Training

It's All About Your Experience

Wherever you want to go in digestive disease medicine, DDW can help get you there. Hear the latest research, advancements and best practices firsthand and learn alongside GI professionals at all levels to stay on the field’s cutting edge. A robust, self-curated program lets you take control of your curriculum. Choose from unique content formats and both formal and informal networking opportunities. DDW Tracks, including an Education and Training Track, allow you to further customize your experience and filter sessions 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. 

What Your Colleagues Are Saying About DDW

Attended my first DDW meeting this weekend! Great opportunity to meet giants in the field of GI and discover new areas of research!

—Dayana Nasr, MD, DDW attendee

Grateful to have presented our work at my first @DDWMeeting! Was an incredible experience to learn from and meet such inspiring gastroenterologists!

— Courtney Balgobin, MD, DDW attendee

DDW is the best place to explore all areas of GI and hepatology as a resident. It's one of the few places residents are allowed to hold endoscopes, and it's here that I discovered by love for GI.

— Abel Joseph, MD, DDW attendee

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DDW is the best place to explore all areas of GI and hepatology as a resident. It’s one of the few places residents are allowed to hold endoscopes, and it’s here that I discovered my love for GI.

Abel Joseph, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 

DDW 2024 Session Highlights

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

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

Session Title Date Time
SSAT 39th Annual Residents and Research Conference (invitation only)
Sat, May 18
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Meet the Editors: How to Get Published in an AGA Journal
Sat, May 18
8–9:30 a.m.
Endoscopy 101 (Fellows Course)
Sat, May 18
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Resident and Fellows Jeopardy Quiz Bowl
Sat, May 18
4–5:30 p.m.
Gastroenterology Women's Coalition (GWC) Women's Leadership Program: Building Your Network and Your Net Worth
Sun, May 19
8–9:30 a.m.
Branding and Leadership: Building Your Reputation Early in Your Career
Sun, May 19
10–11:30 a.m.
AGA Board Review Course
Sun, May 19
1:30–3:30 p.m.
The Endoscopist of the Future: How to Get the Most Out of a GI Fellowship
Date TBA
Time TBA
Resident & Fellow Education Committee & Giving Back Committee — GI Surgical Training Around the World: Sharing Experiences and Promoting Partnerships
Sun, May 19
4–5:30 p.m.
Introduction: Hepatology for the Nonhepatologist
Mon, May 20
8–9:30 a.m.

Networking is an essential part of any medical meeting. As the go-to meeting for GI professionals, DDW delivers opportunities to connect with leading experts across every facet of the field. We’ve put together a calendar of networking events at the meeting. Check back for updates.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
12:30 p.m.Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:30
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.
5:30 p.m.Social Media Meet Up
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5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet up with the friends you've made via social media offline in a relaxed setting.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee (trainees receive a discounted rate).
8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
9:30 a.m.DDW World IBD Day Breakfast
Supported by Lilly USA
9:30 a.m
Join the IBD community at this special event in the Exhibit Hall to kick off World IBD Day. Purple awareness ribbons will be distributed to the first 3,000 attendees.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.
5:30 p.m.DDW Diversity Reception
Supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Held immediately after the DDW Diversity Session, this reception will offer an opportunity to gather with other attendees and discuss relevant issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Monday, May 20, 2024

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee (trainees receive a discounted rate).
8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.
3:30 p.m.DDW Career Fair
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Hosted by Health eCareers, this is a great opportunity to connect with potential employers and get your CV reviewed.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee (trainees receive a discounted rate).
8 a.m.DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees for fun activities.
DDW Career and Recruitment Center
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Find what you need to take the next step in your career. We're partnering with Health eCareers to provide a central place to get advice and meet with potential employers.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
Meet-the-Experts session
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Held in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, these sessions are an opportunity for early career attendees to get tips from those further along in their career.

Attendee Guide

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

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.