Why Attend DDW?

Digestive Disease Week® (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.

Save the Date

DDW will be held May 2-5, 2020, in Chicago, IL. Registration and housing opens in January 2020: Jan. 15 for members of AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT; Jan. 22 for all others. The early bird deadline is March 18.

DDW has the best science because it is the premier meeting in the world. Many people save their abstracts and studies for DDW, so it’s always a very exciting place to be to hear about the latest and greatest breakthroughs.

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

Included with Registration

The fee schedule for categories and pricing for DDW 2020 will be available soon. All full DDW attendees receive the following items with registration:

  • Two years of viewing DDW On Demand, an online-only digital library that includes more than 400 hours of non-ticketed course capture presentations from DDW 2020 (valued at $1,200). It will help maximize your meeting experience by viewing sessions you are not able to attend in person. You also have the choice to upgrade and purchase a hard drive for offline viewing.
  • Full DDW conference bag, including this year’s important information.
  • Credentials to attend more than 400 original scientific sessions, and ability to attend and claim CME.
  • Daily access to the Poster and Exhibit Halls.

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.

Additional Travel Details

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Registration Fees

Categories and pricing for DDW 2020 registration will be available soon.

Chicago Awaits

Chicago is home to world-class restaurants, award-winning theaters and waterfront views.

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International Attendees

Traveling from outside the U.S.?Here’s information you need to know