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IAS 2023

Conference embargo policy


All research presented at IAS 2023 is embargoed. All conference delegates, presenters and media agree to respect this policy.

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When does the embargo lift?

The embargo on all abstracts, including oral abstracts, (e-) posters, and late breakers, will lift on Monday, 24 July 2023, at 09:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). However, the presentation is made available when it is broadcast at the scheduled date and time.

What authors may share before Monday, 24 July 2023, at 09:00 (AEST)

Authors may publish the fact that their abstract has been selected for inclusion in the official IAS 2023 conference programme.

What authors may not share before Monday, 24 July 2023, at 09:00 (AEST)

Authors may not share any data or key takeaways from the abstract before its official release at IAS 2023. This includes print, broadcast or online publications, media releases or conference presentations.

Are there any exceptions to the embargo?

There are two exceptions to the embargo policy.

First, exceptions apply to research selected for presentation in any official IAS 2023 press conference that takes place before Monday, 24 July 2023, at 09:00 (AEST). The embargo on these selected abstracts will lift at the beginning of the respective IAS 2023 press conference.

Second, there may be some cases when organizations are legally or ethically required to report study outcomes prior to the conference embargo lift (e.g., when a clinical trial is stopped). In these cases, any public communications that address results may not disclose any data outcomes beyond having concluded a trial due to positive or negative outcomes. All public communications must also note that additional details will be presented at IAS 2023. Please notify in advance of these communications.

Embargo breaks by presenters

A conference committee will review any potential cases of embargo breaks by presenters. Embargo breaks by presenters may result in the removal of the abstract in question from the conference programme. This includes publication of the abstract data in a journal or public outlet before presentation at the conference.

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Please direct any questions or concerns about the conference embargo policy for presenters to the IAS 2023 Abstracts team at

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Embargo breaks by media

Journalists who receive embargoed information related to studies to be presented at IAS 2023 agree not to publish that information before the conference media embargo is lifted regardless of the source or format of the information (including slides, press releases, abstracts and interviews).

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Violation of the embargo policy by a journalist will lead to one or more of the following measures:

  • Suspension of the journalist’s conference credentials
  • Removal of the journalist’s name from the IAS media distribution list for two years
  • Refusal to award media credentials for upcoming IAS conferences

Please direct any questions or concerns about the conference media embargo policy to the IAS 2023 Communications team at

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