Properly credentialed members of the media (providing proof of credentials) receive complimentary press registration to TCT Connect, as well as access to embargoed press materials, press briefings, and the online press room.
Press credentials to cover meetings presented by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will be granted to journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations and are attending the meeting for the purpose of editorial coverage.
CRF reserves the right to grant press privileges to individuals on a case-by-case basis; registration at previous CRF or TCT meetings does not guarantee approval.
Press credentials will be granted to reporters from the following types of news media:
A maximum of three (3) individuals per news organization will be permitted to register as press for CRF meetings, unless granted special permission by CRF.
REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR OBTAINING PRESS ACCESS
For journalism students:
For freelance journalists:
For newsletter media:
For reporters from online media, medical publishing companies, healthcare societies and associations, and university publications:
Press credentials will not be issued to the following representatives:
Virtual press conferences will take place each morning from Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17. The schedule is forthcoming.
Please note that press conference presentations of late-breaking trials and late-breaking science at TCT Connect are held prior to the Main Arena channel presentations as a courtesy to the media. However, embargoes do not lift until the start time of each individual main arena presentation as listed in the TCT agenda. All embargo times are listed in Eastern time (ET).
Media, investigators, organizations issuing press releases, and others with access to research accepted for presentation during TCT are required to abide by the embargo policies governing the TCT scientific symposium.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation embargoes information presented as a late-breaking clinical trial or late-breaking science. Coverage of these studies is strictly prohibited until the start time of each trial’s official Main Arena channel presentation as listed in the TCT Connect Program on the official TCT website. No journalist, exhibitor, or university (or affiliated organization or company) may disseminate information until the trial’s official Main Arena presentation time. All embargo times are listed in Eastern time (ET). There are no strict embargoes for research presented as Keynote Interventional Studies, oral abstracts, or poster abstracts.
Please be advised that any journalist violating the Embargo Policy will have his or her press credentials immediately revoked and will not be granted press credentials for future CRF meetings.
RECORDING (AUDIO, VIDEO, AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY) AND SOCIAL MEDIA
CRF promotes the free exchange and rapid dissemination of educational content from our meetings. The slides from CRF-sponsored courses and symposia are immediately posted on TCTMD.com to facilitate scientific discourse and enhance patient care.
Communicating through social media—including posting brief audio and video clips—is strongly encouraged provided that embargo rules for late-breaking clinical trials and science are honored. However, posting or livestreaming entire sessions or live cases, or the use of any CRF course content for commercial purposes, is strictly prohibited (out of respect for patient privacy with regards to live cases).
In order to photograph or record video for the purpose of news coverage, members of the media must obtain written approval from CRF before filming, recording, or taking photographs. Please note that even once approval to film and/or photograph is obtained, filming, videotaping, and photography are limited to agreed-upon terms.
For further information or to request permission for filming, videotaping, and photography, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE PRESS ROOM ACCESS
Members of the media with credentialed press access will have access to the TCT Connect online press room.
PRESS POLICY VIOLATIONS
Individuals with press access who violate CRF press policies will immediately forfeit press credentials for the meeting, as well as any subsequent meetings. Press policy violations include:
These policies were last updated August 12, 2020, and are subject to change. Please check with the CRF Press Office for further updates.