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.
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Awards Continuing Education Peer Review Group (CEPRG) Education Healthcare Policy 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.
Review application for contact hour approval to ensure offering of quality program is in accordance with ANCC requirements. Requires a strong commitment to reviewing program in a timely manner (3-5 days) all year round. Must have a BSN or higher degree in nursing.
Develop, review and evaluate educational resources for members and other GI Professional in the form of publications, products and programs. Requires participation throughout the year with attendance at one in-person (weekend) meeting in Chicago in the spring.
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.
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.
Develop educational program, specifically the Annual Course. Requires participation throughout the entire year, with heavier participation June through November and in May. Requires attendance at planning meeting typically held in July/August. Almost all communication is done by e-mail correspondence; the ability to check email is a must.
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.
Help promote research activities in the gastroenterology field. Requires moderate participation throughout the year. Also, participation at Annual Course in May by reviewing research posters.
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.
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.