Conference Embargo Policy

In the case of the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health, as with most scientific/medical conferences, all conference abstracts are released to delegates and media under a strict embargo policy.

All 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.

Embargo breaks for presenters

A committee will analyse potential cases of embargo break by presenters. These will be studied on a case-by-case basis and as an ultimate consequence it could lead to the abstract being withdrawn from the conference.

Authors may publish the fact that their abstract has been selected for inclusion in the Union World Conference programme, but may not publish the results of the study before the lifting of the embargo (as detailed above).

If you have any questions, please contact scientific@theunion.org

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 conference credentials
  • 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 World Conference

Any breaches in the embargo by media will be brought to the attention of the Media Embargo Committee. If you have questions, please contact Union Communications at communications@theunion.org