Media accreditation and registration
Complimentary registration is provided to qualified journalists who apply for media credentials and register to attend the conference in advance. Journalists who meet the conference media registration criteria will be accredited on a space-available basis. There is no on-site registration for the conference. Media registration is reserved for journalists with demonstrated experience covering healthcare.
Applications for media credentials will be accepted from journalists employed by or on assignment from:
– Recognized print, broadcast, and online general and medical news media
– Recognized healthcare and nursing publications
Medical communications and medical marketing companies; financial media; biotechnology and investment publications; university, college, or institute newsletters; and program bulletins and noneditorial entities such as publishers and representatives of sales, marketing, or advertising departments are NOT eligible for media registration. Individuals, agents, or contractors providing coverage for or being sponsored by industry may not register as media.
The conference will consider accreditation of up to 2 qualified reporters per media organization (not per outlet, in the case of organizations that control numerous outlets). A maximum of 2 additional passes per outlet may be made available to crews supporting registered journalists filing video or audio reports, if space permits. Press passes allow access to all public areas of the conference and should always be worn visible. Journalists are obliged to identify themselves as such before engaging in conversation with any involved with the conference.
Any publication, supplement, or electronic product devoted exclusively to the coverage of the conference that is distributed nationally or internationally must have the prior written approval of the Conference Secretariat.
To be accredited, journalists should submit the following:
– Name, complete contact information (office and mobile phone numbers and email address), and the name of the media outlet they will be representing. The email address should be from the media organisation the applicant works for.
– Proof of employment by the media outlet (e.g., a copy of the publication’s masthead with the reporter’s name listed) or a letter of assignment from the editor, producer, or news director of the outlet if the reporter is freelance
– Two articles or news reports from recognized media outlets, published in the last 12 months, that credit the reporter who is seeking media accreditation and demonstrate the reporter’s capacity to cover the types of issues addressed at the conference
The items noted above should be sent to the Conference Secretariat. The Conference Secretariat may request additional materials if needed, to verify that the journalist or media outlet qualifies for media accreditation.
Applications for media accreditation will be accepted until 2 August 2018, or earlier if all media slots are filled before. Early application is encouraged.
Request for interviews with either keynote speakers, members of the conference committee or members of the ICN NPAPN Network can be submitted to the Conference Secretariat. Please supply the following details when submitting such a request: the name of the person you would like to interview, the subjects you would like to address and the possible time frame in which this interview could take place.
Discounted hotel accommodations are provided for conference attendees. Accredited media are welcome to arrange hotel bookings through the official housing agent for the 10th ICN NP/APN Conference as well.