Updated March 18, 2020: DDW 2020 is cancelled
DDW® 2020 and all associated events, scheduled for May 2-5, 2020, in Chicago, have been cancelled. More information is available in this cancellation announcement and FAQ. If you have additional questions, please submit a ticket to the DDW help desk. This will help direct your question to the appropriate person and expedite a response. Thank you for your patience.
Updated March 11, 2020: DDW relaxes cancellation and refund policies
The Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020 team is actively evaluating developments concerning coronavirus. We expect DDW will take place as scheduled May 2-5, 2020, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Given that the CDC assesses COVID-19 risk to the majority of people to be low and that DDW 2020 is more than seven weeks away, we continue to monitor the situation and explore virtual meeting options. To provide flexibility, we have extended the early bird registration discount through April 30, and now offer a full refund if your plans change. Please refer to our full list of FAQ’s for additional details.
- Registrants: Should you need to cancel at any time between now and DDW, you will receive a full refund. To cancel, email [email protected] with the reason for your cancellation.
- Exhibitors and sponsors: If you must cancel due to company or government travel restrictions, or if faculty are not available for your event due to the coronavirus, DDW will refund or transfer your deposit to DDW 2021. Please submit the booth cancellation form or the sponsorship cancellation form, and a member of the DDW Show Management Team will be in touch.
Most airlines are restricting flight cancellation fees, contact your carrier directly. If you book lodging through DDW’s partner onPeak there are no upfront costs and you can cancel 24-72 hours before your arrival date.
Updated March 3, 2020: DDW to take place in May, as planned
The Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020 team is actively evaluating developments concerning COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. We expect DDW will take place as scheduled May 2-5, 2020, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
We are staying abreast of updates from health organizations responsible for tracking and responding to the virus, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
While the CDC notes that the immediate risk from COVID-19 is low, DDW is prepared to respond rapidly to any issues that arise during the meeting and provide assistance to all attendees.