Step Five

Step Five: Notification and Presentation

Presenting authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts via email on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to notify any co-authors of the decision. Presenting authors must formally accept their invitations to present at the submission site by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. If an invitation remains unanswered after this date, the abstract may be withdrawn. Declined invitations will result in automatic withdrawal.

Authors invited to give oral presentations will be asked if they grant permission to include their presentations in DDW On Demand, session capture that allows wider access for professionals in gastroenterology via online playback of DDW 2017 sessions. For more information about DDW On Demand, please visit

Abstract Publication

Abstracts selected for presentation at DDW 2017 by AASLD, AGA and SSAT will be published online in the April 2017 supplement to Gastroenterology. Abstracts selected for presentation at DDW 2017 by ASGE will be published online in the April 2017 supplement to GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

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

Abstract Withdrawl

DDW will withdraw an abstract upon written request from the submitting author. Requests for withdrawal must be made by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. After this date, DDW cannot guarantee that a withdrawn abstract will be excluded from publication. Requests to withdraw an abstract must contain the submitting author’s name, abstract title and control ID number. To withdraw an abstract, complete the following form.

Withdraw Abstract

Abstract Presentation

Presenting authors will receive detailed instructions for presenting at DDW via email in March 2017. Information will also be posted to the DDW website, so please check for updates.

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