Media Information
At the heart of the stem cell community is the ISSCR Annual Meeting - a place where breakthrough science, global collaboration, and researchers across the breath of the field come together. The ISSCR Annual Meeting offers the best opportunity to collaborate with leaders and peers from around the world to fully realize the promise of our field in therapies, treatments, and clinical advances.

Media Registration Eligibility and Requirements

Complimentary ISSCR media registration is intended for career science communicators. Print and broadcast reporters, freelance reporters and established bloggers with appropriate credentials may attend the meeting for the purpose of editorial coverage via complimentary media passes. To be considered, applicants must cover stem cell research or a related field on a regular basis. Due to space restrictions, the ISSCR will limit the number of complimentary media passes issued to two per publisher.

Print and broadcast reporters are required to register using the media registration form and must present media identification.

Accepted credentials include:

  • An internationally accredited media pass or a business card issued by a recognized news organization
  • A recent bylined article or broadcast credit
  • A current publicly-available masthead or staff list from a recognized news organization

Freelance reporters are required to register using the media registration form and must submit an official letter of assignment from an accredited news organization.

Bloggers requesting media passes are required to register using the media registration form and must demonstrate previous and unbiased coverage of the stem cell research field, as well as a sizeable and/or significant public or professional following. Bloggers must submit a letter including their blog address, audience reach and a statement of purpose regarding attendance at the meeting. Corporate-owned and/or sponsored blogs are not eligible, nor are those that accept payment in exchange for the review of products or services.

Exclusions extend to companies, organizations and individuals producing publications, blogs, videos and/or other electronic media intended for marketing, advertising, financial analysis or public relations purposes.

ISSCR Annual Meeting Embargo Policy

Media are required to abide by the embargo policies governing the ISSCR Annual Meeting. The ISSCR embargo policy states that coverage of meeting abstracts and poster presentations pre-published online, included in the printed abstract books and/or otherwise available is strictly prohibited until the start of each individual presentation. This embargo extends to blogging, tweeting and content dissemination through all other online and offline communications channels.

Onsite Guidelines

Registered media are required to check in at the registration desk upon arrival and to wear their ISSCR media badges at all times while onsite at the ISSCR Annual Meeting. All scientific sessions, education sessions, oral and poster abstract sessions and the exhibit and poster hall are open to the media.

Still photography, video and/or audio taping of the sessions, presentations or posters at the ISSCR Annual Meeting is strictly prohibited (the ISSCR reserves the right to engage professional photographers or audio/videotape professionals to archive sections of the meeting for the Society’s use). Television reporters interested in broadcasting or taping interviews or non-restricted material at the meeting should contact ISSCR at least one week in advance of the Annual Meeting to discuss their needs and necessary clearances.

Interview Policies

All onsite interviews must be coordinated through the ISSCR media office ( Media are encouraged to request interviews with ISSCR leadership, meeting speakers and other meeting participants at least one week in advance to allow for scheduling. Interview space will be made available.


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