Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

SGNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Educational sessions are being approved by ABCGN for GI-specific contact hours, The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) for CBSPD-specific contact hours, and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) for IAHCSMM specific contact hours. 

The approval code for each qualifying session will be listed on your certificate of completion on a rolling basis. If a session is not listed as offering GI, CBSPD or IAHCSMM-specific contact hour(s), it may not have been approved by the accrediting organization yet. Please continue to check back on the website for updates.

Continue to check back often for educational program updates for the SGNA 47th Annual Course.
 

Schedule is subject to change. 

Pre-conference Workshops

  • Friday, May 15, 2020
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020

 

Friday, May 15, 2020

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PC-01: GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course* | 14.25 Contact Hours

Kristine Barman, BSN RN CGRN
Mary Grealish, MSN RN CGRN

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. 

*This two-day course continues on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 am - 3:15 pm. Breakfast and Lunch are not provided. 

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

8:00 am - 3:15 pm

PC-01: GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course* | 14.25 Contact Hours

Kristine Barman, BSN RN CGRN
Mary Grealish, MSN RN CGRN

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. 

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

PC-02: Train the Trainer: The Reprocessing Competency Defined | 3.50 Contact Hours 

Speaker coming soon!

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

PC-03: Hands-on ERCP

Judy Dunlap, BSN RN CGRN
Marilyn Johnston, RN CGRN
Michelle Oilar, CST
Michele Tyring, MSN RN CGRN
Barbara A. Zuccala, MSN RN CGRN
Sarah Michon, MSN BS

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PC-04: Learn More about Motility/pH Procedure Areas and What is New in the Horizon | 3.75 Contact Hours 

Rebecca A. Chandler, BSN RN CGRN
Nancy Denton, BSN CGRN CER
Janet R. King, BSN RN CGRN

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PC-05: GI Bleed Management Lecture | 3.75 Contact Hours 

Halim Charbel, MD

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PC-06: Looping and Abdominal Pressures: A visual Guide to a Successful Colonoscopy | 3.75 Contact Hours 

Bruce Baldwin, BSN ASN
Raymond Hucke, BS-OT MPH
James A. Prechel, AA

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

LS-01: Regional Leadership | 3.75 Contact Hours 

Speakers coming soon!

LS-03: Leadership in Action | 3.75 Contact Hours

Speakers coming soon!

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LS-02: House of Delegates Workshop | 2.00 Contact Hours

Speaker coming soon!

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

PC-07: Train the Trainer: The Reprocessing Competency Defined | 3.75 Contact Hours

Speaker coming soon!

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PC-08: Hemostasis Lecture & Hands-on | 3.75 Contact Hours 

Anoop Prabhu, MD

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PC-09: Management of Difficult Polyps | 1.75 Contact Hours 

Dushant Uppel, MD

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PC-10: Hands-on EUS | 2.75 Contact Hours 

Elizah Centeno
Katy Crenshaw
Teresita Foliacci
Jay S. Lardizabal, MAN BSN RN CGRN

8:00 am - 3:15 pm

PC-11: Reprocessing and Beyond - Current Legal Issues & Prevention Strategies in Endoscopy Practice | 1.75 Contact Hours 

Carol M. Stock, JD MN RN

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LS-04: Leadership in Management: Mentoring Partnerships; Tapping into the Current of a Mentoring Relationship | 3.75 Contact Hours 

Cathy S. Birn, MA RN CGRN CNOR
Cynthia M. Friis, MEd BSN RN-BC
Lisa Heard, MSN RN CGRN CPHQ
MaryRose Hess
Michelle Baker, BSN RN BC

During this session, three lectures wil presented on the topics below:

  • Maintaining Staff Competency and Developing Standards of Care for Innovating Procedures and Technology
  • Mentoring Partnerships: Tapping into the Current of a Mentoring Relationship
  • The Prep Lab: An Effective Solution to Open Access Endscopy

 

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General Sessions

  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020

 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

8:00 am - 10:15 am

GS-01: Nursing and Leadership Topic | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Faith Roberts, RN MSN

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

GS-02: Interventional Treatments of Cancer in the GI Tract | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Neil Sharma, MD

 

Monday, May 18, 2020

8:15 am - 9:45 am

GS-03: Advances in Endoscopy | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Whitney Jones, MD

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

GS-04: Surviving and Thriving in the Crazy World of Nursing | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Terry Foster, MSN RN CCRN CPEN TCRN CEN FAEN

 

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

  • 8:00 am - 10:15 am
  • 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 10:15 am

GS-01: Nursing and Leadership Topic | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Faith Roberts, RN MSN

 

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

GS-02: Interventional Treatments of Cancer in the GI Tract | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Neil Sharma, MD

 

 

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

CS-01: The ABCs of IBD: The Basics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diet | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Paula Gallagher, MFN RD LD

 

CS-02: Exploring The Hidden Secrets of the Pancreas | 1.00 Contact Hours

K. Jane Malick, BS

 

CS-03:Effervescent Crystals in the Treatment of Food Bolus Obstruction | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Judy A. Corliss, DIPL RN BSN MSN CGR

 

CS-04: Zero Infections After GI Endoscopic Procedures:  Many Centers Do It, You Can Too! | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Susan Hutfless, PhD SM BA

 

CS-05: Leading as Nurse Managers: Does Style Really Matter? | 1.00 Contact Hours

Jessica C. Miller, BSN RN CGRN

 

CS-06:The Doctor Ordered a POEM... What Do I Do Now? | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Amy Jablonski, MBA BSN RN NE-BC
Stephanie Shea

 

CS-07: How Do We Get Out There? Reaching Peripheral Lung Nodules Using Navigational Bronchoscopy | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Othello Arenas
Thomas Clarke, RN BSN CMSRN CGRN
Sharon L. Culp, BSN

 

 

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CS-08: The Biopsychosocial Approach to Constipation and IBS for GI Nurses | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Kyle Staller, MD MPH BA

 

CS-09: Get your Ducts in a Row: Understand and Manage PSC and PBC | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Patricia Raymond, MD BS

 

CS-10:  Mitigating Risk in Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing: A Systematic Multidisciplinary Team Approach | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Joanna Mills, RN MSN CNS CIC
Nancy S. Schlossberg, BA BSN RN CGRN CER

 

CS-11: Building and Growing an Endoscopy and GI Clinic Scheduling Center | 1.00 Contact Hours

Selma Mehic, BBA
Emily Salisbury, BSN RN CGRN

 

CS-12: Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)— Revolutionizing Treatment of GERD | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Regina M. Crowell, BSN RN

 

CS-13: Bariatric Endo Procedures | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Kenneth MacDonald, MD

 

CS-14: Writing for Publication Workshop | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Kathy Baker, PhD RN ACNS-BC FAAN
Cathleen Shellnutt, MSN RN AGNS-BC CGR

 

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Monday, May 18, 2020

  • 8:15 am - 9:45 am
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

8:15 am - 9:45 am

GS-03: Advances in Endoscopy | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Whitney Jones, MD

 

 

10:30 am - 11:30 am

CS-15: The Changing Role of the Endoscopy Technician and the Challenges to the Endoscopy Team | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Leslie E. Stewart, MA BA RN AD

 

CS-16: The GIST on GISTs | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Nikolai A. Bildzukewicz, MD FACS

 

CS-17: Love Your Liver: The Role of Food in Liver Disease | 1.00 Contact Hours

Paula Gallagher, MFN RD LD

 

CS-18: Hash It Out: The Role of Medical Marijuana in GI | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Michael Jones, MD
Patricia Raymond, MD BS

 

CS-19: Tap Into The Current: Navigating the Waters for Best Practice in Reprocessing | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Betty L. McGinty, MS HSA RN CGRN CER
Laura Riley, PhD CIH

 

CS-20: Hiring and Training for Success in GI Nursing | 1.00 Contact Hours /p>

Maryjo Miller, BSN RN CGRN
Barbara A. Zuccala, MSN RN CGRN

 

CS-21: Rendezvous at the Ampulla: A Technicians Perspective | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Polly Peel, CST

 

 

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

CS-22: Nurse-Administered Propofol Sedation Open Panel | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Donelle Bringhurst, RN BSN
Adam Poché, RN BSN
Matthew Steenblik, MD
Penny Stewart, BS
Amy Symes, RN BSN CGRN

 

CS-23: Gastric Cancer: The Elusive and Silent Killer | 1.00 Contact Hours 

John C. Lipham, MD

 

CS-24: A Review of Pathophysiology in the Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract | 1.00 Contact Hours 

James Barnett, PhD MSN RN

 

CS-25: Identifying Predictors of Airway Complications in Conscious Sedation | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Rose Bray, MSN RN CCRN CNML

 

CS-26: 2020 Perfect Pre-Procedure Vision “Can we Make it Better?” | 1.50 Contact Hours 

David Grossbarth, MD
Kathleen J. Holloway, MSN RN CGRN

 

CS-27: ESD, EMR, EFTR...This is the New GI Alphabet Soup | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Paul Korc, MD

 

CS-28: ERCP for Beginners | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Kimberly F. Venturella, BSN RN CGRN

 

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

CS-29: Compassionate Care for the Chronically Ill Patient: A Current Overview of Infusion Therapy | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Ashley Balma, RN BSN PHN
Karin Cierzan, RN CGRN

 

CS-30: The EATiology of Constipation: Choose your Food if you Haven’t Poo’d | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Patricia Raymond, MD BS

 

CS-31: Achalasia: Everything You Thought You Knew and Then Some | 1.50 Contact Hours 

Nikolai A. Bildzukewicz, MD FACS

 

CS-32: One Facility, One Goal! | 1.50 Contact Hours | 1.50 GI Specific 

Lisa A. Brown, ACNA AGTS CFER

 

CS-33: The Triple Crown Of Interventional Biliary Endoscopy | 1.00 Contact Hours 

James Collins, BS RN CNOR

 

CS-34: Dealing with SOB: Take a Deep Breath | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Ayesha Angelito, BSN RN CGRN
Christopher Cabral
Celina D. Silverio, BSN RN CGRN

 

CS-35: Foreign Body Retrieval | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Speaker coming soon!

 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

CS-36: IBD TBD (Crohn’s Development) | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Ann Tuskey, MD

 

CS-37: Liver: A Deep Dive into This Complicated, but Essential Organ | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Teri A. Derimanoczy, MSN FNP-BC RN CGRN

 

CS-38: JCOH Accreditation Made Easy | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Kim Hirsch, RN CGRN

 

CS-39: The Art of Transformation: Building a Tertiary Endoscopy Regional Center | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Joanie Shanley
Nancy S. Schlossberg, BA BSN RN CGRN CER

 

CS-40: The Implementation of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in a Community Hospital - Staff Nurses Approach to Engaging and Educating in the Endoscopy Suite, the Organization and Beyond | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Stephanie L. Rollo, BSN RN CGRN
Nicole Young, BSN RN CGRN

 

CS-41: VLE vs. Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Valerie Williams, MD

 

CS-42: GERD: What’s New in the Surgical Treatment of This Problematic Disease | 1.00 Contact Hours 

John C. Lipham, MD

 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • 8:15 am - 9:15 am
  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am

CS-43: Poster Oral Presentation 1 | 1.00 Contact Hours 

CS-44: Poster Oral Presentation 2 | 1.00 Contact Hours 

CS-45: Poster Oral Presentation 3 | 1.00 Contact Hours 

CS-46: Poster Oral Presentation 4 | 1.00 Contact Hours 

 

CS-47: Understanding Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease and the 3 Diagnostic pH Testing Options used in the Motility to Lab | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Janet R. King, BSN RN CGRN

 

CS-48: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Double High Level Disinfection in the Reprocessing of Flexible Endoscope: A Retrospective Review | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Ms Liu Guoai; Zhang Rong, BSN

 

CS-49: IP Standards and Comparison of Hot Topics | 1.00 Contact Hours

Catherine M. Bauer, MSN RNBS MBA CGRN CFER

 

 

8:15 am - 9:15 am

CS-50: Advanced Endoscopy from a Tech’s Perspective | 1.00 Contact Hours

Lauren Cosby

 

CS-51: Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests | 1.00 Contact Hours | 1.00 Contact Hour

Peter Buch, MD AGAF FACP

 

CS-52: Cleaning Verification Conundrum: Solved! | 1.00 Contact Hours

Sheri King
Rebecca Washburn, BSN MHA

 

CS-53: Mentoring: Leveraging your Talent to Help our Future Leaders | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Cynthia M. Friis, MEd BSN RN-BC
Lisa Heard, MSN RN CGRN CPHQ

 

CS-54: POEM...It’s not a Rhyme, but it has a Reason | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Susan Overhoff, MSN RN

 

CS-55: Management of Pulmonary Specimens in the GI Lab | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Eileen R. Babb, BSN RN CGRN CFER

 

CS-56: Esophageal Manometry 101 | 1.00 GI Specific 

Kimberly F. Venturella, BSN RN CGRN

 

 

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

CS-57: Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Peter Buch, MD AGAF FACP

 

CS-58: Disease Transmission in GI/Re-Emerging Pathogens in the Endoscopy Suite | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Carlene Muto, MD

 

CS-59: Endoluminal Functional Lumen Imaging Probe (EndoFLIP) in the Management of Challenging Esophageal Disorders | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Christopher Vélez, MD BA

 

CS-60: GI Technicians: “Maximizing my Potential” | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Patrick Hang
Charles Kessler
Gina Keranen
Ericson John Torralba, BSc

 

CS-61: Comparing Types of Hepatitis Treatment Updates | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Heather McCurdy, MSN NP-C

 

CS-62: Video Capsule Endoscopy: Past, Present and Future | 1.00 Contact Hours

Andy Copland, MD

 

CS-63: C. Diff |1.00 Contact Hours 

Ann Hays, MD

 

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

CS-64: Tap Into the Current Topic of Stress and Gut Health | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Kristen L. Seay, MSN RN CGRN

 

CS-65: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) | 1.00 Contact Hours

Brian Sauer, MD

 

CS-66: Rebuilding the Gastrointestinal Tract Through Targeted Nutraceutical Treatments | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Brian McFarlin, PhD FACSM

 

CS-67: Help! I Need a Competent Endoscopy Nurse. Training Endoscopy Nurses for the Future | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Melissa Dukes
Michelle Reigard, MSRN BSN RN CNOR
Ellen Thomas, ASN BSN

 

CS-68: Gastrointestinal Perforation: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Teri A. Derimanoczy, MSN FNP-BC RN CGRN
Nancy S. Schlossberg, BA BSN RN CGRN CER

 

CS-69: Be a Little Safer! A Primer on Risk Reduction Practices in Pediatric Advanced Endoscopy | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Robert Edwards, RN
Sheila Morin; Maria Samaniego

 

CS-70: Biofilm Updated | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Betty L. McGinty, MS HSA RN CGRN CER

 

 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

GS-04: Surviving and Thriving in the Crazy World of Nursing | 1.00 Contact Hours 

Terry Foster, MSN RN CCRN CPEN TCRN CEN FAEN

 

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Vendor Programs

Program sponsor reserves the right to refuse admittance to any individual and/or company.

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Monday, May 18, 2019, 7:00 am – 8:00 am

 

Current Participants as of November 20, 2019:

  • ConMed
  • Erbe
  • Healthmark Industries

 

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Booth CEs

SGNA provides a Booth CE Program to increase the value of your time in the Exhibit Hall. The Booth CE Program will offer brief educational presentations within the participating exhibitors’ booths. Sessions are 30 minutes in length and may include a lecture presentation, video presentation and/ or hands-on demonstration of procedures and equipment use. The company giving the presentation will award contact hours for participation. Booth CE’s will take place during the following times: 

Monday, May 18

11:45 am - 12:15 pm
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, May 19

9:15 am - 9:45 am
10:00 am - 10: 30 am

Current Partcipants of of November 20, 2019:

  • Healthmark Industries
  • STERIS Corporation | US Endoscopy
  • The Ruhof Corporation 

 

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