Networking Events

It's All About Your Community

At DDW, you’ll meet with the field’s brightest minds to make connections that create a world of difference for patients everywhere. Discuss your challenges and triumphs with colleagues, gain inspiration from physicians and researchers across the GI discipline and forge new partnerships to collaborate on future projects.

Build Bridges. Make Inroads.

From social receptions to informal gatherings, DDW offers plenty of opportunities to meet your colleagues, forge new partnerships and connect with experts from across the spectrum. Check back soon for a calendar of dedicated networking events.  

  • Poster Hall: Gain inspiration from your colleagues’ discoveries and hear directly from researchers on their work. Authors will be at their posters at a dedicated time each day to answer questions.
  • Sessions: Some sessions offer dedicated Q&A time so you can dive deeper into the topic and connect with the experts.
  • Exhibit Hall: Meet with trusted industry partners and discuss your specific needs in the Exhibit Hall or online Industry Supporter Directory.

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.

It’s an amazing opportunity to meet with the people that actually do the research that you read about. Making those connections is huge.

Richie Manikat, Stanford University School of Medicine, DDW 2023 attendee

Calendar of Networking Opportunities

Visit the DDW Online Planner for final locations.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
12:30 p.m.Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:30
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.
5:30 p.m.Social Media Meet Up
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5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet up with the friends you've made via social media offline in a relaxed setting.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

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 (trainees receive a discounted rate).
8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
9:30 a.m.DDW World IBD Day Breakfast
Supported by Lilly USA
9:30 a.m
Join the IBD community at this special event in the Exhibit Hall to kick off World IBD Day. Purple awareness ribbons will be distributed to the first 3,000 attendees.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor 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.
Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.
5:30 p.m.DDW Diversity Reception
Supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Held immediately after the DDW Diversity Session, this reception will offer an opportunity to gather with other attendees and discuss relevant issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Monday, May 20, 2024

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 (trainees receive a discounted rate).
8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor 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.
Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.
3:30 p.m.DDW Career Fair
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Hosted by Health eCareers, this is a great opportunity to connect with potential employers and get your CV reviewed.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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 (trainees receive a discounted rate).
8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor 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.
Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.

Poster Hall

Authors will be at their posters to answer questions from 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Exhibit Hall

Meet with trusted industry partners and discuss your specific needs in the DDW Exhibit Hall Sunday, May 19–Tuesday, May 21.

Scientific Sessions

DDW features around 425 original lecture sessions, presented in a variety of unique formats.