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
Austin Health

Advancing Education

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
Rehovot, Isreal

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.

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 2014 exhibitors and learn about the activities in the Exhibit Hall.


DDW 2015 registration is now open. Visit the registration page to view 2015 fees and new benefits of attending.

Abstract Submission

The DDW 2015 abstract submission site is now closed. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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