Why Attend DDW?

Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 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. Watch the DDW TV video to hear about attendees' personal highlights from DDW 2015 in Washington, DC.

Why should you attend?

Grace Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, talks to DDW TV about the highlights of DDW 2015, what she hopes attendees gain from the meeting, and previews the ongoing planning for DDW 2016 in San Diego!

Here are some of the reasons why DDW attendees told DDW TV said it's important to attend and the most interesting things learned.

Collaborate Face-to-Face

"It's a great opportunity for physicians and scientists to come to one place and collaborate face-to-face."
Marci Reiss
Los Angeles, CA

Scientific Updates

"The thing that will definitely change my practice is the implementation & development of new endoscopic methods."
Violeta Popov
New York, NY

Be at the Cutting Edge

DDW is researchers’ first choice of venue to present their work. This makes it the best place to find the latest and highest-quality research so that you can stay current in the field.

Watch videos featuring expert commentary on the most novel science & session at DDW 2015 on the DDW Blog.

Learn About New GI Products & Technology

With nearly 300 exhibiting companies, DDW is unsurpassed in hosting exhibitors who showcase the latest advances in GI and hepatology products and services.

View a list of DDW 2015 exhibitors and learn about the activities in the Exhibit Hall.


Registration for DDW 2016 will open January 2016.

DDW on Demand Access Instructions

2015 Attendees: DDW On Demand is included in your registration fees. To access DDW On Demand online, go to and enter the email address you used to register for DDW 2015 and your badge number. You will be prompted to create a password and you will not need your badge number after you are verified. On subsequent visits, go to and enter your email and password.

Abstract Submission

The DDW 2016 abstract submission site will open fall 2015. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common questions about DDW are answered in our DDW FAQs.