The world's leading researchers in allergic disease will meet in Washington, DC, March 13-17, 2009, for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's (AAAAI) 2009 Annual Meeting. The AAAAI Annual Meeting is the largest U.S. gathering of allergist/immunologists, allied health professionals and researchers from around the world.
Medical, Consumer and Government Reporters will want to attend for these highlights:
- AAAAI press conference on climate change research: The Environment, Public Policy and Human Health Emerging Trends - presented on Friday, March 13 outside of the Caucus Room on Capitol Hill. Featuring Paul R. Epstein, MD, MPH, from the Center for Health & the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. He was recognized for his contributions to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Dr. Epstein and others will discuss the environmental impact of climate change on allergies and asthma.
- Renowned food allergies expert and AAAAI President Hugh A. Sampson, MD, FAAAAI, discusses "Food Allergy: Where Things Stand in 2009," for the Presidential Plenary on Saturday, March 14.
- The latest research and educational sessions on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and how it relates to the treatment of allergies.
The Annual Meeting Online Newsroom with media registration forms and other information about the meeting can be found at http://www.aaaai.org/media/newsroom/am2009/. Members of the media may register free of charge and have complete access to more than 400 educational sessions exploring the latest advances in all facets of allergic disease, including anaphylaxis, food allergy, childhood asthma and allergic asthma.