HERE FOR EXCITING POSSIBILITIES

Come for the opportunity to share. Leave with new momentum. DDW is the place where you can accomplish your professional objectives, like updating your knowledge, discovering new advances in the field, gaining valuable feedback on your work, or expanding your network. We can’t wait to do it all again in 2023. Be here for all the exciting possibilities. 

With multiple registration options, you choose how you want to be part of DDW — in person in Chicago at McCormick Place or online, with access to a variety of livestreamed and on-demand content. 

Here’s what you can expect with each registration type for DDW 2023:

IN PERSON ONLINE
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 to 2,800 posters in the Poster Hall and 250+ companies in the Exhibit Hall.
Access to all full-text abstracts and complete posters on the ePosters site. Interact with select authors in virtual meeting rooms to ask your questions in real time.
Full access to the 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 at the Online Industry Supporter Directory. Here you’ll see the latest GI innovations and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners.

TELL US WHAT YOU'RE "HERE FOR"

Perhaps it’s the groundbreaking findings. Or the real-world experiences of leaders from across the GI field. Maybe it’s the connections with a global community.

No matter what you’re hoping to discover at DDW, one thing is for certain: you’ll find it here (and so much more). See what some of your peers are looking forward to this year, then join the conversation on social media with #HereforDDW and #DDW2023, and tag any colleagues you want to invite. Check out our social toolkit, including sample messages to share here.

 

Hear it straight from DDW attendees.

“It’s just a wonderful place where I can meet people nationally and internationally.” 

Priyanka Kanth, MD, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

“I’m here for two major reasons. I’m here for networking and to take new research ideas back to my lab.”

Suhail Akhtar, PhD, A.T. Still University

“I’m here for the breadth of knowledge you get at DDW. It’s a great check on my own practice. I always say the patients I see the first month after DDW get the best care.”

Albert Ross, MD, Pinnacle GI Partners

“I’m here to show everyone the research we have been working on, but more importantly, to learn from others.”

Maria Inez Pinto-Sanchez, MD, McMaster University

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Get Ready to ChicaGO

May is the perfect time for a getaway to Chicago, the DDW 2023 host city. Average temperatures in the 70s and sunny skies provide an ideal setting for enjoying cityscape views from a rooftop restaurant, adventuring down the Chicago River on an architectural boat tour, or strolling between world-class attractions. And don’t forget the legendary deep-dish pizza! No matter how you like to spend your leisure time, you’ll find plenty of exciting things to see and do here in the Windy City. Learn more here. Do you need a visa to attend DDW? We’ve put together a helpful invitation letter generator to cut down on visa processing times. You can view the letter generator here.

REGISTRATION AND HOUSING INFORMATION

Important Dates 

Jan. 18, 2023

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

Jan. 25, 2023 

General registration and housing open for nonmembers. 

March 15, 2023 

Early bird registration deadline — save by registering on or before this date. 

Register and Make Hotel Arrangements 

Everything you need to register is available online.

  • View complete registration materials, including a registration checklist, by clicking here. 
  • Register online or call +1-508-743-8521 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
  • Make your hotel reservation when you register for DDW.
    All hotel reservations must be made through onPeak, DDW’s housing provider, as hotels cannot take direct reservations. Reserve online or by calling 855-202-8097 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-312-527-7300 (international) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET. 
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service for attendees will be provided from contracted hotels to the convention center. View the shuttle map and schedule.
Registration and Housing Confirmation 

Confirmations for registration and housing will be sent within 24 hours of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation or have questions, call +1-508-743-8521 or email ddw@xpressreg.net.

DDW Housing: 

855-202-8097 or email ddw@onpeak.com 

MAP # HOTEL SINGLE RATE DOUBLE RATE

1

Blackstone

$283

$283

2

DoubleTree Magnificent Mile

$275

$275

3

Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile

$259

$259

4

Fairmont Chicago

$305

$305

5

Gwen

$328

$328

6

Hampton Inn McCormick Place

$328

$328

7

Hilton Chicago (SSAT Headquarter)

$289

$289

8

Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place

$328

$328

9

Hotel Chicago

$279

$279

10

Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile

$286

$286

11

Hyatt Regency Chicago (AASLD Headquarter)

$295

$295

12

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

$336

$336

13

InterContiental Chicago (AGA Headquarter)

$289

$289

14

JW Marriott

$319

$319

15

Kinzie Hotel

$249

$249

16

Loews Chicago

$289

$289

17

LondonHouse Chicago

$299

$299

18

Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

$309

$309

19

Marriott Marquis

$376

$376

20

Omni Chicago

$299

$299

21

Palmer House Hilton

$279

$279

22

Pendry Chicago

$285

$285

23

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

$299

$299

24

Renaissance Chicago Downtown

$305

$305

25

Sheraton Grand (ASGE Headquarter)

$309

$309

26

Swissotel Chicago

$299

$299

27

Virgin Hotel Chicago

$289

$289

28

Westin River North

$289

$289

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

CATEGORY ON OR BEFORE MARCH 15 AFTER MARCH 15
Member
$210
$310
Member associate
$210
$310
Member postdoctoral fellow
Complimentary
$190
Member student or trainee
Complimentary
$190
Nonmember
$570
$650
Nonmember associate
$275
$335
Nonmember postdoctoral fellow
$275
$335
Nonmember student
$210
$310
Nonmember trainee
$210
$310
Industry professional
$570
$650
Practice manager
$275
$335
Industry supporter attendee
$210
$310
Spouse/guest
$65
$65

REGISTRATION AND EVENT POLICIES 

Individuals must be members 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 the attendee becomes a member after registering.

The cancellation deadline for in-person registration is April 12, 2023. After the deadline, there is a $50 cancellation or change fee. All online registration purchases are final, and no refunds will be permitted once your registration has been completed.

Requests for cancellation must be received by April 12 to be eligible for a refund. Requests must be emailed to ddw@xpressreg.net. Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited.

Please be advised of rogue sites that are posting information for the 2023 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 administration@ddw.org. Please use information on our website only. 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 health and safety 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 dedicated web page.

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 2023 that all participants will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO POLICY

Photography on-site 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 nondisruptive manner so as not to 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.

DDW HIGHLIGHTS

Exhibit Hall and Online Industry Supporter Directory

See the latest GI innovations and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners. We’ve scheduled fewer sessions during select times to make it easier for you to spend time in the Exhibit Hall and at the online Industry Supporter Directory. Plus, get additional industry programming through:

DDW Theaters

Practical and useful updates on the latest GI products and procedures await you in the theaters.

Satellite Symposia

Looking for educational sessions before or after official programming during DDW? Satellite Symposia provide additional educational offerings, often including CME credit for attendees.

Poster Sessions and Poster Hall

Saturday, May 6–Tuesday, May 9 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* will be available for viewing during and after the meeting. Attendees can interact with authors online at the ePosters site to ask questions and make new connections.

*If submitted.

Unopposed On-Site Exhibit Hall Hours (CDT)

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

On-Site Exhibit Hall Schedule

Sunday, May 7–Tuesday, May 9, 2023 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Online Industry Supporter Directory Schedule

Sunday, May 7–Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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.

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission

Late-breaking abstract submissions will be accepted March 8 to 15, 2023.

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DDW Diversity Session

Monday, May 8 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.

The reception is supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

The Best of DDW 2023

Tuesday, May 9 4–5:30 p.m.

Moderators: Loren Laine, MD, DDW council chair, and Prateek Sharma, 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 7–Tuesday, May 9 6:30–7:45 a.m.

Session Fee: $75 ($30 for trainees)

Just like the lunch sessions, these are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited.

DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons

Sunday, May 7–Tuesday, May 9 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 is providing child care in a hotel conveniently accessible from the convention center. Visit the Resources for Parents web page for detailed information and to register.

DDW Breakfast Connections
DATE SESSION TITLE
May 7
DDW Surveillance for HCC: When to Start and Stop? (e.g., Post-SVR, NASH F3, Older HBV)
May 7
H. pylori Management
May 7
Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia Management: Unraveling the United States and International Guidelines
May 7
AI in BE Neoplasia Detection: The New Normal or Panacea?
May 7
Endobariatrics 2023
May 7
Master Class in GI Bleeding and Anticoagulants
May 7
OAGB: One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass
May 8
DDW Hepatitis B Management for People Who Do Not Fit the Guidance
May 8
Controversies in Barrett's Esophagus
May 8
Integrating AI in the Endoscopy Lab From Diagnosis to Efficiency
May 8
Should We Be Doing Microbiome Testing?
May 8
Closure Techniques for Perforations, Fistulas and Leaks
May 8
Minimizing ERCP Adverse Events
May 8
Post-Whipple DGE: Prevention, Workup and Treatment 
May 9
DDW Best Practice for Liver Transplant Referral in 2023: Who, When and Where?
May 9
Challenging Cases in Celiac Disease
May 9
Overcoming Common Day to Day Practice Challenges in IBD Management
May 9
Diet, Bugs, Drugs and GI Health
May 9
POEM Basics
May 9
Endoscopy in Post-Surgical Anatomy

DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons
DATE SESSION TITLE
May 7
DDW Management of Cholangiocarcinoma: One Size Does Not Fit All (One Medical One Surgical)
May 7
Advances in the Treatment of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
May 7
Non-Invasive Tests to Assess Portal Hypertension: Learning From Baveno VII Consensus Conference
May 7
Hepatology and Advanced Endoscopic Tools
May 7
Esophageal Stricture Management
May 7
Tips and Tricks for Successful Colon EMR
May 7
Disposable Duodenoscopes: Where Do They Fit Into Your Practice?
May 8
DWW Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis: To Steroid or Not to Steroid?
May 8
What Microbiome Therapies Are Available?
May 8
Endohepatology: EUS for Liver Biopsy, Varices and Beyond
May 8
Lunch with Epithelial Transport
May 8
How the Experts Manage Barrett’s Dysplasia
May 8
ERCP Cannulation Tips and Tricks
May 8
Writer’s Workshop — Results, Tables and Figures: Efficiently and Effectively Delivering Your Message to the Reviewer
May 9
Hepatorenal Syndrome: Definition, Current and Emerging Therapies
May 9
Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology in Children
May 9
Duodenal and Ampullary Adenomas Management
May 9
Master Class in Pancreatic Cyst Management
May 9
Colorectal Cancer Screening in 2023: Who, When and How Often
May 9
Use of ICG in Hepatobiliary and Upper GI Surgery

IN-PERSON PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

TIME
All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
EVENT
Fri, May 5
Noon–8 p.m. Registration
Sat, May 6
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Scientific Sessions*
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. AGA Postgraduate Course
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Poster Sessions and ePosters
Various Times Satellite Symposia
Sun, May 7
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration
7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course
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 Times Satellite Symposia
Mon, May 8
7 a.m.–6 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
Tues, May 9
Don’t miss out on poster sessions, the Best of DDW and more than 100 scientific sessions all day on Tuesday!
7 a.m.–4 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.

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
Advances in the Endoscopic Diagnosis and Management of Gastric Neoplasia and Premalignancy
AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Does Endoscopy Have a Role in the Management of NAFLD?
ASGE, AASLD, AGA, SSAT
Let’s Debate! Conventional Therapy vs. Progressive Interventional Endoscopy
ASGE, AGA, SSAT
Liver Disease in Underserved Populations
AASLD, AGA
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Postoperative Weight Loss Failure
SSAT, AGA, ASGE
Multidisciplinary Management of Cholecystitis When Surgery Is Not Straightforward
SSAT, AASLD, AGA, ASGE
Multimodal GERD Management: Gastroenterologist and Surgeons Optimizing Treatment Together
SSAT, AGA, ASGE
Multiomics of Gastrointestinal Disorders
ASGA, AASLD
Pancreatic Cancer Screening in 2023: A Multidisciplinary Approach
ASGE, AGA, SSAT
Portal Hypertension: Shifting Paradigms
AASLD, AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Saving the Planet: Reducing the Carbon Footprint in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
AGA, AASLD, ASGE, SSAT
The Evolving Role of the Gastroenterologist for Detecting, Managing and Preventing IBD-Related Dysplasia and CRC
AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Women’s Health and Liver Disease
AASLD, AGA

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 ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies 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.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn ABIM MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM’s) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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 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.

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 ineligible companies. ACCME defines an ineligible company as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Financial relationships in any amount are considered a potential conflict of interest with ineligible companies and are peer-reviewed and resolved by mitigation methods used by the ASGE prior to the planning of this program. All planner, faculty and staff disclosures are available in course materials prior to the start of the program and verbally acknowledged by each presenter prior to the start of their educational materials and/or presentation. Any potential conflicts of interest regarding this educational activity were addressed and mitigated in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

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 ACGME and ABMS 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 by 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 SSAT. 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.

AASLD HIGHLIGHTS

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

Plenary Session
Sunday, May 7 8–9:30 a.m.
The best abstracts in basic and clinical hepatology will be presented at these highly focused sessions, with robust Q&A periods. Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in hepatology to ensure they are abreast of the most cutting-edge science.

Clinical Symposia: Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Noninvasive Tests for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Saturday, May 6 10–11:30 a.m.
The goal of this program is to educate providers on the real-world application of noninvasive assessments of liver fibrosis. Who, what, when and why?

Hepatology for Gastroenterologists Symposium
Monday, May 8 8–9:30 a.m.
Calling all gastroenterologists with an interest in hepatology! This is a symposium you can’t afford to miss. Participants will explore fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in the practice of hepatology and learn about the latest innovations in treatment options from advanced hepatology practitioners.

Clinical Practice Workshop: Contemporary Hepatology for Gastroenterologists
Monday, May 8 2–3:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on the challenges in the management of patients where there is a paucity of evidence-based data or the critical appraisal of our current knowledge base. Topics to be discussed include current guidelines on the management of iron overload, the management of hepatitis D and treatment options for recurrent HCC after liver transplantation.

Review of Practice Guidelines
Monday, May 8 4–5:30 p.m.
Participants will review best practices presented in recently finalized or published AASLD practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with NAFLD or acute-on-chronic liver failure and patients in the critical care setting with portal hypertension or varices and variceal hemorrhage in cirrhosis. Guidance statements on the care of patients will be highlighted and discussed. Choosing appropriate treatments remains a challenge for patients with these chronic liver diseases, and the implementation of up-to-date guidance can positively affect treatment decisions and patient outcomes.

Hepatology Skills Workshops
Saturday, May 6 8–11:30 a.m.
Join us for these engaging and interactive workshops that focus on building the skills needed for a successful career in hepatology. These sessions are appropriate for trainees and other early career professionals seeking to broaden their skills in hepatology.

Workshop 1: FibroScan
Saturday, May 6 8–9:30 a.m.

Workshop 2: Motivational Interviewing
Saturday, May 6 10–11:30 a.m.

Liver Transplant for Malignancies: HCC and Beyond
Sunday, May 7 8–9:30 a.m.
This session will highlight advances in the utilization of total hepatectomy and liver transplantation for the treatment of nonhepatocellular primary liver cancers and select metastatic malignancies. Lectures will focus on patient selection, neoadjuvant therapy, surgical approaches and clinical outcomes. The ethics of allocation of cadaveric organs and living donation will be explored.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Liver Tumors in Action
Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.
Optimization of hepatocellular carcinoma therapy requires multidisciplinary input with regard to treatment options tailored to the nuances of an individual patient’s clinical situation, functional status and preferences. Multiple models of delivering this care could be considered, but the relative merits of various approaches are relatively unexplored. This session will present various models for multidisciplinary liver cancer care, highlighting strengths, weaknesses and barriers to implementation or sustainability.

Primary Prevention and Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Best Practices in 2023
Tuesday, May 9 8–9:30 a.m.
This session will discuss best practices for primary and secondary prevention of HCC — two steps in the cancer care continuum that can most efficiently reduce HCC-related mortality. We will discuss current evidence-based approaches for both steps, including the at-risk population in whom they should be implemented, and recommendations from the recent update to the AASLD HCC Guidance document. We will also discuss the status of emerging promising strategies and what data are needed before routine use in clinical practice or adoption into future guidelines.
Stump the Hepatologist: Evaluating Acute and Chronic Liver Disease in a Case Conference Format
Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.
This session is 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 be able to witness how experts in the field, using their knowledge base, break down and narrow their differential diagnosis.

Career Options in Hepatology: Engaging Trainees in the Diversity of Career Pathways in Hepatology and Liver Transplant
Sunday, May 7 10–11:30 a.m.
This workshop will highlight the breadth of career options available in the field of hepatology. Geared for trainees interested in learning more about developing a career in hepatology and/or liver transplant, this session will enable participants to learn from established hepatologists regarding clinical and research opportunities in both adult and pediatric hepatology. There will be dedicated time for a panel discussion with hepatologists during the session.

Career Planning for APPs
Saturday, May 6 4–5:30 p.m.
This interactive workshop will guide APPs in exploring the unique rewards and challenges of various hepatology career pathways and how to maximize their potential throughout their career trajectory.

Academic Debates: Hot Topics in Hepatology and Liver Transplant
Sunday, May 7 2–3:30 p.m.
Explore timely topics in liver disease in a lively debate format as hepatologists tackle important, often controversial issues. Debaters will gain skills in critical thinking, balanced argumentation and factual examination of each issue’s pros and cons. Debaters, judges and audience members will grapple with opposing scientific, societal, individual and financial viewpoints on current clinical concerns.
AASLD’s four State-of-the-Art Lectures offer session participants the opportunity to stay informed on the latest innovations and research in the field of hepatology and gastroenterology. All State-of-the-Art Lectures will be livestreamed for the digital audience!

SOA I: Noninvasive Approaches for Diagnosing Fibrosis/Cirrhosis
Sunday, May 7 10–11:30 a.m.

SOA II: Microbiome and Liver Disease: The Gut Actually Matters
Sunday, May 7 2–3:30 p.m.

SOA III: Hepatorenal Syndrome: A New Drug for an Old Disease
Monday, May 8 10–11:30 a.m.

SOA IV: Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease: Controversies and Consensus
Tuesday, May 9 10–11:30 a.m.
Research/Topic Fora held Saturday, May 6, through Tuesday, May 9, will offer opportunities for the presentation of original research and the exchange of ideas and data.

All AASLD Research Fora will be topically focused, kick off with an introductory lecture, and cover the best submitted abstracts in that topical area — from clinical, translational and basic science.

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 

Clinical Practice Track


Saturday, May 6 8 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
This year’s theme, Advances in Gastroenterology: News You Can Use, will focus on groundbreaking advances in the delivery of high-quality, patient centered GI patient care. Clinicians will leave with tangible strategies that can be immediately implemented upon their return to the office and shared with the entire multidisciplinary care team. General sessions and case-based breakouts will focus on six disease states — inflammatory bowel disease, colon, esophagus, stomach/small bowel, liver and pancreas/biliary tract/ obesity. Complete course details and registration can be found at www.pgcourse.gastro.org.
Clinical Practitioner Zone Throughout DDW 2023, AGA will feature sessions specifically targeted at clinical practitioners. These “Best of” session topics include eosinophilic esophagitis, GERD, H. pylori, acute pancreatitis, liver consults, IBS, colon cancer screening and surveillance, therapeutic endoscopy, and artificial intelligence, with several sessions in the format of debates that present controversies and challenging cases.

AGA Clinical Plenary

Clinical Practice Track


Monday, May 8 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.

AGA Presidential Plenary

Clinical Practice Track


Monday, May 8 10 a.m.–Noon
The 2023 plenary is designed to highlight timely, high-impact research and the role of AGA. This year’s plenary theme is to honor 125 years of AGA history and the influence and importance of gastroenterology and hepatology in patient care and research and to recognize barriers overcome in diversifying the practice of gastroenterology. The plenary program will feature a series of invited-speaker talks on high-profile topics. There will also be a brief address from AGA Institute President John M. Carethers, MD, AGAF.
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 6: Basic Mechanisms, Modeling GI Biology and Disease

Sunday, May 7: Stem Cells, Repair and Regenerative Medicine

Monday, May 8: Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition

Tuesday, May 9: Inflammation, Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology


AGA Basic Science Plenary

Basic Science Track


Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.
Catch AGA’s top-scoring basic science abstracts for the latest research in basic science.

Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) Symposium

Basic Science Track


Saturday, May 6 2–3:30 p.m.

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

Functional GI and Motility Disorders Track


Monday, May 8 2–3:30 p.m.
Distinguished Lecturer: Lin Chang, MD
These are sessions specifically designed to meet the unique needs of trainees, early career GIs and physicians of diverse backgrounds. Please refer to the online preliminary program for additional sessions.

Emerging Disparities and Opportunities in the Digital Age

Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track


Saturday, May 6 8–9:30 a.m.

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

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track


Sunday, May 7 10–11:30 a.m.

AGA Board Review Course

Education and Training Track


Sunday, May 7 1:30–5:30 p.m.

Nutrition and Obesity Education in Gastroenterology Fellowship: How to Develop an Effective Curriculum for Today’s Gastroenterologist

Education and Training Track


Monday, May 8 2–3:30 p.m.

Academy of Educators Plenary

Education and Training Track


Tuesday, May 9 8–9:30 a.m.

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 — Do Changes in Intestinal Permeability Translate Into Clinical Symptoms and Treatments in Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction?

Functional GI and Motility Disorders Track


Sunday, May 7 10–11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Rome Foundation.


IBD Care in a Post-COVID World

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track


Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Cochrane Gut Group.


The Key to Optimal Patient Care: Good Clinician-Pathologist Communication

Colorectal Diseases Track


Monday, May 8 4–5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society.

AGA–CSG: Best of DDW in Chinese
Tuesday, May 9 10–11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA Lo Mejor de DDW
Tuesday, May 9 10–11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA O Melhor do DDW
Tuesday, May 9 10–11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.
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.

Subsingle Cell Resolution: The Role of Organelles in Stem Cells and Plasticity

Basic Science Track


Sunday, May 7 2–3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology Section

A Case-Based Approach to Insights, Approaches and Treatment of Patients With PSC and PBC

Biliary Tract Diseases Track


Monday, May 8 8–9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Liver & Biliary Section

A Day in the GI Office

Clinical Practice Track


Sunday, May 7 2–3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Clinical Practice Section

45 Is the New 50, and 50 Is the New 55: Epidemiology and Causes of the Shift in Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal Diseases Track


Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Gastrointestinal Oncology Section

State-of-the-Art Care in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

Esophageal Diseases Track


Saturday, May 6 4–5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Section

Josephine and Michael Camilleri, MD, Lecture — Multidisciplinary Approaches for IBS: Miracle Therapy or Glorified Placebo?

Functional GI and Motility Disorders Track


Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section

Patricia and Ralph Giannella Lecture — Road to Prediction: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Risk and Outcomes

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track


Saturday, May 6 10–11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section

Early Life Microbiome as a Determinant of Future Health

Microbiome in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Track


Monday, May 8 2–3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Microbiome & Microbial Therapy Section

State-of-the-Art Management of Acute Pancreatitis and Its Complications

Pancreatic Diseases Track


Saturday, May 6 4–5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Pancreatic Disorders Section

The Public Health Crisis in Nutrition: Enteral and Parenteral

Pediatric GI Track


Saturday, May 6 8–9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section

Emerging Developments in Celiac Disease Immunology

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track


Sunday, May 7 10–11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders Section

Current Status of Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track


Sunday, May 7 10–11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging Section

ASGE HIGHLIGHTS

The global leader of advancement in the field of GI endoscopy for more than 80 years, the ASGE upholds the highest standards for gastrointestinal endoscopic practice and fosters research to encourage continuous innovation.

ASGE Presidential Plenary

Clinical Practice Track


Saturday, May 6 9 a.m.–Noon
Please join ASGE President Bret Petersen, MD, MASGE, for a comprehensive overview of today’s advancements and innovations in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE leaders will lead this critical discussion on what’s at stake and what’s ahead in the field as they share insights on upcoming challenges and expectations in an interactive atmosphere. Enjoy engaging with your peers, listen to endowed lectures from the world’s luminaries in gastrointestinal endoscopy, and of course, benefit from ASGE’s top-rated abstracts in rapid-fire fashion.
Video Plenary Session

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track


Tuesday, May 9 8 a.m.–Noon
Featuring the most prestigious, highest ranking, cutting-edge endoscopic videos, the highest-scoring video from the peer-reviewed process for each category will be presented a Best-ofthe-Best Award in that category. One final overall winner, the recipient of the VideoGIE Mel Schapiro Award, will be selected from the Best-of-the-Best videos. This session will also see the presentation of the Distinguished Educational Video (DEV) Award to the highest-scoring video in educational endoscopy.

World Cup of Endoscopy Session

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track


Tuesday, May 9 1–3 p.m.
You won’t want to miss this fun but competitive international competition where different countries vie for top honors for their country. Selection into World Cup is based on the content of the video, with the objective of selecting one video per country. Approximately eight to 10 countries compete in this session. Puff up that national pride, and come represent your country at this exciting and entertaining event.

ASGE Clinical Symposia Sessions

Saturday, May 6–Tuesday, May 9

Several practical clinical sessions on pertinent topics facing the field will be presented throughout DDW 2023. For a full list of confirmed ASGE clinical sessions, visit www.ASGE.org/DDWclinical.

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track

  • ASGE & Inter-American Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED) International Symposium: Early Gastric Cancer, Diagnosis, Staging and Endoscopic Treatment
  • Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding: The Expert’s Toolkit
  • Obscure and Occult Bleeding: A Deep Dive
  • Small Bowel Big Problems

Colorectal Diseases Track

  • ASGE & Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) International Symposium: Indication and Strategy of Endoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Neoplasia
  • Common Challenges in Colonoscopy
  • Improving Your Colon Cancer Prevention Program
  • Management of a Complex or Malignant Polyp
  • Polypectomy: This Is How I Do It
  • Staying Out of Trouble During Colonoscopy

 

Esophageal Diseases Track

  • ASGE & Sociedade Brasileira de Endoscopia Digestiva (SOBED) International Symposium: Update in the Role of Endotherapy for Esophageal Lesions
  • Endoscopic Challenges in Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Foregut Perforations: Advancing Endoscopy and Minimizing Morbidity

 

Clinical Practice Track

  • ASGE & Hong Kong Society of Digestive Endoscopy (HKSDE) & Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopy (CSDE) International Symposium: New Technology
  • Endoscopy 911: Managing Adverse Events During Endoscopy
  • International Endoscopy, Cross-Cultural Communication: Best Practices
  • Meeting the Environmental Challenges of Endoscopy
  • Practical Application of Recent ASGE Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Case-Based Approach
  • Safety Not Guaranteed: Unforeseen Events During Interventional EUS
  • Trending Tips, Tricks and Tools for Training in GI Endoscopy

 

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

  • ASGE & World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) International Symposium: Artificial Intelligence for Endoscopy — Challenges of Globalization
  • Cutting Edge in Endoluminal Resection
  • Incorporating AI in Your Endoscopy Suite: Challenges and Solutions
  • Interventional EUS in 2023: This Is How We Do It
  • Third Space for the Referring Endoscopist

 

Obesity and Nutrition Track

  • Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy
    Sponsored by the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy.
  • More Than One Way to Peel the Orange: Different Approaches to Managing Obesity

 

Pancreatic Diseases Track

  • Perfecting Diagnostic EUS: Beyond the Pancreas
  • When Pancreatitis Goes (Really) Bad

 

Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

  • Endo-Hepatology: An Update on Current Status & Future Directions
    Sponsored by the ASGE Endo-Hepatology Special Interest Group.

 

Biliary Tract Diseases Track

  •  ERCP 101
  • ERCP Quality in 2023
  • ERCP Video Forum: Navigating Complex Biliary and Pancreatic Interventions

 

Practice Management Track

  •  Women in Endoscopy
ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course: Clinical Challenges and Real-Time Decision Making in GI Endoscopy

Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track


Sunday, May 7 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Course Directors:
Vinay Chandrasekhara
, MD, FASGE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, University of Chicago, IL
Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, NY

This annual signature ASGE event brings together experts from across the globe to present evidence-based and outcomes-driven endoscopic management of gastrointestinal and related disorders. Enjoy discussions on tools, techniques, tips and tricks to achieve your own optimal outcomes for general and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. With a mix of didactic lectures, case-based discussions, video cases and panel discussions, you can expect an interactive experience that will equip you for real-time decision making in tackling clinical challenges in your GI unit. Course registrants will also have access to additional select resources in ASGE’s GI Leap. ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians can also earn up to 8.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points. Learn more at www.ASGE.org/APG.
Train the Endoscopic Trainer (TET) and Hands-On

Education and Training Track


Friday, May 5 9 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Attend ASGE’s highly sought-after Train the Endoscopic Trainer workshop to develop or enhance your teaching skills as endoscopy educators. Leading expert faculty will facilitate this workshop in both interactive sessions with integrated small group role-play exercises. It will raise awareness on what is needed to develop a training framework for an effective endoscopic training session and allow you to practice your teaching skills. Space limited!

AI in GI Workshop

Education and Training Track


Friday, May 5 1–5:30 p.m.
This workshop will help you envision how AI can enhance your clinical practice by providing you with the tools and knowledge needed to effectively incorporate AI into your practice. What’s more, it will also provide you with the opportunity to engage with the newest AI technologies in GI. Register early as space is limited.

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

Education and Training Track Track


Saturday, May 6 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Come to this networking session to meet other fellows from around the country and learn how you can leverage the excellent resources ASGE provides while identifying top tips to navigate your fellowship training!
ASGE Learning Center in the Exhibit Hall

Education and Training Track


Saturday, May 6–Tuesday, May 9 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
It all happens at the ASGE Learning Center — the not-to-be-missed hub of activities for all things GI endoscopy. It’s worth the walk across the sprawling Exhibit Hall for a chance to view industry demonstrations, take part in hands-on training, experience the first-time ever Endoscopy Escape Room, listen to luminaries speak at the theater, and find the latest resources and news on GI endoscopy.

Featured ASGE’s Hands-On Sessions taking place at the ASGE Learning Center include:
  1. Endoscopy 101: Fellows Course
  2. How to Get It Done: Complex Colon Polypectomy
  3. Bariatrics
  4. Endoscopy 911: Endoscopic Emergencies
  5. Mind the Gap: Suture and Closure
  6. Cut, Burn or Freeze: Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Disease
  7. ERCP 2.0: Advanced Techniques

SSAT HIGHLIGHTS

Representing a global community of GI surgeons and trainees, SSAT is committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease.

Please join the SSAT for its most prestigious talks of the meeting: the Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration and the Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture.

Presidential Address
Sunday, May 7 9:15–10 a.m.
Join the SSAT in celebrating the presidency of Jennifer Tseng, MD, PhD, during the SSAT Presidential Address. This session will include an inspiring speech from President Tseng and top papers in GI surgery featured on the 2023 program.

SSAT and Foundation Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 7 8:30–9:15 a.m.
This ceremony welcomes and introduces new members, presents the GI fellowship certificates, announces the SSAT and foundation sponsored award, provides reports from the SSAT Foundation, recognizes the foundation donors, and confers the Founders Medal.

Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration
Sunday, May 7 10:15–11 a.m.

Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture
Monday, May 8 11–11:45 a.m.

Legends of GI Surgery: Interview
Sunday, May 7 2–3:30 p.m.
This session will highlight a living legend in GI surgery who was instrumental in establishing and promoting the multidisciplinary team approach to managing complex digestive diseases. 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.
Presidential Plenary I & II
Sunday, May 7 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 7 11–11:45 a.m.

Plenary Oral Presentations
Please join us throughout the conference for the latest and most innovative oral presentations.
Video Sessions
See the latest in surgical innovation and technology during SSAT Video Sessions which will feature top peer-reviewed video abstracts submitted this year.
The following panels have been planned by SSAT committees and designed to provide thoughtful perspective, audience interaction and discussion.

Panel #1: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) Symposium
Saturday, May 6 4–5:30 p.m.

Panel #2: Resident Fellow Committee — Ergonomics and the Surgeon: Striking a Healthier Pose 
Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.

Panel #3: Giving Back Committee: International Partnerships and Bridges
Monday, May 8 3:30–5 p.m.

Panel #4: Integrating Social Media Into Your Practice
Tuesday, May 9 8–9:30 a.m.

Panel #5: Research Committee — AI and GI Surgery: The Path Forward
Tuesday, May 9 10–11:30 a.m.
Join the SSAT and its partners for a number of collaborative symposia at DDW. Sessions will include programming with the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the International Society for Digestive Surgery (ISDS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Pancreas Club.

SSAT and Pancreas Club Symposium: Modern Management of IPMN
Sunday, May 7 4–5:30 p.m.

SSAT and AHPBA Symposium: Current Treatment Strategies for GEP-NETs
Monday, May 8 8–9:30 a.m.

SSAT and ASCRS Symposium: Value of the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer 
Monday, May 8 8–9:30 a.m.

Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT and SAGES Symposium
Monday, May 8 3–5 p.m.

SSAT and ISDS Symposium: Endoscopic Management of Gastrointestinal Complications
Tuesday, May 9 8–9:30 a.m.
Authors present brief oral reports on their work, with time allotted for follow-up questions from the audience.

Best of GI Surgery
Tuesday, May 9 2–3:30 p.m.
This session will highlight a selection of papers that represent the most impactful clinical research from the past year.
Join us for four exhilarating debates put forth by various specialties of the SSAT, covering a range of topics applicable to each field.

Debate #1: Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Monday, May 8 8–9:30 a.m.

Debate #2: Management of Diverticulitis
Monday, May 8 10–11 a.m.

Debate #3: International Committee: Management of GEJ Cancer
Monday, May 8 10–11 a.m.

Debate #4: Morbid Obesity: Bypass vs. Antireflux Procedure
Monday, May 8 10–11 a.m.
Saturday, May 6
This miniconference held within DDW 2023 highlights presentations from the highest-rated trainee abstracts. This session is by invitation only. Participants will compete for a top prize to be announced during the SSAT Presidential Plenary.

Residents and Fellows Jeopardy Quiz Bowl
Don’t miss this fun competition pitting resident vs. resident to find out who will take home the SSAT trophy in 2023! 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

Registration Checklist 

Registration for DDW 2023 is easy, efficient, user friendly and only available online. Walk through the registration process step by step with this helpful checklist, available here.

Mobile App and Meeting Planner

DDW Meeting Planner 

Supported by: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc. 

Use the DDW 2023 Meeting Planner will be available soon to 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 online planner. 

DDW Mobile App 

Supported by: Pfizer 

With the DDW Mobile App, you can create your own customized itinerary and get important meeting details in one centralized location. Once it is available in spring 2023, 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.

DDW News

DDW News 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.

DDW Tracks

Did you notice color-coded tracks with 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 preliminary program, meeting planner, mobile app and DDW News. See the full list here.

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 here.

Networking Events Calendar

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 offers many opportunities for you to meet and collaborate with colleagues. View a calendar of networking events here.