Welcome to the CAHR Media Room. This site is designed to provide members of the media with tools and resources, including how to reach our media relations contacts.

General Media Inquiries

Canadian Association for HIV Research
236 Metcalfe Street
Suite 302
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R3
e. info@cahr-acrv.ca
t. +1 613-747-2465


CAHR2017 Media Inquiries

CAHR welcomes coverage of the Conference by the mainstream media and the medical media. Media passes will be made available at the discretion of the Conference organizers. If you are interested in obtaining a media pass, please forward:

  • your name
  • credentials
  • affiliation
  • photo identification (preferably one that includes your media credentials)
  • a description of your interest in the Meeting on official letterhead to the Conference Secretariat

The Conference Secretariat will respond to all inquiries; however only those approved will be provided a media pass. Once approved, media passes will be available for pickup onsite at the Conference Registration Desk. Please note that media passes will allow access to all sessions, including the Opening Ceremonies and Opening Reception, but DO NOT INCLUDE a delegate bag or meals. All media passes are non-transferable.

CAHR2017 abstracts will be distributed to delegates upon arrival at the venue. All recipients are required to respect the confidentiality of the information provided in the abstracts as per the following embargo policy.

CAHR 2017 Embargo Policy

Information drawn from abstracts may not be published or presented before the start of the Conference session in which they are to be presented. Journalists, investigators and study sponsors must abide by this embargo rule. Authors retain copyright over their abstracts and permission for re-use must be obtained directly from the author or a representative designated by the author. All abstracts submitted to CAHR for the conference will be compiled into a journal supplement that will be published after the event.

Media may receive further information relating to CAHR abstracts and presentations from CAHR and/or pre-authorized institution. These supplementary resources will be subject to specific embargo rules that will be indicated by CAHR and/or the institutions it has authorized.

Journalists are invited to register their interest and apply for access to supplementary embargoed information by contacting Andrew Matejcic, Executive Director of the Canadian Association for HIV Research by email at andrew.matejcic@cahr-acrv.ca

Media monitoring will be undertaken to ensure embargo rules are respected. Media embargo breaks will be subject to serious sanctions including exclusion from future outreach initiatives and reporting of the embargo break to any interested organization including researchers’ affiliated institutions and newswire services.

If you wish to speak with a Representative of CAHR onsite please request this at the Registration Desk and a CAHR Representative will be located for you.