Why Attend

A Message from the SGNA President

Dear SGNA Community,

In recent weeks, SGNA shared a message that the Board of Directors was closely monitoring the developing situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), with a focus on the safety and well-being of not only our attendees, event sponsors and exhibitors, but also your patients, colleagues and communities.

The SGNA Board of Directors is now pleased to announce that we are able to postpone the 47th Annual Course to November 1-3 (with pre-meeting events October 30-31) in Louisville, KY.

In light of the rapidly evolving public health situation, member feedback and the potential negative impacts on each of your communities, the board determined this decision is in the best interest of all involved.

We recognize the Annual Course provides the opportunity for our community to access relevant education on topics critical to patient care, such as disease, infection prevention and endoscopic reprocessing, while earning contact hours essential for achieving and maintaining certifications, and were committed to finding a solution this year that allowed you to achieve those objectives.

If you have already registered for the 47th Annual Course, we will transfer your registration to the new event dates.

And, if you have reserved a room within the SGNA Annual Course discounted room block, your reservation will automatically be cancelled by the hotel and you will receive a confirmation soon for this. If you had reserved a room at the Omni Louisville, you may have already received this cancellation. Be sure to contact your airline or travel agency to reschedule your flight(s) to Louisville, KY.

If you have not yet registered for the 47th Annual Course, registration will re-open July 1. To facilitate your attendance, the early-bird discount deadline has been moved to August 27. Please note that the deadline to book a discounted hotel room within SGNA’s block has been extended to October 2.

For additional details about the 47th Annual Course or this decision, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Should you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to SGNA Headquarters at info@sgna.org or 800.245.7462, in Illinois - 312.321.5165.

Kind regards,

Lea Anne Myers, MSN RN CGRN
SGNA 2019-2020 President


Why Attend the SGNA 47th Annual Course

The SGNA 47th Annual Course combines renowned industry leaders, focused educational sessions, hands-on training, insights from colleagues, and product and service highlights. Plan to join us November 1-3 (Pre-meeting events October 30-31) at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY. 

The SGNA 47th Annual Course is the best educational investment your company will make all year. Take advantage of the opportunities available including:

  • Networking with like-minded professionals
  • Education focused on relevant topics like infection prevention, sedation and endoscopic reprocessing
  • Opportunity to earn up to 34.25 contact hours
  • Viewing the latest products and services in the Exhibit Hall

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