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General Information

World Allergy Organization
WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012)



Only representatives of the following media will be registered and should provide their credentials in order to receive a press registration:

  • General circulation newspapers, magazines or wire services
  • Medical or health care publications
  • Broadcast media
  • Website writers

WAO considers the following to be official credentials for media:

  • A recognized press card
  • Business card clearly showing media affiliation (a print, online or broadcast news organization) and position (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

Advertising or marketing representatives will not be registered as press.

Freelancers must produce a letter of assignment from a medium such as those listed above.

Freelancers who wish to attend the meeting without a specific editorial assignment must present credentials indicating membership in a recognized professional communications association, or submit published samples of their work along with appropriate identification.

Freelancers who wish further interpretation of this policy are encouraged to contact WAO at

General Conditions

No video or audio recording is allowed. However, press will be permitted to record audio for personal note-taking purposes. Press representatives may cover all programmed sessions with the exception of sessions and meetings that are designated as restricted, closed or by invitation-only in the Final Program.


In an effort to assist members of the press with planning coverage, WAO issues press releases in advance of the WAO International Scientific Conference. However, all releases pertaining to abstracts and other research presented at the WISC are embargoed until the time of presentation.


Members of the working media receive waived registration fees for the WISC in Hyderabad, India.

Registration for Press is open. Please contact for more information on registering as press.