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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. We can’t wait to see you May 18-21, 2024, in Washington, D.C. or online.

Key events



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



Abstract submission closes at 21:00 Eastern time (UTC –5).



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



DDW and AGA Postgraduate Course early bird deadline



Late-Breaking Abstract Submission window closes



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



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

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



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

This event is supported by Biocon Biologics.



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

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



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



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

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



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

One purpose, many paths

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 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 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.

Not convinced? Hear it 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.

Follow your path at DDW 2024

Join us when the field’s brightest minds unite in Washington, D.C., and online, ready to share in the latest discoveries shaping digestive health.

You can find the entire collection of video highlights and interviews with attendees, researchers and exhibitors on the DDW TV channel.

Find even more updates from the meeting on the DDW News blog.

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, by early January 2024 to get early access and member pricing for the AGA Postgraduate Course and DDW.