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Mark Your Calendar With These Important Dates for DDW 2013

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission opened Thursday, Oct. 18. All abstracts must be submitted online at  The abstract submission site will close at 9 p.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 1. Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. Northeast, the DDW Council has extended the abstract submission deadline to Monday, December 3 at 3 p.m. ET. Check DDW’s website for more details about abstract submission and answers to frequently asked questions.

Abstracts Twitter Chat

Lorna Lucas, DDW Program Manager, will answer all of your questions about the abstract submission process in a Twitter chat on Wednesday, November 14, 2–3 p.m. ET.  To join the chat, Tweet your questions @DDWMeeting using the hashtag #DDW13. If you’re not a Twitter user, you can still see the answers at, but you won’t be able to see the questions unless you create a Twitter account.

DDW 2012 CME

The deadline to claim CME for DDW 2012 is Nov. 30. Claim your credits or generate and print a certificate of attendance online. More information about CME is available on DDW’s website.


Members of AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT can register starting on Jan. 9, 2013. Registration for nonmembers opens Jan. 16. If you’re not a member, there’s still plenty of time to join one (or more) of the four societies and save up to $325 on your DDW registration. You can see the difference in registration fees for members and nonmembers at

Rooms in the hotels nearest the convention center go fast. Registering early is the key to securing a reservation in the hotel of your choice. If you’d like to be notified as soon as registration opens, just fill out this online form to receive an e-mail announcement.

Meeting Dates

DDW 2013 will take place May 18–21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Exhibit dates are May 19–21.

Any questions? Leave them in the comments, and DDW staff will get back to you with an answer.

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