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.
Contact Hours Awarded
Events & Services
Voices in GI 2021 Annual Conference
With continued Covid 19 in person meeting restrictions, we will be holding our first Virtual Voices in GI 2021 conference on Saturday, June 5th 8:30-11:15 am. The conference will be hosted through the Carle Hospital CMETracker Zoom platform.
You must create a free CMETracker account to register for the "Virtual Voices in GI" conference. Three contact hours will be awarded for full attendance.
cost: SGNA member $10, non-member $20, student/tech $15
create your free account at Publisher Portal (cmetracker.net)
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.
All benefits of SGNA
Discounts on conferences
Gastroenterology Nursing Journal
Free Educational offerings/webinars
discount on SGNA Marketplace
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.
Carla Lytel RN CGRN
Bellflower, IL 61724
Jan Klimas BSN,RN CGRN
Rantoul, IL 61866
Annett Schmit BSN RN CGRN
Champaign, IL 61821-1422
click on the Bolded titles for position description
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