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Media Information

We welcome and encourage accredited journalists to cover the 28th ECCMID in Madrid, Spain.

A press kit will be available from 21 April 2018 at the press centre.

To register please send your press pass (or other credentials) via e-mail to Chantal Britt, ESCMID Communications Manager, chantal.britt[at]escmid.org

ECCMID 2018 Media Policy

The organizers of the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2018) from 21 – 24 April 2018 in Madrid, Spain, welcome the press and are happy to provide assistance to journalists attending the congress or those using the congress website as a resource in their coverage.

The congress is open to bona fide representatives of print, broadcast and electronic media. Registration is free to journalists who are in possession of a valid, recognized press card. Freelance journalists must present a commissioning letter on headed paper from a recognized news organisation or publication, together with examples of previous, by-lined articles. Business cards are not acceptable.

Please respect embargo times and dates on news stories. It is planned that the large majority of the congress abstracts will go online at eccmidlive.org 10 days before the congress opens and can be reported from that time onwards. Some abstracts will be embargoed to coincide with the times they are presented at the congress. Embargo times and dates will be clearly marked on all press releases (also those from third parties). When asking for outside comment on releases before the embargo has lifted, journalists are requested to ensure that those consulted understand and accept the embargo conditions. ESCMID reserves the right to ban from the congress any journalist who breaks the embargoes or contravenes this media policy in any other way.

Third-party press events
Companies wishing to organize a news conference or any other event for the media during the congress should send a request in writing to the ESCMID communications manager. The programme, invitations and press releases sent out by any third party must be submitted to and agreed by ESCMID before the congress. Third-party press material may be displayed outside the Press Centre.