Networking Events

Meet Your Colleagues

Networking is an essential part of any medical meeting. Whether you're a trainee, an early career gastroenterologist or someone who is more experienced, DDW creates an array of opportunities for you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues. View the calendar below to see events planned for DDW 2018.

Peer Finder

Outside of traditional face-to-face meetings, you can also network with fellow attendees in the DDW Mobile App. Designed specifically for large medical meetings, Peer Finder helps attendees connect with each other based on areas of expertise or other shared interests. This is ideal for direct communication with speakers and authors so you have an alternative way to contact presenters for follow-up questions.

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Calendar

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6 a.m.

ICW Events

6 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW. View the list in alpha or chronological order.

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge

7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and early career GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

9:30 a.m.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

5 p.m.

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

5-6 p.m.

This session offers trainees an opportunity to network with ASGE leaders and discuss topics specifically of interest to trainees. Learn more.

5:30 p.m.

DDW Basic Science Reception

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this reception provides a networking opportunity for all basic scientist attendees. Additionally, the DDW Basic Science Travel Awardees will be recognized.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

6 a.m.

ICW Events

6 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW. View the list in alpha or chronological order.

7 a.m.

DDW Career and Recruitment Center

7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge

7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and early career GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

12:30 p.m.

Roundtable with Experts (Topic: Basic Science)

12:30–1:45 p.m.

This new DDW session format brings attendees together to network, discuss conference sessions, or to gain a deeper understanding of specific topics. An expert from will be at each table to facilitate the exchange of knowledge. There is no fee to attend this session and limited seating is available. Located in Hall D.

4 p.m.

DDW Diversity Symposium

4-5:30 p.m.

Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this symposium will cover career development strategies for diverse faculty in academia and practice. All attendees are welcome to attend.

5:30 p.m.

DDW Diversity Reception

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Immediately following the Diversity Symposium, this reception provides a networking opportunity for attendees to gather, discuss relevant issues and learn more about what each society is doing to promote diversity in GI.

Digestive Health Physicians Association Reception

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Network with independent GI physicians from across the nation at a reception with the Digestive Health Physicians Association at the Marriott Marquis.

AGA Trainee & Early Career Networking Hour

6-7 p.m.

Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, you can network with peers, meet the AGA Trainee & Early Career Committee, participate in an advocacy initiative and much more. Light refreshments will be served.

AASLD Members’ Reception

6:30–8 p.m.

After a full day of education, join your peers at the AASLD Members’ Reception. This intimate gathering is a great opportunity to network with fellow attendees.

7 p.m.

SSAT Foundation Awards Reception

7–9 p.m.

The 4th Annual SSAT Foundation Awards Reception will recognize the recipients of several 2018 awards. Join SSAT in honoring your colleagues and celebrating the successes of the SSAT Foundation.

Monday, June 4, 2018

6 a.m.

ICW Events

6 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW. View the list in alpha or chronological order.

7 a.m.

DDW Career and Recruitment Center

7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge

7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and early career GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

12:30 p.m.

Roundtable with Experts (Topic: IBD)

12:30–1:45 p.m.

This new DDW session format brings attendees together to network, discuss conference sessions, or to gain a deeper understanding of specific topics. An expert from will be at each table to facilitate the exchange of knowledge. There is no fee to attend this session and limited seating is available. Located in Hall D.

3:30 p.m.

DDW Career Fair

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Job seekers can advance their careers by attending the DDW Career Fair. Meet directly with employers looking for qualified candidates like you.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

6 a.m.

ICW Events

6 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW. View the list in alpha or chronological order.

7 a.m.

DDW Career and Recruitment Center

7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair on Monday, May 8.

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge

7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and early career GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.