A Message From the DDW
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Council Chair

Dear Colleague,

As the world’s premier meeting for physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) has always been the place to learn the latest discoveries and work together to improve the lives of patients living with digestive diseases. This year’s event looks a bit different, as we move to a completely virtual meeting, but the opportunities that make DDW exceptional haven’t changed. In fact, it’s now easier than ever before to capitalize on those opportunities, with over 300 sessions featuring cutting-edge research and education, 2,000 ePosters, an Industry Supporter Showcase where you’ll discover the newest innovations, and networking events that connect you with colleagues from across the globe. All of this and more will be delivered right to you through our state-of-the-art event platform. Register for DDW 2021 — and join the brightest minds from across the field for three days of discovery and collaboration — without the expense or travel time required to attend an in-person meeting.


Experience the Leading GI Meeting from Anywhere

For more than 50 years, the digestive disease community has connected over the best science, education and networking at DDW, and we’re confident this year will be no exception. In fact, we’re excited by opportunities the new format provides to learn, share and connect with each other. One such opportunity is that your registration grants you access to everything offered at DDW this year!

Sessions

Gain the kind of insight that can’t be found in an article or textbook. Hear top GI experts share their perspectives, approaches to common challenges and practical knowledge, with more than 300 lecture sessions to choose from. CME and MOC are included. All sessions will be recorded and available to attendees for 90 days following DDW. View a full list of scientific session types.

QA Session Look for the live Q&A icon throughout this program to learn which sessions incorporate this interactive feature.

EPOSTERS

More than 2,000 ePosters will be on display at DDW Virtual™. Authors will be available to answer questions from attendees at scheduled times. Posters will be organized by DDW Tracks to allow attendees to view by topic or theme.

NETWORKING

Whether you’re a trainee, an early career gastroenterologist or someone who is more experienced, we are creating an array of opportunities for you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues in a virtual setting. Small-group breakouts, chat and live Q&A, direct messaging and special events will be included this year. Visit our networking page for additional information.

Industry Supporter Showcase

See all of the latest GI innovations, access special offers, and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners. We’ve scheduled fewer sessions during selected times (8 to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.) to make it easier for you to spend time in the Industry Supporter Showcase.

Plus, get additional industry programming through:

Product Theaters

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

Satellite Symposia

Looking for educational sessions before or after official programming during DDW? Satellite Symposia provide additional educational offerings, often including CME credit to attendees. All symposia are conveniently offered online.

Get Social

Make the most of this chance to connect with colleagues by engaging in conversations on social media. By using the official #DDW2021 hashtag, you can share insights and commentary with your fellow attendees, ask questions and discover additional content.

Registration Information

Category On or Before March 31 After March 31
Category Member On or Before March 31 $200 After March 31 $295
Category Member associate On or Before March 31 $200 After March 31 $295
Category Member postdoctoral fellow On or Before March 31 Complimentary After March 31 $180
Category Member trainee or student On or Before March 31 Complimentary After March 31 $180
Category Nonmember On or Before March 31 $450 After March 31 $550
Category Nonmember associate On or Before March 31 $250 After March 31 $315
Category Nonmember postdoctoral fellow On or Before March 31 $200 After March 31 $265
Category Nonmember student On or Before March 31 $200 After March 31 $215
Category Nonmember trainee On or Before March 31 $200 After March 31 $265
Category Industry On or Before March 31 $450 After March 31 $550
Category Practice manager On or Before March 31 $200 After March 31 $265
Category Industry supporter attendee On or Before March 31 $200 After March 31 $295
Category Industry supporter showcase only On or Before March 31 Complimentary After March 31 Complimentary

New The Industry Supporter Showcase Only registration category includes access to the virtual showcase, Product Theaters and Satellite Symposia.

Important Registration Dates

Jan. 20, 2021
Registration opened.

March 31, 2021
Early bird registration deadline — save by registering on or before this date.

Register by March 31 and Save

All DDW Virtual™ attendees receive the following items with registration:

  • Credentials to attend more than 300 original scientific sessions, and ability to claim CME and MOC. All sessions will be recorded and accessible to attendees for 90 days post-meeting.
  • Daily access to ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase.
  • DDW digital conference bag, including this year’s important information.

Registration Confirmation

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

DDW registration: Call 508-743-8521 or email ddw@xpressreg.net.

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.

All registration purchases are final. No refunds will be permitted once your registration purchase has been completed.

Official Vendor Please be advised of rogue sites that are posting information for the 2021 meeting and are not affiliated with DDW. Official registration information will only come from an @ddw.org email address and will include the official vendor seal. Since DDW is fully virtual this year, there is no need to book housing. 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 fees or other purchases incurred through unofficial sites.

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 2021 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.

DDW Highlights

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 Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary
Sunday, May 23, 1-2:30 p.m.

Clinical Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary
Sunday, May 23, 3:30-5 p.m.

Diversity Session

Sunday, May 23, 3:30-5 p.m.

This session will highlight unique issues concerning diversity in the gastroenterologist, hepatologist and surgical fields as they relate to academia and various clinical practice settings.

The Best of DDW 2021

Sunday, May 23, 5:30-7 p.m.

Moderators:
Loren Laine, MD, DDW council chair, and Lawrence Kim, 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 Virtual™.

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 Moderators Sponsors
Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track
Applications and Pitfalls of Lumen Apposing Endoscopic Stents Taylor Riall, MD; Shayan Irani, MD SSAT, ASGE
Obesity and Nutrition Track
Bariatric Procedures: Surgery and Endoscopy in Liver Transplantation Jayleen Grams, MD, PhD; Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH AASLD, SSAT, ASGE
Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track
Building Your Team of Teams: Value- Based Care Meena B. Bansal, MD, FAASLD; Jonathan Efron, MD AGA, SSAT AASLD, ASGE
Pancreatic Diseases Track
Challenging Debates in Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy Santhi Vege, MD, MBBS, DM, AGAF, FACG, FACP; Charles Vollmer, MD ASGE, SSAT
Esophageal Diseases Track
Challenging Topics in Benign Foregut Disease Lee Swanstrom, MD; Peter Kahrilas, MD, AGAF AGA, SSAT, ASGE
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track
Difficult Decisions in IBD: Surgery v. Endoscopy Jean Ashburn, MD; Fabrizio Michelassi, MD ASGE, SSAT
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track
NASH in Unique Populations Naim Al-Khouri, MD; Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, FAASLD AASLD, AGA
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track
Pouches in IBD Ben Shogan, MD; Mark Silverberg, MD, MPH AGA, SSAT
Obesity and Nutrition Track
Primary Management of Obesity: Surgery, Endoscopy or Medications Ali Tavakkoli, MD; Reem Sharaiha, MD SSAT, ASGE

Preliminary Schedule

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

Time Event
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Break for networking, Industry Supporter Showcase and industry programming
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sessions*
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Break to visit ePosters and Industry Supporter Showcase
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Sessions*
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Sessions*
5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Break
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Sessions*
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Break to visit ePosters, Industry Supporter Showcase and industry programming

*Please refer to AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT Highlights for detailed information on specific scientific sessions. Schedule is subject to change.

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

Expand for more information.

AASLD

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 this other activity (internet live course and internet enduring material) 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, objectively 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.

AGA

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 Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve 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.

ASGE

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 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 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.

SSAT

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 (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.

Ciné-Med 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.

Society Highlights

AASLD Highlights

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

Expand each group below to view the complete list of sessions, descriptions, dates and times for each.

Plenary Sessions

Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.

The best abstracts in basic and clinical hepatology will be presented at these highly focused sessions.

Clinical Symposia

Hepatology 101 for Associates: Abnormal LFTs, Management of Portal Hypertension and Liver Lesions
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Friday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m.

This session will cover how to approach and interpret abnormal liver tests, manage complications of portal hypertension and when to appropriately refer for liver transplantation and review imaging characteristics of benign and malignant hepatic lesions. Attendees will also receive an overview of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System for imaging findings in liver lesions.

Risk Stratification and Treatment of Liver Fibrosis
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m.

The global burden of liver fibrosis is rising and has mainly been caused by the consequences of obesity, diabetes and alcohol. Liver fibrosis often progresses to cirrhosis and is responsible for liver- related mortality. Recent advances in the field have resulted not only in utilizing novel diagnostic tools to allow risk stratification of patients with liver fibrosis but also in identification of novel targets for antifibrotic drug therapy.

What’s New, What’s Hot in Liver Transplantation?
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Saturday, May 22, 3:30–5 p.m.

This symposium, sponsored and organized by AASLD, covers What’s New, What’s Hot in Liver Transplantation. Experts in the field will discuss the latest developments in liver transplantation, including expanding indications for both benign and malignant liver diseases. An update will also be provided on the recent experience of successful utilization of liver grafts from nonstandard donors and the research on perfusion machines.

COVID-19 and the Liver: Essential Updates for the GI and Hepatologist
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Sunday, May 23, 1-2:30 p.m.

This session will review outcomes of COVID-19 disease in patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis as well as treatment of COVID-19 disease with underlying CLD. The session will also discuss treatment of the underlying liver disease as well as vaccination in this patient population.

Management of Drug-Induced Liver Injury
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

This program aims to address key concepts on the topic of drug induced liver injury (DILI). These include making an accurate diagnosis, reviewing new and potential treatments, genetic predisposition and immune mediated injury and clarifying the role of liver transplantation in DILI.

Management of HBV in the Young Population
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

Chronic hepatitis B remains a “confusing” virus to understand and a challenge to manage, especially in the young population who often present with their unique situations. Therefore, this clinical symposium will focus on three common scenarios involving this population in routine GI practice:

  1. The young immune tolerant patient: how to evaluate and who to treat
  2. The pregnant patient: how to monitor and who should be initiated on antivirals
  3. The IBD patient who may have past or current chronic hepatitis B infection, who may need prophylactic antivirals: for how long and how to monitor

Participants will learn from both focused didactic lectures as well as case studies with take-home clinical “pearls” for daily practice.

Early Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Spectrum: Screening and Diagnosis
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.

Alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) is the commonest etiology of liver disease worldwide. Compared to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis C, ALD often presents with an advanced spectrum of cirrhosis and complications. There remain clinical unmet needs on strategies for screening the at-risk population with an aim for diagnosis at an early stage, reducing the health care burden and improving the prognosis of ALD.

Chronic HCV Infection in 2020: What Does the Future Hold? QA Session
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m.

Hepatitis C (HCV) continues to be a global cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality, yet elimination is attainable. The World Health Organization has tasked providers across the globe to achieve HCV elimination by 2030. The U.S. is far from this trajectory. This HCV SIG program will address the changing demographics of HCV infection and the evolution and barriers of the HCV care cascade as we strive to achieve elimination targets.

State-of-the-Art Lectures

Anti-Fibrotics: Do We Need More Targets? QA Session

Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m.

Presenter:
Scott L. Friedman, MD, FAASLD

Dramatic advances in elucidating the pathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis have led to emerging therapies for patients with chronic liver disease. This lecture will introduce established and new principles of fibrosis pathogenesis in liver. The persistent unmet need and current obstacles to antifibrotic therapies have led to new models and approaches that will refine and improve existing and new therapies.

Management of Portal Hypertension QA Session

Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m.

Presenter:
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD, FAASLD

The program will present an update in the management of varices, variceal hemorrhage and other complications of cirrhosis vis-à-vis strategies that reduce portal pressure.

NASH Clinical Trials: What Have We Learned? QA Session

Saturday, May 22, 3:30–5 p.m.

Presenter:
Mary E. McCarthy-Rinella, MD, FAASLD

Tremendous activity in the arena of therapeutic agents for the treatment of NASH has led to an increasing number of trials in advanced development. While there have been some successes, the magnitude of efficacy has been modest. In this presentation, lessons learned from NASH clinical trials to date will be discussed, including the reasons for failure of late phase trials.

Emerging Local and Systemic Therapies for HCC QA Session

Saturday, May 22, 5:30–7 p.m.

Presenter:
Lewis R. Roberts, MBChB, PhD, FAASLD

Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is entering a dynamic phase with the clarification of the efficacy of recently introduced loco-regional therapies, completion of clinical trials of multiple new systemic therapies, proof of efficacy of combination therapy and the impending advent of biomarker-guided therapy. This presentation will review the emerging landscape and describe the key changes needed to cement progress in the field.

Other AASLD Programming

Research and topic forums held Friday, May 21, through Sunday, May 23, will offer opportunities for the presentation of original research and the exchange of ideas and data. Topics include:

  • Autoimmune and cholestatic liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Liver transplantation
  • NAFLD and NASH
  • Viral hepatitis

AGA Highlights

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

Expand each group below to view the complete list of sessions, descriptions, dates and times for each.

AGA Clinical Practice Sessions at DDW

Clinical Practitioner Channel

Throughout DDW 2021, AGA will feature sessions specifically targeted to clinical practitioners. These “Best of” session topics include Barrett’s esophagus, GERD, IBD and IBS, touching on challenging cases and highlighting AGA’s recent guidelines.

AGA Clinical Plenary QA Session
Clinical Practice Track

Sunday May 23, 1–2:30 p.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 QA Session
Clinical Practice Track

Friday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m.

The 2021 plenary is designed to highlight timely, high-impact research and the role of AGA. The plenary program will feature a series of invited speaker talks on highprofile clinical topics. There will also be a brief address from AGA Institute President M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD.

AGA Basic Sessions at DDW

Basic Science Channel

AGA will also feature sessions specially targeted to basic scientists throughout DDW 2021.

Within this selection, AGA will showcase basic science themes including:

  • Modeling GI Biology and Disease
  • Inflammation Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition
AGA Basic Science Plenary QA Session
Basic Science Track

Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m.

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

Leveling Up Your Lab: How to Bring State-of-the-Art Tech to Your Schedule (GRG Symposium)
Basic Science Track

Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.

The Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) session on Leveling Up Your Lab features talks from experts in applying the latest, most innovative techniques in several aspects of GI research, from high- power imaging of cells, neural networks and tissue to handling massive “omics” datasets, to studying the plethora of metabolites that affect host-microbiome interactions and gastrointestinal health.

AGA Morton I. Grossman Distinguished Lectureship: Communicate!! The Essential Nature of Crosstalk in Development, Disease and Science QA Session
Basic Science Track

Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.

“We are smarter when we listen and stronger when we share.” -Rania Al Abdulla.

The objective of this session is to illustrate the truth in this quotation using three examples of the extraordinary power of communication in biological contexts.

Other AGA Programming

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
Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track

Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.

The Paths to Partnership, Academic Promotion and Research Productivity: How to Advance as an Early Career Gastroenterologist
Clinical Practice Track

Friday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m.

AGA Board Review Course
Clinical Practice Track

Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

Race in Medicine and Science QA Session
Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track

Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 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.

EMR, NET and SENIC: Where Do You Draw the Line?
Clinical Practice Track

Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Roger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society

AGA Institute–Rome Foundation Lectureship — Cannabinoids in GI Disorders: A New Understanding of Use and Abuse
Functional GI and Motility Disorders Track

Sunday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m..
Sponsored by the Rome Foundation.

AGA-CSG: Best of DDW in Chinese
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track

Friday, May 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA's Lo Mejor de DDW
Microbiome in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Track

Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.
Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA's O Melhor da DDW
Basic Science Track

Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m.
Sponsored by the AGA International Subcommittee.

AGA Institute Council Session Highlights

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. Visit the DDW Online Planner for more details about these and other scientific sessions at DDW 2021.

Basic Science Track
Friday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m. Applying Organoid Technology for GI Cancer Research
Sponsored by: Gastrointestinal Oncology Section
Friday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m. Stromal-Epithelial Crosstalk in GI Disease
Sponsored by: Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology Section
Friday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m. The Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine of the Digestive Organs
Sponsored by: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Development Biology Section QA Session
Saturday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m. Dynamic Plasticity of GI Stem Cells
Sponsored by: Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology Section QA Session
Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m. Metabolites and Bioactive Lipids in GI Disease
Sponsored by: Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology Section QA Session
Clinical Practice Track
Saturday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m. Barrett's Esophagus: What's New From Diagnosis Through Treatment
Sponsored by: Clinical Practice Section QA Session
Saturday, May 22, 3:30–5 p.m. A Day of Liver Consults
Sponsored by: Liver & Biliary Section QA Session
Sunday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m. COVID-19 and GI Practice: Learning From the Past as We Build Towards a Better Future
Sponsored by: Clinical Practice Section QA Session
Colorectal Diseases Track
Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m. Stealthy Bacteria: Role of the Microbiome in the Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
Sponsored by: Gastrointestinal Oncology Section
Education and Training Track
Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m. Leveraging Big Data to Predict, Diagnose and Treat Cancer
Sponsored by: Gastrointestinal Oncology Section
Esophageal Diseases Track
Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m. Donald O. Castell, MD, Lecture: Controversies in Esophageal Disorders
Sponsored by: Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Section QA Session
Functional GI and Motility Disorders Track
Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m. Gastroparesis in 2021: Updates on Pathophysiology and Treatment
Sponsored by: Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section QA Session
Saturday, May 22, 5:30–7 p.m. Josephine and Michael Camilleri, MD, Lecture — Food, Microbes and Functional GI Disease: The Science Behind the Hype
Sponsored by: Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section QA Session
Sunday, May 23, 3:30-5 p.m. Complex Clinical Scenarios in GI Motility: A Focus on Management
Sponsored by: Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section
Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track
Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m. Exploring Issues of Diversity and Disparity in Gastroenterology
Sponsored by: Clinical Practice Section
Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m. Diet and Cancer Prevention
Sponsored by: Gastrointestinal Oncology Section
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Track
Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m. Patricia and Ralph Giannella Lecture: Mapping Intestinal Cell Subsets with Single-Cell Resolution in Health and Disease
Sponsored by: Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section
Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m. Farron and Martin Brotman, MD, Lecture: Choosing and Positioning Therapies for Ulcerative Colitis
Sponsored by: Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section QA Session
Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m. Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric IBD in the 21st Century
Sponsored by: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Development Biology Section
Saturday, May 22, 5:30–7 p.m. Kiron and Kamala Das Symposium: Cell Death in the Intestinal Epithelium
Sponsored by: Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track
Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m. Charles S. Lieber Lecture: New Frontiers: Alcoholic Liver Disease
Sponsored by: Liver & Biliary Section
Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m. Managing Complications of Cirrhosis
Sponsored by: Liver & Biliary Section QA Session
Microbiome in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Track
Friday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m. Frances and Don W. Powell, MD, Lecture: Small Intestinal Microbes, Metabolites and GI Disease
Sponsored by: Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders Section QA Session
Saturday, May 22, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Gut Microbe and Intestinal Epithelial Cell Interactions in Health and Disease
Sponsored by: Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders Section QA Session
Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m. Microbiome Regulation of Mucosal and Systemic Immunity (Recognizing Dan Littman as a Pioneer)
Sponsored by: Microbiome & Microbial Therapy Section
Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m. Charles M. Mansbach II, MD, Memorial Lecture: Diet and Metabolic Signals Provided by the Gut Microbiota
Sponsored by: Microbiome & Microbial Therapy Section QA Session
Obesity and Nutrition Track
Saturday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m. Dark Matter: Nonbacterial Kingdoms of the Gut Microbiome
Sponsored by: Microbiome & Microbial Therapy Section
Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m. COVID-19 and Vitamin D
Sponsored by: Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section
Saturday, May 22, 3:30–5 p.m. Nature Versus Nurture: Environmental and Genetic Causes of Obesity
Sponsored by: Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section
Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m. Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures: The Ground Realities
Sponsored by: Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section QA Session
Pancreatic Disease Track
Friday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m. Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms
Sponsored by: Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging Section QA Session
Sunday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m. Mechanisms of Pain and Multimodal Management Options for the Treatment of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis
Sponsored by: Pancreatic Disorders Section QA Session
Sunday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m. Pediatrics to Octogenarians: The Life Cycle of Pancreatic Diseases
Sponsored by: Pancreatic Disorders Section QA Session
Pediatric GI Track
Saturday, May 22, 5:30–7 p.m. Pediatric Liver and Pancreatic Disorders
Sponsored by: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Development Biology Section QA Session
Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track
Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m. Brand-Name Diets and Nutrients for Weight Loss: Hype or Help?
Sponsored by: Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section
Saturday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m. Barry Marshall (Nobel Laureate 2005) and Adrienne Marshall Lecture: Nobel Laureate
Barry Marshall’s Legacy and the Current Challenges of H. pylori Therapy
Sponsored by: Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Section
Saturday, May 22, 1–3:30 p.m. Kristin and David Peura, MD, Symposium — Surveillance for Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia: Is It Worthwhile?
Sponsored by: Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Section QA Session
Sunday, May 23, 10–11:30 a.m. Tolerance: An Achievable Holy Grail or a Bridge Too Far? Sponsored by: Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders Section
Technologies and Procedural Innovations Track
Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m. Advancing Technologies in Imaging for Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
Sponsored by: Pancreatic Disorders Section QA Session
Saturday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m. Improving Your GI Practice With Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Sponsored by: Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging Section
Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m. Technological Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Sponsored by: Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging Section

AGA Research Mentor Award

Congratulations to the 2020 AGA Institute Council Section Research Mentor Award recipients! Honored for their achievements as outstanding mentors, these 13 AGA members will be awarded during high-level sessions at DDW. Please join us in recognizing their accomplishments.

Peter H. R. Green, MD
Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders Section

Linda C. Samuelson, PhD
Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology Section

John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF
Clinical Practice Section

Subhas Banerjee, MD, AGAF
Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging Section

Joel E. Richter, MD, FASGE
Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Section

Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, AGAF posthumous
Gastrointestinal Oncology Section

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF
Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section

Anna Mae Diehl, MD
Liver & Biliary Section

Fergus Shanahan, MD
Microbiome & Microbial Therapy Section

Henry P. Parkman, MD
Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section

Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF
Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section

Vay Liang W. Go, MD, AGAF
Pancreatic Disorders Section

D. Brent Polk, MD, AGAF
Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology Section

AGA Postgraduate Course

Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Course Directors: Kimberly Brown, MD, AGAF, FAST, FAASLD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, AGAF, FASGE; and Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF

Leverage new tools, discover effective strategies and explore emerging science that will redefine how you provide high-quality care at the 2021 AGA Postgraduate Course. Our virtual one-day course offers the exceptional content and world-renowned faculty AGA is known for, while the condensed schedule and separation from DDW 2021 maximizes time away from your patients.

New this year, you’ll have the opportunity to curate your agenda with two concurrent education tracks focusing on topics commonly seen in the clinic; inflammatory bowel disease, liver, colon, pancreas/biliary, esophagus and stomach/small bowel. More than 50 experts will present cutting-edge information in four new presentation styles that will stimulate and engage you.

Gain the practical, hands-on knowledge you need during two-sided debates, case-based panels, pitfall presentations and exclusive interviews. In addition to case-based discussions, every session at the 2021 AGA Postgraduate Course will feature at least one case study.

Join us for the day, jump in during lunchtime or watch everything on demand — registration incudes on- demand access to the entire course for one year. Participate live to earn 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, then view the remaining education sessions at your leisure to earn an additional to earn an additional 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Learn more and register online.

ASGE Highlights

ASGE is committed to the growth and advancement of GI endoscopy through quality education, collaboration, global community and cutting-edge resources.

Expand each group below to view the complete list of sessions, descriptions, dates and times for each.

ASGE Presidential Plenary

Saturday, May 22, 1–3:30 p.m.

ASGE’s Presidential Plenary Session at DDW may look different in 2021, but you can expect the same ASGE quality, dedicated ASGE learning and cuttingedge innovations that exemplify DDW.

Join ASGE President, Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE, and faculty leaders as they leverage the virtual environment to stimulate your thinking while engaging you in thoughtful interaction. Topics will include the evolution of endoscopy and related technologies, such as confocal laser endomicroscopy or minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Improving knowledge of the submucosal space has allowed for the development and clinical implementation of procedures such as endoscopic submucosal dissection for the treatment of earlystage cancers of the GI tract and per-oral endoscopic myotomy for patients with achalasia.

ASGE Video Forums

Video Plenary Session

Saturday, May 22

The ASGE Endoscopic Video Plenary features peer-reviewed videos demonstrating the most innovative endoscopic techniques and unusual cases from around the world. The Video Plenary Session will be presented in two parts:

Sunday May 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

Selected video presentations with chatbased interaction opportunities.

Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m.

Live interactive session recognizing the Best-of-the-Best Award in each category.

New Educational Endoscopy Video

Introducing a new category for educational endoscopy videos in 2021! Presenting cutting-edge, fully edited short topic specific educational endoscopic video clips of eight minutes or less in duration. The highest scoring video in this category from the peer-reviewed process will be presented with the Distinguished Educational Video (DEV) Award.

All Video Plenary selections will be available for DDW attendees on ASGE’s GI Leap on-demand platform.

ASGE Clinical and International Symposia

Friday, May 21–Sunday May 23

Even though ASGE Symposia will look different in 2021, you can still count on the breadth of topics that will be available to you. Our peer-developers and reviewers have assembled a number of practical clinical sessions that will be available at regular intervals throughout the DDW 2021 virtual program. The Symposia series will deliver the same authoritative, cuttingedge educational content you expect from ASGE, with Q&A built into each session.

For a complete listing of all ASGE clinical symposia and topic fora, please refer to the DDW Online Planner. Session topics include (titles subject to change):

ASGE & Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) International Symposium: Advances in Diagnostic Endoscopy (English) QA Session
ASGE & Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) International Symposium on Colonoscopy: Best Practices for the Next Decade QA Session
Beyond 2020 Vision: Current Management of Barrett’s Esophagus
Advances in GERD & Esophagus Dysmotility: An Endoscopic Update Developed in collaboration with: ASGE Endoluminal Therapy for Esophageal Disease and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (ETED/GERD) Special Interest Group
Gastric Neoplasia Potpourri
Improving the Endoscopy Experience for Patients and Providers
Upper GI 911! Non-Bleeding Emergencies
AI and Endoscopy: Current State of Affairs and Future
Developed in collaboration with the ASGE AI Task Force
Third Space Endoscopy, Top to Bottom “Lessons from ESD Experts: Choosing the Right Targets, Avoiding Wrong Techniques and Getting Out of a Difficult Situation”
Developed in collaboration with the ASGE ESD Special Interest Group
ASGE & Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) International Symposium: Controversies and New Guidelines in Managing Patients with Upper GI Bleeding QA Session
Focus on GI Career: An ASGE Women in Endoscopy Symposium
Developed in collaboration with the ASGE Women in Endoscopy Special Interest Group
QA Session
Optimizing Polyp Detection and Resection: Essentials for the Endoscopist
ASGE & Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopy (CSDE) International Symposium: Advancements in Esophageal Endoscopy — Perspectives from China and the US
Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance: Do You Know the Current Guidelines?
Beginner’s Guide to Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies
Lower GI 911! Colonic Emergencies: Case-Based
Therapeutic Endoscopy in IBD
Developed in collaboration with the Interventional IBD Special Interest Group
Small Bowel Polyps: Getting it Done
ASGE & European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE): Top 5 Takeaways from Recent Clinical Practice Guidelines QA Session
Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Pandemic (Developed in collaboration with the ASGE AEC Special Interest Group) QA Session
ASGE & Inter-American Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED) International Symposium: The Best Practices of Endoscopy en Espanol (Presented in Spanish)
Many Ways to Skin A Colon Polyp: Hot, Cold, Underwater or Full-Thickness Resection
ASGE & Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) International Symposium: Endoscopic Solutions to Surgical Issues
Pancreas Cysts: From Diagnosis to Therapy (Video & Audio)
EUS-Guided Therapeutics: Breaking Through the Wall in 2021
ERCP 101
Primum Non-Nocere: Safer ERCP
Challenges in ERCP
ERCP at the Cutting Edge (Developed in collaboration with the ASGE ERCP Special Interest Group)

Please visit the ASGE website for more information on:

  • ASGE Assurance to High-Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality
  • HIPAA Accountability
  • Educational Attributes
  • ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners
  • ASGE Outcome Level: Level 2 (Satisfaction)

ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course

Endoscopy Around the World: Video Case-Based Pearls From the Masters

Saturday, April 24

Course Directors: Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE , Veterans Health Administration, Seattle, WA; and Robert A. Enns, MD, FASGE, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Gain insights into the latest endoscopic techniques and innovations during ASGE’s 2021 Annual Postgraduate (APG) Virtual Course. You will receive the worldclass educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE courses, including the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions.

The ASGE 2021 APG program is based upon the “A Day in the Life of an Endoscopist” framework where we proceed from one case to another, not knowing what will be in the “next package.” You will benefit from a blended approach of video-casebased presentations augmented by the practicalities of diagnostic and therapeutic procedural techniques, followed by supporting best practices. This practical learning approach will be highlighted throughout each session of the day.

As we bring together 20 world-renowned faculty, they will share premier videos from top live endoscopy courses and from their clinical practice, covering a wide array of scenarios and including the latest endoscopic innovations. Each session will have panelists challenge the presenters on their selection of techniques and technologies, while highlighting the evidence-based practice guidelines to enhance quality of care.

Clinical topics have been carefully selected to reflect critical areas in endoscopy. Topic highlights include adenoma detection and resection, Barrett’s esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, GI bleeding, dysplasia in IBD, deep enteroscopy, bariatric endoscopy, stenting vs. surgery, management of pancreatic fluid collections, and the latest in ERCP techniques. This is a notto-be-missed course as the emphasis is on video case-based instruction, supplemented by live expert panel discussions with audience participation and didactic lectures to optimize your overall learning experience.

Expect to earn 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 9 MOC points by participating in this program with course materials made available in advance and a recording available on GI Leap shortly after the course.

For more details and to register, please visit the ASGE website.

ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy

ASGE’s 11th Annual World Cup of Endoscopy will be held virtually and feature a friendly international competition of leading videos representing different countries. All selected videos will be presented and viewed by your peers who will vote for the top three videos to receive gold, silver and bronze trophies. Be sure to watch the World Cup of Endoscopy and vote after DDW 2021! For more details, please visit the ASGE website.

SSAT Highlights

The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract is committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease.

Expand each group below to view the complete list of sessions, descriptions, dates and times for each.

SSAT Presidential Plenary I & Presidential Address

Friday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m. QA Session

The SSAT’s 61st Annual Meeting begins with the Presidential Plenary I session and is immediately followed by Mark P. Callery, MD, president of SSAT giving his presidential address, Creating Tomorrow Together.

For complete details, please visit the SSAT website.

SSAT Presidential Plenary II & Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration

Saturday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m. QA Session

Saturday’s programming begins with the Presidential Plenary II session and is immediately followed by Conor P. Delaney, MD, MPH, giving the Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration, Teamwork, Patient Experience and the Future of Health Care.

Plenary Sessions

Esophagus and Gastric Plenary Oral Presentations QA Session
Esophageal Diseases Track

Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.

Small Bowel/Abdominal Wall/ Hernia/Other Plenary Oral Presentations QA Session
Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track
Colorectal Diseases Track

Saturday, May 22, 3:30–5 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, 5:30–7 p.m.

HPB Plenary Oral Presentations QA Session
Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m. and 5:30–7 p.m.

Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture

Sunday, May 23, 10–10:45 a.m. QA Session

Speaker: Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP

State-of-the-Art Conference: The Evolution of Endoscopic GI Surgery

Saturday, May 22, 3:30–5 p.m.

The SSAT State-of-the-Art Conference is sponsored by the SSAT Research Committee.

Video Sessions

GI Tract Potpourri Video Presentations
Esophageal Diseases Track
Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track
Colorectal Diseases Track

Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m.

All sessions feature peer-reviewed presentations selected from submitted video abstracts.

Clinical Ward Rounds and Controversies in GI Surgery

The SSAT “Ward Rounds” is a casebased session that features heightened interactivity between audience and panel experts in a freewheeling educational format.

SSAT’s “Controversies in GI Surgery” provides a forum for a debate in which distinguished faculty will tackle opposing sides of hot topics and controversial GI issues.

Clinical Ward Rounds
Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track
Colorectal Diseases Track

Friday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m.

Small Bowel and Colorectal Track: Abdominal Wall, Hernia and Colorectal Track

Controversies in GI Surgery
Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Sunday, May 23, 10:45–11:30 a.m.

HPB Track

SSAT Committee Panels

The following panels were selected for presentation from a number of panels put forth for consideration by committees of the SSAT.

International Committee Panel I: International Updates on Recent Advances in Digestive Surgery QA Session
Technology and Procedures Track

Friday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m.

International Committee Panel II: Surgery and COVID-19
Education and Training Track

Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.

Health Care Quality & Outcomes Committee Panel: Mitigating Disparities in the Delivery of GI Surgical Care
Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track

Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.

Public Policy and Administration Committee Panel: Surgical Reimbursement, Financial Strain and Resident Education in the Era of COVID-19
Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality Track

Saturday, May 22, 5:30-7 p.m.

Resident and Fellow Education Committee Panel: Finding the Perfect First Job
Education and Training Track

Saturday, May 22, 3:30–5 p.m.

Resident and Fellow Education Committee Panel: “How to” Course for Resident Reviewers
Education and Training Track

Friday, May 21, 5:30-7 p.m.

Symposia

The SSAT continues its tradition of presenting symposia with the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), International Society for Digestive Surgeons (ISDS) and Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) at DDW.

SSAT and AHPBA Symposium: Liver Directed Therapies for Hepatic Malignancy
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Track

Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.

SSAT and ASCRS Symposium: Controversies in the Ileoanal Pouch
Colorectal Diseases Track

Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

SSAT and ISDS Symposium: Global Surgery - The Best of Both Worlds
Education and Training Track

Sunday, May 23, 1–2:30 p.m.

Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT and SAGES Symposium: Advances in the Management of Reflux QA Session
Esophageal Diseases Track

Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.

Quick Shot Oral Presentations

GI Tract Potpourri Quick Shot Oral Presentations

Friday, May 21, 1–2:30 p.m. and 3:30–5 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 5:30–7 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.

Esophagus and Gastric Quick Shot Oral Presentations
Esophageal Diseases Track

Sunday, May 23, 3:30–5 p.m.

Small Bowel/Abdominal Wall/ Hernia/Other Quick Shot Oral Presentations
Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders Track
Colorectal Diseases Track

Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m

HPB Quick Shot Oral Presentations
Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Saturday, May 22, 5:30–7 p.m

Authors present brief oral reports on their work, with time allotted for follow-up questions from the audience.

New for 2021

Based on attendee feedback, the SSAT is proud to offer the following new sessions and formats for 2021:

SSAT and Pancreas Club Symposium: Hot Debates in The Management of Pancreas Cancer QA Session
Biliary Tract Diseases Track

Friday, May 21, 3:30–5 p.m.

Best of GI Surgery: Plenary Presentations

Saturday, May 22, 5:30–7 p.m.

DDW Planning Tools and Resources

Plan ahead to maximize your meeting experience with these guides and tools.

DDW Online Planner

With DDW’s Online Planner, you can spend your valuable time at DDW Virtual™ in sessions and networking with colleagues.

Use the online planner now to search all invited-speaker sessions to find presentations you want to attend. As more details are finalized, they will be added to the online planner.

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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 session and speaker highlights, planning tips and much more.

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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 DDW Online Planner and DDW News.

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Virtual Attendee Guide

This guide will take you step by step through everything you need to know and do to make the most of your DDW experience. Check it out starting in early May 2021.