DDW Highlights

The Best of DDW 2014 Session

Moderators: J. Sumner Bell, III, MD, AGAF, DDW council treasurer, and Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, DDW council chair

A discussant from each of the four societies reviewed the top presentations. Attendees received an overview of the latest, best and most thought provoking research presented all week.

DDW Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Course

This live self-study course was designed around the AGA Guidebook to ABIM Recertification 2012 and 2013 modules. Each module was approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for 10 MOC points. The format of this four-hour interactive course incorporated audience response technology to review two gastroenterology modules.

Do you have questions about the new MOC requirements?

View the new ABIM requirements here: 

If you took the DDW MOC Course and need to claim your MOC Credit from ABIM follow these steps:

1.     Log in to using your ABIM ID and password. You can retrieve both online via links on the login page.

2.     From their physician homepage, scroll down and click the link “order medical knowledge modules”

3.     Select the modules from the session: 2012 & 2013 Annual Updates in Gastroenterology.

4.     Once the order is confirmed, the module will display on your Physician Login homepage.

5.   click the “work on module” link under the module title.

6.     Enter their answers from the session.

7.     Submit the module for credit, once completed.

8.     You can also claim the CME credit upon successful completion of the module, visit the DDW CME site. 

DDW Breakfast with the Experts

DDW’s popular Meet-the-Professors format was offered in the morning of scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. View the objectives.

DDW Meet-the-Professor/Investigator Luncheons

Scholarly, dynamic discussion presented in an informal, small-group atmosphere. View the objectives.

Poster Sessions and ePosters

Nearly 4,400 basic science, translational and clinical posters were on display at DDW. Authors were at their posters to answer questions. ePosters were made available as well.

Poster Tours

Subject-matter experts from AGA, ASGE and SSAT helped attendees navigate the poster hall by leading tours of the most significant research presented in six topic areas.

Diversity Reception

Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this reception provided a valuable networking opportunity for minorities to gather, discuss relevant issues and learn more about what each society is doing to promote diversity within gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Combined Clinical Symposia

AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT offered jointly-sponsored symposia on topics of broad interest to DDW participants. The integrated, multi-disciplinary approach of these sessions were of interest to both clinicians and basic scientists alike.

DDW TV interviewed David Rubin, MD, AGAF, about a popular 2014 session he co-moderated, co-sponsored by the AGA and ASGE: DDW Combined Clinical Symposium-Endoscopic Evaluation and Surveillance of IBD. Dr. Rubin gives an in-depth overview of the topics including the evolving endpoints for therapy for IBD and cancer prevention. Watch video.

Combined Translational Symposium

The Future of FMT — Promise and Challenges for Technologies of the Future
Moderators: Gary Wu, MD, and Brent Tetri, MD