Welcome to DDW® 2018!

Welcome to DDW® 2018!

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the most comprehensive GI meeting in the world. It features top-tier research and high-quality sessions from four societies, making it the best place for gastroenterologists to find cutting-edge science and clinical updates, according to DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE.

DDW® implements new photo policy

After lively discussions over the past couple of years, the DDW Council decided to implement a “your data, your choice” photo policy to accommodate diverse audiences and an influx of technology, while respecting presenters’ research. The new policy allows photography and social media postings, while also giving presenters an opportunity to opt out. Previously, photography was strictly prohibited.

Special programming caters to trainees, early career GIs

Physicians who are new to gastroenterology have unique needs when it comes to starting a career in clinical practice or research, according to Avinash Ketwaroo, MD, chair of the AGA Trainee and Early Career Committee. “To address those needs, AGA has developed some very special programming at DDW® that will help trainees and early career GIs give their careers a boost, network with mentors and peers, and review board material,” he said.