Host an Educational Program

Satellite Symposia provide your organization with a unique opportunity to host educational programs before or after DDW scientific sessions, often offering CME credit to participants. A limited number of symposia will be permitted so be sure to reserve yours today. Please note that DDW Council policy prohibits Satellite Symposia during scheduled scientific sessions. Additional information will be available soon.

Application and Deadlines

There is no deadline; however, slots are assigned based on receipt of payment. We can accept applications until all the slots are full. However, in order for your symposium to be included in the digital materials, your application and session details must be provided by mid-March 2021.

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Guidelines

A limited number of virtual satellite symposia will be permitted at DDW 2021. The DDW Council prohibits symposia during scheduled scientific sessions. Symposia, or any portion of them, including registration and question-and-answer sessions, may only be held prior to 9:30 a.m. or after 7:15 p.m. during the designated timeslots. This policy will be strictly enforced, and any violations will result in loss of priority points earned for DDW 2021 if the symposium is hosted or supported by a current showcase supporter. If the symposium is not affiliated with a current showcase supporter, DDW will determine the appropriate action, which is not limited to expulsion from participating in future DDW events.

  • DDW 2021 will be powered by Freeman's virtual platform.
  • Satellite organizers may use another platform of their choice but will need to provide a link that will be placed on the DDW Virtual™ platform. There is no difference in slot fee regardless of whether organizers use the official DDW 2021 platform or their own platform. If organizers decide to use their own platform, they will be responsible for their own tracking and reporting. DDW requests that final attendance reports be submitted after the meeting.
  • All announced times for DDW 2021 will be based on Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Pre-recorded symposia presentations followed by a live faculty Q&A are recommended.
  • Attendees must be registered for DDW in order to attend symposia.
  • The DDW 2021 Virtual platform allows online polling of learners throughout the presentation.
  • The platform can also accommodate pre- and post-test capabilities for learners for a fee (more information to follow).
  • Enduring presentations can be made available on demand for a fee. Please note that on-demand version is for viewing only and does not allow for pre- and post-test (more information to follow).

  • Symposia dates are May 21-23, 2021. Only morning and evening slots are available. Morning symposia must end by 9:30 a.m., including question-and-answer periods. Evening symposia cannot start before 7:15 p.m. The duration of the symposium is up to the sponsoring company to arrange.
  • Dates and times submitted on the application are just preferences. DDW will confirm your final date and time once full payment has been received based on availability.
  • All confirmed dates and times are final and may not be switched unless done so by DDW.

 

Available dates and times

The fee is $55,000 for companies with a virtual showcase package. For companies without a virtual showcase package, the fee is $58,500. Each additional symposium will receive a $5,000 discount. The slot fee includes:

  • One complimentary pre-registrant mailing list for use to promote the symposium. Subsequent lists are discounted 50% from the regular fee. Pre-registration list will be exported from the registration database. DDW is not responsible for list clean up or integrity of this list. Lists will be supplied by request and will only be sent to a bonded mailing house on April 2, 2021.
  • DDW will send one combined email blast to attendees two weeks prior to the event.
  • DDW will provide six complimentary meeting registrations (per symposium) to DDW scientific sessions.
  • DDW will host a link to an enduring webcast (if conducted by sponsor) on the DDW website until Aug. 2, 2021. Link must be provided to DDW.
  • Symposium listing on the online agenda and DDW website.

For marketing opportunities for Satellite Symposia, please email industry@ddw.org.

Pre-Meeting

  • DDW reserves the right to review all symposium applications and promotional materials and to reject topics, formats or materials deemed inappropriate.
  • Program content must be relevant to digestive health or GI practice.
  • Approval from DDW does not constitute an endorsement of the program or its contents by DDW or its partnering societies.

 

Printed and Published Materials

  • All industry sponsors/supporters must be listed on all printed and published materials.
  • All printed and published materials must bear the following information: Sponsored by..., Supported by..., and Coordinated by...
  • All advertisements, promotions or invitations for the symposium must bear the following statement: “This program is not affiliated with Digestive Disease Week®.” This statement must appear on the cover/front page of any copy using at least a 12-pt. font size.
  • The DDW logo and the Digestive Disease Week® (or DDW®) name may not be used in any promotions, advertisements, meeting materials or correspondence related to the program.

 

Payment Terms

All DDW Symposia and Marketing Opportunities will be billed at 100% upon selection and execution of the application and sponsorship contracts. Payment is due no later than 30 days from the date of order. Failure to make full payment by this date will result in the item being placed back into inventory for another party to purchase and symposium organizers will incur cancellation fees for the symposia fee (see below). All payments are non-refundable after March 1, 2021. DDW reserves the right to reject or resell any opportunity if payment is not received within 30 days. If an order is placed after Feb. 1, 2021 payment will be due upon reservation. DDW reserves the right to not fulfill any unpaid Marketing Opportunities. Slots will be assigned only after full payment has been received based on availability at that time.

Cancellation Fee

  • Notification of symposium cancellation must be in writing. Any symposium organizer canceling a symposium will be charged a fee based on the following schedule:
    • On or before Feb. 1, 2021: $5,000 per symposium is due, regardless of whether or not slot is re-sold.
    • After Feb. 1, 2021: $10,000 per symposium is due, regardless of whether or not slot is re-sold.
  • Symposium cancellations will result in automatic cancellation of the complimentary badges as well as any marketing opportunities secured for the symposium. Marketing opportunities cancelled after Feb. 1, 2021, may result in additional sponsorship cancellation fees (see DDW Industry Supporter Policies for further information).

FAQs

Approximately 14,000 registrants attend DDW in-person. DDW estimates a similar number for the virtual meeting.

DDW does not guarantee attendance. Attendance heavily depends on your topic; however, date and time may have some impact based on conflicting priorities. Attendance is primarily driven by pre-show marketing efforts and tactics deployed by sponsoring organizations. Based on recent data, symposia averaged between 125-250 attendees during face to face meetings. Historically, morning symposia have slightly fewer attendees than evening symposia, though this may differ with a virtual environment. DDW does not track audience demographics at symposia.

No. You must provide or independently obtain the CME or CE certification for your activity.

No.

DDW has no involvement in the content of the actual event, but we must review and approve all copy for invitations and flyers sent to DDW attendees.

DDW allows partners to post their presentations online as long as the presentation does not make mention of DDW. Presentations must be hosted by the education partner. DDW will post a link to the education partner's website on the Satellite Symposia Schedule page for attendees to view post show. Links will be posted until Aug. 2.

Yes, however it is the sponsor's responsibility to collect any contact information during the symposium and to acquire all the permissions to contact each attendee. DDW cannot provide attendee contact information. All promotional materials for live streaming presentations or hosting presentations online must follow DDW's rules and regulations, and must be reviewed and approved by DDW prior to release.

Schedule

  • May 21
  • May 22
  • May 23

Friday, May 21, 2020

Evening (starts at 6 p.m.) Looking Beyond PPIs Unmet Needs and Emerging Therapies in Acid-Related Disorders*
Registration: 6–7:45 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Chair: Colin Howden, Hyman Professor of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Speakers: Carmelo Scarpignato, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Parma, Italy; Kentaro Sugano, Professor Emeritus, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Japan; Loren Laine, Professor of Medicine, Director Clinical Research, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Supported by: Phathom Pharmaceuticals
Provided by: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
This symposium offers 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Join us in the Chicago Marriott Downtown hotel (Grand Ballroom Salon 1).
Ask the NASH Experts: Integrating Updates in Diagnosis and Emerging Treatments into Your Practice*
Registration: 6:00–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–7:45 p.m.
Chair: Kris Kowdley, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, Director, Liver Institute Northwest
Speakers: Rohit Loomba, MD, Professor of Medicine/Director of Hepatology, University of California, San Diego; Mazen Noureddin, MD, Gastroenterologist/Director, Fatty Liver Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Supported by: Allergan
Provided by: Medscape Oncology
This symposium offers 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by Medscape, LLC. Join us in the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel (Regency AB). Register online.
Hot Topics in Cirrhosis: A Case-Based Approach to Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS) and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in Chronic Liver Disease*
Registration: 6:00–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Chair: Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF, FACG, Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplant Program, UCLA Pfleger Liver Institute Clinic
Speakers: David Bernstein, MD, Chief, Hepatology, Hofstra-North Shore School of Medicine; Catherine Frenette, MD, AGAF, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Scripps Green Hospital; Marcelo Kugelmas, MD, FACP, Director of Hepatology and Research, South Denver Gastronenterology.
Supported by: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Provided by: Chronic Liver Disease Foundation
This symposium offers 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by University of Cincinnati. Join us in the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel (Great Lakes ABC). Register online.
Improving Multidisciplinary Care in EoE: Who, What, When, and How?*
Registration: 6:00–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Chair: Ikuo Hirano, MD, Prof. of Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern Univ Feinberg School of Medicine
Speakers: Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH, Assoc. Prof. Pediatrics, Allergy, and Immunolog, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York; Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, Prof. of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Supported by: Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
Provided by: Medscape Education
This symposium offers 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits by ACCME. Join us in the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel (Grand Horizon Ballroom EF). Register online.
Sparing and Restoring the Gut Microbiota: A Collaborative Approach to Treating and Preventing Recurrent C. difficile Infection*
Registration: 6:00–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Chair: Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG, AGAF, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale, Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut
Speakers: Sahil Khanna, MBBS, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
Supported by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Merck & Company
Provided by: Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)
This symposium offers 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL). Join us in the Hyatt Regency McCormick hotel (Jackson Park). Register online.
Taking Aim at Healing Targets in IBD: The Role of JAK Inhibition*
Registration: 6:00–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Chair: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Med
Speakers: Jessica Caron, Patient Advocate and Consultant; Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS, Section Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Severine Vermeire, MD, PhD, Chair, Dept of Chronic Diseases and Metabolism, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.
Supported by: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Provided by: Global Education Group & Integritas Communications
This symposium offers 2.0 CME/CE credit hours by Global Education Group. Join us in the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel (Regency CD). Register online.

Saturday, May 22, 2020

Morning (ends at 7:45 a.m.) Eosinophilic GI Diseases Beyond the Esophagus: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?*
Registration: 6:00–6:30 a.m.
Symposium Breakfast Time: 6:30–7:45 a.m.
Chair: Gary Falk, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, Univ of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Speakers: Nirmala Gonsalves, MD, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Univ - Feinberg School of Medicine; Sandeep Gupta, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, Medical Director/Visiting Professor , Community Hospital/Univ of Illinois.
Supported by: Allakos
Provided by: Medscape Education & AGA
This symposium offers 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Join us in the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel (Great Lakes BC). Register online.

Navigating the Use of Biosimilars in Inflammatory Bowel Disease*
Registration: 6:15–6:45 a.m.
Symposium Breakfast Time: 6:45–7:45 a.m.
Chair: Stephen Hanauer, MD, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Univ. Feinberg School of Medicine
Speakers: Raymond Cross, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center; James Lindsay, PhD, FRCP, Professor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Barts and the London School of Medicine&Dentistry.
Supported by: Pfizer Inc
Provided by: Medscape Education
This symposium offers 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits by ACCME. Join us in the Hyatt Regency McCormick hotel (Prairie). Register online.
Evening (starts at 6 p.m.)The Essentials of Managing the Patient with Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure*
Registration: 6–6:15 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:15–9:15 p.m.
Chair: Alan Buchman, MD, MSPH, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Clinical Surgery (gastroenterology), University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health
Speakers: Alan Buchman, MD, MSPH, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Clinical Surgery (gastroenterology), University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health; Valerie Cohran, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Lurie Children's Hospital; Kelly Tappenden, PhD, Chief, Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health; Enrico Benedetti, MD, Warren Cole Chief of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health; Heather Eisele, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health; Robert Carroll, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health; Joan Bishop, Executive Director, Oley Foundation.
Supported by: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Provided by: University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health
This symposium offers 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits by Cine-Med. Join us in the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel (Grand Horizon Ballroom A). Register online.
Debating the Changing Landscape for the Treatment of NASH*
Registration: 6–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
Chair: Zobair Younossi, MD, MPH, Chairman, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Speakers: Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, The University of Florida; Ira Jacobson, MD, Director of Hepatology, NYU Langone Health.
Supported by: Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Provided by: Medscape Live
This symposium offers 1.5 credits by Medscape, LLC. Join us in the Hyatt Regency McCormick hotel (Regency AB). Register online.
Gut Feeling: Exploring How the Brain-Gut Feedback Loop Causes Pain, Fatigue, and Depression in Patients with IBD
Registration: 6–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Chair: Marla Dubinsky, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai NY
Speakers: Marla Dubinsky, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai NY; Laurie Keefer, PhD, Director for Psychobehavioral Research, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai NY; Raymond Cross, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD.
Supported by: AbbVie Inc.
Provided by: AbbVie Inc.
Join us in the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel (Grand Horizon Ballroom EFG).
Targeting Immunological Pathways in Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis: Featuring the Wheel of Knowledge Challenge*
Registration: 6–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
Chair: Stephen Hanauer , MD, Chicago, IL
Speakers: Christina Ha, MD, FACG, AGAF, Los Angeles, CA; Millie Long, MD, MPH, Chapel Hill, NC; Bruce Sands, MD, MS, New York, NY.
Supported by: Genentech, Inc.
Provided by: Vindico Medical Education
This symposium offers 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM by Vindico Medical Education. Join us in the Hyatt Regency McCormick hotel (Regency CDE).Register online.
Optimizing Treatment Options in IBS-C*
Registration: 6–7:00 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Chair: Anthony Lembo, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Speakers: William Chey, MD, Prof. of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System; Brian Lacy , MD, PhD, Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville.
Supported by: Alfasigma USA, Inc.
Provided by: Peloton Advantage, an Open Health Company
This symposium offers 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) by Haymarket Medical Education (HME). Join us in the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel (Great Lakes BC).

Sunday, May 23, 2020

Evening (starts at 6 p.m.) An Evidence-based Approach to Dietary Therapy for Crohn’s Disease
Symposium Time: 6:15–7:15 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Chair: James Lewis, prof., Perelman School of Medicine, Uni Pennsylvania, USA
Speakers: Jean-Frederic Colombel, prof., Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, USA; Arie Levine, prof., Wolfson Medical Center, Israel; Johan van Limbergen, MD, Emma Children's Hospital, the Netherlands
Supported by: Nestlé Health Science
Provided by: Nestlé Health Science
Join us in the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel (Seaport Ballroom D/E).
Missed Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis: Optimizing Management of Diabetic Gastroparesis*
Registration: 6–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
Chair: Satish Rao, MD, professor of medicine, Medical College of Gerogia, Augusta University
Speaker: Michael Camilleri, MD, professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Supported by: Allergan
Provided by: CME Outfitters, LLC
This symposium offers 1.5 CME, CNE, ABIM MOC II Credits™ by CME Outfitters, LLC. Join us in the Hilton SD Bayfront hotel (Indigo A/B).
Safe Colonoscopy Preparation: New Evidence*
Registration: 6–6:30 p.m.
Symposium Dinner Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
Speakers: Douglas Rex, MD, distinguished professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine; Jack DiPalma, MD, professor and director, University of South Alabama; David Johnson, MD, chief of gastroenterology, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Mark Cleveland, MD, Consultant
Supported by: Braintree A Part of Sebela Pharmaceuticals
Provided by: Applied Clinical Education
This symposium offers 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by Global Education Group. Join us in the Marriott Marquis SD Marina hotel (Marina Ballroom D). Register online.
Clinic presents Dr. Victor Fazio IBD Symposium in Medical and Surgical Treatment of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Positioning Medications and Surgery for IBD
Registration: 6–6:55 p.m.
Symposium Time: 6:55–9 p.m.
Chair: Miguel Regueiro, MD, dept chair, Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Inst.
Speakers: Tracy Hull, MD, professor of surgery, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Inst.; Bo Shen, MD, professor of medicine, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Inst.; David Rubin, MD, Joseph B. Kirsner, professor of medicine, University of Chicago; Stefan D. Holubar, MD, faculty, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute; Amy Lightner, MD, faculty, Amy Lightner, MD, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute Faculty; Scott R. Steele, MD, faculty, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
Supported by: Cleveland Clinic
Provided by: Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
Join us in the Omni San Diego hotel (Grand Ballroom CDE). Register online.

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