The IOF Regionals: 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting offers media a unique opportunity to connect with multi-disciplinary groups from the international osteoporosis arena.

IOF provides complimentary registration to professional journalists representing accredited media organizations for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce editorial coverage of the event.

Registration

In order to be granted a complimentary media badge, please provide valid media credentials to iofap@iofbonehealth.org. All accredited journalists must request approval of their press accreditation by October 15, 2014.
Journalists may register onsite from November 14-16, 2014.

A maximum of three representatives from each qualified media company will be granted free registration for the Meeting.

Accreditation

Accredited representatives of the media can apply for complimentary journalist registration to the IOF Regionals:  5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting. Media participation is subject to approval by IOF. Journalist registration is strictly reserved for accredited members of the media - print media, photo, radio, TV, film, recognized on-line titles and news agencies - who fully meet our media accreditation requirements.

Accreditation Requirements

Complimentary journalist registration will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including a:

  • Completed registration and accreditation form
  • Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted.
  • Photocopy of a valid press card/work pass. Please present this during on-site registration as well.

The proof of accreditation needs to be forwarded directly to Jacqueline Lye at below contact details, preferably by e-mail in advance of the Meeting.

Requests for free registration may be denied if applicants cannot establish that they are accredited professional journalists, or if the applications are incomplete.

Freelance journalists are subject to the same requirements. They must provide clear evidence that they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Business cards alone will not be accepted as media credentials.

Online Media must meet the following criteria:

  • The website must provide substantial amount of original, editorial news coverage.
  • The applicant must have an established record of having written extensively on osteoporosis and bone field issues.

Media Centre

IOF Regionals: 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting will not provide a Media Centre, however Media representatives are free to use the free Wi-Fi and the Speaker ready room available during Meeting hours.

Policies

Media representatives are free to cover any sessions open to professional attendees/members, provided that space is available.

Embargo Policy

Media, PR companies and IOF participants are required to abide by the embargo policies and the confidentiality agreement governing the IOF Regionals: 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting. All information being presented at the Meeting is embargoed until the beginning of the session at which it is being presented.

Media events

Industry, PR companies and other organizations are notified that individual media events are not to be organized so that they conflict with the official Meeting programme, including any possible IOF media briefings.

Interview Opportunities/Facilities

The IOF Meeting will be happy to facilitate one-on-one interviews with speakers and faculty members. For contact details, please refer below.

*Please Note: IOF reserves the right to bar from this and future meetings, any representative who fails to adhere to these policies or who misuses his/her media privileges to engage in activities other than journalistic pursuits.

Media unable to attend the IOF Regionals: 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting may request press materials by contacting IOF Communication Staff.

If you have any questions please contact:

Sherman Lee
IOF Asia Pacific Office
International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)
20 Bendemeer Road, #04-02 Cyberhub, Singapore 339914
T +65 6496 5508
F +65 6496 5599
E iofap@iofbonehealth.org