Digestive Disease Week®

Discover. Comprehend. Advance.
 San Diego, CA + Virtual    May 21-24, 2022
San Diego, CA + Virtual
May 21-24, 2022
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Post-Meeting Resources

Thanks for a great DDW 2021. Your registration includes access the DDW Virtual site until Aug. 23, 2021, so you can continue to watch sessions on demand, browse ePosters and explore the Industry Supporter Showcase.

Access the Site

To access the virtual platform, log in using your email and DDW registration ID number. 

DDW Highlights

Get the highlights from DDW 2021, in easily digestible summaries and podcasts.

Claim CME

DDW 2021 is certified for 421.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

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. Registration is now open.

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 TV

Hear from sponsoring society leadership about session highlights from each day of the meeting.

Access to DDW Virtual™

Session recordings will be included in the cost to attend DDW Virtual™ and can be accessed until Aug. 23, 2021. Nonattendees will also be able to purchase access to DDW Virtual.

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.

Purchase Access DDW 2021 Virtual On Demand

Couldn’t make it to the 2021 meeting? We have you covered. Our platform provides access to more than 300 on demand scientific sessions organized by the 17 DDW Tracks, 2,000+ ePosters, the new Industry Supporter Showcase and over 400 hours of CME. Purchase now and you have unlimited access to the platform until Aug. 23, 2021.

DDW News

Review the highlights from DDW 2021 with the DDW Medfyle Conference Highlights program.

DDW Council Chair, Loren Laine, MD, looks back on highlights from this year’s meeting.

Purchase access to the virtual platform and take advantage of the best parts of the meeting.

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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
(New) SSAT and Pancreas Club Symposium: Hot Debates in The Management of Pancreas Cancer
3:30-5 p.m.
During this session, presenters will debate topics related to the management of pancreas cancer, including the role of hepatic metastasectomy and whether neoadjuvant therapy is superior to a surgery-first approach.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
(New) Best of GI Surgery: Plenary Presentations
5:30-7 p.m.
Topics to be discussed include the neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with resectable pancreatic surgery, the role of medical therapies in preventing surgical site infections, and more.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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. High-level details for all sessions are available in the DDW Online Planner.
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

March 25, 2021DDW Virtual Career Fair
5-8 p.m.
Hosted by Health eCareers, the DDW Virtual Career Fair is an online event connecting digestive diseases specialists with private practice employers, group practices, hospitals, health systems, and other recruiters around the U.S. It’s a free, fun and low-pressure online environment where you have access to valuable one-on-one time with hiring employers, browse employer profiles and view gastroenterology job openings. Learn more and register online.
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.
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.
Date TBAASGE 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

2,000+

Oral abstract and ePoster presentations

300

Original lecture sessions

17

DDW Tracks

DDW's Sponsoring Societies