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About ACG

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is a recognized leader in educating GI professionals and the general public about digestive disorders. Our mission is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention, and treatment. To learn more about ACG, visit our website.

Press Credentials

Members of the working press are welcome at the 2019 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting (ACG 2019). All scientific and poster sessions are open including plenary sessions, symposia, research and clinical forums, and postgraduate courses. Registration is free.

Advance press registration is closed. Credentialed members of the press may register onsite in San Antonio.

Press Badges

Press badges will be distributed on site in the ACG 2019 Press Room. A press badge must be worn to gain access to all sessions, the exhibit floor and the Press Room.

Only journalists who have presented press credentials will receive a press badge. If you have not registered for press credentials in advance, bring credentials with you to the meeting. Clips, a business card or letter of assignment on media outlet letterhead can serve as credentials. Please call (301-263-9000) or email ACG Media Staff with any questions regarding registration.

Press Room

The ACG Press Room is available to registered journalists. A press badge must be worn to gain access to the Press Room. Staff can assist in coordinating interviews with physicians who present their work during the meeting.

The ACG 2019 Press Room will be located in Room 221C at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Press Room will be open at the following times.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT 11:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT
Monday, October 28, 2019 7:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT 8:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT 8:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:00 am – 11:30 am CDT 8:00 am – 12:30 am EDT

Work spaces will be available in the Press Room, in addition to private space for video interviews and internet access for laptop computers. Reporters will be served lunch Sunday-Tuesday.

Please call (301-263-9000) or email ACG Media Staff with any questions. As of Sunday October 27, 2019, at the ACG Press Room, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.

Embargo Policy

All research presented at ACG 2019 is strictly embargoed until 8:00 am CDT on the first day of the Annual Meeting. For 2019, this is Monday, October 28 at 8:00 am CDT.

The embargo policy means that no news, information, results of any abstract or research finding can be released to the media or published before Monday, October 28 at 8:00 am CDT.

This embargo includes revealing anything about the results (including the title of the abstract—since often times the title indicates the finding) in a press release or “curtain raiser.”

If you have a question, please email ACG Media Staff.

Photography and Videotaping

Exhibitors, Attendees, Guests and Media are strictly prohibited from taking video or audio recording of the Exhibit Hall or any educational session or event of the meeting for publication, rebroadcast or placement on a non-ACG website or print publication without prior written permission from the ACG. Still photography is permitted only for personal, non-commercial purposes, including social media. Attendees can direct questions about the policy to ACG VP of Meetings and Exhibitions Elaine McCubbin.. Members of the media should send questions to ACG Media Staff.

Newsworthy Abstracts & Press Releases

To view the ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting press releases and featured abstracts, visit ACG’s Press Info page.

Media Guidelines for Exhibitors

Exhibitors are welcome to provide press materials for display in a designated exhibitor area of the ACG 2019 Press Room subject to the following guidelines:

  1. All Exhibitor press materials must be on letterhead from the sponsoring company or organization and inside a folder clearly identified as from the company or organization.
  2. While prior approval of Exhibitor press materials is not required, Exhibitor press materials should not be written in such a way that a reader might mistake the source as ACG. All Exhibitor releases displayed in the ACG 2019 Press Room should make absolutely clear the source of the release, and while they may convey that the information was presented at ACG 2019, in no way should the release imply that ACG endorses a particular study or supports the conclusions drawn in any Exhibitor press materials. ACG reserves the right to remove from the Press Room any Exhibitor press materials in violation of this guideline.
  3. Exhibitors releasing information to the media based on research presented at ACG 2019 or events at ACG 2019 should honor the ACG 2019 embargo.

Outside Press Conferences

Press conferences at ACG 2019 sponsored by exhibitors or groups other than ACG are outside press conferences. The College requests that no group schedule a press conference at the same time as any ACG-sponsored Media Briefings. Groups holding outside press conferences are responsible for securing their own space, but are welcome to coordinate with ACG VP of Meetings and Exhibitions, Elaine McCubbin, to try to identify an appropriate venue. As a courtesy, please notify ACG of plans to hold a press conference at ACG 2019 by either calling the ACG Office at (301-263-9000) or by emailing ACG Media Staff.


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