Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops at the 49th Annual Course will take place May 20 and 21. Visit the Schedule-at-a-Glance webpage to view the full schedule. 

LS-01: Regional Leadership Session

Saturday, May 21, 2022 I 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This condensed version of the SGNA Regional Leadership Conference summarizes expectations, responsibilities and resources available to local leaders. The meeting will provide abundant opportunities to network, learn and exchange information and ideas with local leaders. Anyone who is currently a SGNA Regional Leader or considering becoming a Regional Leader should attend.

PC-01: GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course

*Two Day Course

Friday, May 20, 2022 I 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 I 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

The GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course will provide an overview of key areas related to GI/endoscopy nursing practice. Additionally, tips on how to prepare for the CGRN Certification exam will be presented.

PC-03: Hands-on ERCP

Saturday, May 21, 2022 I 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

At the end of this 6-hour intensive hands-on course, the participants will possess knowledge and skills necessary for assisting with ERCP procedures.

PC-04: Pursuing Excellence in Motility/pH Procedures

Saturday, May 21, 2022 I 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session provides an opportunity to expand your Nursing Practice to better understand the activities taking place in a Motility/pH Lab. It will include overview and discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the swallowing tract, Esophageal motility disorders and Gastro/Esophageal reflux disease. Esophageal motility disorders using the Chicago Classification will be reviewed including Achalasia. New research will be discussed regarding recommended treatments of Motility disorders. Hands on opportunities with demonstration and break out tables will be offered using the latest technology available for both Motility and pH testing.

PC-05: SGNA Reprocessing Training: A Comprehensive Review of Endoscope Reprocessing

Saturday, May 21, 2022 I 1:00 0m - 5:00 pm

The steps of gastrointestinal endoscope reprocessing according to SGNA Standards will be discussed in great depth. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to explore "what if" scenarios and learn how to best articulate their organization's reprocessing policies.

PC-06: Hands-on EUS

Saturday, May 21, 2022 I 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At the end of this 3-hour intensive hands-on course, participants will possess knowledge and skills related to the indications, set-up, and techniques of Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Pre-conference Workshop Policies

Sign-up for Pre-conference Workshops will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting lists will be created for Pre-conference Workshops that are full. If you registered and paid for a pre-conference workshop that is full, you were placed on the waiting list. If you do not get a seat in the session, a refund will be issued. SGNA will not accept responsibility for any misunderstanding about your workshop selection(s) if you did not receive a confirmation.