Central Illinois Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Promoting gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing education
Central Illinois Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CISGNA) is a society of nurses and health care providers in Central Illinois engaged in the practice of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. The society promotes and provides education and information to its members; it advocates optimal care for patients with digestive disease and those undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
CISGNA was first formed in 1982 as a response to the recognized need for continuing gastroenterology education and the benefits of networking with those working in the specialty of GI. We are a region of a national society, SGNA, and as such enjoy benefits of membership in both.
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Events & Services
Voices in GI Annual Conference
With the continued Covid 19 in person meeting restrictions, we are currently exploring virtual options to host the Voices in GI Conference. Once plans are made they will be posted here and all CISGNA members will be directly emailed. Make sure your membership is up to date to receive the latest information.
The CISGNA annual spring conference, Voices in GI, is held at the Carle Forum in Urbana, Illinois on the first Saturday in March. This full day conference offers continuing education hours and a chance to meet with vendors. Go to the evenbrite link for full course description and registration.
If you are a Vendor and wish to display at Voices in GI email
apply for annual scholarship monies to be used for continuing education, certification expenses, conference expenses, and medical mission trip expenses. Grants will be awarded on a case by case basis.
Scope Scoop is our region electronic newsletter mailed to current CISGNA members. Not a member, sign up to receive your copy.
Jo Malham SGNA Annual Course Educational Scholarship
This scholarship was developed to honor the memory of Jo Malham, Springfield, Illinois. Jo was instrumental in building CISGNA in the early years and also served as region president. She was passionate about GI education and served on the National SGNA Education Committee where she was a key contributor to the revision of the Core Curriculum vol. 3. We offer a scholarship for SGNA Annual course registration every year in her memory. Apply here.
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Becky Egan RN, CGRN
Andrea Beaver CST
St. Joseph, IL
Annett Schmit BSN RN CGRN
Champaign, IL 61821-1422
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please fill out the following form (please note this is not monitored daily - if urgent contact a CISGNA board member