Welcome to San Diego, CA and Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016! Here you will catch the next wave in science and medicine over the next four days. Included below is some information you’ll need to make your first day go smoothly.

Registration and Materials

Registration is open in Hall C of the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC). The hours are noon through 8 p.m. today, 7 a.m–6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, and 7 a.m–4 p.m. Tuesday. If you’ve already received your badge in the mail before the meeting (it was in a yellow envelope) — you don’t need to go to the main registration area. Just take the entire envelope containing your badge and all of your tickets to one of the materials pick-up areas, located in Hall A, D or G Lobbies and in select DDW hotels (Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Manchester Grand Hyatt or Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina). There, you can pick up your DDW Conference Bag which will include your Schedule at a Glance, Exhibit Guide, social media brochure and lanyard.

If you didn’t receive your badge in the mail prior to the meeting, or if you need to have a change or correction made, please go to Registration in Hall C. Badges can also be printed in the Hall A Lobby and Hall G Lobby.

To avoid tomorrows’ rush, we strongly encourage you to pick up your materials today.

Shuttle Information

Complimentary shuttle service is provided from most of the official DDW hotels and the SDCC. Shuttle information signs will be in the lobby of each official hotel. Use the shuttle bus map to view participating hotels and routes.

Shuttle Schedule:

Saturday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 24
6–10:30 a.m. Service every 10-15 minutes.
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Service every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour.
3–6:30 p.m. Service every 10-15 minutes.

This schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions. The last bus leaves from hotels 60 minutes prior to end time with no return service.


There is a restaurant reservations desk for your convenience in the convention center. Knowledgeable staff will provide information about the city’s dining options and reserve tables for you at the restaurant of your choice. View the personalized attendee website for more information about eating in San Diego.

You can also sit down to a plentiful and nutritious lunch inside of the Exhibit Hall. This dining option is convenient and available to attendees for only $27 per meal. Bistro hours are Saturday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 24, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on site at Bistro DDW in Hall G.

All of this, and more, can be found in the DDW Mobile App. Enjoy San Diego and again, welcome!