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DDW is the world’s leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees working in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery and related fields. Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the DDW program offers something for you.

Registration is now open. You choose how you want to be part of DDW — in person in Chicago or online, with access to a variety of livestreamed and on-demand content. Discounted registration rates are available through March 15.

We’ve created a registration checklist to walk you through the process step by step. If you have additional questions, our registration partner is suited to help you through any challenges. For non-technical support assistance or for more conference information, please contact 508-743-8521 or email our registration vendor, CDS, at

It’s not too late to experience the best parts of DDW 2021 —  we’re extending access to the virtual platform. Purchase now and you have unlimited access until Aug. 23, 2021. Members of AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT save on fees.  For membership information and deadlines, please visit each society website.

DDW provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and clinical information across the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy, liver disease and surgery.
DDW provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and clinical information across the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy, liver disease and surgery.  

Categories and pricing for DDW 2023 are now online. This year, you have your choice of how to attend DDW. If you’re unable to attend in person in Chicago you can join us online through our online. Learn more here about what is offered with each option.

If you don’t have time to attend the full four-day meeting, there are other registration options available including the Postgraduate Course Only category (register for Postgraduate Courses and Hands-On Courses without registering for the full scientific sessions) and an Exhibit Hall pass.

Grateful for an outstanding DDW and the opportunity to connect and share our work! Re-energized by the amazing science and people working to advance our care of patients in gastroenterology!

—John Gubatan, MD

As a medical student, I am more than grateful for this opportunity to interact and learn from world leaders of the GI community.

— Nkengeh Tazinkeng, MD

Leaving DDW and San Diego so inspired. I'm just an intern, but I'm already so excited to start a career in GI and hepatology (hopefully). Thank you #DDW2022 for introducing me to the latest in GI, and most importantly so many inspiring and wonderful people.

— Anjiya Shaikh, MD

What a conference! It's like the Olympics of the Gastro world!

— Mo Thoufeeq, MD

I may have forgotten how much I love attending DDW in person. Great networking, learning and discussions.

— Edward Barnes, MD, PhD

DDW was an exciting opportunity to connect and share ideas with colleagues from around the world. Already thinking about next year!

— Jeong Yun Yang, MD

Outstanding talks and speakers. Very clinically oriented and intense.

— Emad S. Aljahdli, MD

Amazing DDW this year full of so many great talks, posters and connecting with so many great minds in GI!

—Meghan Barrett-Englert, MD, MS


Getting to Chicago

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Registration Fees

View categories and pricing for DDW 2023.