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Working Press Registration

The ASCB and EMBO welcome all working press to cover the largest yearly meeting of research cell biologists in the world. This year, the meeting will be held virtually from December 2-16. Education and professional development sessions will be held December 2-4, Scientific and Award sessions will be held from December 7-11, and Poster sessions from December 14-16.  from December 7-11. To register for working press credentials and to get access to all ASCB press materials, please fill out the form below.

The ASCB can help you get your story. We can help set up interviews with scientific newsmakers at the meeting and find researchers who might be able to comment on new research.

The 2020 Cell Bio Virtual Electronic Press Book will be available soon.

Press Registration

Who Is Working Press?

  • Working as a:
    • Reporter, editor, writer, publisher
    • Editorial or news cartoonist or artist
    • News photographer or videographer
    • Producer, president or general manager
    • Librarian, web master or other editorial employee
  • For a publication, news service, broadcast outlet or Internet site that is:
    • Regularly issued
    • Supported by advertising or paid subscriptions or published or funded by a non-profit organization
    • Operated with editorial independence from any political, governmental, commercial, or special interest group
    • Not a house organ of any organization or movement
    • Published primarily for the dissemination of news

Note: Academics or researchers who serve as journal editors should register as regular members of the Society. Publishers, business, or sales representatives are welcome to register as regular nonmembers. Professional, financial, or technology analysts should contact ascbinfo@ascb.org.

Identification Requirements

Working Press at the meeting must have both personal and professional identification. Professional identification might include:

  • Current members of the National Association of Science Writers, International Science Writers Association, or Canadian Science Writers Association, American Medical Writers Association, Society for Environmental Journalists, World Federation of Science Journalists, Association of Health Care Journalists, and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education can use their membership cards as professional identification
  • An official “press” card
  • A PIO badge or other identification from a nonprofit research institution
  • A media business card, or an assignment letter from an editor or news producer who can be contacted

Note: Bloggers must contact Mary Spiro in advance of the meeting. If you have questions about status and/or qualifications, contact Mary Spiro via email or at 301-347-9305.

Embargo Policy
All posters and oral presentations at Cell Bio Virtual 2020- An ASCB|EMBO Meeting will be embargoed until the date and start time of their presentation at the meeting and/or until the consent of the author to report said findings is given. This means that press registrants MAY NOT PUBLISH any information about work being presented at the meeting UNLESS AND UNTIL the start date and time of that presentation AND WITH the express consent of the author.  Likewise, no screen shots or images of research presentations may be included in such reporting. Approved images should be obtained directly from the author. ASCB and EMBO aim to encourage presentation of the latest findings and enable responsible and quality reporting of those findings by press in attendance. This policy helps ensure that all reporters have access to the same, up-to-date, and complete information when researching and writing their articles and that information regarding research presented at our meeting is not published prior to the presentation.

Media Contacts

Kevin Wilson, ASCB Director of Public Policy & Media Relations
301-347-9308

Mary Spiro, ASCB Science Writer & Social Media Manager
301-347-9305

Cell Bio Virtual 2020 Working Press Registration Application

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  • • You may participate in the Cell Bio Virtual 2020 meeting by audio and video, or by video only. If you participate visually and/or vocally, your image and/or voice will be received and available to all participants and you are agreeing that your image and/or voice may be used at any time without further notification in ASCB or EMBO publications or websites.
    • By registering, you are agreeing to comply with ASCB’s policies and rules.
    • Once registered, you will receive login information prior to the meeting that can be used only by you. Each person registering gets a license that gives them the right to log on, view, and when available to participate in the Cell Bio Virtual 2020 sessions. You do not have the right to share your login information for use by others.
    • If you are registering for another person, you are representing that you have their permission to complete all portions of the registration and that they are agreeing to comply with ASCB’s policies and rules.
    • ASCB has the right to remove anyone from participating in the meeting without refund of their registration fee if they engage in conduct that interferes with the opportunity for others to attend, enjoy, and derive value from this meeting.
    • Proprietary information is expected to be presented and shared at the meeting. No one is permitted to misappropriate or misrepresent somebody else’s data as their own.
    • By registering, you agree to allow the ASCB to track the talks, sessions and posters that you attend or view. This data will be used to plan future meetings and to track who views data shared by each presenter.

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  • If you require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or services, please explain your needs. The ASCB meetings department will contact you.