting will take place on October 2630, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. 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 presentations
  • Oral and poster abstract presentations
  • Technical exhibits

This year’s meeting will for the first time feature late-breaking abstracts containing the latest allergy and asthma research.

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 at The ACAAI embargo will lift on all oral and poster presentations at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday, October 27, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

E-press Kit: A press kit containing embargoed news releases will be distributed to media outlets via email, prior to the meeting, on Thursday, October 19, 2017. 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 may pre-­register for an ACAAI press badge by submitting credentials, such as a business card or letter of assignment, to by October 25th. Please include the completed registration form with your email.

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

On­site Media Registration

Media not pre-­registered should visit the registration area at the Hynes 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.

Meet the Professor Breakfasts are not open to press. Interviews with professors can be arranged by staff.

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

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