The World Hepatitis Summit is a large-scale, global biennial event to advance the viral hepatitis agenda. It is a joint initiative between World Health Organization and the World Hepatitis Alliance - in collaboration with a different host country for each Summit.
We welcome all types of media (print, broadcast, electronic) as long as they meet the registration policies. Given the diverse programme and subject matter, we encourage media covering different beats (policy, health, economics and development) to attend.
Yes you can, but it may incur extra time spent waiting. All press are encouraged to register online in advance by 25th October 2017 to ensure a faster check in at the Summit. Press who do not register online by can register onsite. Please note, registering onsite will include a wait time. Press credentials (a printed, bylined copy of recent coverage and/or an assignment letter) will be required for onsite registration.
Bloggers will receive press credentials on a case-by-case basis. Please include a link to recent hepatitis or health policy related coverage with your registration. Finally, all blogs must demonstrate the dissemination of original, editorial news coverage and editorial freedom from advertisers and/or sponsors (single-sponsored blogs will not receive credentials; blogs with advertising must have multiple advertisers clearly identified).
The space is intended for registered media only. There were will be desk space to plug in laptops but please note that laptops or computers will not be available. Refreshments will also be provided. Media representatives wishing to arrange interviews with WHS spokespersons or speakers should check in onsite with Press Office staff.
Press Office staff will be available for the duration of the Summit. Staff will be responsible for badge-checking, the general upkeep of the room, and answering press enquiries. Staff will not be responsible for press related tasks, such as photocopying or secretarial duties.
Official media materials will be made available to registered journalists in the Press Office. They will also be available online via the website. Media can also sign-up to an embargoed media list to get materials first.
Photographers, videographers, and/or other members of the multimedia team accompanying credentialed news outlets may register as media and provide a link to recent coverage from their team. Filming, photography and audio recording are allowed.
Any film/photo/recording shall only be used for information and communication purposes and must mention the source of the material.
Artificial light cannot be used during presentations. Flash photography at plenary sessions is not allowed.
Yes. Reproduction of materials such as abstract data, posters, presentation slides, etc. requires obtaining permission from the listed author(s) and/or presenter(s) as well as from any individual or group that may hold copyright on the material. Requests to reproduce excerpts of abstracts or poster presentations must be through the publisher. Journalists violating copyright may have their press credentials denied the following year.
Insignias and logos of World Hepatitis Summit, World Health Organization, Government of Brazil and World Hepatitis Alliance are proprietary marks. Use of these in any fashion, by any entity, for any purpose, is prohibited without the written permission of the World Hepatitis Summit. The use of insignias, logos and images that mislead the intended audience to believe that a piece or production is coming from the World Hepatitis Summit is strictly prohibited and will result in the denial of press credentials for future meetings.