Discover. Share. Enhance.

Your natural curiosity enhances our understanding of digestive diseases. Continue contributing to our collective progress at DDW, the premier venue for innovative researchers like you to disseminate your findings and keep up with the latest science. It’s where you can stay on top of what’s new in the field, while gaining visibility on your findings and receiving feedback from experts. Customize your DDW experience using DDW Tracks, including a Basic Science track, to filter sessions, posters and ePosters based on topical areas of interest. 

This year, you choose how you want to be part of DDW. Attend in person in San Diego or join us virtually.


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


of basic researchers who attended DDW 2021 said they would attend again.


oral abstract and poster presentations to choose from.

DDW 2022 Basic Science Highlights

DDW 2022 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 21: Basic Mechanisms, Modeling GI Biology and Disease
    • Sunday, May 22: Inflammation, Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology
    • Monday, May 23: Stem Cells, Repair and Regenerative Medicine
    • Tuesday, May 24: Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition
  • AGA Basic Science Plenary
    • Sunday, May 22, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • ERCP 101: The Basics
  • Progress of Intestinal Architecture/Mapping by Spatial Omics (GRG Symposium)
  • The Best of DDW 2022
    • Tuesday, May 24, 2-4 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.​

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Scientific Sessions

DDW 2022 will feature over 300 original lecture sessions and more than 3,300 oral abstract and poster presentations.