The CPS waives registration fees for accredited journalists and editorial staff of 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 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 (Room 201A of the Centre des congrès de Québec) before they can be admitted to sessions. Media badges allow admission to all plenary sessions and seminars, 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 0800 hours and 1600 hours (EST). Once on-site, starting May 30, contact staff in the Media Room (Room 201A of the Centre des congrès de Québec). 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 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.