Chesapeake Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA)
The Chesapeake Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is affiliated with the National Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA). CSGNA is a group of professional nurses and associates of various backgrounds whose goal is to provide optimal care to patients seeking treatment for gastrointestinal disorders. Gastrointestinal (GI) Nurses and Associates practice in hospitals, ambulatory endoscopy centers, and physician offices. We strive to enhance our own clinical knowledge through educational programs incorporating new concepts in an ever-changing technology.
CSGNA Educational Offerings
A Note from the CSGNA President
My name is Meredith Hopkins, RN, CGRN, and I have the privilege of serving as your 2015 CSGNA president. I have been a GI Endoscopy nurse since 2004, with 10 years spent at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and I am currently working at the Endoscopic Surgical Centre of Maryland-North in Rockville, Maryland.
I am anticipating an exciting year filled with education opportunities available to help us grow and move forward in our profession as GI nurses. These opportunities include the SGNA National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland (May 15-19, 2015) and the CSGNA Fall Conference in Annapolis, Maryland (October 31, 2015).
The CSGNA is also looking for enthusiastic members in making our Society the best that it can be. If you are interested in joining the leadership team, please contact me at email@example.com.
Meredith Hopkins, RN, CGRN
CSGNA Fall Education Conference
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's CSGNA Fall Education Conference. To view presentations from the Conference, please click the following:
- Management of Pelvic Floor Disorders: Incontinence and Constipation
- Characteristics of Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GIB) and Subsequent Endoscopic Therapy after Implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for End Stage Heart Failure
- Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in 2015
- Rounding for Patients, Physicians and Staff