Innovations in Clinical Research

With DDW VirtualTM, you’ll have the chance to step outside of your day-to-day activities for three days of discovery and intellectual growth. Join your colleagues to receive the latest updates in the field, network with potential collaborators and present your own cutting-edge research.

Customize your DDW experience using DDW Tracks to filter sessions and ePosters based on topical areas of interest. View the full agenda for the meeting in the DDW Online Planner.

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17

educational DDW Tracks allow you to tailor your DDW experience to your unique interests.

79%

of attendees who are clinical researchers said they would recommend attending DDW to a colleague.

2,000+

oral abstract and ePoster presentations will be made.

Share Your Findings

If you have novel research and weren’t able to meet the regular abstract submission deadline, you still have the 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 abstracts from past years’ meetings by visiting the DDW ePoster Archive site and searching by track or topic.

DDW 2021 Clinical Research Highlights

DDW 2021 will feature sessions specifically targeted to clinical researchers. Below are a few highlights. 

  • Clinical Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary
    • Sunday, May 23
  •  NASH Clinical Trials: What Have We Learned
    • Saturday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Combined Clinical and Translational Symposia: AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT offer jointly sponsored symposia on topics of broad interest to DDW participants.
    • NASH in Unique Populations
    • Building Your Team of Teams: Value-Based Care
    • Challenging Topics in Benign Foregut Disease
    • Difficult Decisions in IBD: Surgery v. Endoscopy
    • Challenging Debates in Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
    • Primary Management of Obesity: Surgery, Endoscopy or Medications
    • Bariatric Procedures: Surgery and Endoscopy in Liver Transplantation
    • Pouches in IBD
    • Applications and Pitfalls of Lumen Apposing Endoscopic Stents

Communicate, Collaborate, Grow

DDW is attended by professionals in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery, making it the ideal place to expand your network and meet new colleagues. Designated breaks are built into the schedule for networking, where you can join live chats catered specifically to your interests.

Our virtual platform offers the ability to ask experts questions in real-time, whether its during a session or while viewing an ePoster during scheduled author Q&A times.

  • May 21
  • May 22
  • May 23

Friday, May 21, 2021

8 a.m. Day One Begins
8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Sign into the platform to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.
10 a.m. Scientific Sessions
10-11:30 a.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
AGA Presidential Plenary
10-11:30 a.m.
Designed to highlight timely, high-impact research and the role of AGA. The plenary program will feature a series of invited speaker talks on high-profile clinical topics and a brief address from AGA Institute President M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD.
SSAT Presidential Plenary I and Presidential Address
10-11:30 a.m.
This session kicks off SSAT programming and is immediately followed by Mark P. Callery, MD, president of SSAT, giving his presidential address, “Creating Tomorrow Together.”
11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m-1 p.m.
Dedicated time to visit ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase. Poster authors will present their posters during this time.
1 p.m. Scientific Sessions
1-2:30 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
2:30 p.m.Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
3:30 p.m. Scientific Sessions
3:30-5 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
(New) SSAT and Pancreas Club Symposium: Hot Debates iIn The Management of Pancreas Cancer
3:30-5 p.m.
More information will be available soon.
5 p.m. Break
5-5:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
5:30-7 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
7 p.m.Break
7-9 p.m.
Dedicated time to to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

8 a.m. Day Two Begins
8-10 a.m.
Sign into the platform to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.
10 a.m. Scientific Sessions
10-11:30 a.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dedicated time to visit ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase. Poster authors will present their posters during this time.
1 p.m.Scientific Sessions
1-2:30 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
ASGE Presidential Plenary
1-2:30 p.m.
Join ASGE President, Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE, and faculty leaders as they leverage the virtual environment to stimulate your thinking while engaging you in thoughtful interaction. Topics will include the evolution of endoscopy and related technologies, such as confocal laser endomicroscopy or minimally invasive surgical techniques.
2:30 p.m.Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
3:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
3:30-5 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
5 p.m. Break
5-5:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
5:30-7 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
(New) Best of GI Surgery: Plenary Presentations
5:30-7 p.m.
More information will be available soon.
7 p.m.Break
7-9 p.m.
Dedicated time to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

8 a.m. Day Three Begins
8-10 a.m.
Sign into the platform to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.
10 a.m. Scientific Sessions
10-11:30 a.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dedicated time to visit ePosters and the Industry Supporter Showcase. Poster authors will present their posters during this time.
1 p.m. Scientific Sessions
1-2:30 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
2:30 p.m.Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
3:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
3:30-5 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
5 p.m.Break
5-5:30 p.m.
No sessions will be held during this time. Take a break, get a cup of coffee and network with your colleagues.
5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
5:30-7 p.m.
DDW Virtual features more than 300 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks. More information will be available soon.
7 p.m.Break
7-9 p.m.
Dedicated time to network, visit the Industry Supporter Showcase and view industry programming.

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