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 2022 will be taking place May 21-24 in San Diego, CA and virtually. Registration and housing opens for AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT members on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, and for nonmembers on Wednesday, Jan. 26. To receive the latest updates, add yourself to our email and mailing lists using the form below.
Purchase 2021 Access
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.
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, MD, FACG, FASGE
What a conference! It's like the Olympics of the Gastro world!
— Mo Thoufeeq, MD
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.
— Masayuki A. Fujino, MD, PhD
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
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.
Make Your Plans to Attend
DDW is pleased to offer discounted rates at San Diego’s finest hotels.
Attending from outside the U.S.? Here’s information you need to know.
Request Invitation Letter
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