EuroPCR 2018: press and media information

And don't forget, the press office is here to help you...


  • Online Press Registration is now open!

Press registration for EuroPCR is open to accredited members of the press, free of charge. Press badges will be issued to journalists coming to the Course with the express intention of covering EuroPCR 2018. To receive a complimentary press badge, journalists will be asked for proof of credentials, e.g., valid press card, letter of assignment from a recognised publication, or copies of recently published work. 
By using our online registration, your PCR press badge will be waiting for you at the Press desk when you arrive at the Course, ensuring that you can start working right away. No delays!

Register Now!

Completion of this application does NOT constitute acceptance of your application; you will receive a separate notice confirming your press badge for EuroPCR 2018. 
Please note: Industry officials and their communication agents* are NOT eligible for press registration.
* (see specific information for Industry and their communication agents below).

  • On-site registration

Please note that while on-site registration is always possible, this may take more time due to other demands on our personnel during the Course. Go to the “Press Desk” located on the Neuilly side in the registration hall – Level 0 of the Palais des Congrès. You will need to provide credentials (see above), which will be verified by the registration staff before issuing a press badge. Press badges for EuroPCR 2018 will be issued at the discretion of the Press Coordinator.



For both online and on-site registration, you can pick-up your badge at the Press Desk located on Level 0.


For all results and presentations at sessions at EuroPCR 2018, including the Late Breaking Trials, the embargo is lifted at the beginning of the session where the information is being publicly presented, unless you are otherwise informed. A presentation at a prior press conference does not lift the embargo. 
For the oral and poster abstract-based presentations, the embargo is lifted on Friday, 18 May at 9am GMT+2. 
Breaking of the embargo policy by a reporter leads to:

  • Immediate suspension of the reporter’s media credentials
  • Immediate barring of the reporter from the meeting premises
  • Removal of the reporter’s name from the PCR press distribution list for 1 year
  • No access as a media representative to any other congresses organised by PCR for 1 year (as of embargo break)
  • Media outlets that employ the reporter or who hired the freelancer to write for them will be barred from accessing next year’s EuroPCR
  • And from sending reporters to any other PCR course for 1 year 

Breaking of an embargo by another (non-media) party will be equally pursued.
By submitting your application for press credentials to EuroPCR 2018, you implicitly agree to the above rules for all PCR courses (EuroPCR, PCR London Valves, GulfPCR, AsiaPCR, AfricaPCR, PCR Istanbul Peripheral, PRC-CIT China Chengdu Valves, PCR Tokyo Valves).





Press Room

On-site Press 


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Hours of opening are subject to change.
For further details on session times please refer to the Programme section.


The Press Room is located on Level 3. It is a work space reserved for journalists, providing the following facilities:

  • Computers, laptop connections and a printer
  • Daily EuroPCR press releases as well as industry press releases and press kits  
  • Issues of the Daily, the journal of EuroPCR
  • Complimentary copies of EuroIntervention and other Europa Organisation publications
  • Coffee, tea and other refreshments (lunch bags and lunch buffets will be available throughout the Palais des Congrès as well as in the Press Room)

Isabelle Uzielli, EuroPCR Press Coordinator and/or Jane McKellow, her assistant, will welcome you to the Press Office throughout EuroPCR 2018. They represent the Course organisers and will help answer any questions you might have concerning the Course, with the goal of providing you with the best working conditions possible.


This year we again have a separate studio space for your photography, audio and video interviewing needs. This room has been enlarged at your request. You can reserve this room directly with us when you arrive at EuroPCR.
In addition, each day, a selection of high-resolution photographs will be available free of charge in the Press room to illustrate your articles.


The programme of the official EuroPCR 2018 press briefings will be available at a later date on this page. The press briefings will take place in the Press Room, located Level 3.


Filming at EuroPCR 2018 is permitted, but only with small equipment.
Filming in public areas such as the exhibition halls requires small, mobile equipment so that it in no way interferes with or alters the dynamics of the delegates moving from one place to another.
Filming in the scientific session rooms is only possible with small cameras that do not disturb the attendees or the faculty. Flash photography and lights are not permitted in the sessions.



Although not eligible for press passes, the Press Office does offer certain services to Industry and/or their communications or PR companies.
Beginning mid-April, we can send you regularly updated lists of registered press. During the Course we can also:

  • display paper copies of your press releases in the Press Room
  • distribute electronic versions of your press releases to the Press attending the Course (bring us a USB key with your press release on it -PDF format, clearly marked with the name of the company and embargo times in the title of the press release)
  • post your press releases on PCRonline
  • display posters of your media briefings in the Press Room.

*Please note that the press officers do not schedule rooms for media briefings. To schedule a room for media briefings, please contact Violaine Rauna Destobere, in charge of Exhibition, Advertising & Promotion.

For any press-related inquiries
Contact us


Isabelle UZIELLI
EuroPCR Press Coordinator
Jane McKellow
EuroPCR Assistant Press Coordinator