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.
Committee selection notifications will be sent in March of 2019. All volunteer positions are a one (1) year term from May 2019 - May 2020 unless otherwise noted.
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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.
Awards Education Healthcare Policy Newsletter Editor Practice Program Regional Societies Research Social Media SIG Chair/Co-Chair
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monitor SGNA social media outlets in order to understand conversations, issues and points of interest pertaining to each audience. Champions SGNA social media outlets to expand SGNA's network. Almost all communication is done via email. For more information, click here.
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. Current SIGs include: Advanced Procedures, Associates/Technicians, Education, Hepatology, IBD, Management and Pulmonary Procedures. For more information, click here.
The Newsletter Editor is responsible for soliciting, writing and reviewing articles for the Inside Tract. To accomplish this, the Newsletter Editor works in collaboration with the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Regional Society presidents, members and SGNA staff.