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Press Policies and Guidelines

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases provides credentialed media with complimentary press registration. Below is information on eligibility and the credentialing process.

Press Eligibility

Journalists, and contributing freelancers, employed by a recognized news organization 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 organizations that meet these criteria:

  • Publish original editorial news coverage in a regular news section
  • Have complete 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


Bloggers will receive press credentials on a case-by-case basis. Please include a link to recent liver disease, hepatology or health care science coverage with your registration for credentials. Finally, all blogs must demonstrate the dissemination of original, editorial news coverage and editorial freedom from advertisers and/or sponsors (single-sponsored blogs will not receive credentials; blogs with advertising must have multiple advertisers clearly identified).


Photographers, videographers, and/or other members of the multimedia team accompanying credentialed news outlets may register as media and provide a link to recent coverage from their team. Further credentialing may be required during the approval process.

NOTE: AASLD has the right to inspect the credentials of anyone registering as media and reserves the right to deny media registration to anyone who does not meet the above guidelines. AASLD also has the right to limit the number of media registrants from any one media outlet to ensure ample space for all media.

Ineligible Registrants

The following individuals are not eligible for press registration or access to the Newsroom:

  • Individuals who receive exhibitor passes
  • Publishers or a publications’ advertising, marketing, public relations, sales, circulation, or any other non-editorial function representatives
  • Industry/exhibitor press officers and their public relations consultants
  • Financial or business analysts
  • Educational program developers (including CME writers and editors)
  • Trade media management personnel
  • Editors, writers, and scientific advisory board members for journals that do not have editorial news sections
  • Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for internal use, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes
  • Media who produce a communications vehicle that is sponsored by a single organization or whose revenue for the publication or issue of a publication depends solely on coverage of AASLD’s Clinical Hepatology Update
  • Media who produce a communications vehicle that uses the AASLD’s name or logo, or the Clinical Hepatology Update name/logo to imply endorsement from AASLD

NOTE: AASLD prohibits the development of CME content based on information presented at its meetings. CME writers and editors, and those writers and editors working on behalf of organizations that have written CME based on AASLD meetings, are not eligible for press passes.

Prohibited Activities

  • Sales, marketing or representing a company for the purposes of obtaining advertising, subscriptions, selling photography/video production, or other products or services from any registrant or exhibitor
  • Misrepresentation of role or activities to obtain media registration
  • Developing or assisting in the development of continuing medical education programs
  • Soliciting presenters and/or attendees for inclusion in CME programs
  • Publishing or posting presentation slides, live streams of meeting presentations, or sharing copyrighted meeting materials without written permission.

Video/Audio Recording

Television and video crews are required to check in immediately with AASLD staff each day.

Television and video crews must be wearing press badges. Shooting schedules must be provided to AASLD staff in advance of the meeting.

Permission of the speaker and moderator must be obtained by the journalist before recording or photographing presentations. Artificial light and flash photography cannot be used during presentations. Handheld audio recorders and still cameras are acceptable, assuming that intellectual property copyrights are respected.

Under no circumstances may presentations be rebroadcasted.

Any images from the meeting should be credited to: 2019 AASLD Clinical Hepatology Update.

Use of Insignias and Logos

Insignias and logos of the AASLD, this meeting or AASLD Foundation are proprietary marks. Use of these in any fashion, by any entity, for any purpose, is prohibited without the written permission of AASLD. The use of insignias, logos and images that mislead the intended audience to believe that a piece or production is coming from the AASLD is strictly prohibited and will result in the denial of press credentials for future meetings.

Dedicated Websites and Newsletters

If you intend to present coverage of this meeting in a dedicated website or newsletter, please include the following disclaimer at the top of your piece: This information is brought to you by [insert organization name] and is not sponsored by, nor a part of, the Association for the Study of Liver Diseases or 2019 AASLD Clinical Hepatology Update. Additionally, you may not use the AASLD’s logo or name to imply affiliation.

AASLD reserves the right to request promotional activities violating this policy be edited or removed. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in loss of press credentials for future meetings.

Applying for Press Credentials

Requests for press credentials should be sent to and must be sent by Friday, June 7, 2019. Onsite press registration cannot be accommodated. When sending your request for credentials, include two of the following:

  • Bylined news coverage
  • Copy of official press credentials
  • Assignment letter
  • Two recent posts about liver disease and/or health care (for bloggers)