• 2023 Regional Leadership Conference

    The 2023 Regional Leadership Conference taking place on Friday and Saturday, October 20-21 at the SGNA Headquarters in Downtown Chicago. The SGNA Regional Leadership Conference is a program designed to offer essential tools and tips on leadership to new and potential regional leaders, as well as a chance for existing regional leaders to further invest in their leadership skills.

    Take Advantage of These Benefits: 

    ·         Educational content covering regional resources, best practices in board management, member engagement, managing online platforms, and supporting our regions

    ·         Network with your fellow regional leaders

    ·         Opportunity to earn contact hours

    2022 Leadership Conference Reviews:

    “Content was relevant and current. Well done.”

    “I feel that it was a wonderful time of networking and sharing ideas. Looking forward to next year”

    “I came out of that session with many great ideas to try in our own region.”

  • Gastroenterology Nursing Journal Reviewers

    GNJ is looking to expand its pool of peer reviewers and welcomes applications for new reviewers. For novice peer reviewers, it is possible to request a peer review mentor. As a reviewer, you’ll be invited to evaluate manuscripts in your content area of expertise or as a “general” reader. For instance, you might be asked to review a research study to see if you think the study would be meaningful to our readers. Most reviewers do 4-5 a year reviews on average and spend 1-2 hours for each review. In recognition of the valued contribution of our peer reviewers, we offer continuing education (CE) credits for every manuscript reviewed. Contact Editor-in-Chief Kathy Baker at or Rhoda Redulla, Associate Editor at

  • The WRITE Project

    Calling all new and experienced healthcare writers! The Gastroenterology Nursing Journal (GNJ) WRITE Project, a guided writing-for-publication workshop to help GI nurses and associates write excellent peer-reviewed articles that are more likely to be published, is looking for participants for the upcoming 2023-2024 year. For more information visit

  • Upcoming Webinars

    SGNA Members,

    Check out our Upcoming Webinars pages for the latest updates on the 2023 webinar schedule!
  • Seeking SMEs for SGNA GI Population Health Task Force

    SGNA is seeking volunteers with relative subject matter expertise to serve on a task force to research GI population health issues and identify areas of focus in developing GI population health education. Activities include:

    1. Collect and review existing population health resources relevant to GI patients.
    2. Research disease specific findings to identify gaps in existing population health resources.
    3. Develop list of GI population health issues and identify priorities for focus.

    Membership Term: Anticipated December 2022 – March 2023

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/month including conference calls.

    Please submit your interest to Kiana Coffey.
  • Upcoming Webinars

    Onn Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. CT, Michael Garlin will present "Understanding and Learning How To Use Conflict In a More Strategic Way" as part of the Wellness Series. This webinar is free-of-charge to all SGNA members. Upon successful completion, participants can earn up to 1.00 contact hour.


    On Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. CT, Frank Daniels, MSHA CFER CER AGTS, Linda Daniels, GTS AGTS CFER, and Kim Gallub, MSN RN CGRN will present "Finding Common Ground in Endoscope Reprocessing: A Panel Discussion." Upon successful completion, participants can earn up to 1.00 contact hour. Contact hours have also been approved by ABCGN, CBSPD, and HSPA.

  • Congratulations to our 2022 Empowering GI Professional Diversity Scholarship Recipients!

    The Empowering Diversity in the GI Profession Scholarship is a scholarship program intended to increase diversity and inclusion within the GI profession. This scholarship provides financial support to SGNA members from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations and or/those who have been impacted by disability. 

    Congratulations to our 2022 Recipients:

    Ena Arce

    Marisol Mahler

    Mary Yeboah

    Zenorah Parris

    Cristina Valentino

    Kelly Johnson

    Elizah Centeno

    Thank you for your dedication to the GI profession and continuing to grow in your education!

    The SGNA Empowering GI Professional Diversity Scholarship is supported by: