Online Preliminary Program

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY

Follow your own path to progress at DDW 2024. At every step, you’ll find content tailored to the essential role you play in reaching our shared purpose: better outcomes for people living with digestive diseases.

EDUCATION

Our self-driven program gives you control of your curriculum. From topical lectures to hands-on workshops, you’ll learn about groundbreaking discoveries, novel treatment approaches and emerging trends directly from key opinion leaders in the field. DDW education highlights are listed here, and scientific session highlights from each sponsoring society begin here.

POSTER HALL AND ePOSTERS

Be the first to hear about the groundbreaking research that is shaping the future of digestive health. Learn what your colleagues across the globe are working on, exchange ideas and spark new possibilities for your own work. Find out more about the Poster Hall.

NETWORKING

With social receptions, interactive fora and informal gatherings throughout the event, DDW is filled with opportunities to meet professionals who are equally passionate about their work. This is your chance to connect with colleagues and medical and scientific trailblazers from around the world and be inspired in ways that will drive tomorrow’s breakthroughs. Learn more about DDW’s networking opportunities.

EXHIBIT HALL

Meet industry supporters from a wide spectrum of companies all in one place and talk about the solutions that fulfill your specific needs. This is where you’ll discover the new technologies and products that can pave the way to critical medical advancements and help you provide superior digestive disease care. Learn more about the Exhibit Hall.

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS

The field’s brightest minds will unite in Washington, D.C., and online at the world’s largest and most comprehensive gathering of digestive clinicians, researchers and industry. Whether you want to see the Exhibit Hall and meet your peers in person or you would rather explore posters and scientific sessions at home, DDW helps you move forward with the full power of the field.

Here’s what you can expect with each registration type for DDW 2024:

IN PERSON ONLINE
Get credentials to attend 400 original scientific sessions and the ability to claim CME.
Watch four channels with 64 key scientific sessions (livestreamed). All in-person sessions will also be available on demand after DDW ends.
Access 4,000 posters in the Poster Hall and 250+ companies in the Exhibit Hall.
See all full-text abstracts and complete posters on the ePosters site. Post questions to interact with authors.
Explore the full DDW Online platform — including 64 livestreamed sessions and all 400 scientific sessions on demand, the ePosters site and the Online Industry Supporter Directory.
Meet DDW’s industry supporters on the Online Industry Supporter Directory. You’ll see the latest GI innovations and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners.

THE CAPTIVATING CAPITAL

While you’re at DDW, see for yourself why Time included Washington, D.C., on its World’s Greatest Places 2023 list. Our host city has everything from historic monuments to the hottest new restaurants. Enjoy spring on the National Mall or at one of the many public parks and gardens, visit the local museums, or quench your thirst at the craft breweries and wine bars. Make time to explore it all after sessions, or add extra days before or after your visit. Learn more on our Host City webpage.

Do you need a visa to attend DDW? We’ve created a helpful invitation letter generator to cut down on visa processing times. View it here.

TIME

All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4).

EVENT
Fri, May 17
Noon–7 p.m.Registration
Sat, May 18
6 a.m.–5 p.m.Registration
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.AASLD Basic Science Emerging Topic Conference
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.AGA Postgraduate Course
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions*
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
Various TimesSatellite Symposia
Sun, May 19
6 a.m.–5 p.m.Registration
7:50 a.m.–5 p.m.ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course
8 a.m.–NoonAASLD Basic Science Emerging Topic Conference
8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions*
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Exhibits and DDW Theater Presentations
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
Various TimesSatellite Symposia
Mon, May 20
6 a.m.–5 p.m.Registration
8–10:45 a.m.SSAT Presidential Address and Presidential Plenary
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions*
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Exhibits and DDW Theater Presentations
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
Various TimesSatellite Symposia
Tues, May 21
Don’t miss out on poster sessions, the Best of DDW and more than 100 scientific sessions all day on Tuesday!
6 a.m.–2 p.m.Registration
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions*
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Exhibits and DDW Theater Presentations
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
Various Times Satellite Symposia

*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.

REGISTRATION AND HOUSING INFORMATION

Important Registration Dates

Jan. 17, 2024
Registration and housing open for members of AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT.

Jan. 24, 2024
General registration and housing open for nonmembers.

March 13, 2024
Early bird deadline — save by registering on or before this date.

April 24, 2024
Last day to register and receive a badge in the mail (continental U.S. attendees only).

Register and Make Hotel Arrangements

Everything you need to register is available online:

  • View complete registration materials, including a registration checklist and more on our Registration webpage.
  • Register online or call +1-508-743-8521 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
  • Book your hotel room when you register for DDW. All reservations must be made through onPeak, DDW’s housing provider, as hotels cannot take direct reservations. A list of DDW hotels and a hotel map are on the DDW Housing webpage. Reserve online or by calling 855-202-8097 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-312-527-7300 (international) between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET.

Registration and Housing Confirmation

Confirmations will be sent within 24 hours of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation or have questions, please contact:

DDW registration:

Phone: +1-508-743-8521 | Email: [email protected]

DDW housing:

U.S. and Canada: 855-202-8097 | International: +1-312-527-7300 | Email: [email protected]

MAP # HOTEL SINGLE RATE DOUBLE RATE
1
AC Hotel Convention Center
$329
$329
2
Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
$279
$279
3
Cambria Suites Convention Center
$279
$279
4
Canopy Embassy Row
$329
$329
5
Capital Hilton
$349
$349
6
Comfort Inn Convention Center
$229
$229
7
Conrad
$519
$519
8
Courtyard Convention Center
$299
$299
9
Courtyard US Capitol
$369
$369
10
Dupont Circle Hotel
$349
$349
11
Embassy Suites Convention Center
$339
$339
12
Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown
$319
$319
13
Grand Hyatt (ASGE Headquarter)
$374
$374
14
Hamilton Hotel
$349
$349
15
Hampton Inn Convention Center
$299
$299
16
Henley Park Hotel
$363
$363
17
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
$349
$369
18
Hilton Garden Inn US Capitol
$319
$319
19
Hilton National Mall
$334
$334
20
Holiday Inn Express
$309
$309
21
Holiday Inn National Mall
$289
$289
22
Homewood Suites Convention Center
$305
$305
23
Hotel Washington
$359
$359
24
Hotel Zena
$369
$369
25
Hyatt Place US Capitol
$304
$309
26
Hyatt Place White House
$339
$339
27
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
$343
$343
28
Intercontinental The Wharf
$409
$409
29
JW Marriott Hotel
$384
$384
30
Kimpton Banneker Hotel
$329
$329
31
Kimpton George Hotel
$369
$369
32
Kimpton Hotel Monaco
$389
$389
33
Madison Hotel
$279
$279
34
Marriott at Capitol Hill
$329
$329
35
Marriott at Metro Center
$364
$364
36
Marriott Marquis (AGA Headquarter)
$384
$384
37
Mayflower Hotel
$374
$374
38
Morrison-Clark Historic Hotel
$363
$363
39
Motto by Hilton City Center
$289
$289
40
Moxy Downtown
$265
$265
41
Pendry Wharf
$455
$455
42
Phoenix Park Hotel
$299
$299
43
Residence Inn Convention Center
$379
$379
44
Riggs
$399
$399
45
Royal Sonesta Capitol Hill
$359
$359
46
Royal Sonesta Dupont Circle
$329
$329
47
Salamander Hotel
$489
$489
48
Sofitel Lafayette Square
$399
$399
49
St. Regis
$399
$419
50
The Darcy
$279
$279
51
The Ven at Embassy Row
$279
$299
52
Viceroy
$369
$369
53
Washington Plaza
$344
$344
54
Westin City Center
$339
$339
55
Westin Downtown DC (formerly Renaissance Hotel) (AASLD and SSAT Headquarters)
$384
$384
56
Yotel at Capitol Hill
$289
$289
57
Yours Truly DC
$379
$379

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

REGISTRATION RATES

DDW pricing is the same for in-person and online attendees.​ For additional ticketed courses, you can find pricing on the DDW registration site.

CATEGORY ON OR BEFORE MARCH 13 AFTER MARCH 13
Member
$220
$325
Member associate
$220
$325
Member postdoctoral fellow
Complimentary
$200
Member student or trainee
Complimentary
$200
Nonmember
$600
$685
Nonmember associate
$290
$355
Nonmember postdoctoral fellow
$290
$355
Nonmember student or trainee
$220
$325
Industry professional
$600
$685
Practice manager
$290
$355
Industry supporter attendee
$220
$325
Exhibits only
$100
$100
Spouse/guest
$70
$70

REGISTRATION AND EVENT POLICIES

You must be a member 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 you become a member after registering.

The cancellation deadline for in-person registration is April 24, 2024. All online registration purchases are final, and no refunds will be permitted once your registration is complete.

Requests for cancellation must be received by April 24 to be eligible for a refund. Requests must be emailed to [email protected]. Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited. Prior to the deadline, a $50 cancellation fee per ticketed event will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be issued after the deadline. In-person registrants may switch to online after the refund deadline has passed.

Please be advised of rogue sites that are posting information for the 2024 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 [email protected]. Please use information from our website only, ddw.org. DDW is not responsible for registration, housing or other purchases incurred through unofficial sites.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

DDW is committed to creating a safe and healthy event by following local guidance. Our health protocols will be updated on our website in accordance with expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the latest health and safety updates, visit our Health and Safety webpage.

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 2024 that all participants will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is free from any form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO POLICY

On-site photography 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 manner that does not 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. Please review the media policy if you are a member of the media.

DDW® HIGHLIGHTS

Exhibit Hall

We’ve scheduled fewer sessions during select times to make it easier for you to visit the Exhibit Hall and see advanced GI innovations. Plus, get additional programming through DDW Product Theaters and Satellite Symposia. Plus, get additional programming through DDW Product Theaters and Satellite Symposia.

DDW Product Theaters

Get practical and useful updates on the latest GI products and procedures.

Satellite Symposia

Looking for educational sessions before or after official DDW programming? Satellite Symposia provide additional educational offerings, often including continuing medical education (CME) credit for attendees.

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Sunday, May 19–Tuesday, May 21, 2024
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Unopposed Exhibit Hall Hours

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

Poster Sessions

Saturday, May 18–Tuesday, May 21 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

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 (if submitted) will be available for viewing at the DDW 2024 ePosters site during and after the meeting. Attendees can interact with authors online to ask questions and make new connections.

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.

Basic Plenary

Sunday, May 19 2–3:30 p.m.

Clinical Plenary

Tuesday, May 21 10-11:30 a.m.

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission

Late-breaking abstract submissions will be accepted March 13 to 20, 2024.

DDW Diversity Session

Sunday, May 19 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 supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

DDW Shark Tank

Monday, May 20 4–5:30 p.m.

This is a fun and interactive session highlighting scientific breakthroughs. “Innovators” from AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT pitch their best scientific innovations and receive feedback and questions from a “shark” panel representing each society. The sharks and audience then vote to determine the best innovation!

The Best of DDW 2024

Tuesday, May 21 4–5:30 p.m.

Moderators: Loren Laine, MD, DDW council chair, and Imran Hassan, 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 19–Tuesday, May 21 6:30–7:45 a.m.

Session Fee: $75 ($30 for trainees)

These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. 

DDW Meet-the-Professor Luncheons

Sunday, May 19–Tuesday, May 21 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. 

Camp DDW

DDW provides childcare in a hotel conveniently accessible from the convention center. Visit our Resources for Parents webpage for detailed information and to register.

DDW Breakfast Connections

DATE SESSION TITLE
May 19
Let's Build Bridges, Not Walls: Outreach to the LGBTQ Community And Build An Inclusive Practice
May 19
High Risk Colon Cancer: The ABCs Of Genetic Testing
May 19
EoE Pitfalls and Pearls: A Case-Based Discussion
May 19
Assessing and Managing Hilar Strictures
May 19
Best Practices for Endoscopy in IBD
May 19
ERCP: Choosing the Right Stent for Biliary Obstruction
May 19
Bariatric Surgery Options for Type 2 Diabetes
May 20
Therapeutic Choices and the Pipeline for MASLD and MASH
May 20
New Frontiers in Intestinal Organoid Research and Applications
May 20
Endoscopic Management of Non-Variceal Upper GI Bleeding: Tips and Tricks from the Experts
May 20
Gastrostomy and Enteral Feeding Tube Placement Techniques
May 20
How to Optimize EUS Tissue Acquisition
May 20
Establishing a Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program
May 20
Pitfalls in GERD Diagnosis and Treatment
May 21
When to Refer for Transplants
May 21
Measuring Performance and Improving Practice in Your GI Suite
May 21
The Role of the Gastroenterologist in Obesity Management
May 21
Placing Stents in the GI Tract: How I Do It
May 21
Incorporating AI into your Practice: Current And Future Applications
May 21
Endoscopic Assessment of Dysphagia: Use of Endoflip

DDW Meet-the-Professor Luncheons

DATE SESSION TITLE
May 19
Interventional Radiology for Portal Hypertension
May 19
New Understanding and Emerging Concepts in Rotavirus Infections
May 19
What's Microbiome Got to Do With My Diet: Low FODMAP or High Fiber?
May 19
Integrated Multidisciplinary Management of Alcohol Use Disorder in Patients With Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease: Optimal Management of Dual Pathology
May 19
Gels and Closure Techniques to Prevent Adverse Events After Resection
May 19
Learning ESD: How to Get Started
May 19
Writer's Workshop
May 20
Nutrition, Frailty & Sarcopenia for the Cirrhotic Patient
May 20
Non-Invasive Colorectal Cancer Screening: Current Tests and Future Prospects Including Serology
May 20
EoE 2024
May 20
Managing Leaks and Fistulas
May 20
How to Optimize EUS Tissue Acquisition
May 20
Challenging EET Barrett's Cases With the Experts
May 20
Endobariatrics
May 20
Ambulatory Colectomy: Is It Prime Time?
May 21
New Approaches to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment
May 21
A Case-Based Approach to Diagnosing and Managing H. pylori Infection
May 21
Mucosal Integrity on Endoscopy and Baseline Impedance on pH-Impedance Monitoring: Ready for Prime Time?
May 21
Advances in the Treatment of Eosinophilic GI Disorders
May 21
GI Bleeding Update
May 21
ERCP with the Masters: Challenging Cases
May 21
ERCP with the Masters: Challenging Cases

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 SPONSORS
AI: The Next Frontier in Reshaping Practice
ASGE, AGA, SSAT
Coordinating IBD and PSC Management
AASLD, AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Diverticular Disease: When to Watch, When to Treat and When to Cut
AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Endoscopic and Operative Approaches to Obstructions and Fluid Collections in Pancreatic Disease: Palliative Measures and Rescues
SSAT, AGA, ASGE
Equity and Inclusion in GI: We Can Do Better
ASGE, AASLD, AGA, SSAT
Gastroparesis
SSAT, AGA, ASGE
Management of Malignant Polyps
SSAT, AGA, ASGE
Mesenteric Adipose Tissue: An Important Mechanism in Obesity, MASLD and IBD
AGA, SSAT
Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of MASLD and Obesity
AASLD, AGA, SSAT
New Imaging and Interventions for Portal Hypertension and Portal Vein Thrombosis
AASLD, AGA, ASGE
Overnight Emergencies
AGA, AASLD, ASGE
Padova Classification: Role of the High-Resolution Manometry in Foregut Surgery
AGA, SSAT
Sustainability: It's Not Easy Being Green
ASGE, AGA, SSAT

NETWORKING

NETWORKING AT DDW

With our networking opportunities, you’ll meet medical trailblazers, gain inspiration from colleagues across the spectrum and keep your finger on the pulse of your professional community. Make the connections that make a world of difference for patients everywhere.

DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge

Building connections early in your career can provide so many benefits, both as a professional network and personal support system. Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities, plus get tips during Meet-the-Expert sessions all four days of the event.

DDW Career and Recruitment Center

Saturday, May 18–Monday, May 20 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 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.

DDW Social Media Meetup

Saturday, May 18 5:30 p.m.

Meet up with the friends you’ve made via social media offline in a relaxed setting.

DDW World IBD Day Breakfast

Sunday, May 19 9:30 a.m.
Supported by Lilly USA.

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.

DDW Career Fair

Monday, May 20 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Connect with potential employers from private practice, group practices, hospitals, health systems and other recruiters. This event is hosted by Health eCareers.

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

It is the policy of AASLD to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually or jointly provided educational programs. All faculty/authors participating in any AASLD-provided programs, as well as planners and committee members, are expected to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing medical education program.

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 the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and mitigate 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 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Medical Specialties 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.

The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) has been planned and implemented to lead in advancing the science and practice of gastrointestinal surgery. SSAT stimulates, fosters and provides surgical leadership in the art and science of patient care; teaches and researches the diseases and functions of the alimentary tract; provides a forum for the presentation of such knowledge; and encourages training opportunities, funding and scientific publications supporting the foregoing activities.

Accreditation

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. 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.

DDW TRACKS KEY

DDW Tracks help you navigate through education relevant to you and can be used to filter sessions in attendee planning resources. Find out more about the tracks here.

LABEL TRACK TITLE
Basic Science
Biliary Tract Diseases
Colorectal Diseases
Clinical Practice
Education and Training
Esophageal Diseases
Functional GI and Motility Disorders
Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Liver Disease and Transplantation
Microbiome in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
Obesity and Nutrition
Pancreatic Diseases
Pediatric GI
Practice Management
Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders
Technologies and Procedural Innovations
Session will be livestreamed for the digital audience.
Session requires an additional fee.

AASLD HIGHLIGHTS

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

Saturday, May 18 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 8 a.m.–Noon

Join AASLD for an enlightening session where experts delve into groundbreaking research at the intersection of microbiome science and liver health. Participants will explore the profound impact of alcohol on liver health and how the microbiome plays a pivotal role in treating alcohol-associated liver diseases.

By attending this program, attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge and practical insights that will positively impact their research, clinical practice, and approach to liver health and disease. Learn more about this ticketed session at the AASLD website.

Key takeaways for attendees:

Comprehensive understanding of the microbiome’s impact on the liver.

Promising frontiers in liver disease treatment.

Translational insights into microbiome-based therapies.

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in hepatology.

Meaningful dialogue and idea exchange to foster collaborations and take home new perspectives.

Emerging research on virome, the intestinal-immune system, industrialization’s impact and much more.

AASLD’s four State-of-the-Art (SOA) Lectures offer session participants the opportunity to stay informed on the latest innovations and research in the fields of hepatology and gastroenterology:

SOA I: Interventional Radiology for Portal Hypertension
Sunday, May 19 8–9:30 a.m.

SOA II: New Approaches to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment
Tuesday, May 21 10–11:30 a.m.

SOA III: Nutrition, Frailty and Sarcopenia for the Cirrhotic Patient
Monday, May 20 10–11:30 a.m.

SOA IV: Therapeutic Choice and the Pipeline for MASLD and MASH
Sunday, May 19 4–5:30 p.m.

These three Clinical Symposia offer 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:

Coordinating IBD and PSC Management
Saturday, May 18 10–11:30 a.m.

New Imaging and Interventions for Portal Hypertension and PVT
Sunday, May 19 10–11:30 a.m.

Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of MASLD and Obesity
Monday, May 20 2–3:30 p.m.

Clinical Practice Workshop
Monday, May 20 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. This is a great way to sharpen your clinical skills and exchange ideas with your peers!

Review of Practice Guidelines
Saturday, May 18 4–5:30 p.m.

Participants will review best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of patients from recently finalized or published AASLD practice guidelines. Guidance Statements on the care of patients will be highlighted and discussed. Choosing appropriate treatments remains a challenge for patients with chronic liver diseases and the implementation of up-to-date guidance can positively affect treatment decisions and patient outcomes.

Preventative Hepatology for the Nonhepatologist Sessions

In these three sessions designed for the nonhepatologist, participants will explore fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in the practice of hepatology:

Monday, May 20 8–9:30 a.m.
Introduction: Hepatology for the Nonhepatologist

Monday, May 20 10–11:30 a.m.
Managing Obesity and Alcohol Use Disorder in Patients With Liver Disease

Tuesday, May 21 8–9:30 a.m.
The Critical Role of GI APPs

Stump the Liver Expert Sessions
Saturday, May 18–Tuesday, May 21 2–3:30 p.m.

New for 2024, AASLD will offer four Stump the Liver Expert Sessions. These sessions are 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 witness how experts in the field, using their knowledge base, break down and narrow their differential diagnosis.

Academic Debates
Saturday, May 18–Monday, May 20 10–11:30 a.m.

New for 2024, AASLD will host four Academic Debates. These highly engaging sessions will explore timely topics in liver disease in a lively debate format as hepatologists tackle important, often controversial issues. Debaters, judges and audience members will grapple with opposing scientific, societal, individual and financial viewpoints on current clinical concerns.

Information listed is preliminary and may be subject to change. Additional program updates will be finalized and available soon.

AGA HIGHLIGHTS

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

AGA Postgraduate Course 

Saturday, May 18 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Between seeing patients all day, administrative tasks and the rare coffee break, it may seem impossible to stay ahead of the latest clinical practices or research in GI. At the 2024 AGA Postgraduate Course, we’ve done the work for you! Join us to explore challenging patient cases, high-impact papers and important practice updates that you can use immediately upon your return to the clinic. Participate in person during the first day of DDW or online from the comfort of your home — the choice is yours! Learn more online.

AGA Presidential Plenary  

Monday, May 20 10 a.m.–Noon

The 2024 plenary is designed to highlight timely, high-impact research and the role of AGA. This year’s plenary program will feature a series of panel discussions on the future of GI health care and innovations in how we treat, disseminate and teach. There will also be a brief address from AGA Institute President Barbara Jung, MD, AGAF.

Clinical Practitioner Zone

Throughout DDW 2024, AGA will feature sessions specifically targeted to clinical practitioners. These “best of” session topics include steatotic liver disease, chronic pancreatitis, H. pylori and gut-brain interaction, with several sessions in the format of debates that present controversies and challenging cases.

AGA Clinical Science Plenary

Monday, May 20 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.

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 18:
Basic Mechanisms, Modeling GI Biology and Disease

Sunday, May 19:
Stem Cells, Repair and Regenerative Medicine

Monday, May 20:
Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition

Tuesday, May 21:
Inflammation, Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology

AGA Basic Science Plenary

Sunday, May 19 4–5:30 p.m.

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

Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) Symposium

Sunday, May 19 2–3:30 p.m.

AGA Morton I. Grossman Distinguished Lectureship — Brain-Gut Interactions in IBS: Novel Applications for Clinical Practice

Saturday, May 18 4–5:30 p.m.

Distinguished Lecturer: Rebecca Fitzgerald, OBE, MACantab, MD, FMedSci, EMBO

These are sessions specifically designed to meet the unique needs of trainees, early career GIs and physicians of diverse backgrounds. 

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

Sunday, May 19 8–9:30 a.m.  

AGA Board Review Course

Sunday, May 19 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Branding and Leadership: Building Your Reputation Early in Your Career

Sunday, May 19 10–11:30 a.m.

Academy of Educators Plenary

Tuesday, May 21 8–9:30 a.m.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Weight-Inclusive Care: From Teaching to Clinical Care

Tuesday, May 21 2–3:30 p.m.

AGA’s Partnerships Around the World

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 — Myths and Realities of Food Sensitivity and Gut Microbiota Testing in Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI): What Is the Science?

Sunday, May 19 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Rome Foundation.

New Knowledge and Pragmatic Guidance From Existing IBD Research: A Cochrane Symposia Demonstrating the Pitfalls and Promise of Network Meta-Analyses to Inform Clinical Practice

Monday, May 20 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Cochrane Gut Group.

“Clinical Correlation Suggested”: How to Handle Discrepancies Between Clinical and Pathologic Findings in Inflammatory GI Biopsies

Monday, May 20 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society.

AGA–JSGE Joint Symposium
Monday, May 20 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

These sessions are sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA–CSG: Best of DDW in Chinese
Saturday, May 18 8–9:30 a.m.

AGA’s Lo Mejor de DDW
Sunday, May 19 8–9:30 a.m.

AGA’s Melhor da DDW
Monday, May 20 8–9:30 a.m.

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.

Controversies in GERD Diagnosis and Management

Saturday, May 18 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice Section.

Genes, Medications and Pancreatic Issues 2024

Saturday, May 18 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology Section.

Insights in Pathophysiology of Diseases of Cu Transport

Saturday, May 18 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders Section.

Malnutrition Dilemmas: Beyond the Basics

Saturday, May 18 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section.

Painful Chronic Pancreatitis: Are We Improving Outcomes?

Saturday, May 18 2–3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Pancreatic Disorders Section.

Myths, Facts and Mysteries Surrounding the Microbiome

Saturday, May 18 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Microbiome & Microbial Therapy Section.

Dr. Ellen Scherl–Jill Roberts Lecture — Pregnancy and IBD: Preliminary Results From the Helmsley Global Consensus Grade Conference

Sunday, May 19 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section.

Debates in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: From Diapers to Depends

Sunday, May 19 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Section.

Emerging Tests for Screening/Early Detection of GI (and Other) Cancers

Monday, May 20 8–9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Gastrointestinal Oncology Section.

Battling the Bloat: Practical Approaches to One of Gastroenterology’s Most Vexing Complaints

Monday, May 20 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section.

Changing Practice in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Monday, May 20 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging Section.

Inflammatory Tuning of Gut Epithelial Proliferation

Tuesday, May 21 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology Section.

A Day in the Life of a Liver Consultant: Floor-Based Consults

Tuesday, May 21 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Liver & Biliary Section

ASGE HIGHLIGHTS

With more than 16,000 members, ASGE is advancing patient care and digestive health all over the world by promoting excellence and innovation in the gastrointestinal endoscopy field.

Saturday, May 18 9 a.m.–Noon

Join ASGE President Jennifer Christie, MD, FASGE, and other ASGE leaders in a thought-provoking and insightful look at what’s new and what’s ahead in gastrointestinal endoscopy. They will delve deep as they share insights into opportunities and challenges. This session will also feature endowed lectures by some of the field’s leading experts, as well as fast-paced presentations of the top-rated ASGE abstract competition submissions.

Video Plenary Session
Monday, May 20 8–9:30 a.m. 2–3:30 p.m.

This can’t-miss program, now with two time slots, will highlight the highest-rated videos from ASGE’s Best-of-the-Best Award competition, while the overall winner will be honored with the VideoGIE Mel Schapiro Award. The top Distinguished Educational Video Award video will also air during this session. Get ready to view exciting educational videos that are top in their class.

World Cup of Endoscopy Session
Tuesday, May 21 1–3 p.m.

You’ll want to arrive early to get a good seat for this always fun-but-feisty competition, featuring eight to 10 teams from around the world that submitted the highest-rated videos. Bragging rights will be on the line, so come and root for your national or preferred team in this interactive and entertaining event.

Saturday, May 18–Tuesday, May 21

The following is a partial list of clinical sessions that GI endoscopy professionals won’t want to miss.

Visit the ASGE at DDW webpage for a complete list of ASGE sessions at DDW 2024.

Acquiring New Skills After Fellowship: It Can Be Done!

All Things Barrett’s

Artificial Intelligence: Endoscopy Reimagined

ASGE–SGEI (Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India) Symposium at DDW: Prevention and Management of Adverse Events During Endoscopy

ASGE & European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE): Working Toward a Greener Endoscopy World

ASGE & Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Endoscopía Digestiva (FAAED): Endoscopic Simulation and Continuous Learning (Spanish)

ASGE & Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA): Esophageal Dysplasia 2024

ASGE & Inter-American Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED): Best of DDW 2024 (Spanish)

ASGE & Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES): New Trends in Therapeutic Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract

ASGE & Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) — Advancement in Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy: Cutting Edge

ASGE & Pan-African Organization for Health, Education and Research (POHER): Endoscopic Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers in Africa

ASGE & Pan-Arab Society of Gastroenterology — Beyond Borders: How Endoscopy Is Revolutionizing Middle East Health Care for Emerging Diseases

ASGE & SOBED (Brazil) — Third-Space Endoscopy: Tips and Tricks

ASGE & Thai Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE): Endoscopy SOS

ASGE & World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) International Symposium — Endoscopic Training in Underserved Areas: Challenges and Opportunities

Bread and Butter EUS: The Pancreas

Challenges in Acute Care Colonoscopy: A Case-Based Review

Challenges in Colon Cancer Screening

Challenging Cases in Third-Space Endoscopy: Case-Based Discussion

Common Challenges in Upper Endoscopy

Difficult and Obscure: Exploring the Small Bowel in 2024

Dilemmas and Disasters in ERCP: What Now?

Endobariatric Techniques and Updates for 2024 (Video Session)

Endo-Hepatology: What’s New in the Liver Quiver
Sponsored by the EndoHepatology SIG.

Endoscopic Challenges in IBD: New Approaches to Visualization and Treatment

Endoscopy Innovation and Commercialization

ERCP: Best Practices and How to Get There

ESD: How I Do It

EUS Interventions Gone Wrong: When Things Fall Apart (Video Session)

Guidelines in Action: A Case-Based Approach to Recent ASGE Guidelines

EUS Interventions Gone Wrong: When Things Fall Apart (Video Session)

Guidelines in Action: A Case-Based Approach to Recent ASGE Guidelines

How to Succeed (and Thrive!) as a GI APP

Interventional EUS 1: Life on the LAMS (Video Session)

Interventional EUS 2: Threading the Needle (Video Session)

Landmark Endoscopy Trials in 2023

Looking for Closure: How to Repair (Almost) Any Defect

Make It Stop! Tips and Tools for Managing Acute and Recurrent GI Bleeding

Purging the Problem Polyp (Video Session)

Setting the Table for Endobariatics: Who, What, When and How

Stump the Stars (Lumenal): Can Ashley Faulx Pass Her Boards?

Stump the Stars (Pancreaticobiliary): Can Todd Baron Pass His Boards?

The Difficult ERCP: Video Challenges

The Endoscopist and Industry: How Should the Relationship Work?

The Endoscopist of the Future: How to Get the Most Out of a GI Fellowship

The Future of Gastroenterology Starts Today

The GI Hospitalist Model:The Future of Inpatient Care?
Sponsored by the GI Hospitalist SIG.

The Great Endoscopic Disruptor: Debates in Interventional EUS

Too Hot to Handle: Short Debates in Gastroenterology

Tool Kit for the Well-Equipped Gastroenterologist

Twists and Turns: New Tools for Colonoscopy

Leveraging New Advances to Improve Patient Outcomes
Sunday, May 19 7:50 a.m.–5 p.m.

Course Directors:

Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY

Akwi W. Asombang, MD, MPH, FASGE
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS, FASGE
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

How can GI endoscopists adopt and integrate all the latest technologies in light of the high cost for early adopters? How do you manage larger geriatric patient populations with increasing comorbidities? How do you manage the ever-changing patient lifestyle in the face of unhealthy nutritional habits that increase other GI disease states?

Register for access to essential endoscopic resources, current research highlights and practice trends. You will find practice resources you can use in the focused sessions that cover topics in pancreatobiliary disease states, esophageal disorders, emerging trends in high-quality colonoscopy techniques and management of endoscopic varices. Plus, gain insights from leading research on emerging areas that are impacting the practice of endoscopy.

Early registrants will have the opportunity to access special features and resources and will receive an invitation to an expert panel Q&A session on a different day from the PG Course. Don’t miss out on the leading GI endoscopy course out there!

Management Strategies in Anorectal Diseases Workshop 

Friday, May 17 1–5.30 p.m.

Primer on Generative AI in Gastroenterology: A Hands-On Workshop

Friday, May 17 1–5.30 p.m.

Transitioning to Sustainable Practice: Green Endoscopy Workshop

Friday, May 17 1–5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18–Tuesday, May 21 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

It’s impossible to miss ASGE’s Learning Center, which is prominently located in the DDW Exhibit Hall. Chances are you’ll visit this exhibit space more than once given the diverse and interesting mix of GI endoscopy speakers, demonstrations and hands-on training that ASGE offers daily. You can also form a team to test your intellect (and have some fun) in the one and only Endoscopy Escape Room — but don’t procrastinate because this attraction was fully booked at DDW 2023!

Endoscopy 101 (Fellows Course)
Saturday, May 18 1:30–3:30 p.m.

How to Get It Done (Complex Colon Polypectomy)
Sunday, May 19 9–11 a.m.

Bariatrics
Sunday, May 19 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Endoscopy 911 (Endoscopic Emergencies)
Monday, May 20 9–11 a.m.

Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Disease
Monday, May 20 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Advanced Pancreatic Biliary Interventions
Tuesday, May 21 9–11 a.m.

SSAT HIGHLIGHTS

SSAT is committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease. 

SSAT stimulates, fosters and provides surgical leadership in the art and sciences of patient care; teaches and researches the diseases and functions of the alimentary tract; provides a forum for the presentation of such knowledge; and encourages training opportunities, funding and scientific publications supporting the foregoing activities.

Presidential Address and Presidential Plenary
Monday, May 20 8–10:45 a.m.

Join the SSAT in celebrating the presidency of Vic Velanovich, MD, during the SSAT Presidential Address. This session will also include the top papers in GI surgery featured in the 2024 program.

Foundation Reception and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 19 6–8 p.m.

Join friends and colleagues at the SSAT Foundation Reception to celebrate the foundation’s global community and the work the society is promoting around the world. SSAT members who have been presented awards and grants in 2023 and 2024 will be celebrated during this event and the Society Founders Medal will be conferred. Inspired cuisine, fun and games have been planned for all attendees and guests! More information is available on the SSAT website.

Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration
Monday, May 20 10:45–11:30 a.m.

Join SSAT for this lecture named in honor of John Cameron, MD, SSAT president (1991–1992).

Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture
Sunday, May 19 4–4:45 p.m.

Join SSAT for this lecture named in honor of Frank Moody, MD, SSAT president (1981–1982).

Legends of GI Surgery: Interview
Monday, May 20 4–4:45 p.m.

This session will highlight a living legend in GI surgery. Formatted as a one-on-one interview with audience interaction, the Legends of GI Surgery session will capture the pioneering spirit of leaders in medicine who paved a path for discovery, innovation and education in GI surgery.

SSAT Business Meeting
Monday, May 20 5–5:30 p.m.

Presidential Plenary I
Monday, May 20 8–9:30 a.m.

Plenary Oral Presentations

Please join us throughout the conference for outstanding oral presentations and discussions.

Video Sessions

See the latest in surgical innovation and technology during SSAT Video Sessions, which will feature the top peer-reviewed videos submitted this year.

The following panels have been planned by SSAT committees and designed to provide thoughtful perspective, audience interaction and discussion.

Panel #1

Stomach/Bariatric Metabolic Subcommittee — Current Trends in Obesity Management: From Medication to Surgery
Saturday, May 18 2–3:30 p.m.

Panel #2

Global Outreach Committee — International Advances in GI Surgery: Management of Esophageal Achalasia
Sunday, May 19 2–3:30 p.m.

Panel #3

Resident and Fellow Education Committee & Giving Back Committee — GI Surgical Training Around the World: Sharing Experiences and Promoting Partnerships
Sunday, May 19 4–5:30 p.m.

Panel #4

PAWS: Contemporary Management of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
Tuesday, May 21 8–9:30 a.m.

Panel #5

Stomach/Bariatric/Metabolic Subcommittee: Gastric Cancer Management at Different Stages
Tuesday, May 21 2–3:30 p.m.

Join the SSAT and its society partners for collaborative symposia at DDW. Sessions will include programming with the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), International Society for Digestive Surgery (ISDS), Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) and Pancreas Club.

SSAT and ASCRS Symposium: Increasing Incidence of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer: A Different Disease Entity?
Sunday, May 19 8–9:30 a.m.

SSAT–SAGES Kelly and Carlos Pelligrini Symposium — How We Do It: Unique Clinical Cases and Management From Around the World
Sunday, May 19 10–11:30 a.m.

APP Committee Symposium: Advocating for GI Surgery Patients
Sunday, May 19 10–11:30 a.m.

SSAT–American Hernia Society (AHS) Joint Symposium: Complex Abdominal Wall Repairs
Sunday, May 19 2–3:30 pm

SSAT and ISDS Symposium: Functional Disorders of the UGI and LGI Tract
Sunday, May 19 2–3:30 p.m.

SSAT Diversity Symposium — Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Committee: Practical Steps to Becoming a DEI–Focused GI Surgery Program
Monday, May 20 2–3:30 p.m.

SSAT and AHPBA Symposium: HPB Video Debates
Tuesday, May 21 10–11:30 a.m.

Authors present brief oral reports of their work, with time allotted for questions from the audience.

Saturday, May 18 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

This miniconference held within DDW 2024 highlights presentations from the highest-rated trainee abstracts. This session is by invitation only. The participants will compete for a top prize to be announced during the SSAT Presidential Plenary.

Residents and Fellows Jeopardy Quiz Bowl
Saturday, May 18 4 p.m.

Don’t miss this fun competition pitting resident vs. resident to find out who will take home the SSAT trophy in 2024! Residents will be quizzed on clinical and historical information related to GI surgery and the SSAT. Be there to support your colleagues, trainees and friends!

DDW® PLANNING TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Streamline your DDW experience with these resources.

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Registration Checklist

Registration for DDW 2024 is easy, efficient, user friendly and available online. Walk through the registration process step by step with this helpful checklist, available here.

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Mobile App and Meeting Planner

DDW Meeting Planner

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 planner at this link.

DDW Mobile App

Supported by Pfizer.

Create your own customized itinerary and get important meeting details in one centralized location. Once it is available in spring 2024, use the app to:

  • Search all sessions and abstracts to find presentations you want to attend and 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 with peers, ask questions or schedule meetings.

Get more information about the mobile app here.

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DDW Tracks

Did you notice color-coded tracks under 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 meeting planner, mobile app and DDW News.

See the full list here.

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DDW News

This is your one-stop shop for meeting information. In addition to live coverage of the meeting, you can use this resource to read about sessions, planning tips and much more, available here.

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Attendee Guide

Whether you’ve been coming to DDW for years or considering attending for the first time, this guide will walk you through everything you need to make the most of your DDW experience. Check it out at this link.

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