Attendee Guide

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.

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? 

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. 

We’ve curated landing pages by attendee professional activity, so you can easily find the meeting information most relevant to you.

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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.