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. See the video.

Here are some of the reasons why DDW attendees said they would recommend the meeting to colleagues:

Improve Your Professional Competency

Nine out of ten DDW attendees said that DDW sessions helped improve their professional competency, and included content directly relevant to their work.

"I think there were several important papers presented at this year’s meeting...particularly relevant to practitioners practicing on a day-to-day basis. "
Donald Jensen, MD

Expand Your Professional Network

Network with peers from around the world and experts in the field at DDW’s small-group sessions.

"This is a great meeting and I really appreciate the small groups and luncheons with the professors."
Pauline Patrick

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.

"If you want to see really good science being presented, you want to be with the experts, this is the place to come."
Thomas Tompkins, MD

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 exhibitors and learn about the activities in the Exhibit Hall.


Registration for DDW 2014 is now open. Please visit the registration Web page for detailed information or click here to register.

Abstract Submission

The DDW 2014 abstract submission site is now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

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