Get hooked on AGA’s programming at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) in sunny San Diego! I’m excited to share the AGA Institute Council Highlights at DDW 2016 booklet. Use this tool to find out about our section programming, committee-sponsored and joint society sessions, as well as our plethora of basic science offerings. Download the DDW Mobile Application for the most up-to-date information on sessions. In this year’s app, you can view sessions and posters by 15 new DDW Tracks that align with your interests.

AGA’s program for DDW 2016 will feature something for everyone, from millennials to experts in the field. Our world-renowned faculty lineup makes this a meeting you do not want to miss. Top-notch programming is scheduled through Tuesday so be sure to stick around.

AGA Presidential Plenary
Monday, May 23, 8-11:30 a.m.
The plenary will feature invited speaker presentations from Sarah E. Streett, MD, Timothy C. Wang, MD, AGAF, and Michael A. Helmrath, MD, and seven abstract-based presentations. The plenary is no longer jointly-sponsored with ASGE.

Basic Science Zone
In an effort to increase and retain high quality basic science programming at DDW, the council developed a special zone at the convention center to focus on basic science. The theme of the microbiome will be showcased on Saturday, and inflammation and GI cancers on Sunday of DDW 2016. Both days will have a mix of invited speaker and abstract-based sessions. Watch a video about AGA basic science at DDW from Noah Shroyer, PhD.

AASLD/AGA Combined Research Forum
AASLD and AGA have teamed up to provide attendees with an abstract session featuring an overview speaker

Gut-Liver Axis
Tuesday, May 24, 2 -3:30 p.m.

You also don’t want to miss the AGA Postgraduate Course: Cognitive and Technical Skills for the Gastroenterologist. Held May 21 and 22, this clinically-focused curriculum is presented via a variety of learning formats, including both large lectures and small group sessions. Registration is still open.