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Media, investigators, organizations issuing press releases, and others with access to research accepted for presentation during CTO Plus are required to abide by the embargo policies governing CRF meetings.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation embargoes information presented as late-breaking trials or late-breaking clinical science. Coverage of these studies is strictly prohibited until the start time of each trial’s official presentation as listed in the CTO Plus Program on the official CTO website. No journalist, exhibitor, or university (or affiliated organization or company) may disseminate information until the trial’s official presentation time. All embargo times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST). There is no official embargo for research presented as an abstract, challenging case, or during an innovation session. However, we request that you not file stories until the meeting begins.
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.
CRF promotes the free exchange and rapid dissemination of research and educational content from all CRF meetings. The slides from CRF-sponsored courses and symposia are immediately posted on TCTMD to facilitate scientific discourse and enhance patient care.
Communicating through social media is welcomed and strongly encouraged, provided that embargo rules are honored. Photographs, screenshots, images of slides from sessions, and brief audio/video clips can be shared via social media. However, posting or live streaming entire sessions or live cases (the latter to respect patient privacy) and use of any CRF course content for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
The official hashtag for CTO Plus taking place February 24–25, 2022 is #CTO2022.
Photography (non-flash only) and brief audio, video, or screen recording using hand-held equipment for strictly personal, educational, and/or social use (in accordance with CRF’s Social Media Policy) are permitted at all CRF meetings as determined solely by CRF. Substantial portions of posters, slides, and presentations may not be copied or reproduced in any form for sale or commercial use. CRF reserves the right to limit recordings on-site if deemed necessary.
Media must obtain approval and camera tag from CRF before filming, screen recording, or photographing for the purpose of original news or social media coverage. Please note that once approval to film and/or photograph is obtained, filming, videotaping, and photographing are limited to agreed-upon terms.
Individuals with complimentary press badges who violate CRF press policies will immediately forfeit press credentials for the meeting as well as any subsequent meetings. Press policy violations include:
- Misrepresentation for the purpose of obtaining press credentials.
- Selling, marketing, or representing a company for the purposes of obtaining advertising and/or subscriptions from any registrant or exhibitor marketing a product or service displayed at a CRF meeting.
- Sharing or distributing embargoed media materials beyond those immediately involved in the development of news coverage prior to the embargo lift.
- Engaging in product promotion that implies CRF endorsement and/or use of the CRF logo without the express written consent of CRF.
- Developing or collecting materials to assist in the development of CME programs or materials and/or soliciting presenters or writers for CME programs or publications.
- Publishing or posting press conference slides, abstracts, posters, or substantial portions of these materials. These are provided to the media to assist in the development of original news coverage only and are not intended for copy, sale, or redistribution.
For further information or to request permission for filming, recording, and photography, please contact us at [email protected].
These policies were last updated December 17, 2021 and are subject to change. Please check with the CRF Press Office for further updates.