CDDW 2022

CDDW™ 2022 may look a little different this year and we may need to restrict how many delegates we have onsite.


We are planning a hybrid approach to this year’s event, meaning that we will have a combination of in-person at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montréal, Québec as well as live-streaming select programming for those unable to attend.


We will be working closely with our conference partners to ensure the safety of everyone who joins us in Montréal. Our focus has always been, and will continue to be, on providing exceptional educational content and beneficial networking opportunities for our delegates and valued partners.


Be sure to save the dates for the following:

  • CDDW™: March 4-6, 2022

  • GRIT: March 1-3, 2022

  • Research Topics: March 2-3, 2022

  • Scholars': March 2-3, 2022




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, PhD and MD postdoctoral trainees engaged in gastrointestinal research, respectively.

More info coming soon!