Located in South Hall A of McCormick Place, the DDW Trainee and Young GI Lounge is a space dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies (AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT), in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. Access will be limited to trainees, postdoctoral fellows, students, or anyone who graduated from training or fellowship since 2014.

Hours of Operation:

Saturday, May 6 to Monday, May 8, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many trainee and young GI focused activities will also be taking place within the walls of the lounge. Please see below for some events occurring in the lounge during DDW 2017. Sessions for trainees and young GIs can be found in the DDW Mobile App.

Sunday, May 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Professional Portrait Photo Booth, sponsored by AGA Community

The Professional Portrait Photo Booth sponsored by AGA Community is returning to DDW. It will be open to all attendees Sunday only, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Career and Recruitment Center, just next door to the lounge. Stop by between sessions and events or, if you’re a member of AGA, you can sign up in advance to reserve your spot in line. Learn more at Community.gastro.org/SayCheese.

Sunday, May 7, 2-3 p.m.: AGA Early Career Networking Hour

Join the AGA Trainee & Early Career Committee in the Trainee lounge at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) for a time to network and connect with your peers. Take time after your busy Sunday morning to meet and greet with committee members, grab some light refreshments and check out some helpful materials offered by each society in the lounge.