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. 

50th Anniversary Reception

Crowd of DDW

Please plan to join us for a special 50th anniversary reception on Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m. to celebrate the start of DDW 2019, and all we’ve accomplished since 1969, on the Center Terrace of the San Diego Convention Center. GI Distress, a band of gastrointestinal scientists-musicians covering the rock classics of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today, will be performing.

Calendar

  • May 3
  • May 4
  • May 5
  • May 6

Saturday, May 3, 2020

6 a.m.
ICW Events
 
6a.m.-11:30p.m.
 
ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW.

7:30 a.m.
DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
 
7:30 a.m-6p.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.

5:30 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.

6:30 p.m.
SSAT Foundation Awards Reception
 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
The Annual SSAT Foundation Awards Reception will recognize the recipients of several 2019 awards. Join SSAT in honoring your colleagues and celebrating the successes of the SSAT Foundation at the Palmer House Hilton.

Time Varies
Satellite Symposia
 
SS provide your organization with a unique opportunity to host educational programs before or after DDW scientific sessions, often offering CME credit to participants. View schedule.

Sunday, May 4, 2020

6 a.m.
ICW Events
 
6a.m.-11:30p.m.
 
ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW.

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.

Time Varies
Product Theaters
 
9:30–10:15 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.; 12:30–1:5 p.m.; 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30–3:15 p.m.
 
They are turnkey, 45-minute marketing presentations about an exhibiting company’s products or services. These sessions do not offer CME credit. View Schedule
 
Satellite Symposia
 
SS provide your organization with a unique opportunity to host educational programs before or after DDW scientific sessions, often offering CME credit to participants.View Schedule

Monday, May 5, 2020

6 a.m.
ICW Events
 
6a.m.-11:30p.m.
 
ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW.

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.

3:30 p.m.
DDW Career Fair
 
3:30-5:30p.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.

5 p.m.
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
Product Theaters
 
9:30–10:15 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.; 12:30–1:5 p.m.; 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30–3:15 p.m.
 
They are turnkey, 45-minute marketing presentations about an exhibiting company’s products or services. These sessions do not offer CME credit. View Schedule
 
Satellite Symposia
 
SS provide your organization with a unique opportunity to host educational programs before or after DDW scientific sessions, often offering CME credit to participants.View Schedule

Tuesday, May 6, 2020

6 a.m.
ICW Events
 
6a.m.-11:30p.m.
 
ICWs are meetings and events arranged by exhibitors, third party planners, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations during DDW.

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.

9:30a.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.

Time Varies
Product Theaters
 
9:30–10:15 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.; 12:30–1:5 p.m.; 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30–3:15 p.m.
 
They are turnkey, 45-minute marketing presentations about an exhibiting company’s products or services. These sessions do not offer CME credit. View Schedule
 
Satellite Symposia
 
SS provide your organization with a unique opportunity to host educational programs before or after DDW scientific sessions, often offering CME credit to participants. View Schedule