DDW 2018

Dates: June 2 - 5, 2018

DDW_presidential_smallJoin ASGE in Washington, DC June 2-5, 2018 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 2018

ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course:  Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: A Crossroad Between Innovation and Practice

CONVENIENT TWO HALF-DAY FORMAT: Sunday, June 3, 1–6 p.m., Monday, June 4, 7 a.m.–Noon*

Course Directors:
Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE; Sri Komanduri, MD, MS, FASGE; and John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FASGE

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate course will discuss innovations in endoscopy, tips for ensuring endoscopic success and practical approaches to everyday endoscopic challenges. The focus of the course will be to provide all endoscopists with tools and techniques that apply to everyday practice, spanning from general to therapeutic endoscopy. 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! 

Lower GI EMR in Spanish

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Lower GI EMR STAR Certificate Program will be offeredin a convenient, one-day format entirely in Spanish. The program is designed to teach core knowledge and motor skills in lower EMR through case-based video sessions and intensive, standardized hands-on training. Immediately following the live components, all participants will complete a post-test, as well as a one-on-one assessment of a standardized checklist of skills.

Register now with code 500EMRS and save $500

Hands-On Workshops 

Saturday, June 2–Monday, June 4

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 to 40 registrants per session; register early.

2018 ASGE Presidential Plenary: Coffee, Crullers and Our Most Compelling Endoscopic Science

Saturday, June 2, 9–11 a.m.

Please join ASGE President Karen L. Woods, MD FASGE, for a cup of java, a doughnut 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!

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Crystal Awards

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The 2018 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 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

ASGE Learning Center

Saturday, June 2 – Monday, June 4 | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 5 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Hall C, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Take the opportunity to experience hands-on technology demonstrations, the new GI Leap and GESAP IX, informational micro-sessions, and ASGE Endoscopic Learning Library procedure videos.

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