Due to the continued risk to the SGNA community resulting from COVID-19, SGNA’s Board of Directors has decided to host the 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience May 22-25, 2021, with optional pre-meeting events May 21-22.

Please continue to check this page in the coming weeks for new information as it is available.

What will SGNA 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience be like?

During the time that we would have met in Pittsburgh, SGNA will offer a full line-up of sessions for virtual conference attendees. Much like our virtual event in fall 2020, there will be keynotes, educational sessions, a virtual exhibit hall, vendor programs and networking.

In the fall, nearly 1,200 GI nursing professionals and partner representatives came together for our first virtual experience. We will use lessons learned to enhance your experience, but can assure you the opportunities to gain relevant education and evidence-based best practices will be a prominent feature of this event as well.

Attendees will also be able to chat in real-time with other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and SGNA staff. In the virtual exhibit hall, attendees can learn about the latest innovations, products, services and resources. Games and prizes will be available to all attendees who participate in SGNA 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience.

What are the dates of SGNA 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience?

SGNA 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience will take place Saturday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25, with optional pre-conference workshops May 21-22 available to add on to your registration. Session recordings will be available to access at your leisure through the event platform until July 5, 2021, 6 weeks after the event.

I didn’t receive my registration confirmation. What do I do?

Your registration confirmation email is only sent once payment is received. Please contact info@sgna.org to resend your confirmation email.

How many contact hours will be available through SGNA 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience?

We anticipate that attendees will be able to earn 46.25+ contact hours. Final contact hours will be released in the coming week. View the Schedule-at-a-Glance to learn about the education planned for the Annual Course. View the breakdown of contact hours below:

  • General Sessions: 4 contact hours
  • Concurrent Sessions: 16 contact hours
  • On-demand Sessions: 15+ contact hours
  • Pre-conference Workshops: 11.5 contact hours

What if I want to register after the event starts?

You still can! Please click here to register. It may take up to 1 hour for your account to be activated after you register. You will receive an email with your authentication link to give you access to the site, where you'll be able to set up your profile and password. The deadline to register is May 25, 2021.

What is the cancellation policy?

As content will be available on-demand for all paid registrants, SGNA will not accept any cancelation requests for registrations for SGNA 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience.

When will all session recordings be available for attendees? 

Session recordings will be available on the event website on May 25, for all registered attendees. Recordings will be available until July 5, 2021. 

Will the live sessions be recorded?

You can access the recordings from the live sessions by navigating to the agenda and clicking the session title. Recordings will be available 24 hours after the live broadcast time. You can access the live session recordings until July 5, 2021.

Are there any virtual Networking Experiences where I can meet other attendees? 

If you are a first-time attendee or a new SGNA member, join us on Saturday, May 22 for Amplify, Accelerate, Acquaint, a networking event where will have a chance to learn more about the 48th Annual Course and becoming involved with SGNA.

Join us on Monday, May 24 for Magician Monday! The Evasons Mentalist Duo, a husband and wife team, will perform 45-minutes of stunning, state-of-the-art magic and illusions.

Will there be exhibitor and sponsor opportunities?

SGNA will provide similar opportunities to support the 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience through sponsorship and participation in the virtual exhibit hall. Please contact Sarah Appleton for additional details or to confirm your participation.

What if I already made travel reservations for the Annual Course?

If you made any travel arrangements for the in-person meeting this May, it will be your responsibility to ensure all hotel and flight reservations are canceled.

Please email info@sgna.org if you have additional questions.