2018 Annual Meeting

Media/Press Information

Press Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in covering The American Society of Breast Surgeons 19th 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 May 3, 2018.

General Information

Designed specifically to meet the educational and practice-enhancing needs of surgeons who treat breast disease, the Society’s 19th Annual Meeting will convene May 2-6, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

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:

  • General circulation newspapers or magazines
  • Medical or health-care publications
  • Broadcast media or online news services

Additionally, freelancers who present a letter of assignment from a print, online, or broadcast news organization are eligible for press registration.

NOTE: 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 19th Annual Meeting, press releases, and the Society’s Official Proceedings are embargoed until 11:30 am Eastern time, May 3, 2018. 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 11:30 am Eastern Time on Thursday, May 3, 2018.


To apply for press access to the general session and register for the virtual press briefing of the Society’s 19th Annual Meeting, contact Jeanne Phillips at jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Press Materials

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