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Press Policies and Guidelines

The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

News Media Policies and Guidelines

The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) welcomes press coverage of its Annual Meeting and its official publication, The Connection . Representatives from recognized news organizations or publications are cordially invited to attend sessions at the Annual Meeting and to receive complimentary copies of The Connection for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce editorial coverage of the meetings and/or publication.

The following policies and guidelines have been prepared for news media interested in covering the Annual Meeting as well as those interested in The Connection . If you have any questions regarding policies or available resources, please contact Karyn Lockshine, AAHFN's Executive Director via email at . We look forward to working with you.

Complimentary registration is available to representatives of print, electronic and Internet general interest media and trade media (collectively known as press). To register as press, journalists must contact AAHFN's communications manager at least one week in advance of the meeting. There will be no on-site media registration available.

Complimentary issues of The Connection will be made available to subscribing journalists. To subscribe, please contact Karyn Lockshine via email at

To qualify as press, journalists must present media identification or a business card issued by a recognized news organization. Freelance journalists must also present a letter of assignment on letterhead from a recognized news organization or publication.

Journalists working for publishing companies must have appropriate press credentials (e.g., proof of an editorial assignment) in order to register, and the publication must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have multiple sponsors (no single-sponsor publications)
  • Must have complete editorial freedom from their sponsors
  • Exhibitors will not be allowed to register as press unless they can provide proof of an editorial assignment

Journalists reporting for online media outlets who wish to register as press must work for news-making organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • The Web site must provide original, editorial news coverage
  • Editorial content must be independent of advertising and sponsorship
  • Advertising on the Web site must be clearly identifiable as such

Reporters, producers, and editors agree to the embargoes and release times stated on the news releases and other materials, including electronic editions of The Connection . Failure to abide by the embargoes will result in suspension of credentials, which will affect attendance at future conferences and ability to receive advance press materials.

Information regarding media registrants is proprietary. AAHFN does not make available press registration lists.

Media events or news briefings other than those organized by AAHFN are not permitted in any Annual Meeting areas without prior consent from AAHFN's communications manager.

AAHFN reserves the right to bar from future meetings any journalist who deliberately promotes the viewpoint of one company or institution, or who attempts to solicit manuscripts, advertising, or subscriptions from registrants or exhibitors.

For more information regarding AAHFN media policies, please contact:

Karyn Lockshine
Executive Director
1120 Route 73, Suite 200C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-793-08066

AAHFN is professionally managed by Association Headquarters Inc., a charter accredited association management company.