Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

In 2021, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) moves online as a fully virtual meeting with slightly new dates: May 21-23, 2021. For more than 50 years, the digestive disease community has connected over the best science, education and networking at DDW, and we’re confident this year will be no exception. In fact, we’re excited by opportunities the new format provides to learn, share and connect with each other.

Key dates



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Registration opens for DDW. AGA members receive reduced registration fees.



AGA Postgraduate Course early bird deadline. Save up to $345.



DDW late-breaking abstract submission opens



DDW early bird deadline

DDW Online Planner

Special Interest Areas

AGA will feature sessions specially targeted to basic scientists throughout DDW 2021. Within this selection, AGA will showcase basic science themes including:
  • Modeling GI Biology and Disease
  • Inflammation Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition
All basic science sessions can also be found within the DDW Basic Science Track.

Throughout DDW 2021, AGA will feature sessions specifically targeted to clinical practitioners. These “Best of” session topics include Barrett’s esophagus, GERD, IBD and IBS, touching on challenging cases and highlighting AGA’s recent guidelines. All clinical practice science sessions can also be found within the DDW Clinical Practice Track.

Elevate your skills and expand your knowledge with education, resources and opportunities vital to where you’re at in your career journey – all crucial to successfully navigating ahead. View what we’re offering you at DDW by visiting AGA University.

Registration checklist

DDW registration is online only. It’s easy, efficient and user friendly. Use this checklist to walk you through the online registration process.

Rates and categories

Categories and pricing for DDW 2021 registration are online. View each description to see which category best fits your needs.

Meet us in Chicago

DDW Council Chair Grace Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, shares her excitement for DDW® 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Watch this video to learn how to get access to brightest ideas & breakthroughs in digestive disease next year.


AGA scientific programming at DDW is developed by

AGA Institute Council

AGA members save on DDW registration

Join AGA, or renew your membership, by March 24, 2021, to receive the early bird member discount. Member trainees, residents and students receive complimentary registration during the early bird period. DDW registration opens Jan. 20, 2021.