SABCS provides complimentary Symposium registration to professional journalists for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce media coverage of the meeting. Press registration is intended for representatives of news media outlets that produce original editorial news coverage; and have complete editorial freedom from sponsors and advertisers.
We request that all media who wish to attend the Symposium in person apply for press registration by November 18. Registrations submitted after November 18 will be processed on site at the Symposium. Please contact Julia Gunther with any questions about eligibility prior to the meeting, as all registrations are subject to review and approval by SABCS.
To register as press, journalists must provide official press credentials such as a business card, editorial roster or masthead, international press card, or letter of assignment, and bylined coverage from a recent SABCS, or for first-time attendees, two examples of recent bylined health/medical/science coverage.
Freelance journalists without a letter of assignment may be eligible for press registration if they can provide a summary of their reasons and goals for attending the meeting and: bylined coverage from a recent SABCS, or for first-time attendees, two examples of recent bylined health/medical/science coverage published in news outlets that meet the SABCS's criteria.
Members of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) who can provide proof of membership are permitted to register as press, regardless of assignment.
Broadcast television and radio crews must present valid press credentials from their respective media outlets.
Journalists working for medical and scientific journals must have proof of an editorial news assignment to register, and the publication must have a regularly appearing news section or special scientific meetings news section. Journal editors attending for the purpose of soliciting manuscripts and other submissions, advertising, or subscriptions from meeting attendees or exhibitors are not permitted to register as press.
SABCS will consider requests from bloggers, book authors, documentary film crews, social media influencers, and other potential registrants not covered by the above criteria for press registration on a case by case basis.
All press registration decisions are made at the discretion of SABCS. SABCS may request additional information before approving a press registration request. Please note: prior-year registration does not guarantee eligibility for the 2020 SABCS.
Public information officers (PIOs) and communications professionals from educational institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit cancer research organizations are welcome to register for access to the press room. Each institution is allowed up to two complimentary PIO registrations.
Other Registration Inquiries
Advertising, marketing, public relations, and other communications representatives affiliated with industry and outside firms do not qualify for access to the press room or press conference room. These attendees must register as regular attendees and pay the required registration fee.
Press registration for bloggers and social media influencers who do not meet media criteria as outlined will be considered on a case by case basis.
To register, contact SABCS media relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please call Julia Gunther at email@example.com or Jill Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org.