A MESSAGE FROM THE DDW® COUNCIL CHAIR

DEAR COLLEAGUE,

As the world’s premier meeting for physicians, researchers and industry professionals in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) has always brought our community together to exchange knowledge, formulate ideas and uncover new ways to improve the lives of those living with digestive diseases. Happily, for the first time in three years, we again will be able to engage in these vital activities in person. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to San Diego — and we are dedicated to making this gathering a safe, comfortable experience for all.

Please join us in “America’s Finest City” to enjoy all the opportunities that make DDW exceptional, including 300 sessions featuring cutting-edge research and education, 2,000 ePosters, an Industry Supporter Showcase where you’ll discover the newest innovations, and networking events that connect you with colleagues from across the globe. Even if you’re unable to attend in person, our state-of-the-art virtual platform will provide access to a large number of key sessions, ePosters and an Industry Supporter Showcase. To view full details for the virtual event, visit this page.

Register now for DDW 2022 to once again experience the insights, education and collaboration that will advance your professional goals and move the field of digestive diseases forward.

Loren Laine, MD
DDW COUNCIL CHAIR

THE GI MEETING THAT GIVES YOU MORE

For more than 50 years, professionals from across the GI field have connected over the best science, education and networking at DDW — and we can’t wait to do it all again, in sunny San Diego! Experience key features (like these) firsthand at the in person meeting or through our convenient virtual platform.

EXHIBIT HALL AND VIRTUAL INDUSTRY SUPPORTER SHOWCASE

See the latest GI innovations, access special offers and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners. We’ve scheduled fewer sessions during select times to make it easier for you to spend time in the Exhibit Hall and at the virtual Industry Supporter Showcase.

Plus, get additional industry programming through:

PRODUCT THEATERS
Practical and useful updates on the latest GI products and procedures await you in the theaters.

SATELLITE SYMPOSIA
Looking for educational sessions before or after official programming during DDW? Satellite Symposia provide additional educational offerings, often including CME credit for attendees. 

UNOPPOSED ON-SITE EXHIBIT HALL HOURS (PDT)

9:30-10 a.m./11:30 a.m.-2 p.m./3:30-4 p.m.

ON-SITE EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 24, 2022: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

VIRTUAL INDUSTRY SUPPORTER SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 21 to Tuesday, May 24, 2022

SEA YOU IN SAN DIEGO

Once you arrive in San Diego, you’ll quickly sea why this year’s host city is shore to please everyone. With over 70 miles of sparkling coastline and year-round sunshine, it’s no wonder San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city. From world-class attractions and museums to a sophisticated dining and nightlife scene, there’s plenty to explore and something for everyone. Learn more here.

GET SOCIAL

Enhance your DDW experience by connecting with fellow attendees on social media. Use the official #DDW2022 hashtag to keep in touch with colleagues, share insights and ask questions. Follow DDW across all our social channels to stay abreast of the latest information.

REGISTRATION & HOUSING INFORMATION

REGISTRATION RATES

Pricing is the same for in person and virtual attendees.
CATEGORY On or Before March 30 After March 30
Member $200$295
Member associate $200$295
Member postdoctoral fellow Complimentary$180
Member student or trainee Complimentary $180
Nonmember $545 $620
Nonmember associate $260 $320
Nonmember postdoctoral fellow $260$320
Nonmember student $200 $295
Nonmember trainee $200 $295
Industry professional $545 $620
Practice manager $260$320
Industry supporter attendee $200 $295
Spouse/guest $60 $60

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

HOW TO REGISTER AND MAKE HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS Everything you need to register is available in the below helpful links.
  • Review the DDW registration checklist to walk through our online process.
  • Register online here, or call +1-508-743-8521 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
  • Make your hotel reservation when you register for DDW. All hotel reservations must be made through onPeak, DDW’s housing provider, as hotels cannot take direct reservations. Reserve online or by calling 855-202-8097 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-312-527-7300 (international) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, or online.
You can view a list of hotels with rates below:
HOTEL SINGLE RATE DOUBLE RATE
Doubletree San Diego Downtown $253$253
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown $269$269
Hard Rock Hotel $317$317
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Bayside $285$285
Hilton San Diego Bayfront (AGA Headquarter) $323 $323
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter $313 $313
Hilton San Diego Harbor Island $254 $254
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside $208 $208
Homewood Suites San Diego Bayside $296 $296
Hotel del Coronado $315 $315
Hotel Indigo $321 $321
Hotel Palomar $279 $279
Hotel Republic $299 $299
Hotel Solamar $289 $289
InterContinental $339 $339
Manchester Grand Hyatt (AASLD Headquarter) $332 $332
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (ASGE Headquarter) $324 $324
Omni San Diego (SSAT Headquarter) $317 $317
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina $276 $276
US Grant $323 $323
Westin Gaslamp $306 $306
Westin San Diego Downtown $314 $337
Wyndham San Diego Bayside $287 $287

REGISTER BY MARCH 30 AND SAVE

All in person DDW attendees receive the following items with registration:

  • Credentials to attend more than 300 original scientific sessions and the ability to claim CME credits.
  • Full access to the DDW Virtual™ platform — including 64 sessions livestreamed and on demand, ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase.
  • Daily access to the Poster and Exhibit Halls. Full DDW conference bag, including this year’s important information.
  • To view what is included with DDW Virtual Only registration, visit the DDW Virtual page.

REGISTRATION AND HOUSING CONFIRMATION

Confirmations for registration and housing will be sent within 24 hours of receipt.

If you do not receive a confirmation or have questions, please contact:

DDW registration: +1-508-743-8521 or email ddw@xpressreg.net.

DDW housing: 855-202-8097 or email ddw@onpeak.com.

REGISTRATION AND EVENT POLICIES

Individuals must be members at the time of registration to receive the member rates for the meeting. Refunds will not be provided for the difference in registration fees if the attendee becomes a member after registering.

The cancellation deadline for registration is April 27, 2022. After the deadline, there is a $50 cancellation or change fee. All virtual registration purchases are final, and no refunds will be permitted once your registration has been completed.

Requests for cancellation must be received by April 27 to be eligible for a refund. Requests must be emailed to ddw@xpressreg.net. Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited.

Please be advised of rogue sites that are posting information for the 2022 meeting and are not affiliated with DDW. Official registration and housing information will only come from an @ddw.org email address and will include the official vendor seal. If there are any questions about the authenticity of a company or email, please contact administration@ddw.org. Please use information on our website only. DDW is not responsible for registration, housing or other purchases incurred through unofficial sites.

HEALTH & SAFETY

DDW is committed to creating a safe and healthy event by requiring all attendees and industry supporters to verify vaccination for COVID-19. Our health protocols will be updated on our conference website in accordance with expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the latest health and safety updates, visit the Health & Safety page.

CODE OF CONDUCT

DDW Administration is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all event participants. It is the policy of DDW 2022 that all participants will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO POLICY

Photography on-site at DDW is allowed for personal, social or noncommercial use; however, presenters have the right to request no photography, and in those situations photography is strictly prohibited. Attendees taking photos must do so in a nondisruptive manner so as not to disturb the presenter and other attendees. Flash photography is not allowed. Video recording, live audio or video streaming, and recording for commercial use are strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy will result in removal from the session room and loss of a DDW registration badge for the remainder of the meeting.

Photography Restrictions in Session Rooms: If a slide includes the “no photos” icon, attendees are strictly prohibited from taking photographs of that slide.

Photography Restrictions in the Poster Hall: If a poster board includes the “no photos” icon, attendees are strictly prohibited from taking photographs of that board.

Photography Restrictions in the Exhibit Hall: Photography is not allowed in this area

DDW HIGHLIGHTS

POSTER SESSIONS AND POSTER HALL 

Saturday, May 21–Tuesday, May 24,
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Authors will be at their poster boards to answer questions from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the day their posters are scheduled.

The Poster Hall will be organized by DDW Tracks to allow attendees to easily find posters of interest by topic and theme.

ePOSTERS
Supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A, Inc.

ePosters takes DDW posters online, where you can easily search at your convenience to find the latest research that interests you. Full-text abstracts and complete posters* will be available for viewing during and after the meeting. Attendees can interact with authors online at the ePosters site to ask questions and make new connections.
*if submitted.

LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACT SESSIONS 

These sessions feature the most up-to-date research, submitted and reviewed just prior to the meeting, and are jointly sponsored by all four DDW sponsoring societies. Additional details will be available soon.

LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Late-breaking abstract submissions will be accepted March 24-31, 2022.

DIVERSITY SESSION
Monday, May 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

This session will highlight unique issues concerning diversity in the gastroenterology, hepatology and surgical fields as they relate to academia and various clinical practice settings. A reception will immediately follow.

THE BEST OF DDW 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2–4 p.m.

Moderators: Loren Laine, MD, DDW council chair, and Vijay Shah, MD, DDW treasurer

A discussant from each of the four societies will review the top presentations. Attend this not-to-be missed session to get an overview of the latest, best and most thought-provoking research presented at DDW.

DDW BREAKFAST CONNECTIONS

Sunday, May 22–Tuesday, May 24, 6:30–7:45 a.m.
Session Fee: $75 ($30 for trainees)

Just like the lunch sessions, these are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. To review session topics, please refer to the online preliminary program.

TITLEPRESENTERPRESENTER 2
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management DilemmaMirna Chehade, MD, MPH 
Diet and Behavioral Therapies in IBSWilliam D. Chey, MD 
Best Practice in Hepatocellular Carcinoma SurveillanceFasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS 
How to Improve GI Lab EfficiencyAmrita Sethi, MDReed B Hogan, MD
Improving Your ADR With Technology: From Caps to AI and Everything in BetweenPrateek Sharma, MDSravanthi Parasa, MD
Master Class in GI BleedingShivangi Kothari, MDGerard A. Isenberg, MD
Overcoming Common Day to Day Practice Challenges in IBD ManagementDavid T. Rubin, MDFernando Velayos, MD, MPH
Social Media Tools: Opportunities and Use to Build Your Brand and PracticeAustin Chiang, MD, MPHJeanne Tung, MD
Early Onset Colorectal — Understanding Causes and Opportunities in PreventionSwati Patel, MD 
Interventional EUSMouen A. Khashab, MDMichael J. Levy, MD
Necrotizing Pancreatitis: When to Step Back, Step-Up Or Jump Right InTodd H. Baron, MD, FASGEJi Young Bang, MD, MPH
Bariatric Decision Making – Balloon or BetterChristopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FACGAndres Acosta, MD, PhD
ADR: Importance and ImprovementMichael B. Wallace, MD, MPHTonya R. Kaltenbach
ERCP For Therapy of Pancreatic Stones and StricturesRaj J. Shah, MDTyler Stevens, MD
ERCP in Patients with Post-Surgical AnatomyReem Z. Sharaiha, MD 
Chronic Pancreatitis – Diagnosis When CT is Normal: EUS, MRI, or Functional Studies?John M. Dewitt, MDGeorgios Papachristou, MD, PhD
Endo-Hepatology: EUS Applications in the Patient with Liver DiseaseKenneth J Chang, MDAllison R Schulman, MD, MPH
Maximizing Your Research and Publications with Social MediaHeather Yeo, MD, MHSJulie Hallet

DDW MEET-THE-PROFESSOR AND MEET-THE-INVESTIGATOR LUNCHEONS

Sunday, May 22–Tuesday, May 24, 12:30–1:45 p.m.
Session Fee: $75

Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited. To review session topics, please refer to the online preliminary program for further details.

TITLEPRESENTERPRESENTER 2
Diet and the Gut Microbiome For IBDSuzanne Devkota, PhDGary D. Wu, MD
H. Pylori: An UpdateBarry Marshall, MBBSSteven F. Moss
Decoding Probiotic Guidelines — What Do I Tell My Patients?Geoffrey A. Preidis, MD, PhDColleen Renee Kelly, MD
Endoscopic Management of Peri-Pancreatic Fluid CollectionsShyam Varadarajulu, MDNatalie Danielle Cosgrove, MD
Gastric Cancer: Screening and SurveillanceDouglas R Morgan, MD 
IBS Management: Science and EmpiricismMichael Camilleri, MDAnthony Lembo
Interpreting Challenging Cases — Esophageal And Anorectal ManometryAmol Sharma, MDAnand S Jain, MD, MPH
Meet the Masters: Decisions in Difficult Barrett’s EsophagusPrateek Sharma, MDJason B. Samarasena, MD
Nutrition for Pancreatic Disease: Who’s on First?Stephen Allan McClave, MDElham Afghani, MD, MPH
Master Class in Pancreatic Cyst ManagementVanessa M. Shami, MDAnne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD
Modern Paradigms for Colorectal Cancer Screening: How, When And How Often?Douglas A. Corley, MD, PhDAasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, AGAF
ERCP: A Master Class in the BasicsDouglas K. Pleskow, MDPrabhleen Chahal, MD
Clinical Decisions in Colonic EMR: Case Based LearningSeth Gross, MDAmit Rastogi, MD
Difficult Biliary Stricture Cases – How to PrevailSubhas Banerjee, MDKevin E Woods, MD, MPH
Starting a Minimally Invasive Gastric and HPB Cancer Surgery ProgramAllan Tsung, MDMelissa E Hogg, MD
How to Optimize the Future Liver Remnant Prior to Extended HepatectomyJulie Hallet, MDJordan Cloyd
Never a Nissen: Why the Anti-Nissen Movement is Growing?Matthew Kroh, MDAmber Shada, MD

CAMP DDW

DDW is providing child care in a hotel conveniently accessible from the convention center. For detailed information and to register, visit the DDW parents resource page.

IN PERSON PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

TIME
All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
EVENT
Fri, May 20
Noon–8 p.m. Registration
Sat, May 21
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Scientific Sessions*
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. AGA Postgraduate Course
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Poster Sessions and ePosters
Sun, May 22
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Scientific Sessions*
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Poster Sessions and ePosters
Time TBD ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course — Endoscopy 2022: Breakthrough to Excellence
Mon, May 23
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Scientific Sessions*
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Poster Sessions and ePosters
Tues, May 24
Don’t miss out on poster sessions, Best of DDW and more than 100 scientific sessions all day on Tuesday!
7 a.m.–4 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Scientific Sessions*
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Poster Sessions and ePosters

*Please refer to AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT Highlights for detailed information on specific scientific sessions. Schedule is subject to change.

= An additional fee is required.

COMBINED CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SYMPOSIA

AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT offer jointly sponsored symposia on topics of broad interest to DDW participants. The integrated, multidisciplinary approach of these sessions will interest clinicians and basic scientists alike.

Title Moderators Sponsors
50 Years of Endoscopic Evolution: The Continual Replacement of GI Surgery by Endoscopic Innovation Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE Jeffrey M. Marks, MD AGA, ASGE, SSAT
AI and Your Practice: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed? Dennis Shung, MD
Prateek Sharma, MD
AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Bariatric Endoscopic and Surgical Therapies: An Insight Into Their Mechanism of Action Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH, Anne O. Lidor, MD, MPH AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Esophageal and GE Junction Cancers Wayne Hofstetter, MD
Kenneth K. Wang, MD, AGAF
SSAT, ASGE, AGA
Controversies in IBD Management Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD
Jean Ashburn, MD
ASGE, SSAT, AGA
Debates in Managing Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis Santhi Swaroop Vege, MD, MBBS, DM, AGAF ASGE, SSAT, AGA
Gastroparesis Steven Keilin, MD, FASGE
Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
AGA, SSAT. ASGE
Management of Barrett's Related Neoplasia: Where Do We Stand a Decade Later? Stuart J. Spechler, MD, AGAF
Amitabh Chak, MD, FASGE
AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Multidisciplinary Management of Hepatocellular Cancer Flavio G. Rocha, MD SSAT, AASLD, ASGE
Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Obesity and Obesity-Related Conditions To be determined AASLD, ASGE
Surveillance Strategies for Hereditary Pancreas Cancer Syndromes Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD
Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS
SSAT, ASGE, AGA

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)

CME credit is available for most DDW sessions. Each of the sponsoring societies certifies its own activities for CME credit. Sessions that do not offer CME will be indicated as such in program materials.

SOCIETY CME STATEMENTS

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AASLD designates these live activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

STATEMENT ON DISCLOSURE

AASLD is an accredited provider of continuing medical education and adheres to the policies and standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). As such, all faculty members (including Program Planners, Program Chairs, Moderators, Panelists, and Presenters) and abstract authors are expected to fully disclose all financial relationships with an ACCME defined ineligible company during the past 24 months. ACCME-defined ineligible companies “are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing health care products used by or on patients.”

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the speaker shall disclose to the audience that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

AASLD will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to program implementation.

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AGA Institute designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASGE designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASGE Assurance to High-Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality: ASGE is committed to you, our learners. We are committed to assuring the highest level of scientific rigor, research-based evidence and practicality to clinical use is conveyed throughout this educational activity. The members who designed this educational activity were carefully selected for their content expertise, teaching excellence and neutrality on the topic(s) being presented. ASGE requires all subject matter experts, committee members and staff planners who are in a position to control any aspect of content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. Financial relationships in any amount are considered a potential conflict of interest and are peer reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program.

HIPAA Accountability: ASGE makes every effort to not include individually identifiable health information in this educational activity. To protect patient privacy, faculty are requested to deidentify patient-related material in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Educational Attributes: This ASGE educational program addresses the following desirable physician attribute(s) that align with ACGME and ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies or Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: a) medical knowledge; b) practice-based learning and improvement; c) provide patient-centered care; and d) employ evidence-based practice.

ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners: ASGE’s CME program consists of a diversified educational portfolio. Each educational activity serves to maintain, develop or increase our learner’s knowledge, skill and professional performance. It is our intention that you will be able to transfer this learning to the provision of services for your patients, the public and the endoscopy profession. Content developed for this educational activity is based upon a body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the GI profession and ASGE’s standards of practice, the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Ciné-Med designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SOCIETY HIGHLIGHTS

AASLD HIGHLIGHTS

AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease.

Plenary Session Sunday, May 22, 8–9:30 a.m. The best abstracts in basic and clinical hepatology will be presented at these highly-focused sessions, with robust question and answer periods. Attendees will learn the latest advancements in hepatology to ensure they are abreast of the most cutting-edge science. Clinical Symposia Sunday, May 22, 4–5:30 p.m. Our Clinical Symposia offers participants an engaging forum to connect, learn and share with experts in the hepatology field during innovative talks on a broad range of clinical topics. Clinical Hepatology Career Planning for APPs Sunday, May 22, 2–3:30 p.m. Participants will explore potential career pathways for APPs that lead to different opportunities in clinical hepatology practice. Presenters will discuss the unique rewards and challenges of clinical practice, and how to maximize one’s potential throughout their career trajectory. Hepatology for Gastroenterologists Symposium Monday, May 23, 8–9:30 a.m. Calling all gastroenterologists with an interest in hepatology! This is a symposium you can’t afford to miss. Participants will explore fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in the practice of hepatology and learn about the latest innovations in treatment options from advanced hepatology practitioners. Clinical Practice Workshop Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m. This intensive clinical workshop will allow participants to learn and work through practice techniques with experienced faculty and peers in a relaxed and focused atmosphere. The workshop is a great way to sharpen your clinical skills and exchange ideas with your peers! Review of Practice Guidelines Monday, May 23, 4–5:30 p.m. Participants will review best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Malnutrition, Sarcopenia & Frailty, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Cholangiocarcinoma, Palliative Care & End-Stage Liver Disease and the efficacy of Noninvasive Liver Disease Assessments presented in recently finalized or published AASLD practice guidelines and guidance. Recommendations and Guidance Statements on the care of patients will be highlighted and discussed. Choosing appropriate treatments remain a challenge for patients with these chronic liver diseases and the implementation of up-to-date guidance can positively affect treatment decisions and patient outcomes. Hepatology Skills Workshop Tuesday, May 24, 2–3:30 p.m. Join us for an engaging and interactive workshop focused on building the skills needed for successful career in hepatology. This session is appropriate for trainees and other early-career professionals seeking to broaden their skills in hepatology.

Stump the Liver Expert Session

Sunday, May 22, 8–9:30 a.m.

This session is designed to demonstrate the “art” behind the science of working through differential diagnosis for unknown cases. Through live interactions with the case presenters, hepatology experts will work through interesting and challenging cases and speak out loud their thought process as the case unfolds. During the process, participants will be able to witness how experts in the field, using their knowledge base, breakdown and narrow their differential diagnosis.

Career Planning for APPs

Sunday, May 22, 2–3:30 p.m.

This interactive workshop will guide APPs in exploring the unique rewards and challenges of various hepatology career pathways, and how to maximize one’s potential throughout their career trajectory.

Academic Debates

Sunday, May 22, 4–5:30 p.m.

Explore timely topics in liver disease in a lively debate format as hepatologists tackle important, often controversial issues. Debaters will gain skills in critical thinking, balanced argumentation and factual examination of each issue’s pros and cons. Debaters, judges and audience members will grapple with opposing scientific, societal, individual, and financial viewpoints on current clinical concerns.

State-of-the-Art Lectures

AASLD’s four State-of-the-Art Lectures offer session participants the opportunity to stay informed on the latest innovations and research in the field of hepatology and gastroenterology. All State-of-the-Art Lectures will be livestreamed for the digital audience!

Schedule:

  • Sunday, May 22, 10–11 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 22, 2–3 p.m.
  • Monday, May 23, 2–3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 10–11 a.m.
Research/Topic Forums held Sunday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 24, will offer opportunities for the presentation of original research and the exchange of ideas and data. Topics include:
  • Alcohol-associated liver disease
  • COVID-19 and health services
  • Hepatobiliary neoplasia
  • Liver transplantation
  • Portal hypertension and cirrhosis
  • Public health research
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Viral hepatitis
All AASLD Research Forums will be topically focused, kick off with an introductory lecture, and cover the best submitted abstracts in that topical area — from clinical, translational and basic science.

Envisioning a world free from digestive diseases, AGA is committed to empowering clinicians and researchers to improve digestive health.

AGA Postgraduate Course

Clinical Practice Track

Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Discover new clinical tools, hands-on strategies and emerging science that are transforming GI research and patient care at the live 2022 AGA Postgraduate Course. Education is centered around the disease states most commonly seen in the clinic — inflammatory bowel disease, colon, esophagus, stomach/small bowel, liver and pancreas/biliary tract/obesity — while luncheon and breakout sessions feature case-based discussions and networking. View complete course details and registration at pgcourse.gastro.org.

Clinical Practitioner Zone

Clinical Practice Track

Throughout DDW 2022, AGA will feature sessions specifically targeted to clinical practitioners. These “Best of” session topics include Barrett’s esophagus, acute pancreatitis, inflammatory bowl disease, therapeutic endoscopy and quality in your GI practice, touching on challenging cases and highlighting AGA’s recent guidelines.

AGA Clinical Plenary

Clinical Practice Track

Monday, May 23, 8–9:30 a.m.

This plenary will feature top clinical abstract presentations accepted by AGA. Attend this session to hear the latest in clinical research.

AGA Presidential Plenary

Clinical Practice Track

Monday, May 23, 10 a.m.–Noon

The 2022 plenary is 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 topics. There will also be a brief address from AGA Institute President John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF.

Basic Science Zone

The AGA Institute Council Basic Science Subcommittee has grouped basic science sessions within the AGA Basic Science Zone for convenient convention center navigation. Within this zone, AGA will showcase basic science themes Saturday through Tuesday in a designated room. All days will have a mix of invited and abstract-based sessions.

  • Saturday, May 21: Basic Mechanisms, Modeling GI Biology and Disease
  • Sunday, May 22: Inflammation, Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology
  • Monday, May 23: Stem Cells, Repair and Regenerative Medicine
  • Tuesday, May 24: Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition

AGA Basic Science Plenary

Basic Science Track

Sunday, May 22, 4–5:30 p.m.

Catch AGA’s top-scoring basic science abstracts for the latest research in basic science.

Progress of Intestinal Architecture/Mapping by Spatial Omics (GRG Symposium)

Basic Science Track

The Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) session on spatial-omics. Cell distribution differences have been observed in diseased and normal tissue. Evaluation of various cell populations in the intestine using spatial-omic analyses will prove useful for studying the role of intestinal cells in normal and pathophysiological conditions.

AGA Morton I. Grossman Distinguished Lectureship

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track

Sunday, May 22, 4–5:30 p.m.

Distinguished Lecturer: Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF

These are sessions specifically designed to meet the unique needs of trainees, early career GIs and physicians of diverse backgrounds. Please refer to the online preliminary program for additional sessions.

Advancing Clinical Practice: GI‑Fellow‑Directed Quality-Improvement Projects

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Sunday, May 22, 4–5:30 p.m.

AGA Board Review Course

Clinical Practice Track

Monday, May 23, 1:30–5:30 p.m.

Embracing the LGBTQI+ Community: Overcoming Health Disparities and Creating an Inclusive Environment for Our Patients, Providers, and Trainees

Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track

Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m.

Academy of Educators Plenary

Education and Training Track

Tuesday, May 24, 8–9:30 a.m.

AGA works with U.S. and international GI organizations, and these societies will provide the latest updates on the field at DDW.

AGA Institute–Rome Foundation Lectureship — The Many Faces of COVID: Impact of COVID on Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI)

Functional GI and Motility Disorders Track

Sunday, May 22, 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Rome Foundation.

AGA-CSG: Best of DDW in Chinese

Monday, May 23, 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

Best of UEG Week at DDW

Monday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

The Molecular Basis of Hereditary GI Polyposis and Cancer Syndromes: Current Understanding and Clinical Relevance

Colorectal Diseases Track

Monday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society.

AGA-JSGE Joint Symposium — Artificial Intelligence: Machines Are Learning Gastroenterology

Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA’s Lo Mejor de DDW

Tuesday, May 24, 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA’s O Melhor do DDW

Tuesday, May 24, 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

The AGA Institute Council’s 13 sections collaborate with their councillors and colleagues to program top scientific sessions focusing on the latest developments in research and clinical practice. Visit the DDW Online Planner for more details about these and other scientific sessions at DDW 2022.

Neuroimmune Connections and Their Contributions of GI Physiology and Disease

Basic Science Track

Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology Section

A Day at the Office: Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of IBS-D and Functional Diarrhea

Clinical Practice Track

Saturday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Clinical Practice Section

Frances and Don W. Powell, MD, Lecture: New Views in C. difficile Infection

Colorectal Diseases Track

Saturday, May 21, 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders Section

Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Beyond

Esophageal Diseases Track

Sunday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Section

Josephine and Michael Camilleri, MD, Lecture — Diet, SIBO, and Biofeedback Therapy for FGIDs: Hope or Hype?

Functional GI and Motility Disorders Track

Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section

Farron and Martin Brotman, MD, Lecture: Role of Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track

Saturday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section

Liver Transplantation: What Every Gastroenterologist Needs to Know

Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Saturday, May 21, 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Liver & Biliary Section

Charles M. Mansbach II, MD, Memorial Lecture: Microbiome as the Link Between Diet and Host Metabolism

Microbiome in Gastrointestinal & Liver Diseases Track

Tuesday, May 24, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Microbiome & Microbial Therapy Section

Personalized Nutrition for Digestive Disease: Ready for Prime Time?

Obesity and Nutrition Track

Tuesday, May 24, 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section

Benign and Malignant Pancreatic Diseases: A Metabolic Disorder

Pancreatic Disease Track

Sunday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Pancreatic Disorders Section

Pediatric Liver and Pancreatic Disorders

Pediatric GI Track

Monday, May 23, 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology Section

Advances in Gastric Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

Saturday, May 21, 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Gastrointestinal Oncology Section

Improving Your GI Practice With Digital Technologies

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Saturday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging Section

ASGE HIGHLIGHTS

ASGE is the premier specialty society dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

ASGE Presidential Plenary

Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.–Noon

Please join ASGE President Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE, for a comprehensive overview of today’s best science in GI endoscopy. ASGE leaders will take on the most pressing issues in GI endoscopy as they engage the audience and share insights on upcoming challenges and expectations. Enjoy spirited debates on controversial topics, endowed lectures from the world’s luminaries in gastrointestinal endoscopy, and of course, ASGE’s top-rated abstracts in rapid-fire fashion.

ASGE Video Forums

Video Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 24, 8 a.m.–Noon

This session represents the most prestigious and highest-ranking, cutting-edge, fully edited endoscopic videos presented at DDW. These submitted videos receive the top ratings during our peer review. The highest-scoring video from the peer-reviewed process for each category will be presented a “Best-of-the-Best” award in that category. However, there is no guarantee that each category will have an award given. In addition, one final overall winner (the ASGE-GIE Award) will be selected from those identified as “Best-of-the-Best” videos. This award will be announced at the end of the Video Plenary session.

World Cup of Endoscopy Session

Tuesday, May 24, 1–3 p.m.

This session features a friendly international competition of selected videos from various countries. Selection into the World Cup will be based upon the entertaining content of the video, with the objective of selecting one video from several countries. On average every year, approximately eight to 10 countries compete in this session. All selected videos will be presented and scored live by an international panel of judges during the session. The top three winners will be declared at the end of the session and receive awards. This session is intended to foster a fun, relaxed and entertaining atmosphere!

ASGE Clinical and International Symposia

Saturday, May 21–Tuesday, May 24

Our peer developers and reviewers have assembled a number of practical clinical sessions that will be available at regular intervals throughout DDW 2022.

Visit the ASGE site for specifics on days and time slots for each session. Session topics include (titles subject to change):

50 Years of Endoscopic Evolution: The Continual Replacement of GI Surgery by Endoscopic Innovation

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

A Case-Based Approach to Small Bowel Bleeding (Polling)

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

Advanced Tissue Approximation: This Is How We Do It

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

ASGE & Asociación Mexicana de Endoscopia Gastrointestinal (AMEG) International Symposium: New Endoscopic Techniques. Perspective from Mexico (Presented in Spanish)

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE & European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) International Symposium: Top 5 Takeaways From Recent Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE & Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) International Symposium: Endoscopic Management of Pancreatico-Biliary Pathology

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE & Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) International Symposium: Cutting Edge of Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy (Presented in English)

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE & Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) International Symposium: Advances in Submucosal GI Endoscopy (Presented in English)

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE & Pan Arab Association of Gastroenterology (PAAG) International Symposium: Endoscopic Training: A Global Take on the Challenges & Opportunities

Education and Training Track

ASGE & Sociedade Brasileira de Endoscopia Digestiva (SOBED) International Symposium: What’s New in Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Therapy?

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE & Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) International Symposium: Advances in Interventional Endoscopy

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE & World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) International Symposium: Perspectives on Esophageal Neoplasia From Around the World

Clinical Practice Track

ASGE Global Live Endo at DDW

Education and Training Track

Bariatric Endoscopy in 2022

Obesity and Nutrition Track

Barrett’s, Barrett’s and More Barrett’s

Esophageal Diseases Track

Case-Based Approach to Endoscopic Challenges in IBD

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track

Case-Based Discussion of Milestones in GI Innovations: Inspiration, Challenges and Impact

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Challenges and Controversies in UGI Bleeding

Clinical Practice Track

Challenges in ERCP: Think Before We Cannulate

Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Colon 911

Colorectal Diseases Track

Colonoscopy Tips and Tricks: A Video-Based Session 

Colorectal Diseases Track

Controversies in IBD Management

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track

Debates in Endo-Hepatology: Are We There Yet?

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Debates in Managing Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis

Pancreatic Disease Track

Endoscopic Closure Devices for Every Practice

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

ERCP 101: The Basics

Basic Science Track

ERCP 201: Therapeutics

Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Esophageal Great Debates (Polling)

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Esophageal Diseases Track

EUS in 2022: The Future of Diagnostic and Interventional EUS

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Pancreatic Disease Track

EUS in Cancer: From Diagnosis to Therapy

Pancreatic Disease Track

Focus on GI Career: An ASGE Women in Endoscopy Symposium

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track

From Confusion to Clarity: Gastroduodenal Neoplasia

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

Gastric Third Space Endoscopy by the Layer

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

How AI Is Revolutionizing Endoscopy

In collaboration with the ASGE AI Task Force

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Interventional EUS in 2022: Breaking On Through to the Other Side

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Intraductal Endoscopy for Pancreaticobiliary Disease

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Leading Updates in Quality and Safety

Clinical Practice Track

Management of Anorectal Diseases for the Practicing Gastroenterologist

Colorectal Diseases Track

Nutrition and Feeding Tubes in UGI Endoscopy

Obesity and Nutrition Track

Pancreas Cysts: Everything You Need to Know

Pancreatic Disease Track

Principles and Pearls of Polyp Resection

Colorectal Diseases Track

Small Bowel Diagnostics

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

Third Space: A Video Journey From to Top to Bottom

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Time to Act: Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track

Top Tips for Troubleshooting Colonoscopy

Colorectal Diseases Track

UGI Obstructions

Clinical Practice Track

[Workshop] Train the Endoscopic Trainer and HandsOn (TET)

Friday, May 20, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Registration is limited to 30 attendees. 

Improve your endoscopic teaching skills to explain procedures in a clear and effective way to others. Learn through endoscopic simulators, interactive lectures and small-group role-play exercises. Walk away with an understanding of best practices in procedural skills education and a framework enabling you to guide effective endoscopic training sessions. 

 

[Workshop] Artificial Intelligence for Gastroenterologists: A Primer

Friday, May 20, 1–6 p.m.

Registration is limited to 50 attendees. 

AI is helping gastroenterologists diagnose patients more accurately, make predictions about future health and recommend better treatments. Join us for a practical experience in applying AI to concrete problems in gastroenterology. Walk through examples of AI tasks relevant to gastroenterology with breakout sessions providing an in-depth, hands-on approach.

ASGE ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE COURSE

Endoscopy 2022: Breakthrough to Excellence

Sunday, May 22

Course Directors: Monika Fischer, MD, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE, Columbia University Irving Medical Center-NYP, New York, NY; and Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Expand your toolbox of techniques in managing routine endoscopic challenges with ASGE’s Annual Postgraduate Course, Endoscopy 2022: Breakthrough to Excellence!

Gain insights from faculty across the globe as they present live endoscopy sessions. You’ll pick up tips and tricks from the experts with the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions. Ideal for all trainees and gastroenterologists, join us and take your practice to the next level!

Participants will earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and MOC points. For more information, please visit the Postgraduate Course page.

Please visit the ASGE site for more information on:

  • ASGE Assurance to High-Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality
  • HIPAA Accountability
  • Educational Attributes
  • ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners
  • ASGE Outcome Level: Level 2 (Satisfaction)

Learning Center

Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday, May 22–Tuesday, May 24, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center provides an interactive, welcoming, learner-centric environment with a number of resources and challenges. Through process-oriented exploration and reflection, ASGE encourages participants to develop a plan and take action in support of their practice setting, personal goals and professional development goals, including:

  1. GI Leap: ASGE’s premier online learning platform.
  2. The latest in GIE and VideoGIE published topics.
  3. Evidence-based guidelines and technology review documents.
  4. Twenty-minute micro-sessions facilitated by experts in the field.
  5. Demonstrations of the latest device technologies, offered by industry partners of ASGE.
  6. Networking with ASGE Governing Board leaders.

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

Saturday, May 21, 5-6:30 p.m.

 

Live Endoscopy Session

Monday, May 23, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

SSAT HIGHLIGHTS

The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract is committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease.

Presidential Address

Sunday, May 22, 9:15–10 a.m.

Speaker: Jean Nicolas Vauthey, MD

 

Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration

Sunday, May 22, 11–11:45 a.m.

Speaker: Andrea Hayes, MD

 

Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture

Monday, May 23, 11–11:45 a.m.

Speaker: Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD

 

Plenary Sessions

Presidential Plenary I & II

Sunday, May 22, 7:30–8:30 a.m.; 10:15–11 a.m.

Plenary Oral Presentations

Sunday, May 22, 2–3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 23, 8–9:30 a.m.; 2–3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24, 8–9:30 a.m.; 10–11:30 a.m.

State-of-the-Art Conference: The Evolution of Endoscopic GI Surgery

Sunday, May 22, 2–3:30 pm

The SSAT State-of-the-Art Conference is sponsored by the SSAT Research Committee.

Video Sessions

Saturday, May 21, 2–3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 23, 8–9:30 a.m.

All sessions feature peer-reviewed presentations selected from submitted video abstracts.

 

SSAT Committee Panels

The following panels were selected for presentation from a number of panels put forth for consideration by committees of the SSAT:

International Committee Panel: GI Surgery From Around the World

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Saturday, May 21, 4–5:30 p.m.

Health Care Quality & Outcomes Committee Panel: Use of Metrics to Compare Outcomes in GI Surgery

Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track

Sunday, May 22, 4–5:30 p.m.

Resident and Fellow Education Committee Panel: Simulation and Technology in Surgical Education

Education and Training Track

Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m.

Symposia

The SSAT continues its tradition of presenting symposia with the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), International Society for Digestive Surgeons (ISDS), Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) and the Pancreas Club at DDW.

SSAT and AHPBA Symposium

Pancreatic Disease Track

Monday, May 23, 8–9:30 a.m.

SSAT and ASCRS Symposium: Timing of Resection for Patients With Severe IBD

Colorectal Diseases Track

Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m.

SSAT and ISDS Symposium: Elective GI Surgery in the COVID-19 Era

Education and Training Track

Tuesday, May 24, 7:30–8:30 a.m.

SSAT and Pancreas Club Symposium

Pancreatic Disease Track

Sunday, May 22, 2–3:30 p.m.

Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT and SAGES Symposium: Disparities in Health Care

Esophageal Diseases Track

Tuesday, May 24, Noon–3 p.m.

Quick Shot Oral Presentations

Authors present brief oral reports on their work, with time allotted for follow-up questions from the audience.

GI Tract Potpourri Quick Shot Oral Presentations

Saturday, May 21, 8–9:30 a.m.; 10–11:30 a.m.

Monday, May 23, 4–5:30 p.m.

Esophagus and Gastric Quick Shot Oral Presentations

Esophageal Diseases Track

Saturday, May 21, 4–5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 23, 4–5:30 p.m.

Small Bowel/Abdominal Wall/Hernia/Other Quick Shot Oral Presentations

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

Colorectal Diseases Track

Monday, May 23, 4–5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24, 8–9:30 a.m.

HPB Quick Shot Oral Presentations

Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Monday, May 23, 4–5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24, 10–11:30 a.m.

Best of GI Surgery

Sunday, May 22, 4–5:30 p.m.

This session will highlight a selection of papers that represent the most impactful clinical research from 2021.

Debate Sessions

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

Colorectal Diseases Track

Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Monday, May 23, 10–11 a.m.

Join us for three debates put forth by various specialties of the SSAT, covering a range of topics applicable to each field.

Resident and Fellow Career Workshop

Saturday, May 21, 4–5:30 p.m.

Join us for this unique roundtable opportunity to meet national program directors and current fellows who will provide a crash course on successful fellowship applications. Senior residents will learn the keys to getting the fellowship spots they desire.

Junior residents will have the chance to home in on the types of fellowships they should seek to help accomplish their goals. This small-group forum has been a favorite through the years because of the intimate interaction between residents, fellows and program directors.

DDW PLANNING TOOLS AND GUIDES

Get the most value out of your time away by planning your agenda in advance. 

MOBILE APP

Supported by Pfizer

With the DDW Mobile App, you can create your own customized itinerary and get important meeting details in one centralized location.

Use the DDW 2022 Online Planner to view high-level session information and industry supporters that are already confirmed to be at this year’s event.

As more details are finalized, they will be added to the online planner.

Once available in spring 2022, use the app to:

  • Search all sessions and abstracts to find presentations you want to attend and the posters you want to see.
  • Explore the list of industry supporters (including their products and services) and locate their booths in the Exhibit Hall.
  • See who is attending the meeting by tapping the Network icon — and use the app’s private one-on-one message system to get in touch, ask questions or schedule meetings.

REGISTRATION CHECKLIST

Registration for DDW 2022 is easy, efficient, user friendly and only available online. Walk through the registration process step by step with this helpful checklist.

DDW NEWS

DDW News is your one-stop shop for meeting information. In addition to live coverage of the meeting, you can use this resource to read about session and speaker highlights, planning tips and much more. Read more here.

DDW TRACKS

Did you notice color-coded tracks with session titles in this program? DDW Tracks help you navigate through education relevant to you and can be used to filter sessions in attendee planning resources, including the online planner, mobile app and DDW News. See the full list here.

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE GUIDE

Don’t let the name fool you — this guide is helpful for new attendees and those who’ve been coming for years. It gives you all the information you need to make the most of your DDW experience. Check it out here.

NETWORKING EVENTS

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 offers many opportunities for you to meet and collaborate with colleagues. View a calendar of networking events online here.