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Abstracts selected for presentation at DDW 2017 are now available in the DDW Online Planner.

To search for abstracts in the Online Planner, click on the Abstracts tab and enter your search criteria. You may search by keyword, abstract title or author name. From your search results, click on the abstract title to view the presentation number, author string and full-text abstract.

DDW Online Planner


Abstract Selection

Abstracts successfully submitted for consideration for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) are peer-reviewed and ranked on the basis of scientific merit by experts in the category selected. All abstracts are blinded during the review and scoring processes. Sponsoring society program committees use abstract scores and rankings to develop the final meeting program and select abstracts for oral, poster, or video presentation at DDW.

In the previous year, abstracts were submitted by authors from the U.S. and over 60 other countries. Approximately 70 percent of the submitted abstracts were accepted for presentation.

Abstracts containing basic, clinical, or translational research findings in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy or gastrointestinal surgery may be submitted for review by one of the four sponsoring societies:

Authors do not have to be a member of one of the four sponsoring societies to submit an abstract.

Important Dates

Mark your calendar for these important dates related to DDW abstract submission:

  • Oct. 20, 2016, at 9 a.m. ET: Abstract submission site opens
  • Dec. 2, 2016, at noon ET: Abstract submission site closes. No abstract edits, author additions or changes to author information will be accepted after this deadline.
  • Dec. 23, 2016, at 3 p.m. ET: Co-author disclosures due.
  • Feb. 14, 2017: Notifications sent to presenting authors.

There is a $60 fee per abstract submitted. This is payable by Visa®, MasterCard® or American Express.® Abstracts must be accompanied by disclosure statements from all authors and co-authors. Violations carry severe penalties.