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.

DDW 2020 abstracts now available

The DDW ePosters and ePapers site is now available, featuring free access to all accepted abstracts. Look for additional presentations uploaded by presenters. The online portal is available at no charge to access at your convenience. You can also view abstracts in Gastroenterology.

Other DDW virtual offerings

  • Register for the DDW Virtual Career Fair

    Join us on June 3, 5-8 p.m. EDT, to connect with private practice employers, group practices, hospitals, health systems and other recruiters. This event is free; learn more and register today.

  • Check Out Our Industry Partners

    Just because DDW is cancelled, doesn’t mean you have to miss connecting with your favorite exhibitors. View all exhibitors using the DDW 2020 Floor Plan. Click on each profile to learn more about the company and its products, and find contact information to reach out directly.

AGA virtual education

While we can’t learn together in person, visit AGA University for a wealth of online education. New coronavirus education has recently been added, as well as a curated collection for GI fellows called GI Distance Learning. 


DDW’s FAQs are updated to reflect new questions you may have. If there is something not answered, please submit a ticket to the DDW help desk. This will help direct your question to the appropriate person and expedite a response.

DDW is jointly sponsored by AGA, AASLD, ASGE and SSAT.

Key dates



Abstract submission site closes at 9 p.m. EST. No abstract edits, author additions or changes to author information will be accepted after this deadline.



Registration opens for AGA members.



Registration opens for nonmembers.

AGA Institute Council Zones

The AGA Institute Council Basic Science Subcommittee has grouped basic science sessions within the AGA Basic Science Zone for convenient program navigation. Within this zone, AGA will showcase basic science themes Saturday through Tuesday in a designated room. All days will have a mix of invited and abstract-based sessions.

  • Saturday, May 22: Modeling GI Biology and Disease
  • Sunday, May 23: Inflammation Fibrosis in Digestive Organ Biology
  • Monday, May 24: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  • Tuesday, May 25: Microbiome, Pathogens and Nutrition

All basic science sessions can also be found within the DDW Basic Science Track.

Our clinical practitioner zone creates an AGA meeting within DDW just for busy clinicians like you. The AGA Institute Council Clinical Practitioner Subcommittee has geographically clustered clinical sessions within this zone for convenient program navigation. Within this special area, a dedicated “Best of” room will feature top sessions for practitioners. All clinical practice science sessions can also be found within the DDW Clinical Practice Track.


Abstract submission resources

DDW abstract submissions is now open. View our resources to help ensure a smooth process.

AGA descriptor list

Need help matching your abstract(s) to the best descriptor? Use this to know what our abstract review committee is looking for.

DDW submission guidelines

Guidelines for the abstract submission process, eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions are available on the DDW website.

Registration Fees

The categories and pricing for DDW 2020 registration are online. View each description to see which category best fits your needs.

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Attendee Guide

This guide will take you step by step through everything you need to know and do to make the most of your DDW experience.

Review Guide

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

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AGA Members Save on DDW Registration

Join AGA, or renew your membership, by March 11, 2020, to receive the early bird member discount.