2013 Press Information

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Press Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in covering The American Society of Breast Surgeons 14th 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 here on May 2, 2013.

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.

Embargo Policy

All scientific abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation during the Society's 14th Annual Meeting, press releases and the Society's Official Proceedings are embargoed until 1pm Eastern time, May 2, 2013. 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.

Violation of Embargo Policy

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

Press Materials

Press kits will be posted for credentialed press on May 2, 2013 after noon ET.

Press Events

The Society's 14th Annual Meeting press briefing will be held at 10:30am Central Time on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.


For on-site advance press registration for the Society's 14th Annual Meeting, May 1-May 5, 2013 please email jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com