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Embargo Policy

In the case of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, as with most scientific or medical conferences, all conference abstracts are released to media under a strict embargo policy.

All oral abstracts are embargoed until the time and date of the start session in which they are delivered, or during a press conference – whichever comes first.

All posters are embargoed until 7:45 CEST on the day they are presented (Thurs – Sat).

Embargo breaks for media reporters

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:

  • Immediate suspension of the reporter’s media credentials for the conference
  • Immediate barring of the reporter from the meeting premises
  • Removal of the reporter’s name from The Union’s media distribution list for two years
  • No access to the next Union World Conference

Any breaches of the embargo by media will be brought to the attention of the Media Embargo Committee. If you have questions, please contact The Union’s press team at press@theunion.org

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