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.
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.
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. This is a self-directed group and 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. For more information, click here.
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.
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. 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 held in late July/early August, to develop the educational program and design the Annual Course session line-up. Afterwards, members need to follow up to find speakers for any open sessions to ensure 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 the Annual Course. Actively being able to communicate via email is key, as well as being available for conference calls and the summer planning 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 the fall and also plan and coordinate a half-day Regional Leadership Session in conjunction with 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 leveling evidence, and/or literature reviews and research posters. Most activity takes place through email with 4-6 calls a year. In addition, responsible for reviewing research posters for the Annual Course. For more information, click here.