Getting Started: Your Guide to DDW
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, you’ll find useful tips to make the most of your DDW experience. Keep reading for a step by step guide on everything you need to know.
Learn More About DDW
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:
Because of this joint sponsorship, DDW showcases the best science and clinical advances in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and surgery, making it the premier digestive disease meeting in the world.
— Loren Laine, MD, AGAF, DDW Council Chair
The Benefits of Attending
Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the DDW program offers something for you. Need more convincing?
- It’s All About the Science: Hear from top experts in original scientific sessions covering every facet of GI.
- It’s All About Your Discovery: Learn about exciting new discoveries and review the latest and best research.
- It’s All About Your Community: Meet with fellow attendees from around the world, form new friendships and spend time connecting with colleagues.
- It’s All About Innovation: Try new products and explore the latest innovations and advances.
How Much Does it Cost?
Registration fees vary depending on your registration category. Save money by registering on or before the March 13 early bird deadline! Members of AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT also can register at a discounted rate. View the full fees chart for DDW 2024.
This year, you can choose to attend in person in Washington, D.C. or online. Pricing is the same for in person and online attendees.
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.