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Reminders for DDW®

Welcome to Chicago, IL and Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017! Here you will attend the first and foremost GI event in the world over the next four days. Included below is some information you’ll need to make the meeting go smoothly.

Registration and Materials

Registration is open in North Hall B of McCormick Place (MCP). 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 North Hall B and in select DDW hotels (Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hilton Chicago or Palmer House Hilton). This year, the postgraduate course ribbons will be replaced with the course printed directly on your name badge. As always while at DDW, you will need to wear your name badge at all times in order to gain access to ticketed sessions for which you have registered.

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 North Hall B.

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 MCP. 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 6 through Tuesday, May 9
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. You can also view the Chicago Concierge attendee website or more information about eating in Chicago.

You can down to a plentiful and nutritious lunch inside of the Exhibit Hall at DDW P.U.R.E. Café. This dining option will save time and allow you to sit down to a variety of nutritious mealsl. Tickets are available for only $19 (inclusive of taxes and service charge) per lunch and can be used on any of the days that DDW P.U.R.E. Café is open. Café hours are Saturday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 9, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on site at DDW P.U.R.E. Café in South Hall A or online in the Registration Resource Center.

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

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