Press registration

The Seventh Global Symposium for Health Systems Research welcomes the participation of media editors and journalists. There is no registration fee for accredited media representatives. To register for the Symposium as media, please email Ammara Khan with your name, role, and organisation (if freelance, just put ‘freelance’) and the supporting accreditation documents.

Accreditation and media registration

Applying for accreditation

We ask all those applying for accreditation to indicate how they intend to cover the Symposium and supply links to their work as journalists.

If you would like to apply for media accreditation please complete this short form.

Media eligibility requirements

Please note that we cannot accept applications for media credentials from representatives of media outlets that are not directly involved in journalism. 

Journalists, bloggers, photographers and videographers’ who are either employees of or on assignment for a recognized print, radio, broadcast or online consumer, medical or community-based media outlet are eligible to apply for complimentary media registration. 

Communications support professionals attached to a recognized research, advocacy or policy organization, whose work is directly related to supporting media coverage are not considered media and must register as a regular delegate.

Media accreditation for this category is not guaranteed, but is granted on a case-by-case basis

Media center

The Symposium will provide a Media Office and Symposium staff will be able to assist with contacting speakers and setting up interviews upon request.

Materials and information

A factsheet, photos, and video clips will be posted on the website as they are produced. A table will be made available in the Media Office for the distribution of third-party media releases and other publications. Unfortunately, the Symposium communications staff will not be able to provide dissemination services for third-party announcements.

Journalists are kindly requested to alert the communications team to their published articles or any broadcasts so that media coverage can be promoted widely through Symposium channels.

Access to sessions

Media participants have full access to all Symposium plenary and concurrent sessions, the marketplace, poster area, and the media room at the Symposium.

As some of the satellite sessions are closed, it is important to check with the Symposium communications team beforehand whether media attendance will be permitted.


The official language of the Symposium is English with some sessions to be run in French or Spanish.

Virtual media center

It is still possible to be a part of the Symposium even if you are unable to attend in person. If you would like to be kept informed of all happenings, please contact the HSG media office with your contact information for our media database. You will be notified as soon as official Symposium announcements are issued.

We look forward to welcoming you and assisting you in Bogota.

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Ammara Khan