ASBS Annual Meeting 2014

Press Information

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Press Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in covering The American Society of Breast Surgeons 15th Annual Meeting. We welcome and encourage press to attend our annual meeting. Press releases on research featured during the meeting, as well as a complete listing of all accepted abstracts, may be found on this website on April 30, 2014.

General Information

Press representatives may cover all portions of The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting with the exception of pre-meeting courses, examinations, and social functions.

Registered press must wear press badges when attending the meeting.


Only representatives of the following media will be registered as press:

  1. General circulation newspapers or magazines
  2. Medical or health-care publications
  3. Broadcast media or online news services
  4. Freelancers who present a letter of assignment from a print, online or broadcast news organization

Commercial Press

Commercial press includes writers and editors who attend the Society's Annual Meeting to highlight the activities of health care manufacturers and who represent publications that are circulated among industry.  Commercial press must be a member of the editorial staff of the publications they represent.

Advertising, marketing, or public relations representatives from publications or commercial firms will not be registered as members of the press, nor will writers and editors intending to highlight the activities of health care manufacturers or who represent industry publications. .

Embargo Policy

All scientific abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation during the Society's 15th Annual Meeting, press releases, and the Society's Official Proceedings are embargoed until 8:30 am Pacific Time (11:30 am Eastern Time), April 30, 2014. The Society strictly enforces its embargo policy, which prohibits the distribution or publication of the contents of abstracts ahead of the embargo time. Embargoed press releases and official proceedings of the meeting will be distributed to registered credentialed press in advance of the meeting.

Failure to abide by the Society's embargo policy will result in forfeiture of press credentials for this and future annual meetings.

Press Events

A virtual press briefing will be held at 8:30 am PT (11:30 am ET) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Click here to register.

Press Materials

A press kit will be posted on the American Society of Breast Surgeons website following the conclusion of the press conference.


To apply for press access to the Society's 15th Annual Meeting, April 30-May 4, 2014, please email