ASHG provides complimentary press registration to staff and working freelance journalists who wish to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting or cover it remotely from their offices.
Advance press registration is now closed. To register, individuals must apply on site at the Press Office in the Baltimore Convention Center (Room 301). If you plan to apply on site, please review the guidelines below to ensure you are eligible.
The following individuals are eligible for press registration:
The following individuals are not eligible for press registration:
These individuals must register for ASHG 2015 as regular attendees and pay the required registration fee, regardless of affiliation with a news or trade media organization, contracted exhibitor, scientific journal, or publishing company. They may not attend media briefings or work in the ASHG Press Room.
Journalists whose applications for ASHG 2015 press credentials are approved in advance of the conference must pick up their press badges and meeting materials upon arrival at the meeting in the ASHG Press Office (Room 301). Pre-registered press should bring business cards or other forms of identification to the Press Office.
Press who plan to register on site should bring identification, staff credentials, and assignment letters and/or bylined articles as appropriate.
While at ASHG 2015, journalists must:
The ASHG Press Office is located in Room 301 of the Baltimore Convention Center, on the east end of Level 300. The Press Office will be open the following hours:
Tuesday, October 6: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 7: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 8: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, October 9: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 10: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
All abstracts, posters, presentations, symposia, and scientific and invited sessions at the ASHG 2015 Annual Meeting will be embargoed until the date and start time of presentation at the meeting. However, if the material is presented first at an ASHG press briefing, it will be embargoed until the date and start time of the press briefing.
Exhibitors and other non-ASHG organizations may hold events for the press in connection with the meeting, as long as the following criteria are met:
Exhibitors and representatives of academic institutions, federal agencies, and other organizations whose researchers are presenting at ASHG 2015 may leave press materials related to the meeting on a designated table in the Press Office. These individuals may not, however, work in the ASHG Press Office.
Please see our Exhibitors section for additional information about exhibiting at the ASHG Annual Meeting.
Questions? Email Nalini Padmanabhan, ASHG Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.