Embargo Policy

Embargo Policy


The EAU recognises that media – print and broadcast – are vehicles of public information and that the media have a community responsibility to keep the public informed. We shall cooperate in providing accurate and appropriate information while protecting the confidentiality of our members.

Distribution and use of advance materials from the EAU is controlled by the embargo policy. This policy is designed to provide news reporters an opportunity to write accurate news stories while ensuring that publicity does not appear prematurely. Through consistent implementation of our embargo policy, we work to maintain a fair and level playing field that gives no one reporter or organisation an advantage over others.


Embargo includes all published abstracts in the abstract books of an EAU, EBU or ESU congress, meeting or course. The embargo runs out on the day the congress, meeting or course starts. Precise embargo dates accompany all advanced materials. Embargoed information is not to be made public in any format, including print, television, radio or via the Internet, before the embargo date.
Advanced material is for background research only. Journalists may not redistribute the information within or outside their news organisation with the following exception: journalists may share embargoed papers with experts in the field for the purpose of obtaining relevant commentary. The embargo date and time must be clearly indicated on the embargoed materials. Journalists are responsible for ensuring that all third parties honour the embargo date.

Journalists should credit the EAU as the source of the information. Please note that the articles in EAU publications report original research by independent authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the European Association of Urology.

Supporting materials provided by the EAU, such as graphics, audio and video clips must be credited to the appropriate source. These materials may not be used to illustrate stories unrelated to the relevant article without express permission from the EAU.

Photography, filming and interviews at any location within the congress venue (with the exception of the EAU Press Centre and EAU Press Conference room) are prohibited without written permission from the EAU. To request permission, please sent an email to , stating your name/company name, the reason for filming and what you would like to film and when. The Press Coordinator will do her best to accommodate those making requests in advance of the meeting and will send you an official approval permission which you need to show onsite.
Failure to adhere to this policy will result in revocation of access to all embargoed material from the EAU.

Release of Information

The EAU Communication Officer is available to develop story ideas about the latest advances in urological research, respond to questions about the EAU, locate an expert in a specific area of research or provide background or additional information about a news event or release.

The EAU shall provide news conferences or virtual press briefings when information is of a nature that is most effectively handled in such a manner. The EAU will work to facilitate an effective flow of accurate information to those who collect and disseminate such news to the European public.

Journalists are asked to work with our media contact by phoning or emailing in advance to arrange an interview, videotaping or photo session. Please send any requests to  or call .

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