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Media Pre-Registration Now Open
“New Frontiers in Allergy and Immunology: From Bench to Clinic
2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

Important Details
  • Register to attend the meeting
  • News releases will appear in the Newsroom as embargoes lift
  • Email media@acaai.org to request an embargoed ePress Kit, which will be available on October 28, 2013
  • By attending the 2013 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Meeting, the press can:

  • Listen live to scientific presentations and keynotes
  • Receive embargoed news before any other local or national media outlet
  • Have the chance to meet one-on-one with spokespersons, allergists and researchers

  • 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 in Allergy and Immunology: From Bench to Clinic.” The meeting will take place on November 7-11, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. 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
  • 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 media@acaai.org. The ACAAI embargo will lift on all oral and poster presentations at 12:01 a.m. EST on November 8, 2013, unless otherwise noted.

    ePress Kit: A press kit containing embargoed news releases will be distributed to media outlets via email, prior to the meeting, on October 28, 2013. All embargo dates must be adhered by.

    Scientific Programs: All information unveiled at symposia and plenary sessions is embargoed until the day after it is presented as listed in the final program or press briefing materials.

    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 media@acaai.org by November 5th. Please include the completed registration form in your email.

    Registered media will receive an electronic press kit prior to the meeting. Attendees will also receive a special collection of news, separate from that contained in the press kit, once registration is complete.

    On-site Media Registration

    Media not pre-registered should visit the registration area at the Baltimore 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 meeting scientific or educational programs for commercial or promotional purposes is not permitted.

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Nancy Ryan
    Director of Communications
    American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    847-427-1200
    NancyRyan@acaai.org