Media Registration

ISHLT welcomes all media who are employed by accredited news organizations to apply for complimentary media credentials to cover ISHLT2020. Please read carefully the benefits and criteria for registration.


  • Complimentary registration to ISHLT2020, scheduled for April 22 – 25, 2020, at the Palais des Congrès de MontrĂ©al
  • Access to embargoed press kit materials, in addition to annual meeting abstracts
  • Interview opportunities
  • Admission to all non-ticketed ISHLT sessions
  • Access to press working/interview room

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit registration requests by APRIL 20 (see below). Media registration is not offered on site
  • Write for an accredited news organization features original, editorial news coverage, that has editorial freedom from advertisers and/or sponsors, and in which advertisers and/or sponsors are clearly identified as such
  • Freelance journalists must present a letter of assignment from an accredited news organization in order to receive media credentials
  • For international media only: Media identification such as an international, accredited press pass or an official media-outlet-issued credential
  • Nonprofit or Patient Advocacy Newsletters dedicated to end-stage heart and lung disease may also qualify. Newsletters that are regularly published and primarily cover oncology/hematology related news are eligible to have one journalist credentialed (single-sponsored, investment, corporate, and institutional newsletters do not qualify)
  • Online Publications and Bloggers: Journalists reporting for online-only media outlets must work for a news organization or blog that meets the following criteria:
    • Must represent an independent website that posts original, editorial news coverage on a regular basis and not just around medical meetings
    • Must have been in continuous operation for at least six months

Representatives NOT Eligible for Media Credentials

  • Editors, writers, and scientific advisory board members for journals that do not have editorial news sections
  • Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for internal use, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes
  • Financial analysts
  • Sales, advertising, marketing, or public relations personnel
  • Representatives from companies that post videos of scientific sessions for medical education purpose of creating continuing medical education (CME) or other commercial content (e.g., webcasts, online or printed educational modules, etc.)
  • Representatives from single-sponsored, investment, corporate, and institutional newsletters
  • Bloggers who write for company-sponsored blogs in which the blogger is paid to publish posts or content that may be created by advertisers

Please contact ISHLT at Nancy Mays or 913-568-3605 with special requests or questions.