Media Pre-Registration Now Open
"Over the Horizon: Expanding Expertise"
2012 Annual Scientific Meeting
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Send requests with credentials to firstname.lastname@example.org
News Releases will appear in the Newsroom as embargos lift
Email email@example.com to request an embargoed ePress Kit
3 Reasons Press Should Attend:
- Attend live news briefings
- Listen to scientific presentations and keynotes
- Have the chance to meet one-on-one with spokespersons
About the Meeting
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) is pleased to welcome the media to our Annual Scientific Meeting “Over the Horizon: Expanding Expertise.” The meeting will take place on November 8-13, 2012at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. 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
- News briefings
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The ACAAI embargo will lift on all oral and poster presentations at 12:01 a.m. EST on November 9, 2012.
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.
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 anytime.
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 email@example.com by November 6, 2012. Please include the completed registration form in your email.
Registered media will receive an electronic press kit prior to the meeting. The annual meeting program is available online.
On-site Media Registration
Media not pre-registered must first come to the Press Room at the Anaheim 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 at onsite convention registration.
Information regarding press registrants is proprietary. ACAAI does not release the media registration list.
ACAAI Press Room
The Press Room will be in Room 304B at the Anaheim Convention Center and will include wireless internet.
Staff is available prior to the meeting and onsite to assist in arranging interviews with faculty and investigators.
8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. EST
Use of the Press Room is limited to registered media and to meeting participants who are invited by a reporter or staff for an interview or press briefing.
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.
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.
Corporate and Institutional Press Materials
An area in the Press Room will be designated for corporate and institutional press materials, which are not subject to review by ACAAI. Press materials – not to exceed quantities of 30 – should be delivered in person to the Press Room during the operational hours noted above.
ACAAI does not endorse corporate and institutional press materials, and will display these materials strictly as non-ACAAI literature. The ACAAI logo may not be used without written permission.
We appreciate your participation in the ACAAI Annual Meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Media Relations Manager
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology