Attendee Guide: Step One

Since we last gathered in San Diego for DDW 2019, the world has changed, and so has DDW. Whether you’ve been coming to DDW for years or are considering attending for the first time, this guide will take you step by step through everything you need to know, including new changes, to make the most of your DDW experience.

DDW is the largest and most prestigious meeting in the world for GI professionals. Every year it attracts physicians, researchers and academics from around the world. DDW is jointly sponsored by four societies:

DDW is the best meeting in the entire world. It’s the largest meeting in the world. One of the reasons it’s such a great meeting is that it’s put on by four different professional societies. We have the best of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and GI surgery.

Grace Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, DDW Council Chair.

What are the Benefits of Attending?

Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the DDW program offers something for you. Need more convincing? We’ve curated landing pages by attendee professional activity, so you can easily find the meeting information most relevant to you.

  • Learn about new developments in your field. Review the latest and best basic, translational, and clinical research in gastroenterology, liver disease, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.
  • Attend high-quality educational programs. Hear top experts share their real-life experiences during original scientific sessions, including clinical and research symposia, state-of-the-art lectures and research and topic fora, covering a wide array of topics.
  • Network with colleagues. Build valuable relationships with fellow digestive disease specialists from around the globe.
  • Try new products. Get the details about the latest GI products and services in DDW’s Exhibit Hall and virtual Industry Supporter Showcase.

How Much Does it Cost?

Registration fees vary. View the fees chart for DDW 2022. This year, you can choose to attend in person in San Diego, CA or virtually through our state-of-the-art platform.

More Registration Information

Step Two: Registration & Travel

Continue on to learn about registration and making travel arrangements.

Step Three: Arrival in Host City

Off the plane and in the host city! Get to know this year’s host city and how to get to your hotel.

Step Four: On-Site at DDW

Navigate your way on-site and in the virtual platform with these helpful tips.