Press Room Guidelines and Media Accreditation Policy for the 2019 ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting

Who Can Register

Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting. We request that all journalists pre-register. Registered media will have full access to meeting resources including materials from exhibitors, press kits, special meeting information and ASCRS ASOA programming materials and updates.

View the Press Registration Form.


ASCRS ASOA considers the following to be official credentials for media:

  • A recognized press card
  • A business card clearly showing media affiliation and positions (such as editor, writer, producer, reporter, etc.)
  • A letter on official letterhead from an editor of a recognized publication or a producer of a broadcast program certifying that the individual is covering the conference for the respective organization


Freelance reporters should register in advance with an assignment letter from a qualified media outlet.

How Many Can Register

We will admit a maximum of two writers/reporters and one photographer from any newspaper, magazine, newsletter or other regularly issued general interest or health publication. A maximum of four persons from a television network will be approved.

Who is Not Permitted to Register

Publishers and individuals involved with public relations, marketing, sales, circulation, advertising or any other non-editorial function are not eligible for press passes. Industry representatives and members of public relations firms, advertising agencies or representatives of corporate public relations/advertising/marketing departments may not register as media.

Observations of Release Times

All media representatives agree to be bound by the embargoes and release times stated on the news releases, news conference and schedule and other materials issued by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators.

Photography, Video and Audio Recordings

Those wishing to take photographs, videotape or record any part of the Annual Meeting must receive prior clearance from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery communications staff.

*Note: We recommend that you contact ASCRS ASOA at least two weeks prior to the meeting if you have any doubts about your eligibility for press registration.