CDDW 2022 - updated hybrid

Introducing a new way to experience CDDW™ 2022!


March 5-6, 2022 is a two-day hybrid event at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal Québec (in person and via live stream). The onsite event will consist of our standard educational programming, plenty of networking opportunities, and fun social events. Key educational content will be live-streamed for anyone not able to attend in person via our online conference platform.


April 23, 2022: a one-day virtual event to which all delegates will have access to (it’s still a part of CDDW™!). The virtual event will consist of educational content and award lectures, ending with the prestigious R. D. McKenna Memorial Lecture.


Attendees will have the choice between a hybrid registration (March 5 & 6 in Montréal, April 23 virtual) OR a virtual registration (live stream 3 days of content from the comfort of your own home).


Recorded sessions will be available on-demand to ALL delegates until August 31, 2022.


Virtual attendees will find our conference platform easy to use and we have a new networking site that we are very excited about! In addition to great educational content, virtual attendees will have access to a variety of informal lunch and break time discussions, a new Mentorship Café, and contests.


Abstract Poster Presentations are an integral part of CDDW™ and this year they will be accessible to everyone! Hybrid attendees will be able to view the pre-recorded presentations throughout the weekend in our newly designed poster hall, we will also be posting them online for virtual attendees to access.


More information, including access to the registration site, can be found in the links on our blue sidebar menu.


Regardless of how you are attending CDDW™, we look forward to seeing you!




The CAG takes the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and will make every effort to promote and execute a safe and healthy conference. The CDDW™ conference will be conducted with all local and reasonable COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place which may include social distancing, mandatory masks, isolation for any delegate who exhibits COVID-like symptoms, and sanitization of public spaces.


All CDDW™ delegates will be required to follow health and safety regulations as stated by the Government of Canada, province of Québec, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, and the CDDW™ conference; the CAG will ensure that all attendees are apprised of any updates or changes to these rules before and during the conference. The CAG will not be held responsible should any or all of the health and safety protocols not be strictly followed.


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Canadian Digestive Diseases Week™ (CDDW™) is Canada's leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees working in gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, hepatology and related fields. Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the CDDW™ program offers something for you! 



  • Richard D McKenna Memorial Lecture

  • Named after the founder of the Association, this prestigious lecture features an international leader in the area.

  • Postgraduate Course: Advances in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  • Intended to bring clinicians up-to-date with advancements in selected areas.

  • Symposia

  • Address a variety of basic and clinical science topics.

  • Breakfast with the Experts & Small Group Sessions

  • Offer interactive time with leaders in the field in a small group learning format.

  • Research Excellence & Young Investigator Award Lectures

  • Honours – respectively - an outstanding Canadian researcher, and basic or clinical science contributions to gastroenterology from a younger Association member (under 45 years of age or within seven years of first academic appointment).

  • Trainee Programs

  • Held prior to CDDW™, the Gastroenterology Residents-in-Training (GRIT) Course, the Scholars' Program and the Research Topics in GI Disease Meeting are invitation-only educational events for gastroenterology residents; medical students and PGY1 and PGY2 internal medicine residents; and, Ph.D. and MD postdoctoral trainees engaged in gastrointestinal research, respectively.

More info coming soon!