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 the highlights of the 2014 meeting, what might be in store for 2015.
Why should you attend?
More than 14,000 GIs from around the world will gather in Washington, DC for DDW 2015. This year's meeting will be packed with interactive programming and the best basic, clinical and translational research. Go on a journey with Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, DDW council chair, in the video below to learn more about this year's meeting.
Here are some of the reasons why DDW attendees said they would recommend the meeting to colleagues:
Improve Your Professional Competency
DDW TV asks attendees, "What's been the best part of Digestive Disease Week 2014 for you?"
"This is my first time at DDW and there are so many highlights to choose from."
Nina Parthasarathy, MD
DDW TV asks attendees, “What are you most looking forward to at DDW 2014?”
"I flew in from Isreal because DDW has the most important, up-to-date information of any meeting that I'm aware of."
Stuart Becker, MD
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 2014 on the DDW Blog.
DDW 2015 members-only registration opens Jan. 7, 2014 and general registration opens on Jan. 14, 2015. Visit the registration page to set a reminder and be notified when registration and housing open.
The DDW 2015 abstract submission site is now open. The deadline to submit an abstract for DDW 2015 will be 9 p.m., ET on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 (Please note the deadline is the Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday). Learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most common questions about DDW are answered in our DDW FAQs.