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The DDW abstract submission period opens on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 9 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at noon ET. The deadline is strictly enforced; absolutely no late submissions will be accepted. No edits to abstracts, author additions or changes to author information will be accepted after the Dec. 2 deadline. Please note that the deadline is the Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

Submission Categories

Authors have the option of submitting an abstract for review by one of the four sponsoring societies:

Before submitting an abstract, please refer to the full list of abstract submission categories.

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Society Membership

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

Abstract Eligibility

The following types of abstracts are eligible for submission:

  • Abstracts containing basic, clinical, or translational research findings in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy or gastrointestinal surgery may be submitted.
  • Abstracts featuring case reports or clinical vignettes may be submitted. Please note that case studies may not be submitted as late-breaking abstracts. 
  • Abstracts presented at national meetings held outside of the U.S. (e.g., APDW, EASL, UEG Week, VNAGE, etc.) may be submitted to DDW.
  • Abstracts that have been submitted to DDW in previous years, but not accepted for presentation, may be submitted.

Abstracts will not be considered for presentation if they have been or will be presented before DDW at a national society meeting taking place in the U.S. (e.g., ACG Annual Meeting, The Liver Meeting) with the exception of the ACS Surgical Forum and the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting. 

Please read the full Rules for Submission for more information on rules pertaining to the previous presentation, publication and duplication of abstracts. Contact if you wish to verify that your abstract is eligible for submission to DDW 2017.

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All authors are required to complete the disclosure process.

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