Press Registration


Through interaction with the media, ICC-CIM hopes to provide a forum for both the press and public to gain insight and information about the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and our work, and learn about more about integrative medicine research and trends.
After your credentials have been received, they will be reviewed and are subject to approval based on press space allocation and management's discretion. You will be notified within one week if you are approved or denied. Submitting the press pass registration form does not guarantee that you will receive a press pass, and press passes will not be granted to anyone whose principal purpose for attending the event is—in our judgment—for reasons other than covering the conference as working news media for editorial coverage. Media accreditation grants you access to the conference proceedings, but does not permit access to Congress-sanctioned meal or social functions. However, you and/or your organization are responsible for all costs related to travel and accommodation. 

Press Credentials and Guidelines

Press credentials will be granted to reporters from the following types of news media:
  • Newspapers, weeklies, and magazines
  • Wire services
  • Broadcast media
  • Trade media: medical, science, pharmaceutical, cardiology, device, and allied health care publications
  • Web media
  • Accredited medical and science freelance writers
Media representatives must provide proof of credentials to receive a complimentary press badge to attend the meeting.

Required Material for Receiving Official Approval


For journalists:

  • Media identification, such as an international accredited press pass, issued by a recognized news organization
  • Business card clearly stating affiliation with a news organization (as specified in Press Credentials and Guidelines above) and position, eg, editor, publisher, writer, reporter, producer (this can be an e-mail card or an official e-mail signature)
  • Letter on official letterhead from the editor of a publication/Web site or producer of a broadcast program certifying the affiliation, verifying assignment to the meeting, and including the editor’s contact information
  • National Association of Science Writers or International Science Writers Association membership card

For freelance journalists:

  • Copies of by-lined integrative medicine-related articles and an official letter of assignment from an accredited news organization

For newsletter media:

  • Newsletter media must submit the current issues of their newsletter containing at least one bylined article; if a representative was registered as media at a previous Consortium meeting, one of the issues submitted must illustrate the resulting editorial coverage

For journalists from online media, medical publishing companies, health care societies and associations, and university publications:

  • Provide appropriate media credentials as noted above as well as meet the following criteria: original editorial news coverage, editorial freedom from advertisers and/or sponsors, and multiple advertisers that are clearly identified

For bloggers:

  • Bloggers must provide the URL for the Web site for which they are writing
  • Examples of posts that demonstrate recent coverage of integrative medicine topics of interest to physicians and/or general patient audiences must be supplied.

Press credentials will not be issued to the following representatives:

  • Advertising sales representatives of publications
  • Spouses and other guests of journalists attending the meeting
  • Advertising, marketing, or public relations representatives from exhibitor companies or agencies
  • Representatives of organizations selling or producing publications, video or audio tapes, or Web sites intended for marketing, advertising, or public relations purposes
  • Organizations whose main objective is to promote a product or service, eg, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations firms
  • Industry representatives, in-house and industry newsletters, magazines, and representatives of corporate, university, or hospital public relations/advertising/marketing departments may not register as press

Copyright and Permissions

Individuals are required to obtain written approval from ICC-CIM prior to filming, videotaping, or taking photographs. If prior written approval is obtained for filming, videotaping, or taking photographs, the following rules must be adhered to:
  • Camera crews must be accompanied by an official ICC-CIM representative
  • Filming, videotaping, and photography must be limited to agreed upon terms

To register as a media representative, you must download and complete the application below and submit the appropriate accreditation listed above. All submitted credentials will be thoroughly checked and verified by Congress organizers and additional credentials may be requested.


Click here to download the media registration application.