Altimmune to Host Key Opinion Leader Call on ALT-801 for the Treatment of NASHConference Call & Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, December 5th at 11:00am Eastern Time

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altimmune, Inc.  (Nasdaq: ALT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will host a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) call on ALT-801, the Company’s GLP-1/glucagon receptor dual agonist for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), on Thursday, December 5th at 11am Eastern Time.

The call will feature a presentation by Stephen A. Harrison, MD (Pinnacle Clinical Research), a leading expert in the field of NASH, who will provide an overview of current and future treatment approaches for this disorder. Dr. Harrison will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the call.

The meeting will also feature a presentation by Altimmune's management team, which will provide an update on their NASH product candidate, ALT-801, a novel peptide-based dual GLP-1/glucagon receptor agonist. As demonstrated in relevant animal models, ALT-801 is capable of inducing significant weight loss and treating the obesity and metabolic dysfunction underlying the disorder. ALT-801 acts earlier in liver disease progression than other NASH product candidates in development and has shown the potential to return metabolic and liver function to normal. Altimmune plans to advance ALT-801 into Phase 1 development in 2020.

Stephen A. Harrison, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center and a 4th year advanced liver disease fellowship at Saint Louis University. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Harrison served as a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and is currently a Visiting Professor of Hepatology at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. He is a past Associate Editor for Hepatology and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is a peer-reviewer for over 20 medical journals and internationally known for studies in hepatitis C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with over 200 peer reviewed publications in these fields. Dr. Harrison most recently served as a Colonel in the United States Army. Retiring in 2016, he concluded 20 years of dedicated service to his country. During his army tenure, he served as the Director of Graduate Medical Education at Brooke Army Medical Center, Associate Dean for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium and Gastroenterology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. Dr. Harrison currently serves as the Medical Director for Pinnacle Clinical Research and the President of Summit Clinical Research.

Conference Call & Webcast Information
Date:       Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time:   11:00 am Eastern Time
Domestic:   1-877-423-9813
International:   1-201-689-8573
Conference ID:   13696392

Following the conclusion of the call, the webcast will be available for replay on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at  The company has used, and intends to continue to use, the investor relations portion of its website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

About Altimmune

Altimmune is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for liver disease and immune modulating therapies. Our diverse pipeline includes next generation peptide therapeutics for NASH (ALT-801) and chronic hepatitis B (HepTcell™), conjugated immunostimulants for the treatment of cancer (ALT-702) and intranasal vaccines (NasoVAX™ and NasoShield™). For more information on Altimmune, please visit

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Will Brown
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 240-654-1450
                                Ashley R. Robinson
Managing Director, LifeSci Advisors
Phone: 617-430-7577

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