Innovations in Basic Science

DDW is the premier venue for presenting your research and keeping 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 and ePosters based on topical areas of interest. View the full agenda for the meeting in the DDW Online Planner.



unique sessions will be offered throughout the three days of DDW.


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oral abstract and ePoster presentations will be made.

Grow Your Visibility, Gain Valuable Feedback

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 9 a.m. EDT on March 25, 2021, through 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Several of DDW’s sponsoring societies have abstract-related grants and awards available. Visit the AGA and SSAT websites for more information.

 View basic science abstracts from past years’ meetings by visiting the DDW ePoster Archive site and searching by track or topic.

DDW 2021 Basic Science Highlights

DDW 2021 will feature sessions specially targeted to basic scientists. Below are a few highlights.

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

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Why Attend DDW?

Learn why DDW is the must-attend GI event of 2021 and what’s included in registration.

Connect Virtually

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

Scientific Sessions

DDW Virtual™ will feature over 300 original lecture sessions and over 2,000 oral abstract and ePoster presentations on our new interactive platform.