DDW / Digestive Disease Week ®


Join ASGE in San Diego, CA on May 18-21, 2019  for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®), the world’s leading educational forum on GI Endoscopy. ASGE has comprehensive programming, including sessions and activities that are designed to advance your knowledge and skills in endoscopy, under the direction of renowned faculty.  

ASGE Highlights at DDW 2019

ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course: Best Practices and Emerging Paradigms

Sunday, May 19, 12:55 - 6:00 p.m. and Monday, May 20, 7:00 a.m.–Noon*

Course Directors:
 Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE; Shelby A. Sullivan, MD; and Sreenivasa S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course will discuss tools and techniques, tips and tricks to achieve your own optimal outcomes for everyday as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. The program will present innovations in endoscopy that have led to paradigm shifts in disease management and practical approaches in incorporate them into your practice. The broad spectrum of gastrointestinal endoscopy including colonoscopy, endoscopic resection techniques, enhanced imaging, Barrett’s eradication, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy and obesity management will be covered. We will integrate didactic lectures, case-based discussion, video-cases, and panel discussions with audience participation to optimize the learning experience.

Exclusively for ASGE Trainee members – your registration for the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course AND DDW conference registration is free! You must be an ASGE member at the time of registration to receive complimentary access to the ASGE Postgraduate Course. Not an ASGE member? Join now!

Hands-On Workshops 

Friday, May 18 – Tuesday, May 21

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate techniques in the following areas. Space is limited so register early. 

2018 ASGE Presidential Plenary

Saturday, May 18, 9–11 a.m.

Join ASGE President Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE and your colleagues for coffee, doughnuts and a comprehensive overview of today’s best science in GI endoscopy. Enjoy spirited debates on controversial topics, endowed lectures from the world’s luminaries in gastrointestinal endoscopy, and of course, ASGE’s top rated abstracts in rapid-fire fashion. We look forward to seeing you at this extremely popular un-Plenary Plenary Session.

Crystal Awards

Sunday, May 19

The 2019 Crystal Awards is the year’s most elegant gala recognizing notable achievements and significant contributions to the profession from GI’s top global leaders. This year’s event will be held at The US Grant Hotel in San Diego, California.

ASGE Learning Center

Saturday, May 18 – Monday, May 20, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 21, 8:00am – 4:00pm

San Diego Convention Center
Back by popular demand. The ASGE Learning Center is the interactive and networking hub at DDW 2019. Stop by and take the opportunity to experience hands-on technology demonstrations, informational micro-sessions, and self-directed, case-based procedural videos housed on GI Leap – ASGE’s new online learning platform. And, check out the latest features of GESAP IX Self-Assessment Program
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