Digestive Disease Week®

The Brightest Ideas & Breakthroughs in Digestive Disease
McCormick Place | Chicago, IL  May 2-5, 2020
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Why Attend DDW?

Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the world’s largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

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Update Your Knowledge

Attend high-quality sessions where you can get practical and useful take-home information.

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View Cutting-Edge Research

Get exclusive access to top tier research and discuss changes in GI with leaders in the field.

Crowd of DDW

Meet Thought Leaders

In-person networking allows you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues from around the world.

DDW Videos

Watch as experts in the field share highlights from some of the most noteworthy DDW sessions.

DDW On Demand

More than 400 hours of session recordings from DDW 2020 is included with the cost of registration — a $1,200 value. Attendee schedules at DDW are full, and by offering this resource as part of registration, you’ll be able to maximize your experience and have a better balance of education, networking and free time.

DDW News

Listen to Dr. Richard Sterling present the top abstracts from AASLD at DDW 2019.

Turn your trip to Chicago for DDW 2020 into a memorable family trip with these activities that will be fun for all ages.

Look back on DDW 2019 with the Best of AGA podcast, presented by Dr. C. Richard Boland.

DDW On Demand Access

DDW 2019 attendees have two years of complimentary access to DDW On Demand. Visit the DDW On Demand website to access the online program. Enter your badge ID, last name and the email you used to register for DDW 2019 to access for the first time. You can also link directly to this site from the DDW Mobile App. On subsequent visits, log-in at watch.ondemand.org/ddw using your email address and password that you created when registering the first time.

Agenda

  • May 2
  • May 3
  • May 4
  • May 5

Saturday, May 2, 2020

6:30 a.m.
DDW Speaker Headquarters
 
6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

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.
 
DDW Mobile App Help Desk
 
7 a.m-6 p.m.
 
Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW Mobile App, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.
 
Industry Showcase
 
7 a.m-6 p.m.
 
This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30 a.m.
DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
 
7:30 a.m- 6 p.m.
 
This space is dedicated to trainee and young 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.

8 a.m.
ASGE Learning Center
 
8 a.m-5 p.m.
 
The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.
 
Scientific Sessions
 
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. New this year, select scientific sessions will feature Continuing Conversations, 15-minute post-lecture dedicated time that will offer attendees the opportunity to network with presenters and participate in dynamic discussions. More information will be available soon. 
 
AGA Postgraduate Course
 
8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology on advances in the past year. Additional fees may apply. Learn more.

9:30 a.m.
DDW Poster Hall
 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Poster authors will present their posters from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Noon
DDW ePosters Presentations
 
Noon-2 p.m.
 
Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters presentations at the Knowledge Hub, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters presentations, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Presentations and dates will be announced in February.
 
AGA Poster Walking Tours
 
12:30-1:30 p.m.
 
Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading walking tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas.

2 p.m.
AASLD Hepatology Update
 
2-5 p.m.
 
The primary goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances in hepatology, focusing on major advances in the preceding 12 months.

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.

Time Varies
ASGE Hands-On Workshops
 
These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

6:30 a.m.
DDW Speaker Headquarters
 
6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.
 
DDW Breakfast Connections
 
6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
 
These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

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.
 
DDW Mobile App Help Desk
 
7 a.m- 6 p.m.
 
Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW Mobile App, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.
 
Industry Showcases
 
7 a.m-6 p.m.
 
This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

8 a.m.
ASGE Learning Center
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.
 
Scientific Sessions
 
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. New this year, select scientific sessions will feature Continuing Conversations, 15-minute post-lecture dedicated time that will offer attendees the opportunity to network with presenters and participate in dynamic discussions. More information will be available soon. 
 
AGA Postgraduate Course
 
8:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
 
At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology on advances in the past year. Additional fees may apply. Learn more

9:30 a.m.
DDW Exhibit Hall
 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.
 
DDW Poster Hall
 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Poster authors will present their posters from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Noon
DDW ePosters Presentations
 
Noon-2 p.m.
 
Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters presentations at the Knowledge Hub, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters presentations, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Presentations and dates will be announced in February.
 
AGA Poster Walking Tours
 
12:30-1:30 p.m.
 
Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading walking tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas.
 
DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
 
12:30-1:45 p.m.
 
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.
 
ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course
 
1-6 p.m.
 
This course will feature an expert faculty of master endoscopists, who will review the latest endoscopic technologies and share tips for perfecting various procedures. Additional fees may apply.

Time Varies
ASGE Hands-On Workshops
 
These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Monday, May 4, 2020

6:30 a.m.
DDW Speaker Headquarters
 
6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.
 
DDW Breakfast Connections
 
6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
 
These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

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.
 
DDW Mobile App Help Desk
 
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
 
Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW Mobile App, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.
 
Industry Showcases
 
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
 
This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.
 
ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course
 
7 a.m.-Noon
 
This course will feature an expert faculty of master endoscopists, who will review the latest endoscopic technologies and share tips for perfecting various procedures. Additional fees apply.

7:30a.m.
DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
 
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
 
This space is dedicated to trainee and young 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.

8 a.m.
ASGE Learning Center
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.
 
Scientific Sessions
 
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. New this year, select scientific sessions will feature Continuing Conversations, 15-minute post-lecture dedicated time that will offer attendees the opportunity to network with presenters and participate in dynamic discussions. More information will be available soon. 

9:30 a.m.
DDW Exhibit Hall
 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.
 
DDW Poster Hall
 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Poster authors will present their posters from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Noon
DDW ePosters Presentations
 
Noon-2 p.m.
 
Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters presentations at the Knowledge Hub, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters presentations, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Presentations and dates will be announced in February.
 
AGA Poster Walking Tours
 
12:30-1:30 p.m.
 
Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading walking tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas.
 
DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
 
12:30-1:45 p.m.
 
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

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.

4 p.m.
DDW Diversity Symposium
 
4-5 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.
 
DDW Diversity Reception
 
5-6 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.

Time Varies
ASGE Hands-On Workshops
 
These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

6:30 a.m.
DDW Speaker Headquarters
 
6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.
 
DDW Breakfast Connections
 
6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
 
These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

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.
 
DDW Mobile App Help Desk
 
7 a.m-6 p.m.
 
Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW Mobile App, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.
 
Industry Showcases
 
7 a.m-6 p.m.
 
This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30a.m.
DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
 
7:30 a.m-6 p.m.
 
This space is dedicated to trainee and young 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.

8 a.m.
ASGE Learning Center
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.
 
Scientific Sessions
 
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. New this year, select scientific sessions will feature Continuing Conversations, 15-minute post-lecture dedicated time that will offer attendees the opportunity to network with presenters and participate in dynamic discussions. More information will be available soon. 

9:30 a.m.
DDW Exhibit Hall
 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.
 
DDW Poster Hall
 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Poster authors will present their posters from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Noon
DDW ePosters Presentations
 
Noon-2 p.m.
 
Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters presentations at the Knowledge Hub, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters presentations, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Presentations and dates will be announced in February.
 
AGA Poster Walking Tours
 
12:30-1:30 p.m.
 
Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading walking tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas.
 
DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
 
12:30-1:45 p.m.
 
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

Time Varies
ASGE Hands-On Workshops
 
These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

DDW by the Numbers

14,000+

Annual DDW Attendance

5,400

Original lectures, poster presentations and oral abstract presentations

285

Exhibitors showcasing the newest technology innovations.

DDW's Sponsoring Societies