Public Release: 

DDW® 2015 offers reporters access to leading researchers in digestive health

Digestive Disease Week

The Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2015 press program will feature the latest research on prevalent topics, including:

  • Microbiome and its potential to treat gastrointestinal disorders, such as ulcerative colitis.
  • Women's health and digestive health.
  • New technologies in the field.
  • Non-medical therapies for digestive health.

The press program will offer reporters multiple opportunities to interact with leading researchers from the field.

  • Pre-conference telebriefing: Prior to the start of DDW, we will hold a telebriefing featuring a panel of experts highlighting a sampling of exciting research being presented at DDW and offering other insights on digestive health. A formal invitation with registration information will be sent in the coming weeks.
  • On-site news conference: To kick off DDW 2015 for reporters, experts from the field of gastroenterology and hepatology will preview what you can expect from the conference. They will highlight the most exciting research and sessions related to new technologies, public health, new treatments and policy.
  • Expert office hours: Each day of the conference, researchers and subject matter experts will be in the press room to meet with reporters one-on-one.
  • Twitter chats: Experts will participate in moderated Twitter chats to discuss trends and the latest research on topics, such as the microbiome, hepatitis C, celiac and gluten-free diets, and non-medical interventions for digestive health. Stay tuned for dates and times for these chats. You can participate in the chats, as well as all DDW social media, using #DDW15.

Register now to secure your spot -- Once you've registered, get tips on how to maximize your experience (


Please contact Hieu Nguyen, at or 202-745-5075, or Aimee Frank, at or 301-941-2620, with any additional questions.

Connect with DDW on social media.

Check out our videos on YouTube. Become a DDW fan on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @DDWMeeting. Follow us on Instagram. Join the conversation -- use the hashtag #DDW15.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), DDW takes place May 16-19, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. More information can be found at

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.