We welcome the interest of media wishing to attend the World Hepatitis Summit in São Paulo, Brazil, and/or who are seeking media guidance and resources. Below, you will find a suite of resources and information on how you can get involved. Please contact the World Hepatitis Summit Press Office with any questions regarding media, press registration, audio or video recording:

Media Policies and Guidelines

Below you will find a complete listing of the eligibility requirements, guidelines and policies for members of the press who wish to attend the World Hepatitis Summit. Please refer to FAQs for additional information.

General Information

The Press Office is open to credentialed media representatives only. All journalists are encouraged to pre-register by 25 October 2017 and can pick up their badges onsite at the allocated registration desk.

Coffee, tea, soft-drinks and afternoon snacks are provided in the Press Office throughout the day.

The Summit will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Portuguese, French and Spanish. All materials in the Press Office will be available in English and Portuguese.

Follow the meeting on social media using: #HepSummit2017

Media registration

The World Hepatitis Summit Press Office appreciates your interest in covering the Summit and is happy to provide credentialed media with complimentary press registration. Journalists, and contributing freelancers, employed by a recognised news organisation are eligible to apply for press registration.

To be eligible for press registration, media in all categories must be directly involved in the creation of news content for organisations which meet the below criteria:

  • Publish original editorial news coverage in a regular news section
  • Have editorial freedom from advertisers, funders and/or sponsors
  • If sponsored, the outlet has multiple sponsors (no single-sponsored publications)
  • Advertisers, sponsors, paid editorial, and other funding sources are clearly identified

Journalists interested in attending must register for an invitation by 25 October 2017 and will be asked to submit a copy of their press card and/or their commissioning letter as part of their application. Media may be asked to provide additional credentials once initial registration application is made. If this is the case, a member of the World Hepatitis Summit Press Office will be in contact to discuss what evidence is required.

Embargo Policy

Abstracts and related press material will be made available to media at 00:01 BRT on the day the abstract is presented at the Summit and can be reported on from this time. Any earlier reporting will be in violation of the embargo.

Official media materials will be made available to registered journalists and will also be available to access online. If you would like to receive embargoed press releases before distribution date, please contact us at

Industry/study groups are free to issue press releases on an abstract after an embargo lifts. 

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