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Digestive Disease Week® 2020 is canceled because of coronavirus concerns


Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2020, originally scheduled for May 2-5, 2020, in Chicago, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers are exploring options for virtual presentation of some of the content material.

“While we are disappointed to miss the science, education, and networking that are hallmarks of DDW, we must focus on the health and safety of our community,” said DDW organizers in an email notification on March 18, 2020. “Thank you for your patience as we evaluated the status of DDW in light of the rapidly changing coronavirus pandemic.”

Citing the meeting’s long tradition of improving patient care and the understanding of digestive diseases, the organizers promised more information to come about opportunities for remote presentation of research and educational material.

All events associated with DDW are also canceled, said the email. A page of frequently asked questions is being maintained (, and questions may be asked by submitting a ticket to the DDW help desk (

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