Filming, videotaping and photography are prohibited at AF Symposium 2019.


press Credentials

Press privileges to cover AF Symposium 2019 will be granted to journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attending the meeting for the purpose of editorial coverage.

Press privileges will be granted to reporters from the following types of news media:

  • Newspapers, weeklies, and magazines

  • Wire Services

  • Broadcast Media

  • Trade Media: Medical, science, pharmaceutical, cardiology, device, and allied health care publications

  • Online media

  • Accredited medical and science freelance writers

Reporters and writers must provide proof of credentials to receive a complimentary press badge to attend. AF Symposium reserves the right to grant press privileges to individuals on a case-by case basis.


Required Material for Receiving Press Badges

For Journalists:

  • Media identification, such as an international accredited press pass, issued by a recognized news organization

  • Business card clearly stating affiliation with a news organization as specified above and position, editor, publisher, writer, reporter, producer, etc.

  • Letter on official letterhead from the editor of a publication/web site or producer of a broadcast program certifying the affiliation, verifying assignment to the meeting, and including the editor’s contact information

  • National Association of Science Writers or International Science

  • Writers Association membership card


For Freelance Journalists:

  • Copies of by-lined cardiology-related articles and an official letter of assignment from an accredited news organization


For Newsletter Media

  • Newsletter media must submit current issues of their newsletter containing at least one by-lined article; if a representative was registered as media at a previous AF Symposium meeting, one of the issues submitted must illustrate the resulting editorial coverage

  • A maximum of two (2) individuals per news organization will be permitted to register as press for AF Symposium unless granted special permission by AF Symposium.

  • Registered media are required to wear press badges at all times during the meeting


For Reporters from Online Media, Medical Publishing Companies

Reporters must provide appropriate media credentials as noted above for journalists as well as meet the following criteria: original editorial news coverage, editorial freedom from advertisers and/or sponsors, and multiple advertisers that are clearly identified.


Press Credentials will not be issued to the following representatives:

  • Advertising sales representatives of publications

  • Spouses and other guests of journalists attending the meeting

  • Advertising, marketing, or public relations representatives from exhibitor companies or agencies

  • Representatives of organizations selling or producing publications, video/audio tapes, or Web sites intended for marketing, advertising, or public relations purposes

  • Organizations whose main objective is to promote a product or service, eg, marketing, advertising, financial analysts, public relations personnel

  • Industry representatives, in-house and industry newsletters, magazines, and representatives of corporate, university, or hospital public relations/advertising/marketing departments may not register as press


press policy violations

Individuals with complimentary press badges who violate AF Symposium press policies will immediately forfeit press credentials to the meeting as well as to any subsequent meetings.

Press policy violations include:

  • Selling, marketing, or representing a company for the purposes of obtaining advertising and/or subscriptions from any registrant or exhibitor marketing a product or service displayed at AF Symposium 2019.

  • Misrepresentation to obtain press credentials to cover the meeting

  • Product promotion that implies AF Symposium