Growing steadily from its founding year in 2011, the International Digestive Disease Forum (IDDF) has become one of the must-attend academic meetings of gastroenterology and hepatology in the Asia Pacific region. Every year, the IDDF Scientific Committee prepares an exciting and challenging programme, which broadly covers the field and provide new insight into clinical research and therapeutic intervention. The forum features state-of-the-art presentations by leading experts, live endoscopy demonstrations, and two named plenary lectures by distinguished international leaders. Medical leaders, practitioners, young investigators and industry partners congregate over a weekend to exchange ideas, showcase their research, gain insight into the newest trends and develop consensus on GI practices across the globe.