Answers to Your Abstract Submission Questions

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding abstract submission.
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Take Advantage of Your Complimentary Access to DDW On Demand

Were you an attendee of Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018? If you were, remember that DDW On Demand was complimentary with your DDW registration and you have two years to take advantage of your free online access. Watch 450 hours of non-ticketed presentations from...
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The Deadline to Claim DDW® 2018 CME Online Is Tomorrow

To claim your credit online, visit the CME claim site before tomorrow, Oct. 31.
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Introducing the DDW® 2019 Host City: San Diego

San Diego is a major city in Southern California and one of America’s most popular tourist destinations for good reason. As this year’s host city, it opens the door to discovering 70 miles of beautiful beaches, earning it the name “California’s Beach City”. As if the...
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Celebrating 50 Years of Digestive Disease Week®

What better way to celebrate the DDW legacy than to dive into major GI breakthroughs on the California coastline?
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Jot It Down! Important Dates for DDW® 2019

Abstract Submission Abstract submission will open on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. and the abstract submission period will close on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. All abstracts must be submitted online on the abstract submission site by that time. Check the Digestive...
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Exclusive Access to Cutting Edge Research Presented at DDW® 2018

Learn the latest in clinical and research-related updates with DDW On Demand.
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Catch up on the best of DDW® 2018 and make plans to celebrate DDW’s 50th anniversary in 2019

Digestive Disease Week® 2018 was one for the books. More than 14,000 GI professionals gathered in Washington, D.C., for the world’s premier GI meeting. The four-day conference featured 4,110 posters, 981 presentations by invited speakers and 1,100 oral abstracts.
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Reminders for DDW® 2018

Welcome to Washington, D.C. and Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018! Read on to learn information you’ll need to make your first day go smoothly.
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DDW Tracks: Functional GI and Motility Disorders

Discover how DDW Tracks can help you find sessions of interest with topic areas like Function GI and Motility Disorders.
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Take Advantage of Your Complimentary Access to DDW On Demand

Were you an attendee of Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018? If you were, remember that DDW On Demand was complimentary with your DDW registration and you have two years to take advantage of your free online access. Watch 450 hours of non-ticketed presentations from...

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Introducing the DDW® 2019 Host City: San Diego

San Diego is a major city in Southern California and one of America’s most popular tourist destinations for good reason. As this year’s host city, it opens the door to discovering 70 miles of beautiful beaches, earning it the name “California’s Beach City”. As if the...

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Jot It Down! Important Dates for DDW® 2019

Abstract Submission Abstract submission will open on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. and the abstract submission period will close on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. All abstracts must be submitted online on the abstract submission site by that time. Check the Digestive...

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AASLD case-based session highlights advances in cirrhosis management

The management of cirrhosis has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years. During a case-based AASLD symposium on the final day of DDW® 2018, three experts reviewed the most recent developments in diuretic resistant/refractory ascites, recurrent/refractory hepatic encephalopathy and recurrent/refractory variceal bleeding. The panel was co-moderated by Catherine Frenette, MD, FAST, AGAF.

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Making technology work for your practice and your patients

On Tuesday, June 5, at DDW® 2018, a panel of tech experts, including Simon Mathews, MD, discussed some the challenges created and opportunities afforded by technology. The AGA Institute Practice Management and Economics Committee-sponsored symposium was titled Technology Opportunities in Gastroenterology Practice: How to Make Technology Work for You.

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Notable science from DDW 2018

In a DDW Daily News video exclusive, DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, discusses four notable abstracts from DDW 2018 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elta highlights one abstract from each of the four DDW-sponsoring societies.

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Why is rectal cancer increasing among younger people?

Colonoscopy, a dreaded, but highly recommended procedure that helps detect and prevent colorectal cancer (CRC), is typically not something to worry about until your 50s. While the incidence of CRC has generally been declining in the U.S. and death rates have...

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Stool donation: motivators and deterrents

We’re all familiar with donating our clothing, our blood and even our valuable time. But, what about donating your stool? There’s an urgent medical need for stool donation for those in need of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), but many people have trouble getting...

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Private practice GIs share strategies for growing practice

John Petrini, MD, FASGE, and Colleen Schmitt, MD, FACG, FASGE, discuss ways to grow your GI practice and make it stand out from the crowd in this DDW Daily News video exclusive. The duo will moderate Tuesday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium Distinguishing Yourself in Practice: Simple Tricks for Your Practice.

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Treatment strategies for rectal cancer continue to evolve

Rectal cancer requires a multidisciplinary care team because it is such a complex disease, according to Evie H. Carchman, MD, a member of the SSAT Research Committee. In this DDW Daily News video exclusive, Dr. Carchman discusses variables affecting patient care, several ongoing treatment debates and future treatment directions for rectal cancer.

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AGA continues to ‘push the envelope,’ president says

During Monday’s AGA Presidential Plenary, AGA President Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, said AGA is boosting its continuing efforts to advance GI research, clinical care and clinical practice. She addressed the association’s efforts in maintenance of certification reform, improvements to the Medicare Quality Payments program and the AGA Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

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Panel examines evolving strategies for treating, eliminating HCV

The AASLD Clinical Symposium HCV Treatment: Gastroenterologists Role in Eradicating HCV featured a panel of experts who discussed strategies to maximize the number of individuals who are treated for chronic HCV. “Despite recommendations and, in some states, mandates, we are falling behind on HCV screening,” said Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPH, AGAF.

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Claim CME credits on-site

DDW® 2018 offers attendees the chance to earn up to 32.75 continuing medical education (CME) credits by participating in designated sessions. Track CME hours through the DDW Mobile App, claim them at a CME kiosk or go to www.ddw.org/cme.

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A successful career starts with taking charge

Successful careers are made by individuals who take charge and build their own success. That was the key message in Strategies for a Successful Career: Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Resilience on Monday.

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Nine countries will vie for gold at World Cup of Endoscopy

Tuesday’s eighth annual ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy features nine of the best endoscopic videos from around the globe. After surviving a rigorous review process to make it to DDW®, the videos will be scored by a panel of international judges to see which three will take home gold, silver and bronze medals for their respective countries.

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ASGE Speaker Spotlight: Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE

Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE, will present “Most Advanced Endoscopy Trainees (AETS) Meet Quality Indicator (QI) Thresholds in the First Year of Independent Practice: The Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES2) Study” during Tuesday’s ASGE Topic Forum Quality Improvement for Trainees and Colonoscopy.

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A Video Message from the DDW Council Chair

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