Advances in Science Start Here

DDW is where you’ll leverage the natural curiosity the fuels your work to enhance our collective understanding of digestive diseases. Here, you’ll meet other investigators and industry partners who can help you advance your work. Customize your DDW experience using DDW Tracks, including a Basic Science track, to filter sessions, posters and ePosters based on topical areas of interest. Show up here and help take research to the next level.

This year, you choose how you want to be part of DDW. Attend in person in Chicago 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 2022 in person said they would attend DDW again.


oral abstract and poster presentations to choose from.

DDW 2023 Basic Science Highlights

DDW 2023 will feature sessions specially targeted to basic scientists. Below are a few highlights.

  • 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 6: Basic Mechanisms, Modeling GI Biology and Disease
    • Sunday, May 7: Stem Cells, Repair and Regenerative Medicine
    • Monday, May 8: Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition
    • Tuesday, May 9: Inflammation, Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology
  • Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) Symposium
    • Saturday, May 6, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Sub-Single Cell Resolution: The Role of Organelles in Stem Cells and Plasticity
    • Sunday, May 7, 2-2:30 p.m.
  • AGA Basic Science Plenary
    • Sunday, May 7, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • The Best of DDW 2023
    • Tuesday, May 9, 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 Thursday, March 24, 2022, through Thursday, March 31, 2021.

View basic science abstracts and posters from DDW 2021 using the DDW ePosters site.

Expand Your Network

DDW offers plenty of opportunities to meet colleagues and thought leaders and to forge connections for future collaboration. Designated breaks are built into the schedule for networking.

  • Ask Questions in Real-Time

    Sessions will feature Q&A and chat boxes to communicate with both speakers and fellow attendees. ePoster authors will be available to answer questions from attendees at scheduled times.

  • Make Lasting Connections

    Curated live chats allow you to meet colleagues with similar interests.

  • Meet with Industry Supporters

    Ask questions, schedule a one-on-one meeting or drop your virtual business card in our Industry Supporter Showcase.​

Learn More About DDW

What Are You Here For?

Watch this video to learn more about what you can expect out of this year’s meeting. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

Make Impactful Connections

DDW creates an array of opportunities for you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues.

Scientific Sessions

DDW features around 400 original lecture sessions and more than 4,000 oral abstract and poster presentations.