You are required to respect the times and dates of the embargoes, as follows:
Abstracts for The International Liver Congress™ 2015 will be published online as follows:
• Wednesday 8 April 2015 at 10:00 CEST – a large quantity of abstracts showing abstract title, author names and abstract data will be posted online two weeks ahead of the congress. These abstracts are publicly available from this time onwards.
• A smaller quantity of abstracts will be retained and presented during The International Liver Congress™ 2015 official ILC Press Office activities and/or in official Press Office materials. These abstracts will be made available to media at 07:00 CEST on the day the abstract is presented at the Congress and can be reported on from this time. Any earlier reporting will be in violation of the embargo.
For late breaker abstracts:
A daily schedule listing all The International Liver Congress™ 2015 Press Conferences will be displayed in The International Liver Congress™ 2015 Press Office, located in Press Center C in hall C on the ground floor of the Exhibition Center at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.
Official media materials will be made available at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 to registered journalists and will also be available to access online.
Industry/study groups must not issue press releases – even under embargo – regarding any of the abstracts selected to be highlighted during official The International Liver Congress™ 2015 Press Office activities or in official Press Office materials before the abstracts are made available to media, as mentioned above.
For all other abstracts, industry/study groups are free to issue press releases once the data is published online from Wednesday 8 April 2015 at 10:00 CEST. However, only the information contained in these abstracts can be reported on in the media. At any time, industry/study groups are free to issue press releases announcing their abstracts have been accepted for The International Liver Congress™ 2015.
Media must not publish coverage of any kind on the data contained in either the late breaker abstracts or any of the abstracts to be highlighted during The International Liver Congress™ 2015 official Press Office activities or in official Press Office materials until 07:00 CEST on the day of the abstract presentation.
Violation of this policy will be taken seriously. Individuals and/or sponsors who violate it may face sanctions relating to current and future abstract submissions, presentations and visibility at The International Liver Congress™ 2015. The EASL Governing Board is at liberty to ban attendance and/or retract data.
Copyright for abstracts (both oral and poster) on the website and as made available during The International Liver Congress™ 2015 resides with the respective authors. No reproduction, re-use or transcription for any commercial purpose or use of the content is permitted without the written permission of the authors. Permission for re-use must be obtained directly from the author. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Hepatology. Copyright of the journal is owned by EASL.
Please contact The International Liver Congress™ 2015 Press Office with any questions you may have regarding The International Liver Congress™ 2015 Embargo Policy via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on +44 (0)203 580 5444.