Catch the next wave in science and medicine in San Diego, CA. Register for DDW 2016 and you will guarantee your opportunity to explore the top-quality educational sessions presented by the four sponsoring societies (AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT).

Take advantage of your last opportunity to save  at least $75 on your DDW 2016 registration by registering on or before April 6. In addition, registering by April 6 saves you money on registration fees for the four societies’ featured courses. Already registered but want to add the courses below? Simply log in to the DDW Registration Resource Center to update.

You can view DDW programming — sessions planned cooperatively by all four societies — or each society’s highlights on the DDW website.

AASLD Hepatology Update (Save $50)
Saturday, May 21, 2-5 p.m.
This program aims to improve patient care by increasing clinicians’ awareness of recent research that strengthens current clinical care protocols. Investigators will discuss new discoveries that advance the field of hepatology. This program represents a unique opportunity for expert hepatologists to summarize clinical and basic research publications on topics that are highly relevant to the practice of hepatology and liver-based research.

AGA Postgraduate Course: Cognitive and Technical Skills for the Gastroenterologist (Save $75)
Saturday, May 21, 8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 8:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

World-renowned experts present cognitive and technical skills for today’s gastroenterologist. Six general sessions, 13 clinical challenge sessions and 12 lunch breakout sessions teach you critical updates for 2016.

Reduced registration rate for AGA trainee and young GI members.

ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course: Endoscopic Oncology 2016: The Integral Role of the Gastroenterologist in Personalized Cancer Management (Save up to $70)
New two day format:
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1 –6 p.m.
Monday, May 23, 2016, 7 a.m.–Noon

Breakfast will be served from 6:30-7 a.m.

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course will focus on the evolving trends in endoscopic oncology that will highlight the importance of multidisciplinary and personalized care of patients with GI cancer and how to integrate that into your practice. Topics to be covered will include the diagnosis, management, treatment and surveillance options for patients with cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions in an era of precision medicine. Video-based case discussions with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts will be utilized to illustrate clinical challenges.

SSAT Hands-On Sessions (Save up to $40)
Saturday, May  21, 2016, 1–5 p.m.
Sunday, May  22, 2016, 1–5 p.m.

The SSAT will conduct three concurrent Hands-On Sessions in the Exhibit Hall. The first session will focus on HPB with pancreas and liver open and laparoscopic work stations. The second course will focus on small bowel/ colorectal with transanal excision of the tumors of the rectum. The third course will focus on the esophagus and gastric track with POEM, achalasia and EMR/ESD work stations. Through a hands-on educational initiative, a comprehensive review of operative techniques and available devices for the pancreas and liver (course one), small bowel and colorectal (course two), and esophagus and gastric (course three) will take place.