#CanEpi22 and CEEHRC Social Media Policy

At CEEHRC, we’re extremely proud of the adoption of social media by our delegates, many of whom share invaluable information via social media at science conferences. For this reason, we hope #CanEpi22 will be Tweeted and Facebook-posted to a large and engaging audience. However, we realize there may be a small number of instances where a delegate may not want to engage with social media. In the rest of this post we outline our social media policy and steps you can take if you want to embargo content from social media. Thank you for reading and we’ll see you on our official hashtag #CanEpi22!

Our Policy: The use of social media to share the content of presentations, symposiums, focus groups, workshops, plenaries and all other events and activities at the CEEHRC Annual meeting is not just permitted, it is encouraged! Only if an individual presenter expressly indicates that you do not publicize their work, we kindly ask you to respect their wishes. The organizers cannot enforce an embargo of any material presented at the congress, so if you are truly presenting material that cannot be shared with an audience beyond meeting delegates we ask you to reconsider including it in your presentation.

Why we have this policy:  One of the mandates of the CEEHRC Network is outreach of epigenetics to the broader public. We strongly believe that epigenetics is a field and term that is increasingly crossing over into the mainstream public consciousness. We believe sharing the content delivered at the CEEHRC AGM over cross-society platforms, like those of social media, is one of the best chances we have to communicate our science to new audiences and to engage in conversation with those audiences. The goals of our organizing institution, the CEEHRC Network, reflect this ethos:

  • Facilitate the dissemination of the science of epigenetics through education, publications, presentations, and media outreach
  • Encourage communication and action across disciplinary, national, and institutional boundaries

​Embargoing the content of your presentation: There are two ways to do this. Firstly, at the beginning of your presentation or a slide/talk section you can verbally ask the audience not to publicise content, to take photographs, and/or to live-stream video. Second, you can insert one or all of the following images onto EACH ONE of your ‘embargoed’ slides. We recommend you use both approaches as somebody may walk in after you have made your announcement.