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. 

Kentucky Derby Reception

Crowd of DDW

Put on your best hats to celebrate the start of DDW 2020, derby style! Join us to ring in the Run for the Roses with friends, southern fare and spirits. The opening reception will be held Saturday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place.

Calendar

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

Saturday, May 2, 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 12:30 to 1:30 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.
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 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 a.m.DDW Career and Recruitment Center
7:30 a.m-6p.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 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.
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 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 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
7:30 a.m-6p.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 12:30 to 1:30 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.
Poster authors will present their posters from 12:30 to 1:30 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.

Tuesday, 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
7:30 a.m-6p.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 12:30 to 1:30 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.