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The ways in which you’ve developed your technical skills changed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one thing remained the same — to continue growing in your career, you need access to the latest research and information on changes to clinical practice. Find these elements at DDW. Whether you’re a medical student, a resident or a GI fellow in training, DDW has what you you need to advance your career. Customize your DDW experience using DDW Tracks, including an Education and Training Track, to filter sessions based on topical areas of interest. 

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What Your Colleagues Are Saying About DDW

As a medical student, I am more than grateful for this opportunity to interact and learn from world leaders of the GI community.

— Nkengeh Tazinkeng, MD, DDW attendee

Every year I go, every poster I see, every exhibitor I see — I learn something new, whether it's big or small.

— Bilal Asif, MD, DDW attendee

Inspiring, informative, exciting and a little bit overwhelming! So motivated by the passion for science and improving patient care.

— Keith Summa, MD, PhD, DDW attendee

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DDW 2022 Session Highlights

Preview some of the sessions offered at DDW 2022 that may be of interest to you. More session highlights are available in the DDW Preliminary Program

  • SSAT Resident and Fellow Career Workshop
    • Saturday, May 23, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • ASGE Fellows Networking Session
    • Saturday, May 21, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Advancing Clinical Practice: GI-Fellow-Directed Quality-Improvement Projects
    • Sunday, May 22, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Beyond the Basics: Making the Most of the Third Year of Fellowship
    • Monday, May 23, 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Focus on GI Career: An ASGE Women in Endoscopy Symposium
    • Monday, May 23, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • AGA Board Review Course
    • Monday, May 23, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
  • ASGE & Pan Arab Association of Gastroenterology (PAAG) International Symposium: Endoscopic Training: A Global Take on the Challenges & Opportunities
    • Monday, May 23, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Top 10 Tips for Succeeding in the Second Five Years After Fellowship
    • Tuesday, May 24, 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Establishing a Career in Esophageal and Gastric Diseases
    • Tuesday, May 24, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Nutrition Bootcamp for Gastroenterology Trainees I
    • Tuesday, May 24, 4-5:30 p.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.

  • May 21
  • May 22
  • May 23
  • May 24

Saturday, May 21, 2022

4 p.m.Resident and Fellow Career Workshop
4-5:30 p.m.
This small-group forum has been a favorite through the years because of the intimate interaction between residents, fellows and program directors.
5:30 p.m.ASGE Fellows Networking Session
5-6:30 p.m.
Get to know other fellows in a relaxed environment.
6:30 p.m.Social Media Meet Up
6:30-8 p.m.
Make connections with other DDW social media users in a fun, relaxed environment. This event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center West Terrace.
Supported by Medtronic.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections ($)
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons ($)
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.
2 p.m.AGA and DHPA Trainee & Early Career Networking Hour
2-3 p.m.
Meet the leadership of the AGA trainee and early career committee, independent GI leaders from private practices across the nation and peers looking to make lasting connections at DDW.

Monday, May 23, 2022

6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections ($)
6:30-7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons ($)
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.
5:30 p.m.DDW Diversity Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this reception provides a networking opportunity for attendees to gather, discuss relevant issues and learn more about what each society is doing to promote diversity in GI.

Monday, May 24, 2022

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.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons (4)
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.

  • 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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DDW Virtual Career Fair

Join the career fair May 25, 2022 from 5–8 p.m. EDT to connect with employers and browse gastroenterology and subspecialty positions.