Networking Events

Meet Your Colleagues

Networking is an essential part of any medical meeting. Whether you're a trainee, an early career gastroenterologist or someone who is more experienced, DDW creates an array of opportunities for you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues. View the calendar below to see events planned for DDW 2017. You can also download the "In Conjunction With" events schedule in alpha order or chronological order.

Peer Finder

Outside of traditional face-to-face meetings, you can also network with fellow attendees in the DDW Mobile App. Designed specifically for large medical meetings, Peer Finder helps attendees connect with each other based on areas of expertise or other shared interests. This is ideal for direct communication with speakers and authors so you have an alternative way to contact presenters for follow-up questions.

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Calendar

Saturday, June 2, 2018

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Young GI 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. 

5 p.m.

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

5-6 p.m.

This session offers trainees an opportunity to network with ASGE leaders and discuss topics specifically of interest to trainees.

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.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

7 a.m.

DDW 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.

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Young GI 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. 

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

2 p.m.

AGA Early Career Networking Hour

2–3 p.m.

Meet AGA volunteers and learn more about the organization while enjoying snacks. This will take place in the DDW Trainee and Young GI Lounge (South Hall A).

6:30 p.m.

AASLD Members’ Reception

6:30–8 p.m.

This event takes place at the Marriott Magnificent Mile.

7 p.m.

SSAT Foundation Awards Reception

7–9 p.m.

This event takes place at the Grand Hyatt Chicago (Crystal Ballroom).

Monday, June 4, 2018

7 a.m.

DDW 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.

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Young GI 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. 

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

7 a.m.

DDW 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.

7:30 a.m.

DDW Trainee and Young GI Lounge

7:30 a.m.–4 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. 

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m. This important component of DDW extends networking beyond the sessions.