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Liver Meeting – EASL 2010

Press Guidelines 

The official language of the International Liver CongressTM 2010 is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Press Registration
Press may register for the International Liver CongressTM 2010 free of charge; however proper press credentials are required.
To access the registration guidelines and form go to www2.kenes.com/liver-congress/RegAcc/Pages/Press_Registration.aspx.


Photographs, Audio and Video Recording
Photographs as well as audio and video recordings are not permitted at the EASL official meeting sessions. This regulation does not apply to industry sponsored satellite symposia or stands in the exhibition area (exhibitors may only take pictures of their own stands for documentation purposes). 

Photography and filming will be allowed during official EASL press events.

Embargo Policy
All abstracts will be available for viewing on the meeting website approximately 4 weeks prior to the meeting under the Scientific Program section of the congress website – http://www2.kenes.com/liver-congress/programme/Pages/Preliminary_Timetable.aspx

Data from abstracts and posters accepted for the International Liver CongressTM 2010 are under media embargo until the date and time of their presentation as part of the official scientific sessions (Time zone GMT+1).

Abstracts selected for presentation at the official EASL press conference are under media embargo until the start of the press conference or the date and time of their presentation as part of the official scientific sessions if this takes place prior to the official press conference.

Accepted Late-Breaker poster presentations will be under embargo from release until AFTER the Inaugural Poster Session on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

Accepted Late-Breaker oral presentations will be under embargo from release until AFTER the Late-Breaker Session on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Copyright to abstracts (both oral and poster) on the website and as made available during the International Liver CongressTM 2010 resides with the respective authors.
No reproduction, re-use or transcription for any commercial purpose or use of the content is permitted without the written permission of the authors. Permission for re-use must be obtained directly from the author. 

EASL Press Conference
An official EASL press conference will be held on Friday 16 April 2010 at 9:00am. Further details will be made available on the website closer to the time.

The official EASL press conference is open to accredited representatives only.

EASL Media Centre 
Accredited media representatives will be notified about the location of the media centre at the time of registration on arrival at the congress centre. Media representatives will be able to pick up regular press releases issued by EASL from this office.  You can also register to receive email alerts for daily press releases by contacting our press officers.

  1. Press activities may be conducted on-site at the Media Centre, available for accredited media representatives. 
  2. There will be a computer, laptop connections and printing facilities provided in the Media Centre available for members of the media.
  3. A member of staff dedicated to the Media Centre will be available throughout the congress period. This staff member will be responsible for badge-checking, the general upkeep of the room and answering press enquiries.  This staff member will not be responsible for press related tasks such as photocopying or secretarial duties.
  4. Coffee and refreshments will be provided in the Media Centre at no extra charge for accredited media representatives and for their sole use only.
  5. Media representatives wishing to arrange interviews with EASL spokespersons or investigators from abstracts selected for presentation at the official EASL press conference should check in onsite with EASL press officers.
  6. All queries regarding the Media Centre and EASL Press Office should be directed to the EASL press office via email or telephone on +44 207 331 5371. 

Press Guidelines for Industry
Industry press releases must abide by the embargo times set by EASL. Academic institutions, private organisations and companies, whose value may be influenced by information contained in abstracts submitted and accepted for The International Liver Congress™ 2010, may issue a press release to coincide with the publication of the abstract on the congress website (approximately 4 weeks before the start of the congress). However, EASL requires that any such press release should be restricted to only cover information contained within the abstract document. Any additional information, such as discussion or presentation of data or other details that goes beyond the abstract information, remains under media embargo as outlined previously.

Violation of the embargo will be taken seriously.

Industry sponsored press events can be organised to coincide with The International Liver Congress™ 2010 but should not however conflict with timing of the official scientific programme and must adhere to the EASL media embargo rules outlined above.  The EASL press office will not be able to assist with room bookings, and no further autorisation procedures are necessary.

Industry press packs and/or promotional material can only be displayed in the dedicated area clearly marked ‘Industry Media Information’ that will be situated outside the EASL Media Centre. Material placed in other locations around the congress centre will be removed.

Media lists or lists of media attendees from former International Liver Congresses and events are not made available to the industry or their communications representatives.