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Welcome to DDW® 2023!

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2023 is finally here! We are so excited for four days of knowledge, discovery, connections and collaboration.

Below we’ve put together some important attendee tips. The DDW Mobile App is your go-to tool throughout the meeting for the most updated information. View maps of the convention centers, browse all sessions, posters, speakers and industry supporters, create your own schedule and more.

Registration and Materials Pick-Up


  • Friday, May 5: Noon–7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6 to Monday, May 8: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 9: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.


Locations: North Hall B, Level 3; South Building, Level 1 (Saturday only)

If you didn’t receive your badge in the mail prior to the meeting or if you need to make changes, visit the self-registration area to print it. Please bring your confirmation email. New this year, we eliminated the badge holder and printed tickets. Any extra ticketed sessions purchased will be listed on the back of your badge.

Pick up your DDW conference bag during the following days and times at the designated locations at McCormick Place. Lanyards will be distributed throughout the convention center.

Location: North Hall

  • Friday, May 5, Noon–7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6 to Monday, May 8, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

DDW Online Log In

For those of you joining us online, log into the DDW Online platform using your badge ID # and last name to watch four channels with 64 key scientific sessions (livestreamed). During livestream sessions, ask questions in real time using the DDW Mobile App.

All scientific sessions will also be available on demand 24 hours after each ends, with continued access until May 17, 2024.

Exhibit Hall and Online Industry Supporter Directory

Hours: Sunday, May 7 to Tuesday, May 9: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: South Hall A, Level 3 and DDW Online

Discover the latest GI innovations and connect with 300+ trusted industry partners to discuss your specific needs. Plus, attend industry demonstrations showcasing the newest products and services in the DDW Theaters and Satellite Symposia.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Diversity Symposium, Diversity Equity and Inclusion: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need to Go?, on Monday, May 8, 4–5:30 p.m. covering the progression of DEI in medicine. Be sure to stick around also for The Best of DDW 2023 on Tuesday, May 9, 4–5:30 p.m., to get an overview of the top presentations from the weekend.

Poster Hall

Hours: Saturday, May 6 to Tuesday, May 9: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: South Hall A, Level 3

Be sure to stop by the Poster Hall and get the details about groundbreaking discoveries in the digestive disease field. 3,500 posters (and ePosters) will be on display throughout the meeting.

New this year, the Poster Hall will be organized by DDW Tracks all four days, making it easier to find posters of interest that will be grouped together by topic. Look for the poster locator signs to help you navigate the hall, or join one of AGA’s expert-led tours of the most significant research. Authors will be at their posters on the day of their presentations on-site from 12:30–1:30 p.m., and select authors will be in virtual meeting rooms as part of DDW Online.

Collaboration Station

Hours: Saturday, May 6 to Monday, May 8: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: South Hall A, Level 3

Have time in between sessions? Visit this area to strike a pose at the DDW letters or photo booth, play a game at the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge and much more!

4 Responses

  1. Hello,

    Is there a way to obtain this year’s DDW 2023 conference program? I tried looking for it on your website, but could not find it.

    Please send it to my email address: [email protected].

    Thank you.

    1. Hi, if you’re referring to this year’s upcoming (2024) meeting, the program is not available yet. A preliminary agenda should be posted on the website around January. If you’re looking for 2023 as in this past meeting, you can download the mobile app by searching “DDW 2024.” Note that the app will be removed in November.

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