The CPS waives registration fees for accredited journalists and editorial staff with newspapers, magazines, medical or health care publications or who work for broadcast or web-based media.
To obtain a media badge, a journalist or media representative must provide appropriate identification, such as a business card or letter of assignment. To certify that they are covering the conference on their organization’s behalf, freelance journalists must provide a letter of assignment, written and signed by an editor, on the official letterhead of a recognized news entity.
Media personnel must register on site at the conference registration desk and check in with CPS staff in the Media Room (East Meeting Room 6 of the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building) before they can be admitted to sessions. Media badges allow admission to all plenary sessions, seminars and workshops, and must be worn at all times.
To reach CPS media relations staff before or after the annual conference, call 1-613-526-9397 ext. 247, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm (EST). Once on site, starting May 31, contact staff in the Media Room (East Meeting Room 6 of the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building). The Media Room provides interview space and Internet access.
CPS media relations staff can assist journalists by providing background information on child health issues and helping to set up interviews with speakers, CPS representatives or designated spokespeople.
Question-and-answer periods in sessions and workshops are reserved for delegates. Journalists should request an interview with a speaker from CPS media relations staff or wait until the session is over before approaching a presenter personally.