Program Highlights by Society
DDW® showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology from each of DDW’s sponsoring societies. View DDW programming — sessions planned cooperatively by all four societies — or view each society's highlights below.
As the leading organization focused solely on advancing the science and practice of hepatology, AASLD offers scientific educational symposia developed by leading hepatologists. Each event offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) and features expert speakers presenting the finest data in the most current and critical topics of liver disease.
Founded in 1897, the AGA is one of the oldest medical-specialty societies in the United States. Comprised of two non-profit organizations — the AGA and the AGA Institute — our more than 16,000 members include physicians and scientists who research, diagnose and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
Founded in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence in endoscopy.
The objectives of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract are - to stimulate, foster, and provide surgical leadership in the art and science of patient care; to teach and research the diseases and functions of the alimentary tract; to provide a forum for the presentation of such knowledge; and to encourage training opportunities, funding, and scientific publications supporting the foregoing activities.
DDW programming features collaborative educational opportunities jointly sponsored by two or more of the four sponsoring societies, AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT. Sessions sponsored by combined societies appeal to broad audiences by focusing on topics which benefit our diverse pool of DDW attendees.