Stump the Professor

Calling all medical students, residents and fellows! New for 2020, you will have the opportunity to challenge society experts with unique case presentations during DDW’s Stump the Professors sessions. Eligible authors are welcome to submit case reports detailing any aspect of GI that will be reviewed by representatives of the four sponsoring societies. Up to sixteen young trainees will be selected to present their most thought-provoking cases onsite at DDW to a panel of professors who must determine correct diagnoses. Join DDW in the Knowledge Hub to hear these lively discussions and learn new knowledge from both established and budding experts.

  • To apply to participate in a Stump the Professors session, authors should submit a case report online at the DDW 2020 submission site.
  • There is a $60 processing fee required to submit a case report.
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, through 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.
  • Authors are required to complete financial disclosure by Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent by email on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.
  • If accepted for presentation, cases will be featured during DDW’s Stump the Professors sessions. During the sessions, authors will orally present their cases to a panel of two experts. After brief discussion, the experts will attempt to guess correct diagnoses, which the case presenters will then provide.
  • Accepted case reports will be published in the DDW Mobile App but will not be published in the 2020 abstract supplements to Gastroenterology and GIE.
  • Current trainees, including medical students, residents and fellows, are welcome to submit case reports. Submissions from individuals not currently participating in a training program as of the Dec. 1 deadline will not be reviewed or considered for presentation.
  • Only one case report may be submitted per author.
  • Authors who submit a case report for consideration for a Stump the Professors session are not permitted to submit the same case report to any of the four sponsoring societies’ abstract submission roles.
  • At the submission site, there will be three fields in which to enter case report information:
    • Title: Maximum of 255 characters, including spaces.
    • Case History/Presentation: Maximum of 2000 characters, including spaces.
    • Case Discussion/Diagnosis: Maximum of 2000 characters, including spaces.
  • Do not refer to the final diagnosis or conclusion in either the case report Title or Presentation fields. Instead, enter all diagnosis and conclusion information only in the Discussion/Diagnosis field.
  • Identifying information like author or institution names must not be included anywhere in the case report (including the title).
  • Authors may submit up to two images per case report.
  • Authors will be asked to select a relevant DDW track and enter keywords pertaining to their case report content.

Commitment to Present

  • Submission of a case report constitutes a commitment by the author to present if the case report is accepted.
  • All presentations at DDW 2020 will be in English.
  • Presenters are required to register for the meeting. Registration opens on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, for society members and Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, for nonmembers.
  • Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of a case report are the sole responsibility of the presenting author.

Previous Presentation, Publication and Duplication

  • Case reports that have been submitted to or presented at other national or international meetings, with the exception of the AASLD Liver Meeting, may be submitted provided that prior presentation and/or submission to other meetings is declared during the DDW submission process.
  • Case reports will not be considered for presentation if they have been published as an article or have been accepted for publication (including manuscripts) in printed or electronic formats upon the Dec. 1 submission deadline.

Ethical Statement

  • Corresponding authors affirm that the data included in their case report and/or presented at DDW is truthful, original, unduplicated and without fraud or fabrication.

Abstract Copyright Transfer Agreement and Release for Recording

By submitting a case report, the corresponding author certifies that he understands and agrees to the DDW Copyright Transfer Agreement, which states:

“The corresponding author hereby assigns, conveys, and otherwise transfers all rights, title, interest, and copyright ownership in said work to the four sponsoring societies of DDW effective upon acceptance of said work for publication. “Work” includes the material submitted for publication and any other related material submitted to DDW. The assignment of rights to the four sponsoring societies of DDW includes but is not expressly limited to rights to edit, publish, reproduce, distribute copies, prepare derivative works, include in indexes or search databases in print, electronic, or other media, whether or not in use at the time of execution of this agreement, and claim copyright in said work throughout the world for the full duration of the copyright and any renewals or extensions thereof.” 

U.S. Government Employee Authors

The corresponding author warrants that the work was authored by employees of the U.S. government as part of their official duties and therefore may be published and reproduced without restriction. 

Disclosure Compliance

  • Authors are required to complete the disclosure process at the DDW submission site either disclosing all financial relationships with commercial interests or indicating that none exist. The deadline for completing disclosure is Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at 3 p.m. ET.

Contact DDW Administration with any questions about submitting a case report.