DDW / Digestive Disease Week ® 2020

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Join ASGE and your colleagues in Chicago Friday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 where over 14,000 GI academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees gather for the world’s leading educational forum. Below are a few key events and dates to keep in mind!


ASGE Highlights at DDW 2020

ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course:

"Endoscopy 2020 and Beyond: Integration Innovation, Evidenced-based Clinical Practice and Expert Opinion"

Sunday, May 3, 12:55– 6:00 pm and Monday, May 4, 7:00 am–Noon

Course Directors: Prabhleen Chahal, MD, FASGE, Mouen A. Khashab, MD and Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FASGE

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course at DDW brings together experts from across the globe to present precise, evidence-based and outcomes driven endoscopic management of gastrointestinal and related disorders. This will include discussions on tools and techniques, tips and tricks to achieve your own optimal outcomes every day, as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. 

The APG course will examine innovations in endoscopy that have led to paradigm shifts in disease management and practical approaches to incorporate them into your practice. The broad spectrum of gastrointestinal endoscopy including colonoscopy, endoscopic resection techniques, enhanced imaging, ablative techniques, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy and obesity management will be covered. Integrated didactic lectures, case-based discussion, video-cases, and panel discussions with audience participation will  optimize your learning experience at the ASGE APG course.

Hands-On Workshops

Saturday, May 2 – Tuesday, May 5

These sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate techniques in specific clinical areas: Train the Trainer, Interventional Approaches to IBD, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Advanced Techniques for Advanced Fellows: Exploring Tools of the Trade with Experts; Customized Hands-on Lab: Choose Your Own Adventure; Tackling the Complex Colon Polyp; Suturing and Closures; and Bariatric Therapies.  Space is limited in every session, so register early to secure your spot.

2020 ASGE Presidential Plenary

Schindler at The Speed of Light: The Expanding Universe of Endoscopy
Saturday, May 2, 9 am –  Noon

Join ASGE President John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, 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.

Events for Trainees at DDW® 2020

Your membership with ASGE demonstrates your commitment to the continued advancement of your endoscopic knowledge and skills. ASGE has a full schedule of onsite educational and networking activities planned, and many of them are free to ASGE Trainees. You can also choose from scientific sessions, ticketed sessions, clinical symposia and more. Join ASGE at DDW this year and advance your knowledge and skills. We hope to see you there!

ASGE Endoscopic Video Plenary Session 

The ASGE Endoscopic Video Plenary Session at DDW features the “best of the best,” most innovative endoscopic techniques and unusual cases from around the world. This is the largest collection of high-quality, cutting-edge, fully-edited endoscopic video footage presented at DDW. Internationally-renowned experts in endoscopy will moderate the always-popular video session, which will highlight several videos selected from over 100 entries. The highest scoring video from the peer-reviewed process will be presented and awarded. Following the live session, all Video Session selections will be available for viewing, as well as all honorable mentions online through ASGE’s GI Leap Learning Management System at learn.asge.org.

ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy

The ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy features leading videos representing different countries. All selected videos will be presented and scored live by an international panel of judges during the session; one winner will be declared at the end of the session and the top three countries will receive medals.  DDW attendees join their native countrymen and cheer them on as they contend for the title of best video presented at the ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy. This is an international event unlike any other!

See examples of award-winning videos from the ASGE Video Plenary and the ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy at DDW 2019.

Crystal Awards

Sunday, May 3

The 2020 Crystal Awards is the year’s most elegant gala recognizing notable achievements and significant contributions to the profession from GI’s top global leaders. Check back soon to find out more details about the 2020 event and location.

ASGE Endoscopic Audiovisual (AV) Award


The ASGE Endoscopic Audiovisual (AV) Award is a recognition for those who submit and are selected based upon a full-length educational video that demonstrates a specific endoscopic procedure, technique or technology. ASGE Endoscopic Audiovisual Award submissions are to be 30 minutes in length or less. Applications can now be submitted twice during the year. Download the ASGE Endoscopic Audiovisual (AV) Award instructions and submission form.

ASGE Learning Center

Saturday, May 2, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 5, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource that provides DDW attendees the opportunity to:
• View videos from GI Leap, ASGE’s online learning platform and earn additional CME credits
• Participate in hands-on endoscopic demonstrations
• Learn how ASGE is advancing the practice of endoscopy
• Interact with colleagues from around the world