In the case of the 18th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, as with most scientific or medical conferences, all conference abstracts are released to media under a strict embargo policy.
All oral abstracts and relevant poster abstracts are embargoed until the time and date of the start of the session in which they are delivered, or during a press conference, whichever comes first.
As well as having access to the materials detailed above, the media is also given prior access to the speakers’ slides. However access is only granted to media onsite at the conference, and the same embargo rules apply — meaning the information in speaker slides cannot be referenced or published before the start of the presentation.
Breaking of the embargo policy by a reporter will lead to one or more of the following measures:
Any breaches in the embargo by media will be brought to the attention of the Media Embargo Committee. If you have questions, please contact the WCTOH communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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