Press Guidelines [pdf]
The ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting is open to any individual
representing a recognized news organization. Press credentials* to cover American
Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) meetings are granted to no more
than three individuals from any one news organization. Those desiring to send
additional representatives must contact the ASA Public
Relations Department for approval.
ASA allows credible bloggers and digital media reporters to receive credentials.
These individuals must have a high level of health care expertise and report on
news, events or health-related topics. Bloggers and digital media reporters are held
to the same standards of ethics, professionalism and transparency as traditional
Video crews and photographers from news organizations can also receive credentials. However, any filming or photographing must be pre-approved by the presenter and ASA and is prohibited during educational sessions. These individuals must check-in to the onsite press room prior to filming or photographing and must always be accompanied by ASA staff while filming or photographing. All other individuals are prohibited from filming or photographing.
Individuals with the following affiliations will not be granted press credentials
and are welcome to register under the general registration procedure:
- Public relations
- Sales representatives
- Financial or business analysts
- Media education companies
- Trade press management personnel
- Editors or reporters from manufacturers or other companies
*Press credentials are at the sole discretion of the ASA Public Relations
Press can register for ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 below
II. Press Check In
Upon arrival at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting, press
must check-in to the onsite press room to receive credentials. Registrants must
provide photo identification issued by federal, state or local government, a letter
of assignment on company letterhead or a business card. Samples of the publication
being represented may be required. Registrants without proper identification will
not be admitted.
A press badge is required for admittance to all meeting activities and must be
visible at all times.
III. General Conditions
Press with credentials may cover all presentations with the exception of certain
closed events, roundtable discussions and ticketed courses. Please contact the ASA PR Department for assistance in scheduling interviews and locating
Press with credentials are observers of, and not participants in, all
presentation question-and-answer sessions. With permission from the presenter,
questions from press are limited to before and after presentations. ASA may restrict
press attendance at any session for patient confidentiality or any other reason.
ASA holds copyright to all educational materials presented at ASA meetings. Under
no circumstances may the information presented at the meeting be published in its
original format via print, broadcast or electronic media. Scientific news releases
from ASA do not reflect the views, policies or standards of the Society. The
research presented in the releases should be attributed to the individual physician
anesthesiologist, not ASA.
IV. Industry Media Relations Guidelines
ASA understands its meetings are an opportunity for industry to communicate with
key customers and one of those customers is the press. As such, ASA requires
industry representatives to familiarize themselves with the following guidelines and
respect them accordingly:
- ASA does not make its current press registration list available. However, the
list from the previous year's meeting may be requested.
- Companies may not request press credentials for any of their staff. Industry
employees or sponsored freelancers are not allowed in the press room at any
- Press briefings other than those organized by ASA are not permitted in any
convention meeting area or the headquarter hotel.
- Non-ASA generated materials created by exhibitors can be displayed to
communicate with the press as space allows either at the exhibitor’s booth or in the
press room. Materials must be submitted to the ASA Public Relations Department for
- All information presented at ASA meetings, including lay language summaries, is
embargoed until the date and time of presentation.
- No filming or photography is allowed by industry personnel.
V. Proof of Coverage
If you attended a past meeting as media, ASA reserves the right to request copies
of articles or broadcast coverage resulting from that assignment to be credentialed
as press at subsequent ASA meetings. If a news outlet sends a staff member or
freelancer, the outlet must furnish proof of resulting original coverage in order to
send a representative in subsequent years. ASA is not responsible for locating past