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Here for Connections: 7 Ways to Network at DDW®

Come to see your colleagues. Leave with greater possibilities. As the go-to meeting for GI professionals, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the ideal place to connect with leading experts across every facet of the field.

Whether you’re looking to catch up with colleagues you haven’t seen in a while or build relationships with leaders in and outside your specialty, you’ll find it here. Learn more about networking opportunities on the DDW website.

  1. DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge: Meet with other trainees and young GI attendees, plus get tips during Meet-the-Expert sessions.
  2. DDW Career and Recruitment Center: This is your one-stop shop for connecting with potential employers and career advice. Join us here at the Career Fair on May 8, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Register here.
  3. Networking Events: Stop by the ASGE Fellows Networking Session or AGA & DHPA Trainee and Early Career Networking event to expand your network and engage with fellow attendees. AGA will also host informal networking meet ups in AGA Central; view the full schedule on the DDW website.
  4. DDW Diversity Reception: Jointly sponsored by all four societies, this reception will directly follow the DDW Diversity Symposium. Gather with other attendees, discuss relevant issues and learn more about what each society is doing to promote diversity in GI.
  5. DDW Social Media Meet Up: Meet up with the friends you’ve made via social media offline in a relaxed setting, Saturday, May 6, from 6–7 p.m. This event is supported by Biocon Biologics.
  6. DDW Breakfast Connections and Meet-the-Professor/Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons: Take part in scholarly, dynamic discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Please note these sessions require an additional fee.
  7. Exhibit Hall and Poster Hall: Meet with trusted industry supporters and discuss your specific needs in the Exhibit Hall. Poster authors will in the Poster Hall 12:30–1:30 on the day of their presentation so you can ask connect and ask questions about their research.


Online Networking Opportunities

Not attending in person? There will still be opportunities to make connections online:

  • Interact with select poster authors and ask them questions in virtual meeting rooms.
  • Chat with industry partners in the Industry Supporter Directory.

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