Annual Meeting Media Policies


Meeting Admission

Registered media are required to wear ISHLT media badge at all times while on site at the annual meeting. All scientific sessions, education sessions, abstract sessions, and special lectures at the annual meeting are open to the media.

Pre-Meeting Media materials

Registered media will have access to a press packet BEFORE the meeting starts. This will include embargoed releases, meeting highlights, previews of key topics to cover and a list of potential interview subjects. Press Working Room and Press Briefing Policies Media credentials are required for entry and use of the press working room. Media badges are non-transferable.

Embargo Policy

By accepting ISHLT annual meeting media credentials, reporters are agreeing to the ISHLT Embargo Policy.

Copyright Policy

Materials presented at the ISHLT annual meeting, including slides, audio, abstracts, and posters, are protected by copyright and may not be publicly displayed or republished without express written permission from the copyright owner.

Photography, Video and Audio Policy

Materials presented at ISHLT’s annual meeting, including all slides, written and oral presentations, posters, and other materials displayed, shown, or otherwise published during the annual meeting are protected by copyright and may not be publicly displayed or republished without the express written consent of the copyright owner.


Registered media may reserve on site interview rooms. All interviews are scheduled in half-hour increments and are only for the purposes of editorial news coverage. To register, contact

ISHLT media staff can help arrange pre-meeting interviews with researchers.

Violation of Policies by Reporters

The Society reserves the right to revoke media credentials and/or bar, from this and future annual meetings, any registered media who violate these press policies, or who misuse media privileges to engage in activities other than journalistic pursuits.