Media Policies and Guidelines

Below you will find a complete listing of the eligibility requirements, guidelines and policies for members of the press who wish to attend the World Hepatitis Summit. Please refer to FAQs for additional information.

General Information

The Press Office is open to credentialed media representatives only. All journalists are encouraged to pre-register by 1 November 2017 and can pick up their badges onsite at the allocated registration desk.

Coffee, tea, soft-drinks and afternoon snacks are provided in the Press Office throughout the day.

The Summit will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Portuguese, French and Spanish. All materials in the Press Office will be available in English and Portuguese.

Follow the meeting on social media using: #HepSummit2017

Media Registration

The World Hepatitis Summit Press Office appreciates your interest in covering the Summit and is happy to provide credentialed media with complimentary press registration. Journalists, and contributing freelancers, employed by a recognised news organisation are eligible to apply for press registration.

To be eligible for press registration, media in all categories must be directly involved in the creation of news content for organisations which meet the below criteria:

  • Publish original editorial news coverage in a regular news section
  • Have editorial freedom from advertisers, funders and/or sponsors
  • If sponsored, the outlet has multiple sponsors (no single-sponsored publications)
  • Advertisers, sponsors, paid editorial, and other funding sources are clearly identified

Journalists interested in attending must send their full name, publications and press credentials to by 1 November 2017. Media may be asked to provide additional credentials once initial registration application is made. If this is the case, a member of the World Hepatitis Summit Press Office will be in contact to discuss what evidence is required.

Embargo Policy

Abstracts and related press material will be made available to journalists at the Summit. Most of this material will be embargoed and can be reported on from the embargo time stated on each press release. Any earlier reporting will be in violation of the embargo.

Official media materials will be made available to registered journalists and will also be available to access online. If you would like to receive embargoed press releases before distribution date, please contact us at

Industry/study groups are free to issue press releases on an abstract after an embargo lifts.