Digestive Disease Week®

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 Virtual Event    May 21-23, 2021
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2020 Online Education, Events and Exhibits

After much consideration, we will not host a Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020 virtual meeting with invited-speaker sessions. With the attention of many speakers diverted to the important work of combating the COVID-19 crisis we aren’t able to produce a high-quality virtual event. We do look forward to sharing some DDW content in the following ways.

Connect with Exhibitors

Use the online floor plan to search for and connect with our industry partners.
People at Lecture

Abstracts Publish May 2

The DDW ePosters and ePapers site is now open and includes all accepted abstracts.
Crowd of DDW

Virtual Career Fair

Connect with the nation’s leading employers on June 3 to find your next opportunity.

Why Attend DDW?

In 2021, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) moves online as a fully virtual meeting with slightly new dates: May 21-23, 2021. DDW is the world’s premier meeting for physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Update Your Knowledge

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

View Cutting-Edge Research

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

Meet Thought Leaders

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

Session recordings will be included in the cost to attend DDW Virtual™. DDW 2019 and 2018 attendees still have access to session recordings from those years. Nonattendees can also still purchase 2019 DDW On Demand.

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

Remember that all abstracts for DDW 2020 are due on Dec. 3, 2020 at 21:00 Eastern standard time (UTC –5).

Keep checking the DDW Career and Recruitment Center for the latest health care news and career advice.

Bilal Asif, MD, explains the five things that you must do before you hit the submit button on your abstract.

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 21
  • May 22
  • May 23
  • Other

Friday, May 21, 2021

8 a.m. Day One Begins
8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Sign into the platform to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.
10 a.m. Scientific Sessions
10-11:30 a.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
AGA Presidential Plenary
10-11:30 a.m.
Designed to highlight timely, high-impact research and the role of AGA. The plenary program will feature a series of invited speaker talks on high-profile clinical topics and a brief address from AGA Institute President M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD.
SSAT Presidential Plenary I and Presidential Address
10-11:30 a.m.
This session kicks off SSAT programming and is immediately followed by Mark P. Callery, MD, president of SSAT, giving his presidential address, “Creating Tomorrow Together.”
11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m-1 p.m.
Dedicated time to visit ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase. Poster authors will present their posters during this time.
1 p.m. Scientific Sessions
1-2:30 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
2:30 p.m.Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
3:30 p.m. Scientific Sessions
3:30-5 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
(New) SSAT and Pancreas Club Symposium: Hot Debates iIn The Management of Pancreas Cancer
3:30-5 p.m.
More information will be available soon.
5 p.m. Break
5-5:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
5:30-7 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
7 p.m.Break
7-9 p.m.
Dedicated time to to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

8 a.m. Day Two Begins
8-10 a.m.
Sign into the platform to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.
10 a.m. Scientific Sessions
10-11:30 a.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dedicated time to visit ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase. Poster authors will present their posters during this time.
1 p.m.Scientific Sessions
1-2:30 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
ASGE Presidential Plenary
1-2:30 p.m.
Join ASGE President, Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE, and faculty leaders as they leverage the virtual environment to stimulate your thinking while engaging you in thoughtful interaction. Topics will include the evolution of endoscopy and related technologies, such as confocal laser endomicroscopy or minimally invasive surgical techniques.
2:30 p.m.Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
3:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
3:30-5 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
5 p.m. Break
5-5:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
5:30-7 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
(New) Best of GI Surgery: Plenary Presentations
5:30-7 p.m.
More information will be available soon.
7 p.m.Break
7-9 p.m.
Dedicated time to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

8 a.m. Day Three Begins
8-10 a.m.
Sign into the platform to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.
10 a.m. Scientific Sessions
10-11:30 a.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dedicated time to visit ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase. Poster authors will present their posters during this time.
1 p.m. Scientific Sessions
1-2:30 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
2:30 p.m.Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
3:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
3:30-5 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
5 p.m.Break
5-5:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
5:30-7 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
7 p.m.Break
7-9 p.m.
Dedicated time to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.

Various dates, sessions held outside DDW

Sat, April 24, 2021ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gain insights into the latest endoscopic techniques and innovations. You will receive the world-class educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE courses, including the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions. Learn more and register online.
Sat, May 1, 2021AGA Postgraduate Course
9 a.m-4 p.m.
The AGA Postgraduate Course is a comprehensive 1.5-day program highlighting ground-breaking advances in the delivery of high-quality, patient centered GI care. Learn more and register online.
Sat, June 12, 2021ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy
Time to be announced
ASGE’s 11th Annual World Cup of Endoscopy will be held virtually and feature a friendly international competition of leading videos representing different countries. Learn how to submit an abstract for this sessiononline.

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