Press Information


Sandi Beason, APR
PR & Corporate Communications Manager

Media Registration

Members of the working media wishing to attend and cover any part of the 2024 World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer must be registered attendees of the meeting. There is no charge for credentialed media to attend, but note that you or your organization will be responsible for hotel reservations and travel arrangements (these are not included with registration), which should be made in advance.

How to Apply for a Press Badge
To apply for a press badge, members of the media should be prepared to provide the following:

  • Photo identification (such as a driver’s license or passport)

  • Media identification certifying that you are a working member of a recognized print, broadcast or online media outlet (such as a business card, accredited press pass, or an official media outlet–issued credential)

  • An assignment letter from an editor, assistant editor, assignment editor or designated organization official confirming that the journalist will be representing the organization and explaining the intended use of the resulting coverage (Bloggers may submit an overview of their blog and explain the intended use of the resulting coverage in lieu of an assignment letter.)

Prior to applying, please review the World GI Press Policies and Procedures.


Third-Party Media Activities

Media activities initiated by third parties during or in connection with the event are subject to preapproval by the World GI Press Office. Such media activities include but are not limited to:

  • Meetings such as press conferences, media briefings, and educational sessions involving media representatives
  • PR activities, such as press releases, news, articles, interviews, etc.

Press events concomitant with/or during breaks of the scientific programme of the event are subject to WGI Press Office approval.

Please submit your request by contacting the WGI Press Office at

Abstracts and Embargo

Abstracts in the Poster and Poster Discussion categories are embargoed until they are published (PDF) to the journal website on 2 July at 12 AM CEST.

Abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee for presentation as part of the agenda/scientific programme (in the categories of Oral and Late-Breaking Abstracts) for the 26th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer are embargoed until the start of the session that they are part of.

All abstracts will be published to the journal website on Saturday, 6 July 2024 at 16:30 CEST.

Abstract-specific embargo information can be found here: