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DDW® 2018 abstract submission now open


The Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018 call for abstracts is now open. The deadline to submit an abtsract is Dec. 1, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET.

Abstracts will be selected for oral, poster, or video presentation at DDW 2018. If accepted, your abstract will also be published in the online supplement to Gastroenterology or GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, two of the top-ranked journals in gastroenterology.

Abstracts presented at national meetings held outside of the United States may be submitted to DDW. Abstracts presented at national meetings held within the United States are not eligible, with the exceptions of the ACS Surgical Forum, the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress.™ Authors of abstracts presented at those three meetings are welcome to submit to DDW. Please note that authors do not have to be members of one of the four sponsoring societies, AGA, AASLD, ASGE, and SSAT, in order to submit an abstract.

Easily navigate the online abstract submission process with a video tutorial, step-by-step guide, and full abstract submission guidelines at

Join the effort in providing the latest clinical translational, and basic research to health care professionals in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, and GI surgery. Submit an abstract today.

Travel awards available

DDW will award up to 20 young investigators with the Basic Science Travel Award. Selected authors of basic science abstracts will receive a $1,000 travel grant along with recognition at a reception during DDW 2017. Residents and fellows are encouraged to apply.

The AGA Research Foundation also offers various travel awards:

  • AGA-GRG Fellow Abstract Award
  • AGA-Moti L. & Kamla Rustgi International Travel Awards
  • AGA Student Abstract Award

For more information on travel awards and other DDW-related grants, please visit the DDW website,

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