Attendee Guide: Step One

This year, you can choose to attend DDW in person or online. 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 provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and clinical information across the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy, liver disease and surgery.

Loren Laine, MD, AGAF, 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.

  • Here for Knowledge: Hear from top experts in original scientific sessions covering every facet of GI.
  • Here for Discovery: Learn about exciting new discoveries and review the latest and best research.
  • Here for Connections: Meet with fellow attendees from around the world, form new friendships and spend time connecting with colleagues.
  • Here for Collaboration: Try new products and explore the latest innovations and advances.

How Much Does it Cost?

Registration fees vary. View the fees chart for DDW 2023. This year, you can choose to attend in person in Chicago, IL or online.

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 online platform with these helpful tips.