This is a new space in the Sails Pavilion (San Diego Convention Center) dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies (AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT), in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Access will be limited to trainees, postdoctoral fellows, students, or anyone who graduated from training or fellowship since 2013.

Hours of Operation:

Saturday, May 21 to Monday, May 23, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 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 refer to this flyer describing events in the lounge as well as dedicated trainee and young GI sessions at DDW 2016. This list of sessions and events can also be found in the DDW Mobile App under “Trainee and Young GI Activities” on the main screen.

Sunday, May 22 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Professional Portrait Studio, sponsored by AGA Community

Get your free headshot compliments of AGA. Your professional photo will be emailed to you to use for your CV, social media profile and more!

Exclusive for AGA members: your picture will be uploaded to your profile in AGA Community, making it easier to build on the connections you make at DDW.

Tuesday, May 24 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Mentor/Mentee Networking Breakfast

This event is open to all attendees interested in developing a mentor program at future DDW meetings. This inaugural event will also connect attendees to discuss tips for navigating a career in gastroenterology and meet new people from around the world. Complimentary coffee and light hors d’oeuvres will be available, while supplies last.

The lounge is conveniently located next to the Career and Recruitment Center, your one-stop shop for careers and hiring in gastroenterology. Stop by to make an appointment for a free professional CV review and search for open positions around the world.