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Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

DDW is the most prestigious meeting in the world for GI professionals, providing you an unparalleled opportunity to delve into exciting new developments with leaders in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Save the date for DDW 2025, from May 3-6, 2025, in San Diego, California!

Post-meeting resources

Highlights from DDW 2024

Hear from attendees, presenters, and view other meeting highlights in DDW TV video recaps. 

View the entire collection of videos on the DDW TV channel.

You can also find coverage of some of the most cutting-edge topics that were presented on the DDW News blog.

AGA events

All events take place at AGA Central (L Street Bridge) unless otherwise noted. Thanks to our meetup sponsors Genentech USA, Inc., Geneoscopy, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems, Inc. and Salix Pharmaceuticals.

Date Time Meetup
Saturday, May 18
3 p.m.
Advocacy champions meetup – a thank you for everyone who supported our grassroots advocacy efforts this year!
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19
10 a.m.
Live recording: Small Talk, Big Topics
11 a.m.
NPPA meetup
1 p.m.
Meet the AGA leaders (DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge)
1 p.m.
Dietitian meetup
2 p.m.
AGA/DHPA Trainee and Early Career Networking Event (DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge)
3 p.m.
IBD meetup – happy World IBD Day! Wear purple for a group photo.
Monday, May 20
11 a.m.
Trainee meetup – mingle with AGA journal editors!
12 p.m.
AGA’s Annual Women in GI Luncheon - tickets required (Marriott Marquis)
1 p.m.
Psychologists meetup
3 p.m.
Clinicians meetup - featuring a book giveaway with Dr. Austin Chiang!
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21
11 a.m.
Innovator meetup

Featured programming

Key dates

OCT.

19

Abstract submission opens. Gain recognition for your breakthroughs and contribute to improving outcomes in digestive disease on a global stage.

JAN.

17

Registration and housing open for AGA members. Receive reduced registration fees and your first choice of hotel by registering early.

JAN.

23

Case studies due for the 2024 AGA Postgraduate Course.

FEB.

22

Applications due for AGA Abstract Awards

MARCH

13

DDW and AGA Postgraduate Course early bird deadline

MARCH

20

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission closes

MAY

18

AGA Postgraduate Course (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

MAY

6

Meet ups in AGA Central (South Hall A, Level 3)

9:30 a.m. – GI Researchers
1 p.m. – Women of GI

MAY

6

Social Media Meet Up (6-7 p.m., Grand Ballroom)

This event is supported by Biocon Biologics.

MAY

7

Meet ups in AGA Central (South Hall A, Level 3)

10 a.m. – IBD specialists (established and aspiring!)
1 p.m. – GI Dietitians

MAY

7

AGA & DHPA Trainee and Early Career Networking Hour (2-3 p.m., DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge)

MAY

8

Meet ups in AGA Central (South Hall A, Level 3)

11 a.m. – Trainees
1 p.m. – GI Opportunity Fund

MAY

20

DDW Career Fair (3:30-5:30 p.m., DDW Career & Recruitment Center)

One purpose, many paths

It's All About Your Discovery

This is the most comprehensive event in digestive health where you’ll discover findings with the potential to revolutionize patient care and pave the way for new advancements in the field.

It's All About Your Knowledge

A robust, self-driven program lets you take control of your curriculum — and full advantage of education in all its forms.

It’s All About Your Community

Meet with the field’s brightest minds to discuss your challenges and triumphs, gain inspiration across the GI discipline and forge new partnerships for future projects.

It's All About the Innovation

Get the details about the latest GI innovations from the people behind them, in the Exhibit Hall and online Industry Supporter Directory.

Hear from our #AGAGastroSquad

You choose how you want to attend

If you’re unable to attend in person in the district you can join us online with four channels of livestreamed sessions. See the differences and what’s included with each option.

Categories and pricing for DDW 2024 registration are online. View each description to see which category best fits your needs.

Need a visa to attend DDW? To help with longer than usual visa processing times, DDW has created an invitation letter generator to help expedite the process.

ICYMI: DDW 2023 resources

  • AGA Postgraduate Course OnDemand

    Discover the latest clinical guidance and strategies for implementation that were presented at the live event.

  • DDW ePosters

    ePosters takes DDW posters online. Access all full-text abstracts and digital posters (if submitted).

  • CME & Certificate of Attendance

    DDW 2023 is certified for 590.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The deadline to claim CME is Oct. 31, 2023.

  • Session recordings

    All attendees have access to watch recorded sessions through May 17, 2024, so you can catch up on those you missed. Nonattendees can also purchase DDW On Demand.

AGA scientific programming at DDW is developed by

AGA Institute Council

AGA members save on DDW registration

Join AGA, or renew your membership, to get special member pricing for the AGA Postgraduate Course and DDW.