Basic Research

It's All About Your Discovery

DDW showcases the research that’s shaping the future of digestive disease care. At the most comprehensive event in digestive health, you’ll hear what your colleagues are working on around the world and gain momentum in your own research. Customize your DDW experience using DDW Tracks, including a Basic Science track, to filter sessions, posters and ePosters based on topical areas of interest. 

Choose how you want to be part of DDW. Attend in person in Washington, D.C. or join us online. 

DDW is a wonderful forum for both sharing our research and learning about cutting-edge research from other groups.

Declan McCole,  PhD, University of California, Riverside


unique sessions will be offered throughout the in person meeting. Online attendees will have access to 64 key sessions.


of basic researchers who attended DDW 2023 (in person) said they would attend DDW again.


poster presentations to choose from.

DDW 2024 Session Highlights

Check out the list below to see a sampling of DDW sessions that will be held for basic researchers this year. 

Additional details can be found in the online DDW Preliminary Program.

Session Title Date Time
AGA Basic Science Zone: The AGA Institute Council Basic Science Subcommittee has grouped basic science sessions within this zone for convenient convention center navigation. Within this zone, AGA will showcase basic science themes Saturday through Tuesday in a designated room.
  • Saturday, May 18: Basic Mechanisms, Modeling GI Biology and Disease
  • Sunday, May 19: Stem Cells, Repair and Regenerative Medicine
  • Monday, May 20: Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition
  • Tuesday, May 21: Inflammation, Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology
Dates vary
Times vary
DDW Basic Late-Breaking Abstract Session
Sun, May 19
2–3:30 p.m.
AASLD Basic Science Emerging Topic Conference (ETC)
Sat, May 19 and Sun, May 19 (1.5 day program)
8 a.m.
AGA Basic Science Plenary
Sun, May 19
4–5:30 p.m.
Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) Symposium: Recent Advances in Brain-Gut Communication
Sun, May 19
2–3:30 p.m.
Inflammatory Tuning of Gut Epithelial Proliferation
Tues, May 21
10–11:30 a.m.
The Best of DDW 2023
Tues, May 21
4–5:30 p.m.

If you have novel research and weren’t able to meet the regular abstract submission deadline, you still have a chance to submit your findings. DDW will accept late-breaking abstracts from March 8 through March 15, 2023. Several of DDW’s sponsoring societies also have abstract-related grants and awards available. Learn more and apply now.

View past basic science abstracts and posters from DDW 2022 using the DDW ePosters site.

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Scope Out the Poster Hall

Gain access to over 4,400 through the DDW Poster Hall and ePosters site.

It's All About Your Path

Watch this video to learn more about what you can expect out of this year’s meeting.

Scientific Sessions

DDW features around 425 original lecture sessions, presented in a variety of unique formats.