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News Embargo Policy

All materials presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2019 (AAIC®) are embargoed for publication and broadcast until the date and time of presentation at the conference, or an embargo date and time specified by the Alzheimer's Association® in advance, such as on an AAIC news release. If there are questions, please contact the Alzheimer's Association Public Relations Department at

All news media representatives, scientists, funders of science presented at AAIC and AAIC exhibitors/sponsors agree to be bound by the AAIC confidentiality policy and by news embargoes and release times stated on news releases and other news materials issued by the Alzheimer's Association and AAIC.

Embargoed AAIC news materials are intended specifically for each journalist's individual use and are not to be shared in any way with anyone until the news embargo date/time has passed. By accepting embargoed AAIC news materials, journalists acknowledge that the materials are solely for their use and that they will not distribute, publish, broadcast or in any other way share them before the news embargo time has passed.

If a reporter or news media outlet breaks an AAIC news embargo, the Alzheimer's Association reserves the right to revoke their press access and credentials for the current event and future Alzheimer's Association conferences and events.

Press Office Hours

  • Saturday, July 13
    9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 14
    6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Monday, July 15
    6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16
    6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 17
    6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 18
    7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Scientific Abstracts

AAIC abstracts, sessions and schedules will be available to registered journalists through a password-protected website and the AAIC app approximately one month before the conference. Data and details for abstracts included in the AAIC news program will not be on the website or app until the news embargo has passed but will be available to reporters registered for AAIC through the Alzheimer’s Association media relations staff.

News Briefing Schedule

News briefings will be held daily during AAIC and are only for reporters with AAIC press credentials. In most cases, one-on-one interviews can be arranged with news briefing presenters. Arrangements can be made through the Alzheimer’s Association media relations staff in advance of AAIC or in the Press Office during the conference.

Sunday, July 14: Monday, July 15: Tuesday, July 16: Wednesday, July 17:

News Media Registration and Credentials

Complimentary registration for news media is available only to credentialed journalists, with assignment, from recognized external print, broadcast, syndicated or online news organizations. News media outlets must be in existence and regularly (daily/weekly) covering health-related topics, including brain science/research, for at least six months to be eligible to send journalists to AAIC.

News media must register to attend AAIC and pre-register for advance access to embargoed news materials. Media registration for AAIC 2020 will open closer to the start of the conference.

A maximum of four representatives from any news media outlet will be allowed to register as press for AAIC. If additional registrations are needed, please contact the Alzheimer's Association Public Relations Department at +1.312.335.4078 or

Those who do not qualify for complimentary news media registration include:

Individuals who do not qualify for complimentary news media registration are welcome to register as regular attendees.

Please refer to the Guidelines for News Media for more information on news media registration and credentials.

News Media Guidelines

Please read our Guidelines for News Media to get more information on covering AAIC 2019.

AAIC 2019 News Media Contacts

Alzheimer's Association Public Relations Department
Phone: +1.312.335.4078

Information on Our Spokespeople

Contacting the Alzheimer's Association Public Relations Department can connect you to one of our spokespeople. Learn more about them:

Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer's Association

Rebecca M. Edelmayer, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer's Association

Keith N. Fargo, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Programs and Outreach, Alzheimer's Association

Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D.
Vice President of Medical Science Relations, Alzheimer's Association

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