Connect. Engage. Exchange.

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. 

In addition to enhancing your knowledge through formal programming and the Poster Hall, you can gain important insights through conversations with colleagues as well as build impactful peer relationships that will last throughout your career. Check back soon for more information on networking events planned for DDW 2022.

Taking place May 25, 2022, from 5–8 p.m. EDT, the DDW Virtual Career Fair is an online event connecting GI professionals with private practice employers, group practices, hospitals, health systems and other recruiters around the country. During the career fair, job seekers can browse employer profiles and available positions and privately chat with employers.

Ways to Connect at DDW

  • Establish Relationships

    Small-group networking sessions allow you to engage with other attendees and speakers to form connections and share experiences, ideas and solutions.

  • Ask Questions in Real-Time

    Sessions will feature Q&A and chat boxes to communicate with both speakers and fellow attendees. ePoster authors will be available to answer questions from attendees at scheduled times.

  • Get Matched

    Highly targeted networking recommendations will help you meet new people with similar professional goals and interests.

  • Engage with Chat

    Engage directly with colleagues through group chats or one-on-one conversations. Options for connecting include written chats and video calls.

Calendar of Networking Events

Visit the DDW Online Planner for final locations.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

4 p.m.Resident and Fellow Career Workshop
4-5:30 p.m.
This small-group forum has been a favorite through the years because of the intimate interaction between residents, fellows and program directors.
5:30 p.m.ASGE Fellows Networking Session
5-6:30 p.m.
Get to know other fellows in a relaxed environment.
6:30 p.m.Social Media Meet Up
6:30-8 p.m.
Make connections with other DDW social media users in a fun, relaxed environment. This event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center West Terrace.
Supported by Medtronic.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections ($)
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons ($)
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
2 p.m.AGA and DHPA Trainee & Early Career Networking Hour
2-3 p.m.
Meet the leadership of the AGA trainee and early career committee, independent GI leaders from private practices across the nation and peers looking to make lasting connections at DDW.

Monday, May 23, 2022

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections ($)
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons ($)
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
5:30 p.m.DDW Diversity Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Jointly sponsored by all four societies, 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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections ($)
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons (4)
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.