Press Information


Application for media/press accreditation for the congress is closed. There is no on-site press registration available. Please refer to application process and guidelines below.

If not attending then please check back here regularly throughout the 13th European Congress on Epileptology. We will post updates on this page with regard to congress news and links to video interviews with many speakers and members of the Scientific and Organising Committee.

If you are already accredited with a Press Registration and have any queries. or go to the Media Desk on the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) stand.

Our twitter feed will also have activities and updates from congress  #ECE2018  @EpilepsyCongres

Media Accreditation and Registration

Complimentary registration is provided to qualified journalists who apply for media accreditation to attend the 13th European Congress on Epileptology in advance. Journalists who meet the criteria will be accredited on a space-available basis. There is no on-site accreditation for media at the congress.

This is a medical scientific meeting. Media accreditation is for journalists with demonstrated experience covering basic research, clinical science developments and/or the psychosocial aspects of chronic disease and related areas of interest.


Applications for media accreditation will be accepted from journalists employed by, or on assignment from, recognised print, broadcast, and online general and medical news media.

The Organiser will consider accreditation for one reporter per media organisation (not per outlet, in the case of organisations that control numerous outlets). A maximum of 2 additional passes per outlet may be made available, if space permits, to crews supporting registered journalists filing video or audio reports. Crew passes only allow access to the conference venue, and do not provide access to conference sessions without prior consent. Only the official congress video/photography team are permitted access to session rooms as per their assigned schedule.

The following are NOT eligible for application:

  • Individuals, agents, or contractors providing coverage for, or being sponsored by, industry;
  • Medical communications and medical marketing companies; financial media; biotechnology and investment publications; university, college, or institute newsletters; and programme bulletins and non-editorial entities such as publishers and representatives of sales, marketing, or advertising departments.

Any publication, supplement or electronic product devoted exclusively to the coverage of the congress (e.g. meeting highlights, online congress proceedings or reporting, newsletters and audio conferences) that is distributed nationally or internationally must have the prior written approval of the Organiser.

No publications or materials of any type may be distributed at the congress without the prior consent of the Organiser. Please visit the media desk at the congress site to request approval of any materials you wish to make available to conference attendees. Approved materials may only be made available at the designated location.

Application Process

To be accredited, journalists should submit the following:

  1. Name, complete contact information (office and mobile phone numbers and email address), and the name of the media outlet they will be representing;
  2. Proof of employment by the media outlet (e.g. a copy of the publication’s masthead with the reporter’s name listed) or a letter of assignment from the editor, producer or news director of the outlet if the reporter is freelance;
  3. Samples or links to articles or news reports from recognised media outlets, preferably in the area of neurology, published in the last 12 months, that credit the reporter who is seeking media accreditation and demonstrate the reporter’s capacity to cover the types of research issues addressed at the conference;
  4. A sample publication (unless previously provided).

All items noted above should be sent to the Congress.The Organiser may request additional materials if needed, to verify that the journalist or media outlet qualifies for media accreditation.


Applications for media accreditation may be submitted beginning of June 2018. Applications will be accepted until 10 August 2018, or earlier if all media slots are already full.

Embargo Press Release and Slide Publication Policies


News embargoes for results of research or studies presented at the 13th European Congress on Epileptology lift at the conclusion of the session in which the study is presented. For example, if a study is presented from 14.00 to 14.30, as part of a session that ends at 15.00, the embargo on reporting on that study and the prohibition on distribution of press releases on that study lift at the end of that session, 15.00.

Poster presentation embargoes:

For poster presentations, embargoes lift at the conclusion of the session in which the poster is presented.


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