Schedule-at-a-Glance

In-Person Schedule

All times listed below are live education sessions and are in Mountain Time Zone. Jump to Virtual Component. 

Download the 49th Annual Course Program Guide

Friday, May 20, 2022

7:00 am – 11:00 am     Registration, Regional Hospitality Desks Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm    

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT

PC-01: GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm     Registration, Regional Hospitality Desks Open

Saturday, May 21, 2022

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration, Regional Hospitality Desks Open
7:00 am – 7:30 am Moderator Orientation
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

PC-01: GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course (continues)

PC-03: Hands-on ERCP

PC-04: Pursuing Excellence in Motility/pH Procedures 

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

PC-06: Hands-on EUS

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

LEADERSHIP SESSION

LS-01: Regional Leadership Session (pre-registration recommended)

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm SGNA Zone
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Vendor Programs Available (use the links below to register) 

Boston Scientific: Cholangiopancreatoscopy

Speaker: Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, Director, Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Professor of Medicine, Porter Adventist Hospital – Denver, CO

Cholangiopancreatoscopy is one of the various options available for diagnosing pancreaticobiliary disorders. In this one-hour continuing education activity, the speaker will present an overview of disease states and review the history of cholangiopancreatoscopy, including new technology and techniques.

CONTACT HOURS
Upon successful completion of the entire program, including any resulting Q&A, participants will be granted 1 contact hour CNE. No partial credit will be granted. 

ERBE: Saturday Night Live with ERBE: Electrosurgery Unmasked: Recharge Your Knowledge

This “world famous” session will highlight the basic principles and properties of electrosurgery, along with variables that influence tissue effect and therapeutic endoscopy.  Come join us for this fun, interactive, educational happy hour that is sure to jump start your SGNA experience.

One (1.0) contact hour will be issued for each participant. Each attendee will also be given the opportunity to receive two (2.0) additional FREE contact hours upon completion of self study guide - Electrosurgery in GI Endoscopy 
Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 13 to Rhonda.delcampo@erbe-usa.com. Please provide your full name and RN license number (or last 4 of social security number), so we can ensure your place on the VIP ticket list and confirm contact hour distribution. Attendance will be limited to 150 people and seats fill up fast, so don’t delay.  

Sunday, May 22, 2022

7:00 am – 4:00 pm        Registration, Regional Hospitality Desks Open
7:00 am – 5:00 pm        SGNA Zone
7:00 am – 7:30 am   Moderator Orientation
7:00 am – 7:45 am   First Time Attendee Orientation
8:00 am – 10:15 am

OPENING REMARKS + KEYNOTE SESSION

GS-01: Staying Healthy In a Culture That's Anything But

Zonya Foco RDN

10:15 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm   

GENERAL SESSION

GS-02: Not a colitis or gastroparesis flare: overlap of digestive disease and disordered gut-brain interaction

Christopher Vélez MD

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm    

Vendor Programs Available

Boston Scientific: Management of Biliary Strictures

Speaker: Catherine Bauer RN, MSN, MBA, CGRN, CFER, Director of Digestive Health, University of Virginia Health – Charlottesville, VA

There are three current treatment options for biliary stricture management: open surgery, percutaneous radiologic interventions, and endoscopic therapy. Each modality offers advantages over others in specific clinical situations. In this one-hour continuing education activity, the speaker will utilize lecture and video case studies to review considerations in the endoscopic management of biliary strictures, detailing instrumentation, and technology. 

CONTACT HOURS
Upon successful completion of the entire program, including any discussion resulting from Q&A, and submission of required documentation, participants will be granted 1 contact hour CNE. No partial credit will be granted. 

Olympus: AAMI Guidelines: An Objective Approach to ST91 2021

Speakers: Melinda Benedict, MS, CIC, CFER, Director, Infection Prevention and Control Medical and Scientific Affairs Olympus Corporation of the Americas and Theresa Kunsman, CFER Sr. Product Manager Infection Prevention Solutions Olympus America Inc. 

Join us for lunch and learn about AAMI 2021 ST91 Guidelines. During this program, Olympus America will:

  • Review key changes to AAMI Guidelines
  • Discuss Olympus products that are impacted by changes to the guidelines

This session will help you understand the relationships between guideline requirements and Olympus Instructions for Use. 

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm     Lunch/Break on Own
12:30 pm – 6:00 pm     Poster Center Open
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-01: Have We Found Our White Whale? A Water-Soluble Alternative to Simethicone

Teri Mallard BSN RN

CS-02: Manometry, Visualising Esophageal and Anorectal Function

Susan K. Overhoff RN BSN MSN CGRN

CS-03: Under Pressure: Improving Abdominal Pressure Strategies during Colonoscopy

Kelly M. Osborne DNP APRN AGCNS-BC CGRN CFER

CS-04: High Reliability Organizations… What does this mean in Endoscopy?

Lisa Heard MSN RN CGRN CPHQ CPPS

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm    

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-05: The Unusual Esophagus

Nikolai Bildzukewicz MD

CS-06: Endoscope reprocessing challenges and strategies for overcoming them

Glenda Daniels PhD RN CNS CGRN, Marilee Schmelzer RN PhD

CS-07: Current and Future State of the Endoscopy Technician Role

Linda Daniels AGTS CFER, Christina Ouellette BSN RN

CS-08: Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Endoscopy

Mary Grealish MSN RN CGRN CSRN

4:30 pm – 6:45 pm Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Monday, May 23, 2022

7:00 am – 4:00 pm        Registration, Regional Hospitality Desks Open
7:00 am – 4:15 pm       
SGNA Zone
7:00 am – 7:30 am     Moderator Orientation
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Vendor Programs Available

Boston Scientific: Laying firm Foundation for Infection Prevention in the GI Endoscopy Suite

Speaker:  Betty McGinty, MSHSA, RN, CGRN, CER, Fellow Professional Education Services, Boston Scientific – Marlborough, MA

Endoscopes used in the GI endoscopy suite are valuable tools for both diagnostic and therapeutic gastroenterological procedures. These invasive procedures are not without potential patient complications; however, one being the potential for infection. Staff involved in the care of these patients can ensure patient safety through a solid foundational infection prevention program. This foundation begins with awareness of the components of the chain of infection and includes building blocks that offer opportunities to strengthen the program by breaking the chain. Endoscopy units will receive information enabling them to evaluate their current infection prevention programs and select building blocks that will help to solidify their structure.

CONTACT HOURS 
Upon completion of the entire program, including any Q & A session generated, participants will be granted 1 contact hour CNE credit. No partial credit will be granted. 

Healthmark Industries: Quality Management of the Cleaning Process Through Verification and Inspection 

Learn guidance on quality processes and innovative solutions for processing flexible GI endoscopes. Topics include cleaning verification, leak tester verification, visual inspection, drying, and microbial surveillance. Speakers: John Whelan and Mary Ann Drosnock

Olympus: A Look Forward with Side Viewing Scopes

Speaker:  Carolyn Kilmas, Executive Director, Marketing Infection Prevention Solutions Olympus America Inc.

Join us for breakfast for a look forward on duodenoscopes. During this session, we will:

  • Introduce enhanced Olympus support for ERCP accounts
  • Review the design of the TJF-Q190V duodenoscope
  • Showcase new market transition offerings
  • Instructions for Use and Reprocessing Manual 

Instructions will also be examined as they relate to recently updated society guideline requirements.

Merck & Co., Inc.: A Treatment Option for Certain Patients With Advanced Gastric or GEJ Cancer

  • Provide an overview of gastric cancer
  • Review the clinical data for a treatment option in certain patients with advanced gastric or GEJ cancer
  • Discuss a hypothetical case of a patient with metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma
8:30 am – 10: 15 am

GS-03: Nursing Perspectives: A Panel Discussion on Challenging Topics

Rhoda R. Redulla MSN DNP RN, Kathy A. Baker PhD APRN ACNS-BC FCNS FAAN, Lea Anne Myers MSN RN CGRN, Cynthia Friis MEd BSN RN NPD-BC

10:30 am – 11:30 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-09: The WRITE Project: Writing for Publication Program

Rhoda R. Redulla MSN DNP RN, Kathy A. Baker PhD APRN ACNS-BC FCNS FAAN

CS-10: Diverticular Dilemmas

Peter Buch MD FACG AGAF FACP

CS-11: Gastroparesis: Exploring the Latest Research and Treatment for This Perplexing Condition

Nikolai Bildzukewicz MD

CS-12: Cleaning Out the Pipes!  Decreased Colonoscopy Cancellation Rates Through a Multifaceted Approach

Jennifer Palmer BSN RN CGRN, Stephanie Prischak BSN RN CGRN

11:30 am – 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open with Lunch
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-13: GI Nutrition: Fact or Fiction

Paula Gallagher MFN RD LD

CS-14: Doing it For The Kids: Short and Long-Term Experience on Starting Up and Maintaining a Pediatric Advanced Endoscopy Program in the United States

Jenna Becker RN, Alyssa Patencio, Trevor Laborda MD, Sheila Morin RN, Chris Moreau 

CS-15: REUNITE, RECHARGE, and REFLECT Towards Re-Accreditation of your Endoscopy Suite

James Collins BS RN CNOR

CS-16: Carpe’ Futurum:  Nursing Professional Growth Strategies  

Cynthia Friis MEd BSN RN NPD-BC, Rhoda R. Redulla MSN DNP RN, Kelsey Friis BS

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-17: Exploring our Role in Navigating Healthcare Policy

Catherine Bauer MSN RNBS MBA CGRN CFER, Erica Natal MBA MHA BSN, James Collins BS RN CNOR, Lisa Brown ACNA AGTS CFER

CS-18: Holistic Management as an Adjunct in IBD:  Encourage your patient to own their disease

Patricia Raymond MD FACG

CS-19: "POEM"  It's Not a Rhyme.... But There is a Reason

Susan K. Overhoff RN BSN MSN CGRN

CS-20: Interventional Pulmonology

Sikandar Ansari MD

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

GENERAL SESSION

GS-04: Current and past issues involving the cleaning and disinfection of flexible endoscopes with a focus on gastrointestinal endoscopes

Lawrence  F Muscarella PhD

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm SGNA Celebration

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

7:00 am – 1:30 pm        Registration Open, SGNA Zone
7:00 am – 4:00 pm    Regional Hospitality Desks Open
7:00 am – 8:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-21: Poster Oral Presentations

Karyn Pechinski, BSN CGRN, Julie Forsberg, BSN CGRN, Candice Szewka, BSN RN CGRN, Elaine E Jewett, BSN RN CGRN, Teri Mallard, BS RN

CS-22: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) 

Amiko Uchida MD

CS-23: Compassionate Care for the Chronically Ill Patient: An Overview of Infusion Therapy

Karin Cierzan RN CGRN, Ashley Parsons Balma BSN RN PHN

CS-24: Video Capsule Endoscopy Inside Out

Tina Gaudet RN

8:15 am – 9:15 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-25: GI Health & Autoimmune Diseases - What is the Link?

Paula Gallagher MFN RD LD

CS-26: Specimens in the Bronchoscopy World

Laura Clark MSN RN CCRN, Thomas Clarke BSN RN CGCRN

CS-27: When Your 'Belly Ache' Isn't GI: Unusual Lessons from GI Second Opinions

Patricia Raymond MD FACG

CS-28: Epiploic Appendagitis: Let's Learn to Spell, Pronounce, and Understand This 

Sanjay Bhat MD

9:00 am – 11:00 am Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 am – 10:45 am Passport to Prizes Drawing
11:15 am – 12:15 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-29: GERD CIP Model: The new approach for the management of GERD

Simi Jesto Joseph DNP FPA-APRN NP-C

CS-30: Long Haul COVID-19 GI Effects

Emerald Bilbrew DNP MSN BSN RN CMSRN, Keith Bilbrew DNP MSN RN CGRN

CS-31: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

Mohammad A. Al-Haddad MD

CS-32: The A, B, Cs of Hepatitis

Peter Buch MD FACG AGAF FACP

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CS-33: Gastrointestinal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)/Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

Mohammad A. Al-Haddad MD

CS-34: Fecal Transplantation: State of the Science for Gastroenterology Nurses

Kathy Baker PhD APRN ACNS-BC FCNS FAAN, Carsyn Poole

CS-35: Gastric Cancer: What the Latest Research is Telling Us

Luke Putnam MD

CS-36: Hereditary GI conditions/Lynch syndrome

Cathryn Koptiuch MS CGC

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Closing Ceremonies and Announcements
3:15 pm - 4:15pm

GENERAL SESSION

GS-05: The time is always right to do what is "right”: A call to action for nurses as leaders of diversity, equity and inclusion

Launette Woolforde EdD DNP RN NPD-BC NEA-BC FAAN

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks 

*Schedule is subject to change. 

 

Virtual Component

Friday, June 3, 2022

All times listed below are live education sessions and are in Central Time Zone.

8:00 am – 8:10 am        Welcome Remarks
8:10 am – 9:10 am    

GENERAL SESSION

GS-01: ERCP/acute pancreatitis

9:10 am – 9:20 am Break
9:20 am – 10:20 am

CONCURRENT SESSION

CS-01: Dysphagia/Dyspepsia

10:20 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am

CONCURRENT SESSION

CS-02: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

11:30 am – 11:40 am Break
11:40 am – 12:40 pm

CONCURRENT SESSION

CS-03: Gastrointestinal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)/Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

12:40 pm – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

CONCURRENT SESSION

CS-04: John's Story: A Two-Time Liver Transplant Recipient 

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm Break
2:25 pm – 3:25 pm

CONCURRENT SESSION

CS-05: Lynch Syndrome and Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics

3:25 pm – 3:35 pm Break
3:35 pm – 4:35 pm Vendor Program

Saturday, June 4, 2022

8:00 am – 8:10 am        Welcome Remarks
8:10 am – 9:10 am    

GENERAL SESSION

GS-02: CRC Screening and Colonoscopy Quality

9:10 am – 9:20 am Break
9:20 am – 10:20 am

CONCURRENT SESSION

CS-06: Holistic Management as an Adjunct in IBD:  Encourage your patient to own their disease

10:20 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am

CONCURRENT SESSION

CS-07: Pancreatic biliary disease

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Break
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

GENERAL SESSION

GS-03: Staying Healthy In a Culture That's Anything But

 

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