Experimental Biology 2004 meets in Washington, D.C. April 17-21

December 14, 2003

What: Experimental Biology 2004 will bring together more than 12,000 independent scientists, representing 32 different biological and biomedical societies from the United States and other nations. Now in its 14th year, Experimental Biology has become one of the world's largest and most significant interdisciplinary scientific meetings. Under the theme "Translating the Genome," this year's meeting offers thousands of individual presentations of new research, symposia on timely topics, lectures by internationally prominent distinguished scientists, and sessions on new technology and other topics of interest to practicing scientists and those who cover science. Reporters covering Experimental Biology 2004 have an opportunity to hear first-hand the research findings upon which scientific advances are made and to see interdisciplinary science and debate in action.

When: Saturday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 21

Where: Washington, D.C. Convention Center

Who: Sponsoring scientific societies are the American Association of Anatomists, The American Association of Immunologists, The American Physiological Society, American Society for Investigative Pathology, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Another 26 participating societies are also represented.

Why this meeting is important to science: Whatever their field of study, scientists participating in Experimental Biology 2004 share an interest in the processes underlying human development, function, and aging, and the way diseases develop and can be treated or prevented. The interdisciplinary nature of the meeting provides scientists the opportunity to explore how their work - whether in anatomy, pathology, physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, immunology, or other fields - relates to research in other disciplines.

Media Contact: For information and to register for the meeting, contact Sarah Goodwin, media relations for EB 2004, at 770-270-0989 or eb4press@bellsouth.net. Visit the EB web site at http://www.faseb.org/meetings/eb2004/ for information about the meeting and press activities. Meeting updates will be posted at www.eurekalert.org as well.

Pressroom Information

Pressroom Hours:

Saturday, April 17: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 18: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, April 19: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20: 8 a.m. - 5 a.m.
Wednesday, April 21: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Press Releases and Briefings

  • Pressroom briefings begin on Saturday and end on Tuesday. Press kits will be issued along with programs and abstract books upon registration. All EB releases have embargoed information, pertaining to time of pressroom presentation or scientific session, whichever comes first.

  • An area in the pressroom will be designated for news releases provided by institutions or exhibitors and must be about presentations at the meeting.

    Pressroom Policies and Guidelines

  • EB 2004 is open to media representing print, electronic, online, general interest, trade, and medical publishing companies.

  • To register as press, a journalist must present media identification or a business card issued by a news organization. Media must register at the "Registration Information" Desk at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Media can register during the following hours:

    Friday, April 16 1:00 AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday, April 12 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday, April 13 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
    Monday, April 14 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday, April 15 8:00 AM - 5:00PM

  • Freelance journalists must present a letter of assignment from a news organization and a business card.

  • Registered journalists must wear press badges when attending the meeting and when covering EB-sponsored events. All of the scientific sessions as well as receptions are open to the press.

  • Camera crews must register all members of the crew and wear badges.

    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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