Networking and Special Events

At the Annual Course, networking happens everywhere. Collaborate with your fellow gastroenterology professionals in the classroom, exhibit hall, or in your free time at the Disney Theme Parks. All of the Annual Course events will take place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center unless otherwise notified.

First-time Attendee Orientations

Friday, May 18
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Saturday, May 19
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If this is your first time attending the SGNA Annual Course, attend one of these informal welcome sessions to learn tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the course. This interactive session will offer first-timers a chance to meet fellow first-timers and network with veterans. Members of the SGNA Board of Directors, Program Committee and SGNA headquarters staff will be present to answer questions and provide information about Annual Course activities in addition to SGNA and the services it provides. 

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Sunday, May 20
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Veracruz Exhibit Hall

Nearly 100 exhibiting companies are eager to introduce you to their products and services. Experience the latest in gastroenterology and endoscopy techniques and instruments through hands-on demonstration, video procedures and conversation with knowledgeable representatives. Drinks and heavy hor d'oeuvres will be served. All registered attendees are invited to attend.

SGNA Celebration

Monday, May 21
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Coronado H-J

Come one, come all! To close out our week of learning and networking, attendees are invited to join an around-the-world-themed SGNA celebration. We invite you to eat and drink you way "All Around the World" by exploring what various countries have to offer. Dinner and drinks will be served.

Sponsored by Ruhof.