Press registration opens on 1 October 2017

Previous press releases from the ECTS can be viewed here

Journalists are invited to attend the ECTS 2018 congress in Valencia. The ECTS welcomes registrations from journalists with relevant media credentials. However please note that no press facilities will offered during the congress and further details are given below.


Press Registrations Rules & Regulations

Media representatives who satisfy the criteria below are invited to register for the congress.

Only members of the working press can attend. Identification is required. Freelance journalists must send a letter of intent from their editor and should also provide evidence of previous publications.

A free press registration will be issued free of charge to journalists (including freelance journalists) for recognised journals, magazines and news publications, news agencies, broadcast media and web publications.

Online media, medical publishing organisations, non-profit health care organisations and university publications representatives must meet the following criteria:

  • web sites must contain original, editorial news coverage
  • editorial content must be free from advertising or sponsorships
  • advertisers must be clearly identified
  • websites of for-profit organisations must have more than one sponsor and those sponsors must be clearly identifiable

Representatives engaged in the following are NOT entitled to a free press registration but may register as a delegate: public relations, sales and marketing, advertising and commercial exhibitions (e.g. distributors, exhibition visitors).

Media representatives receive the following:

  • free congress registration (for inclusions please refer to the registration subpage)
  • media pack with press releases

We advise you to register in advance and reserve appropriate accommodation. The organisers are not responsible to make accommodation arrangements for journalists. Registered media representatives are required to wear their name badges at all times while in the meeting venue; no one is admitted to sessions without a badge.

ECTS reserves the right to deny meeting admission to any media representatives who do not abide by the policies described herein or who misuse these privileges by engaging in activities other than journalistic pursuits.

ECTS does not give, rent or sell on-site media registration lists. That information is considered proprietary.


Audio, Video & Photo Policy

Photography, audio recording and videotaping inside the lecture rooms is strictly prohibited. Taking photos of posters presented at the ECTS 2018 congress is only allowed with written permission by ECTS and the respective author.


Embargo Policy

Media representatives are required to abide by the ECTS embargo policy. The embargo policy requires that coverage of abstracts, posters and other research being presented at the congress is prohibited until one hour after the presentation.


Use of ECTS Logo

In order to protect the ECTS and congress brand from appearance of endorsement, the use of the ECTS name and logo as well as full congress name and logo may only be used after written approval by the organisers. Any news releases or articles need to include “This science/research was presented at the ECTS 2018 congress in Valencia, Spain.