ABOUT DDW 2020

The Global Leader for 51 Years

DDW 2020, will take place from 02 May to 05 May 2020.

The location of the Conference will be McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois USA which is one of the incredible site for such a serious event.

DDW 2020 is an annual Conference.

This year’s annual meeting in Chicago is going to be likely to get around 30000 participants.

Digestive Disease Week is the PCO of DDW 2020, Digestive Disease Week.

DDW 2020 - Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the world's largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

It is the world's leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees working in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery and related fields. Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the DDW program offers something for you. It Focus on clinical topics and sponsored by one or more of the four societies. They typically feature three to four speakers with presentations ranging from 20 to 30 and up-to 90 minutes in length. Attend to

Update Your Knowledge

Attend high-quality sessions where you can get practical and useful take-home information.

View Cutting-Edge Research

Get exclusive access to top-tier research and discuss changes in GI with leaders in the field.

Meet Thought Leaders

In-person networking allows you to meet, collaborate with your colleagues from around the world

Venue: McCormick Place

Address: 2201 Fort Dearborn Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

  • 30000 Attendees

  • 1650 Exhibitors

  • 135 Countries

Program Overview Schedule

02 May- 05 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

02 May- 05 May 2020

    Why Attend DDW?

    Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the world’s largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

    Update Your Knowledge: Attend high-quality sessions where you can get practical and useful take-home information.

    View Cutting-Edge Research: Get exclusive access to top tier research and discuss changes in GI with leaders in the field.

    Meet Thought Leaders: In-person networking allows you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues from around the world.

    First-Time Attendee Guide

    Are you considering DDW for the first time? Everything you need to know is in this guide.

    First-Time Attendee Guide: Whether you’re considering attending DDW for the first time or haven’t been to a recent meeting, this guide will take you step by step through everything you need to know and do to make the most of your DDW experience.

    Step One: Learn More About DDW: DDW is the largest and most prestigious meeting in the world for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world.

    DDW is jointly sponsored by four societies:

    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

    American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

    Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)

    What are the benefits of attending?

    Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the DDW program offers something for you.

    Learn about new developments in your field. Review the latest and best basic, translational, and clinical research in gastroenterology, liver disease, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

    Attend high-quality educational programs. Choose from more than 400 sessions, including clinical and research symposia, state-of-the-art lectures and research and topic fora, covering a wide array of topics and presented by a world-renowned faculty unsurpassed in their field.

    Network with colleagues. Partake in an array of networking and social opportunities to meet fellow digestive disease specialists from around the globe.

    Try new products. DDW’s Exhibit Hall hosts hundreds of companies showcasing the latest GI products and services. There are also plenty of free education on the show floor, including Product Theaters, Satellite Symposia and new industry demonstrations in The Knowledge Hub.

Host City & Travel Arrangements Schedule

2-5 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

2-5 May 2020

    Chicago Awaits

    Chicago is home to world-class restaurants, award-winning theaters and waterfront views.

    Host City & Travel Arrangements

    Learn, Travel, Explore: From the moment you arrive in Chicago, you’ll understand why this city is one of the leading destinations for conventions and meetings. Combining big city culture with Midwestern hospitality, Chicago is home to world-class restaurants, award-winning theaters, celebrated museums, beautiful waterfront views and dozens of historic districts to explore. This dynamic city, paired with the largest convention center in North America, makes Chicago the perfect place to relax and conduct business — all in one trip.

    Travel Arrangements

    Whether you’re flying or driving into Chicago, transportation options are limitless.

    Airports: Chicago boasts two first-class airports that bring over 100 million visitors to the Windy City each year. One of the busiest airports in the country, O’Hare International airport is just 18 miles from downtown Chicago and is served by about 50 airlines. A mere 10 miles from downtown, Midway International Airport is served by five different airline carriers and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing airports.

    Public Transportation: The Chicago region has plenty of public transportation options that include buses, trains, water taxis and bicycles to get you around the city. The “L” train (short for “elevated”) serves 145 stations throughout the city of Chicago and neighboring communities.

    Ground Transportation: Taxis are abundant and easily accessible from the convention center, airport, major hotels and downtown locations. Taxi fares range from $40-50 from O’Hare airport and $30-40 from Midway. Chicago is also a ride-share friendly city for services like Uber and Lyft.

    Car Rentals: There are numerous rental car agencies throughout the region, with several located at both O’Hare and Midway airports.

Scientific Sessions Schedule

02 May- 05 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

02 May- 05 May 2020

    Invited-Speaker Sessions

    Invited-speaker sessions feature some of the most prestigious experts in their fields. Organized by each of the four sponsoring societies, these sessions highlight a wide range of topics that appeal to a broad base of attendees. In the Online Planner and Mobile App, invited presentations can be identified by their presentation numbers; all invited presentations being with “Sp.” DDW 2020 Scientific Sessions has been found “Compliant” with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

    Below are examples of invited speaker sessions offered at DDW.

    Address/Oration/Lecture: Sponsored by SSAT, each session is 90 minutes in length and generally has 4-5 presentations of 15-20 minutes each with an additional 15-20 minutes at the end for questions and answers.

    Breakfast Connections (formerly Breakfast-With-the-Experts): Sponsored by DDW in collaboration with the sponsoring societies, these 75?minute sessions held Sunday, Monday and Tuesday provide the opportunity for attendees to interact with speakers in a small?group setting. There is no AV, so formal presentations are not required. These sessions are ticketed, with a special rate for trainees and include breakfast.

    Board Review Course: This course, sponsored by the AGA, serves as a primer for third-year fellows preparing for the board exam as well as a review course for others wanting to test their knowledge. The course is 240 minutes in length. Attendees are provided with real-time feedback on their readiness to take the board exams.

    Clinical Symposium: Focused on clinical topics and sponsored by one or more of the four societies, these sessions are 90 minutes in length and typically feature three to four speakers with presentations ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length with 5 minutes question and answer for each presentation.

    Combined Clinical Symposium: AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT offer jointly sponsored symposia on topics of broad interest to DDW participants. The integrated, multidisciplinary approach of these sessions will interest clinicians and basic scientists alike. These sessions are 90 minutes in length with 20-30 at the end for questions and answers.

    Conference/Debate/Panel/Symposium: These sessions are 90 minutes and contain 4-5 presentations of 15-20 with a Q&A at the end of an additional 15-20 minutes. The symposium is 180 minutes and has a large number of speakers – the number of which changes.

    Hands-On Workshops: Sponsored by ASGE and SSAT, these interactive sessions focus on specific procedures and allow participants to test techniques during the session. Sessions are 120-180 minutes in length and feature as many as 11 faculty members. All Hands-On sessions are ticketed.

    Hepatology Update: Sponsored by AASLD, this three-hour course summarizes both clinical and basic research on topics that are highly relevant to the practice of hepatology and liver-based research. This course is ticketed.

    Plenary: Plenary sessions are offered by all four societies and feature the year’s best abstracts and invited speakers. AGA, ASGE and SSAT feature Presidential Plenary sessions that range from 90-210 minutes. Presentations are typically 15 minutes in length. Presidential Plenary sessions often include a Presidential Address and an award presentation.

    Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary: Sponsored by DDW, these sessions are 90 minutes in length and feature abstracts submitted during the February late-breaking submission period. Typically, there are two sessions — one clinically focused, one basic research focused. Both sessions have presentations that at typically 15 minutes in length including three minutes of questions and answers.

    Meet-the-Investigator/Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: Sponsored by DDW in collaboration with the sponsoring societies, these 75?minute sessions held Sunday, Monday and Tuesday provide the opportunity for attendees to interact with speakers in a small?group setting. These sessions are ticketed and include lunch.

    Plenary Session: Plenary sessions are offered by all four societies and feature the year’s best abstracts and invited speakers. AGA, ASGE and SSAT feature Presidential Plenary sessions that range from 90-210 minutes. Presentations are typically 15 minutes in length. Presidential Plenary sessions often include a Presidential Address and an award presentation.

    Postgraduate Course: AGA and ASGE offer the course as their flagship live educational offering and premier CME activity, the Postgraduate Course, is a one-and-a-half-day multi-topic course covering both basic science and clinical topics. The course is ticketed.

    Postgraduate Course Case-Based Session: These are 1.5 hour, interactive breakout sessions led by two faculty members. Types of case based sessions include Flipped Classroom, Video Presentation and Curbside Consult.

    Postgraduate Course Luncheon Breakout: The breakout sessions are one hour, interactive sessions led by one faculty member.

    Quick Shots: These 60- 90-minute sessions are sponsored by SSAT and DDW and feature 10-20 presentations. Authors present brief three minute oral reports on their work, with about three minutes of time allotted for follow-up questions from the audience.

    Research Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations, and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

    Research Symposium: These 90-minute sessions focus on basic science topics and are sponsored by one or more of the four societies. These sessions typically feature three to four speakers with presentations ranging from 20 to 30 minutes in length.

    State-of-the-Art Lecture: Typically 60 minutes in length with five minutes for questions, these sessions feature one keynote speaker on a given topic. State-of-the-Art Lectures are offered by all four sponsoring societies.

    Topic Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

    Translational Symposium: These 90-minute sessions focus on translational topics and are sponsored by one or more of the four societies. These sessions typically feature three to four speakers with presentations ranging from 20 to 30 minutes in length.

    Poster Sessions: Sponsored by all four societies, poster sessions take place every day in the Poster Hall from noon–2 p.m. During this time, poster presenters will be at their posters to explain their findings and answer questions. Topics vary by day.

    Video Plenary: These sessions are 90-250 minutes and feature video abstracts submitted to ASGE and SSAT. The number of presentations is determined by the total runtime of all the videos. Each video is a different length so presentation/question and answer time varies.

Scientific Sessions (Cont.) Schedule

02 May- 05 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

02 May- 05 May 2020

    Abstract-Based Sessions

    Abstract-based sessions feature new research findings. Abstracts are submitted to the sponsoring societies between Oct 17–Dec 1 and are peer-reviewed by content experts. All accepted abstracts are published in either Gastroenterology or GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Accepted abstracts may be presented in lecture or poster sessions. Below are examples of abstracts-based sessions at DDW.

    ePoster Sessions: DDW offers free ePoster presentations in the DDW ePosters Theater. Daily presentations, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting.

    Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary: Sponsored by DDW, these sessions are 90 minutes in length and feature abstracts submitted during the February late-breaking submission period. Typically, there are two sessions — one clinically focused, one basic research focused. Both sessions have presentations that at typically 15 minutes in length including three minutes of questions and answers.

    Poster Tours: Sponsored by AGA, these complimentary walking tours are led by subject matter experts and feature the most significant research presented in various topic areas. Each tour will focus on abstracts displayed in the Poster Hall and provide attendees with discussion and networking opportunities with leaders and presenters.

    Poster Sessions: Sponsored by all four societies, poster sessions take place every day in the Poster Hall from noon–2 p.m. During this time, poster presenters will be at their posters to explain their findings and answer questions. Topics vary by day.

    Quick Shots: These 60- 90-minute sessions are sponsored by SSAT and DDW and feature 10-20 presentations. Authors present brief three minute oral reports on their work, with about three minutes of time allotted for follow-up questions from the audience.

    Research Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations, and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

    Topic Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

    Video Plenary: These sessions are 90-250 minutes and feature video abstracts submitted to ASGE and SSAT. The number of presentations is determined by the total run time of all the videos. Each video is a different length so presentation/question and answer time varies.

    DDW Mobile App

    The DDW Mobile App places the meeting in an easy to navigate, centralized location. Our official mobile app is a resource to help attendees navigate the meeting’s science, exhibitors, and events from their mobile devices.

Saturday, May 02 Schedule

Saturday, May 02, 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday, May 02, 2020

    Saturday, May 02, 2020

    6:30 a.m.

    Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

    7 a.m.

    Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

    As part of HEALTH CAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

    DDW Tech Connect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gratification, social media channels, e-Posters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

    Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

    7:30 a.m.

    Trainee and Earthly Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

    8 a.m.

    ASGE Learning Center: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

    Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

    AGA Postgraduate Course: 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology on advances in the past year. Additional fees may apply.

    9:30 a.m.

    Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

    Noon

    ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

    Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the new DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

    2 p.m.

    AASLD Hepatology Update: 2-5 p.m.

    The primary goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances in hepatology, focusing on major advances in the preceding 12 months.

    5:30 p.m.

    DDW Basic Science Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this reception provides a networking opportunity for all basic scientist attendees. Additionally, the DDW Basic Science Travel Awardees will be recognized.

    Time Varies

    ASGE Hands-On Workshops: These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply. 

    SSAT Hands-On Sessions: Innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Sunday, May 03 Schedule

Sunday, May 03, 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Sunday, May 03, 2020

    Sunday, May 03, 2020

    6:30 a.m.

    Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

    DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts: 6:30–7:45 a.m.

    These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

    7 a.m.

    Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

    As part of HEALTH CAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

    DDW Tech Connect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

    Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

    7:30 a.m.

    Trainee and Early Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

    8 a.m.

    ASGE Learning Center : 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

    Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

    AGA Postgraduate Course: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology on advances in the past year. Additional fees may apply. 

    9:30 a.m.

    Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

    Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

    11:45 a.m.

    AGA Poster Tours: 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas. Additional fees may apply.

    Noon

    ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

    Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

    DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

    Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

    1 p.m.

    ASGE Postgraduate Course: 1-6 p.m.

    This course will feature an expert faculty of master endoscopists, who will review the latest endoscopic technologies and share tips for perfecting various procedures. Additional fees may apply.

    4 p.m.

    DDW Diversity Symposium: 4-5:30 p.m.

    Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this symposium will cover career development strategies for diverse faculty in academia and practice. All attendees are welcome to attend.

    DDW Diversity Reception: 6-7 p.m.

    Immediately following the Diversity Symposium, 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.

    Time Varies

    ASGE Hands-On Workshops:

    These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Monday, May 04 Schedule

Monday, May 04, 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Monday, May 04, 2020

    Monday, May 04, 2020

    6:30 a.m.

    Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

    DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts: 6:30–7:45 a.m.

    These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

    7 a.m.

    Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

    As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

    DDW TechConnect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

    Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

    ASGE Postgraduate Course: 7 a.m.-Noon

    This course will feature an expert faculty of master endoscopists, who will review the latest endoscopic technologies and share tips for perfecting various procedures. Additional fees may apply.

    7:30 a.m.

    Trainee and Early Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

    8 a.m.

    ASGE Learning Center: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

    Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

    9:30 a.m.

    Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

    Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

    11:45 a.m.

    AGA Poster Tours: 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas. Additional fees may apply.

    Noon

    ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

    Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

    DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

    Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

    3:30 p.m.

    DDW Career Fair: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Job seekers can advance their careers by attending the DDW Career Fair. Meet directly with employers looking for qualified candidates like you.

    Time Varies

    ASGE Hands-On Workshops

    These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Tuesday, May 05 Schedule

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020

    6:30 a.m.

    Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

    DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts: 6:30–7:45 a.m.

    These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

    7 a.m.

    Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

    As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair on Monday, May 8.

    DDW TechConnect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

    Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

    7:30 a.m.

    Trainee and Early Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

    This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

    8 a.m.

    ASGE Learning Center: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

    Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

    9:30 a.m.

    Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

    Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

    Noon

    ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

    Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

    DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

    Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

    Time Varies

    ASGE Hands-On Workshops:

    These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Program Overview Schedule02 May- 05 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Why Attend DDW?

Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the world’s largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Update Your Knowledge: Attend high-quality sessions where you can get practical and useful take-home information.

View Cutting-Edge Research: Get exclusive access to top tier research and discuss changes in GI with leaders in the field.

Meet Thought Leaders: In-person networking allows you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues from around the world.

First-Time Attendee Guide

Are you considering DDW for the first time? Everything you need to know is in this guide.

First-Time Attendee Guide: Whether you’re considering attending DDW for the first time or haven’t been to a recent meeting, this guide will take you step by step through everything you need to know and do to make the most of your DDW experience.

Step One: Learn More About DDW: DDW is the largest and most prestigious meeting in the world for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world.

DDW is jointly sponsored by four societies:

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)

What are the benefits of attending?

Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the DDW program offers something for you.

Learn about new developments in your field. Review the latest and best basic, translational, and clinical research in gastroenterology, liver disease, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Attend high-quality educational programs. Choose from more than 400 sessions, including clinical and research symposia, state-of-the-art lectures and research and topic fora, covering a wide array of topics and presented by a world-renowned faculty unsurpassed in their field.

Network with colleagues. Partake in an array of networking and social opportunities to meet fellow digestive disease specialists from around the globe.

Try new products. DDW’s Exhibit Hall hosts hundreds of companies showcasing the latest GI products and services. There are also plenty of free education on the show floor, including Product Theaters, Satellite Symposia and new industry demonstrations in The Knowledge Hub.

Host City & Travel Arrangements Schedule2-5 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Chicago Awaits

Chicago is home to world-class restaurants, award-winning theaters and waterfront views.

Host City & Travel Arrangements

Learn, Travel, Explore: From the moment you arrive in Chicago, you’ll understand why this city is one of the leading destinations for conventions and meetings. Combining big city culture with Midwestern hospitality, Chicago is home to world-class restaurants, award-winning theaters, celebrated museums, beautiful waterfront views and dozens of historic districts to explore. This dynamic city, paired with the largest convention center in North America, makes Chicago the perfect place to relax and conduct business — all in one trip.

Travel Arrangements

Whether you’re flying or driving into Chicago, transportation options are limitless.

Airports: Chicago boasts two first-class airports that bring over 100 million visitors to the Windy City each year. One of the busiest airports in the country, O’Hare International airport is just 18 miles from downtown Chicago and is served by about 50 airlines. A mere 10 miles from downtown, Midway International Airport is served by five different airline carriers and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing airports.

Public Transportation: The Chicago region has plenty of public transportation options that include buses, trains, water taxis and bicycles to get you around the city. The “L” train (short for “elevated”) serves 145 stations throughout the city of Chicago and neighboring communities.

Ground Transportation: Taxis are abundant and easily accessible from the convention center, airport, major hotels and downtown locations. Taxi fares range from $40-50 from O’Hare airport and $30-40 from Midway. Chicago is also a ride-share friendly city for services like Uber and Lyft.

Car Rentals: There are numerous rental car agencies throughout the region, with several located at both O’Hare and Midway airports.

Scientific Sessions Schedule02 May- 05 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Invited-Speaker Sessions

Invited-speaker sessions feature some of the most prestigious experts in their fields. Organized by each of the four sponsoring societies, these sessions highlight a wide range of topics that appeal to a broad base of attendees. In the Online Planner and Mobile App, invited presentations can be identified by their presentation numbers; all invited presentations being with “Sp.” DDW 2020 Scientific Sessions has been found “Compliant” with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Below are examples of invited speaker sessions offered at DDW.

Address/Oration/Lecture: Sponsored by SSAT, each session is 90 minutes in length and generally has 4-5 presentations of 15-20 minutes each with an additional 15-20 minutes at the end for questions and answers.

Breakfast Connections (formerly Breakfast-With-the-Experts): Sponsored by DDW in collaboration with the sponsoring societies, these 75?minute sessions held Sunday, Monday and Tuesday provide the opportunity for attendees to interact with speakers in a small?group setting. There is no AV, so formal presentations are not required. These sessions are ticketed, with a special rate for trainees and include breakfast.

Board Review Course: This course, sponsored by the AGA, serves as a primer for third-year fellows preparing for the board exam as well as a review course for others wanting to test their knowledge. The course is 240 minutes in length. Attendees are provided with real-time feedback on their readiness to take the board exams.

Clinical Symposium: Focused on clinical topics and sponsored by one or more of the four societies, these sessions are 90 minutes in length and typically feature three to four speakers with presentations ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length with 5 minutes question and answer for each presentation.

Combined Clinical Symposium: AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT offer jointly sponsored symposia on topics of broad interest to DDW participants. The integrated, multidisciplinary approach of these sessions will interest clinicians and basic scientists alike. These sessions are 90 minutes in length with 20-30 at the end for questions and answers.

Conference/Debate/Panel/Symposium: These sessions are 90 minutes and contain 4-5 presentations of 15-20 with a Q&A at the end of an additional 15-20 minutes. The symposium is 180 minutes and has a large number of speakers – the number of which changes.

Hands-On Workshops: Sponsored by ASGE and SSAT, these interactive sessions focus on specific procedures and allow participants to test techniques during the session. Sessions are 120-180 minutes in length and feature as many as 11 faculty members. All Hands-On sessions are ticketed.

Hepatology Update: Sponsored by AASLD, this three-hour course summarizes both clinical and basic research on topics that are highly relevant to the practice of hepatology and liver-based research. This course is ticketed.

Plenary: Plenary sessions are offered by all four societies and feature the year’s best abstracts and invited speakers. AGA, ASGE and SSAT feature Presidential Plenary sessions that range from 90-210 minutes. Presentations are typically 15 minutes in length. Presidential Plenary sessions often include a Presidential Address and an award presentation.

Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary: Sponsored by DDW, these sessions are 90 minutes in length and feature abstracts submitted during the February late-breaking submission period. Typically, there are two sessions — one clinically focused, one basic research focused. Both sessions have presentations that at typically 15 minutes in length including three minutes of questions and answers.

Meet-the-Investigator/Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: Sponsored by DDW in collaboration with the sponsoring societies, these 75?minute sessions held Sunday, Monday and Tuesday provide the opportunity for attendees to interact with speakers in a small?group setting. These sessions are ticketed and include lunch.

Plenary Session: Plenary sessions are offered by all four societies and feature the year’s best abstracts and invited speakers. AGA, ASGE and SSAT feature Presidential Plenary sessions that range from 90-210 minutes. Presentations are typically 15 minutes in length. Presidential Plenary sessions often include a Presidential Address and an award presentation.

Postgraduate Course: AGA and ASGE offer the course as their flagship live educational offering and premier CME activity, the Postgraduate Course, is a one-and-a-half-day multi-topic course covering both basic science and clinical topics. The course is ticketed.

Postgraduate Course Case-Based Session: These are 1.5 hour, interactive breakout sessions led by two faculty members. Types of case based sessions include Flipped Classroom, Video Presentation and Curbside Consult.

Postgraduate Course Luncheon Breakout: The breakout sessions are one hour, interactive sessions led by one faculty member.

Quick Shots: These 60- 90-minute sessions are sponsored by SSAT and DDW and feature 10-20 presentations. Authors present brief three minute oral reports on their work, with about three minutes of time allotted for follow-up questions from the audience.

Research Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations, and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

Research Symposium: These 90-minute sessions focus on basic science topics and are sponsored by one or more of the four societies. These sessions typically feature three to four speakers with presentations ranging from 20 to 30 minutes in length.

State-of-the-Art Lecture: Typically 60 minutes in length with five minutes for questions, these sessions feature one keynote speaker on a given topic. State-of-the-Art Lectures are offered by all four sponsoring societies.

Topic Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

Translational Symposium: These 90-minute sessions focus on translational topics and are sponsored by one or more of the four societies. These sessions typically feature three to four speakers with presentations ranging from 20 to 30 minutes in length.

Poster Sessions: Sponsored by all four societies, poster sessions take place every day in the Poster Hall from noon–2 p.m. During this time, poster presenters will be at their posters to explain their findings and answer questions. Topics vary by day.

Video Plenary: These sessions are 90-250 minutes and feature video abstracts submitted to ASGE and SSAT. The number of presentations is determined by the total runtime of all the videos. Each video is a different length so presentation/question and answer time varies.

Scientific Sessions (Cont.) Schedule02 May- 05 May 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Abstract-Based Sessions

Abstract-based sessions feature new research findings. Abstracts are submitted to the sponsoring societies between Oct 17–Dec 1 and are peer-reviewed by content experts. All accepted abstracts are published in either Gastroenterology or GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Accepted abstracts may be presented in lecture or poster sessions. Below are examples of abstracts-based sessions at DDW.

ePoster Sessions: DDW offers free ePoster presentations in the DDW ePosters Theater. Daily presentations, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting.

Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary: Sponsored by DDW, these sessions are 90 minutes in length and feature abstracts submitted during the February late-breaking submission period. Typically, there are two sessions — one clinically focused, one basic research focused. Both sessions have presentations that at typically 15 minutes in length including three minutes of questions and answers.

Poster Tours: Sponsored by AGA, these complimentary walking tours are led by subject matter experts and feature the most significant research presented in various topic areas. Each tour will focus on abstracts displayed in the Poster Hall and provide attendees with discussion and networking opportunities with leaders and presenters.

Poster Sessions: Sponsored by all four societies, poster sessions take place every day in the Poster Hall from noon–2 p.m. During this time, poster presenters will be at their posters to explain their findings and answer questions. Topics vary by day.

Quick Shots: These 60- 90-minute sessions are sponsored by SSAT and DDW and feature 10-20 presentations. Authors present brief three minute oral reports on their work, with about three minutes of time allotted for follow-up questions from the audience.

Research Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations, and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

Topic Forum: These sessions are 90 minutes and feature five to six abstract presentations and often an invited keynote presentation. Presentations are typically 15 minutes with three minutes of questions and answers included.

Video Plenary: These sessions are 90-250 minutes and feature video abstracts submitted to ASGE and SSAT. The number of presentations is determined by the total run time of all the videos. Each video is a different length so presentation/question and answer time varies.

DDW Mobile App

The DDW Mobile App places the meeting in an easy to navigate, centralized location. Our official mobile app is a resource to help attendees navigate the meeting’s science, exhibitors, and events from their mobile devices.

Saturday, May 02 ScheduleSaturday, May 02, 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Saturday, May 02, 2020

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTH CAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

DDW Tech Connect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gratification, social media channels, e-Posters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Earthly Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

AGA Postgraduate Course: 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology on advances in the past year. Additional fees may apply.

9:30 a.m.

Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

Noon

ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the new DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

2 p.m.

AASLD Hepatology Update: 2-5 p.m.

The primary goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances in hepatology, focusing on major advances in the preceding 12 months.

5:30 p.m.

DDW Basic Science Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this reception provides a networking opportunity for all basic scientist attendees. Additionally, the DDW Basic Science Travel Awardees will be recognized.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops: These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply. 

SSAT Hands-On Sessions: Innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Sunday, May 03 ScheduleSunday, May 03, 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Sunday, May 03, 2020

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts: 6:30–7:45 a.m.

These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTH CAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

DDW Tech Connect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Early Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center : 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

AGA Postgraduate Course: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology on advances in the past year. Additional fees may apply. 

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

11:45 a.m.

AGA Poster Tours: 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas. Additional fees may apply.

Noon

ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

1 p.m.

ASGE Postgraduate Course: 1-6 p.m.

This course will feature an expert faculty of master endoscopists, who will review the latest endoscopic technologies and share tips for perfecting various procedures. Additional fees may apply.

4 p.m.

DDW Diversity Symposium: 4-5:30 p.m.

Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this symposium will cover career development strategies for diverse faculty in academia and practice. All attendees are welcome to attend.

DDW Diversity Reception: 6-7 p.m.

Immediately following the Diversity Symposium, 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.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops:

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Monday, May 04 ScheduleMonday, May 04, 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Monday, May 04, 2020

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts: 6:30–7:45 a.m.

These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair.

DDW TechConnect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

ASGE Postgraduate Course: 7 a.m.-Noon

This course will feature an expert faculty of master endoscopists, who will review the latest endoscopic technologies and share tips for perfecting various procedures. Additional fees may apply.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Early Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

11:45 a.m.

AGA Poster Tours: 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas. Additional fees may apply.

Noon

ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

3:30 p.m.

DDW Career Fair: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Job seekers can advance their careers by attending the DDW Career Fair. Meet directly with employers looking for qualified candidates like you.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Tuesday, May 05 ScheduleTuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters: 6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts: 6:30–7:45 a.m.

These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair on Monday, May 8.

DDW TechConnect: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Early Career Lounge: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 17 tracks.

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

Poster Hall: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

Noon

ePosters Theater: Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the DDW 2020 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops:

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

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