Press

More than 12,000 pediatricians and other health care professionals are expected to attend the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Media Guidelines

ADMISSION
All media personnel are required to register at the AAP’s Press Room onsite before being admitted to meeting sessions. If you have registered in advance, you are still required to visit the Press Room to pick up your press badge. Press badges allow admission to all news briefings, plenary sessions and seminars and must be worn at all times. Video crews and photographers must be accompanied at all times by an AAP Press Room staff member when shooting inside the convention center or at one of the affiliate hotels.

PRESS ROOM
Located in room 134, the Press Room includes interview space, free Internet access, printers, telephone and fax services for media representatives. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Two computers will be available for limited use.

The Press Room hours (ET) are:

Friday, Oct. 21 …………………………………. 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 22………………………………. 7:45am – 5:00pm

Sunday, Oct. 23………………………………… 7:45am – 5:00pm

Monday, Oct. 24……………………………….. 7:45am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, Oct. 25……………………………….. 7:45am – 12:00pm

Reporters can access the meeting program and other relevant meeting information through the AAP interactive meeting website at http://www.2016.aapexperience.org/ Reporters who want access to embargoed scientific abstracts, news releases, a news briefing schedule and other media materials should contact the AAP Department of Public Affairs.

CREDENTIALS
Registration fees for working press are waived. Department of Public Affairs staff consider working press to be editorial staff of newspapers or magazines, medical or health care news publications and broadcast or Web-based news media. To receive a press badge, media representatives must provide identification such as a business card, letter of assignment and published samples of bylined work, preferably stories relating to pediatric health. All freelance journalists must provide a letter of assignment on company letterhead from an editor of a recognized news organization certifying you are covering the AAP conference for the organization. Press badges are available only to working journalists who can show evidence that their attendance will result in coverage of the conference.

MEDIA SERVICES
AAP Department of Public Affairs staff can assist reporters by providing background information on child health issues and helping to set up interviews with meeting speakers or AAP officers and spokespersons.

NEWS BRIEFINGS
A news briefing schedule will be available approximately one week prior to the meeting and will be posted in the AAP Press Room website.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS
To reach a member of the Department of Public Affairs staff before and after the meeting, please call the AAP central office at 847/434-7877 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm (CT). During the meeting, you may reach staff in the National Conference Press Room at 415-978-3525.

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