IMPORTANT NOTICE: the Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (JCAG) is waiving the publication fee through December to the end of December 2017!


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Register before December 31st
for early bird pricing!
Register before December 31st
for early bird pricing!

CAG regular members save up to $100 by registering for the early bird rate.

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Become a sponsor of CDDW
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PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE sponsorship and exhibit booth space opportunities are available.

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Showcase your research
Showcase your research

Submit an abstract for the core CDDW

program, GRIT Course or Research Topics
in GI Disease Meeting.


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Before registering for CDDW™, you must have a registration code (if you do not have a registration code, only the non-member rate will be available). You will be asked to enter this code during registration. CAG members will need to enter their registration code to access the CDDW™ member registration rate.

Don't miss the early bird deadline! CAG members save up to $100 by registering before December 31.

Note: In order to obtain member registration rates, we encourage you to apply to be a member before January 31, 2018 to avoid a delay in your application process.

CAG Membership Type
valid for year 2018
Early Bird CDDW™ Registration Fee
Register before December 31
CDDW™ Registration Fee
Register after December 31
Regular Membership $150.00 $250.00
Trainee Membership $75.00 $100.00
Affiliate Membership $375.00 $450.00
Non-Member (full conference) $600.00 $800.00
Non-Member (1-day pass) No discount $350.00

Note: Non-members must use registration code "CDDW2018".

Your registration includes:

  • Nutritional breaks and lunch for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Complimentary beverage tickets for key events
  • Over 80 hours of accredited education time featuring national and international experts from GI and beyond!

A value of over $800!


CDDW™ speakers and co-chairs will be emailed their registration code. If you have not received your speaker/co-chair registration code, please contact Lesley Marshall (CAG National Office).

To find registration codes, CAG members who have renewed for 2018 can locate them when they log in to their MY CAG account and click on "My Profile", or contact Cathy Mancini (CAG National Office) at 1.888.780.0007 or by email.

Note: Even if you have a free membership, you must renew for 2018 under "My Profile" to obtain the codes.

Sponsors and Exhibitors please obtain your registration code from your CDDW™ Exhibit Booth Coordinator. If you don’t know who your coordinator is, you may email the CDDW™ coordinator click here.


Register now!


Please note delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and transportation.



If booking a room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel please contact them before December 31, 2017 and use the group name 2018CDDWCAG. After this date, rooms are based on space availability and there is no guarantee that rooms will be available.

The following room rates are based on space availability. Please call 1.866.540.4489 (Toll Free) or 1.416.368.2511 (local) to book hotel reservations by phone.

Fairmont - $259, plus taxes
Deluxe - $319, plus taxes

Contact the hotel directly for preferred rates on special rooms and suites.

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Any delegates choosing to fly with Air Canada can receive a CDDW™ 2018 discounted rate. The promotional code will be supplied upon registration confirmation.

The following conditions apply:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Toronto
  • If flying to Pearson Airport discounted travel dates are between Wednesday, January 31, 2018 and Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
  • If for Billy Bishop Airport Friday, February 02, 2018 and Monday, February 19, 2018
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Travelling to and from the hotel:

Landing at Pearson Airport? Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station -in just 25 minutes- which is directly across from the Royal York Hotel. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes, 19.5 hours a day, between 5:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m, both to and from Pearson Airport. The cost is $24 (round trip!). We strongly advise that you use the UP Express to travel to and from the meeting. Travel by taxi or limousine can often take more than an hour one way, and the cost can exceed $50 each way.

Flying in from Billy Bishop Airport? Why not take the shuttle directly to the Royal York Hotel? It runs approximately every 15min from outside the airport's mainland ferry terminal building. Cost: Free!

Taking VIA train, GO or UP Express from Pearson Airport to Union? Fairmont Royal York is directly across the road from the main entrance of Union Station on Front Street.


Hotel valet parking is available at the east doors of the hotel, off Front Street. In-and-out privileges are included
Valet Service: $53 Overnight rate for Registered Guests
Self-Parking: Not available at the Fairmont Royal York. However, there are independent parking sites nearby.


As the conference is in downtown Toronto it is suggested, where possible, to take public transportation as it tends to be faster and more efficient.


Get a discount on your travel with UP Express!

If you’re flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport and need to get downtown Toronto for CDDW™ 2018, be sure to take advantage of the UP Express group program – and get tickets at 25% off!

Just click here before February 9, 2018 and use promo code CAG2018 to get your discount on adult return tickets from Pearson Station to Union Station. It’s that easy!

UP Express tickets can be easily purchased at To get the 25% discounted group rate, attendees just have to use the promo code CAG2018 on their adult return tickets (Pearson Station to Union Station) during purchase.

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto (steps from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre) in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car. Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

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Future CDDW™ Dates

  • 2019: Feb 24 - Mar 6, Banff
  • 2020: Feb 23 - Mar 4, Montreal
  • 2021: Feb 28 - Mar 10, Banff
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