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 2021 will be held May 22-25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Registration and housing will open in January 2021. To receive the latest updates regarding DDW, add yourself to our email and mailing lists using the form below.

Why Attendees Love DDW

DDW is the best international meeting for gastroenterologists, endoscopists, hepatologists, surgeons, clinical investigators, clinician-educators, basic scientists, trainees and industry. For me it is the most exciting meeting to learn, contribute, reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Every year, for the last 15 years, I went home charged to implement one new thing in my practice.

— Gottumukkala Subba Raju

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

— Mo Thoufeeq

It's a chance of getting together all the gastroenterologists and hepatologists alike over the globe to renew friendship and knowledge in individual research and gastroenterological activities.

— Masayki A. Fujino

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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 2021 will be posted 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 2021 (valued at $1,200). It will help maximize your meeting experience by viewing sessions you are not able to attend in person.
  • 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

Washington, DC Capitol

Washington, D.C. Awaits

Washington, D.C. is home to iconic monuments, acclaimed theaters and world-class museums.

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First-Time Attendee Guide

This guide will take you step by step through everything you need to know to make the most of your DDW experience.

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International Attendees

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