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It’s All About Your Goals: Learn Your Way at DDW® 2024

At Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2024, learning isn’t confined to a lecture hall. It’s woven into every peer-to-peer exchange and dedicated track. We know everyone learns best in different ways, so we offer a variety of formats, from small-group discussions to clinical symposia to the Poster Hall and everything in between.

A robust, self-driven program lets you learn your way and choose the topics that you’re most interested in. We’ve pulled out a few of the exciting and creative session types being offered this year so you can get a jumpstart on viewing our program.

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Residents and Fellows Jeopardy Quiz Bowl

Saturday, May 18 • 4 p.m.

Residents will be pitted against each other in this fun competition to find out who will take home the SSAT trophy. Participants will be quizzed on clinical and historical information related to GI surgery. Even if you aren’t in residency, come support your trainees and friends.

Stump the Liver Expert Sessions

Saturday, May 18–Tuesday, May 21 • 2–3:30 p.m.

These sessions are designed to demonstrate the “art” behind the science of working through differential diagnosis for unknown cases. Through live interactions with the case presenters, hepatology experts will work through interesting and challenging cases and speak out loud their thought process as the case unfolds. During the process, participants will witness how experts in the field, using their knowledge base, break down and narrow their differential diagnosis.

Endoscopy Escape Room ($)

Dates TBA, times vary

Form a team to test your intellect (and have some fun) in ASGE’s endoscopy-themed escape room. Space is limited and this attraction was fully booked at DDW 2023!

Clinical Practice Workshop

Monday, May 20 • 2–3:30 p.m.

If you’re a tactile learner, this is a great opportunity to sharpen your clinical skills and exchange ideas with your peers. Participants will learn and work through practice techniques with experienced faculty in a relaxed and focused atmosphere.

DDW Shark Tank

Monday, May 20 • 4–5:30 p.m.

This is a fun and interactive session featuring “innovators” from each of the sponsoring societies pitching their best scientific innovations. A “shark” panel will provide feedback and, along with the audience, vote on a winner for the best innovation.

World Cup of Endoscopy

Tuesday, May 21 • 1–3 p.m.

You’ll want to arrive early to get a good seat for this always fun-but-feisty competition, featuring eight to 10 teams from around the world that submitted the highest-rated videos. Bragging rights will be on the line, so come and root for your national or preferred team in this interactive and entertaining event.

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