Virtual Press Room

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world's premier forum for the reporting and discussion of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

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News Embargo Policy

All materials presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2018 (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

More information will be posted closer to the opening of AAIC 2018.

Saturday, July 21
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 22
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, July 23
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 26
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.

News Briefing Schedule

News briefings will be held daily during AAIC, and are only for reporters with AAIC press credentials.

Sunday, July 22, 7 a.m.
Dementia Prevalence and Survival; LGBT, Centenarians, Young Onset

Monday, July 23, 7 a.m.
Women and Dementia Risk - Hormones and Reproductive History

Monday, July 23, 12:30 p.m.
Recruitment and Participation in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research

Tuesday, July 24, 7 a.m.
Successes and Challenges Treating Non-cognitive Dementia Symptoms

Tuesday, July 24, 12:30 p.m.
Gut-Liver-Brain Axis: The Gut Microbiome in Alzheimer's Disease

Wednesday, July 25, 7 a.m.
Developing Topics

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.

A maximum of four representatives from any one news outlet will be eligible for complimentary registration to AAIC 2018. 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:

Those who do not meet the above criteria are welcome to register for AAIC as regular attendees, and will not be granted access to embargoed materials, use of the AAIC press office, or AAIC news briefings.

Please refer to the Guidelines for News Media for more information.

Fill out the news media AAIC registration form.

Media Guidelines

Please read the media guidelines for news media covering AAIC.

Fact Sheets

2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures Infographic
About Alzheimer's Disease
About the Alzheimer's Association

AAIC 2018 News Media Contacts

Alzheimer's Association Public Relations Department
Phone: +1.312.335.4078

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