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Digestive Disease Week®

The First & Foremost GI Event in the World

McCormick Place | Chicago, IL May 6-9, 2017

Why Attend?

Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the world's largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Update Your Knowledge

Attend high-quality sessions where you can get practical and useful take-home information.

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View Cutting-Edge Research

Get exclusive access to top-tier research and and discuss changes in GI with leaders in the field.

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Meet Thought Leaders

In-person networking allows you to meet and collaborate with your colleagues from around the world.

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DDW On Demand

More than 400 hours of session recordings from DDW 2017 is included with the cost of registration — a $1,200 value. Attendee schedules at DDW are full, and by offering this resource as part of registration, you’ll be able to maximize your experience and have a better balance of education, networking and free time.

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Agenda

Saturday, May 6, 2017

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters

6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center

7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair on Monday, May 8.

DDW TechConnect

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Young GI Lounge

7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 15 tracks.

AGA Postgraduate Course

8:15 a.m.–4 p.m.

At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology and re-evaluate your methods for treating common GI conditions. Additional fees may apply.

9:30 a.m.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

Noon

ePoster Theater

Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the new DDW 2017 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

2 p.m.

AASLD Hepatology Update

2-5 p.m.

This program aims to improve patient care by increasing clinicians’ awareness of recent research that strengthens current clinical care protocols.

5:30 p.m.

DDW Basic Science Reception

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this reception provides a networking opportunity for all basic scientist attendees. Additionally, the DDW Basic Science Travel Awardees will be recognized.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

SSAT Hands-On Sessions

Innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters

6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts

6:30–7:45 a.m.

These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center

7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair on Monday, May 8.

DDW TechConnect

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Young GI Lounge

7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 15 tracks.

AGA Postgraduate Course

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

At this 1.5-day, clinically focused course, you will learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology and re-evaluate your methods for treating common GI conditions. Additional fees may apply.

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

11:45 a.m.

AGA Poster Tours

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas. Additional fees may apply.

Noon

ePoster Theater

Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the new DDW 2017 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

1 p.m.

ASGE Postgraduate Course

1-6 p.m.

Learn how to approach common endoscopic problems, recognize pitfalls and incorporate new modalities into your clinical practice. Key features of the program include tips, tricks and worst mistakes related to GI endoscopy from renowned experts. Additional fees may apply.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Monday, May 8, 2017

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters

6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts

6:30–7:45 a.m.

These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center

7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair on Monday, May 8.

DDW TechConnect

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

ASGE Postgraduate Course

7 a.m.-Noon

Learn how to approach common endoscopic problems, recognize pitfalls and incorporate new modalities into your clinical practice. Key features of the program include tips, tricks and worst mistakes related to GI endoscopy from renowned experts. Additional fees may apply.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Young GI Lounge

7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 15 tracks.

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

11:45 a.m.

AGA Poster Tours

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Subject-matter experts from AGA will help you navigate the Poster Hall by leading tours of the most significant research presented in several topics areas. Additional fees may apply.

Noon

ePoster Theater

Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the new DDW 2017 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

3:30 p.m.

DDW Career Fair

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Job seekers can advance their careers by attending the DDW Career Fair. Meet directly with employers looking for qualified candidates like you.

4 p.m.

DDW Diversity Symposium

4-5:30 p.m.

Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this symposium will cover career development strategies for diverse faculty in academia and practice. All attendees are welcome to attend.

DDW Diversity Reception

6-7 p.m.

Immediately following the Diversity Symposium, this reception provides a networking opportunity for attendees to gather, discuss relevant issues and learn more about what each society is doing to promote diversity in GI.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

6:30 a.m.

Speaker Headquarters

6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presenters may upload, review and edit their presentations if needed in the Speaker Headquarters. A practice space is also available by reservation.

DDW Breakfast with-the-Experts

6:30–7:45 a.m.

These are scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included. Additional fees may apply.

7 a.m.

Career and Recruitment Center

7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

As part of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, it’s connected to the entire GI professional community, allowing job seekers to search for GI opportunities in all practice settings. Stop by to have your CV professionally reviewed in time for the DDW Career Fair on Monday, May 8.

DDW TechConnect

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Inquire about all of DDW’s digital platforms — the DDW mobile app, gamification, social media channels, ePosters, DDW On Demand online access, and more.

Industry Showcase

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

This showcase will display and highlight exhibitor products (both new and older products with new indications) and/or Satellite Symposia (SS) that will be held before or after DDW scientific sessions. Promotional materials for the products and invitations to SS and Product Theaters will be available for attendees to take.

7:30 a.m.

Trainee and Young GI Lounge

7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. 

8 a.m.

ASGE Learning Center

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource for DDW attendees, providing an opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and interactive CD-ROMs, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Scientific Sessions

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

DDW features more than 400 original lecture sessions spanning across 15 tracks.

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit 280+ exhibitors showcasing the the latest innovative products and services.

Poster Hall

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Poster authors will present their posters from noon to 2 p.m.

Noon

ePoster Theater

Noon–2 p.m.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend free ePosters tours at the new DDW 2017 ePosters Theater, located in the Poster Hall. Daily ePosters tours, curated by society experts, will highlight the latest science featured in the Poster Hall in a small, theater setting. Tour topics and dates will be announced in February.

DDW Meet-the-Investigator and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Additional fees may apply.

Time Varies

ASGE Hands-On Workshops

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. Additional fees may apply.

DDW by the Numbers

14,000+

Annual DDW Attendance

5,400

Original lectures, poster presentations and oral abstract presentations

285

Exhibitors showcasing the newest technology innovations.

DDW's Sponsoring Societies