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SGNA Call for Volunteers

SGNA Call for Volunteers

SGNA offers unique and rewarding opportunities for you to be part of the gastroenterology community. Serving as a volunteer on a SGNA committee is your opportunity to share your knowledge, passion and skills with the Society while learning from and networking with your colleagues.  

Call for volunteers, through the Willingness to Serve Form are now open! Click here to submit your interest. Please note that all existing committee members must also complete the form. All volunteer positions are a one (1) year term from May 2020 - May 2021 unless otherwise noted. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 22, 2019.  

Interested in finding out a little more about each committee?  Click on a committee below to view a video that explains what the specific committee accomplishes throughout the year.

Advisory Awards Editorial  Education  GNJ Reviewer Healthcare PolicyPractice Program Regional Societies Research SIG Chair/Co-Chair

Associates Advisory Group 

Act as an advisory body to the Board of Directors, Committees, Regional Societies and Special Interest Groups when requested to review efforts or materials that may influence associates’ role in gastroenterology and endoscopy, or associate engagement in SGNA. Almost all communication is done via email. For more information, click here.


Review applications, select and promote awards and scholarship opportunities. Requires moderate participation throughout the entire year with a higher involvement from January through March. Almost all communication is done by email correspondence; the ability to check emails is a must.


The SGNA Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC) meets quarterly via conference call to help SGNA staff determine themes, topics and article ideas to publish on The Inside Tract, SGNA’s online publication. EAC members are asked to contribute ideas that SGNA staff members can take action on, and suggest potential authors who can write for the website. EAC members are not required to write articles, but are welcome to do so if writing is of interest. 


Develop, review and evaluate educational resources for members and other GI Professionals in the form of publications, products and programs. Requires participation throughout the year with attendance at one possible in-person (weekend) meeting in Chicago. For more information, click here.

Gastroenterology Nursing Journal Reviewer 

Review manuscripts submitted to Gastroenterology Nursing for recommendations to the editor regarding publication potential and feedback to authors. Typically involves 4-6 reviews annually. Resources for developing peer review skill set available online and support provided as needed via editorial staff.

Healthcare Policy

Support SGNA's efforts to influence policy; engage regions and membership in grassroots efforts. Requires moderate participation throughout the year. Almost all communication is done by email correspondence, as well as participation in occasional conference calls throughout the year. For more information, click here.


Review, revise and develop SGNA practice documents (position statements and standards and guidelines). Requires participation throughout the year in the form of research review and document revisions/reviews with required attendance at two in-person (weekend) meetings in Chicago. For more information, click here.


Strategically evaluate, review, and slate abstracts for the SGNA Annual Course.  In the summer, members are required to attend the summer planning meeting, which is typically help in late July/early August, to develop the educational program and design the Annual Course session line-up. Afterwards, members need to prepare to follow up to find speakers for any open sessions to ensure in a robust agenda. This committee requires participation throughout the entire year, with heavier participation June through November leading up to, and after the summer planning meeting, and in April thru May leading up to and on-site at the Annual Course. Actively being able to communicate via email is key, as well as being available for conference calls and the summer in-person meeting. For more information, click here.

Regional Societies

Work with local regional societies to provide support and direction; includes quarterly check-in with assigned regions to address any regional issues/accomplishments. Plan, coordinate and attend the Leadership Conference in Chicago and also plan and coordinate a half-day Regional Leadership Session during the Annual Course; participation in 4-5 conference calls throughout the year. For more information, click here.


Help promote research and contribute to research activities in the gastroenterology field. Requires experience in conducting, reviewing and writing research and/or literature reviews and research posters. In addition, responsible for reviewing research posters for the Annual Course. For more information, click here.

SIG Chair/Co-Chair

The SIG Chair and Co-Chair are responsible for uploading resources for SIG members to utilize, updating the SIG calendars with events that may be of interest to members, develop education specific to the topic area the SIG covers and stimulate discussion among members. We are currently seeking a chair and co-chair for the Hepatology SIG. Other SIGs include: Advanced Procedures, Associates/Technicians, IBD, Management and Pulmonary Procedures. For more information, click here.