Central Illinois Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
 

Promoting gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing education

 

About

Central Illinois Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CISGNA) is a society of nurses and health care providers in Central Illinois engaged in the practice of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. The society promotes and provides education and information to its members; it advocates optimal care for patients with digestive disease and those undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 
 

CISGNA was first formed in 1982 as a response to the recognized need for continuing gastroenterology education and the benefits of networking with those working in the specialty of GI. We are a region of a national society, SGNA, and as such enjoy benefits of membership in both.

1982

Year Established

70+

Conferences
Organized

374+

 Contact Hours Awarded

66

Members
 

Events & Services

Voices in GI Annual Conference 

Following continued Covid 19 in person meeting precautions, we will be holding Voices in GI 2022 as a virtual conference on Saturday, March 5th 8:20-11:00 am.  The conference will be hosted through the Carle Hospital CMETracker Zoom conference platform.   Registration will open 2/15/22.  We have applied for 2.15 contact hours.  Open the below link for conference and registration details.  Share with your co-workers.  

Voices in GI 2022 Brochure 

 

ON DEMAND 2021 CONFERENCE STILL AVAILABLE

The Voices in GI 2021 conference is archived and available on demand until 6/5/2022

To access:

1.  You must create a free CMETracker account at Publisher Portal (cmetracker.net)   

2.  on left hand side - ON DEMAND,  gastroenterology.  

3.  cost $15  

Educational Grants

apply for annual scholarship monies to be used for continuing education, certification expenses, conference expenses, and medical mission trip expenses.  Grants will be awarded on a case by case basis.    

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The "Bling" program rewards region members who have acheived GI certification.   

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    "CGRN Bling"
Membership Benefits
  • All benefits of SGNA

  • Discounts on conferences

  • Gastroenterology Nursing Journal

  • Free Educational offerings/webinars

  • discount on SGNA Marketplace 

     Join SGNA here

Newsletter 

Scope Scoop is our regional electronic newsletter emailed to current CISGNA members.  Not a member, sign up to receive your copy.

Jo Malham SGNA Annual Course Educational Scholarship

This scholarship was developed to honor the memory of Jo Malham, Springfield, Illinois.  Jo was instrumental in building CISGNA in the early years and also served as region president.  She was passionate about GI education and served on the National SGNA Education Committee where she was a key contributor to the revision of the Core Curriculum vol. 3.   We offer a scholarship for SGNA Annual course registration every year in her memory.      Apply here.  

 
 

Executive Board

President

 

Deborah Martz RN CGRN
Champaign, Il 61822

debrn1316@yahoo.com

Past-President
Treasurer

 

Carla Lytel RN CGRN
Bellflower, IL 61724

carlalytel@mchsi.com

Secretary

 

Jan Klimas BSN,RN CGRN
Rantoul, IL 61866

janklimas@yahoo.com

Communications Director

 

Annett Schmit BSN  RN CGRN
Champaign, IL 61821-1422

annett.schmit@gmail.com

Executive Board

President

 

Deborah Martz RN CGRN
Champaign, Il 61822

debrn1316@yahoo.com

Treasurer

 

Carla Lytel RN CGRN
Bellflower, IL 61724

carlalytel@mchsi.com

Secretary

 

Jan Klimas BSN,RN CGRN
Rantoul, IL 61866

janklimas@yahoo.com

Past-President

Executive Board

click on the Bolded titles  for executive board position description

President

 

Deborah Martz RN CGRN
Champaign, Il 61822

cisgna@gmail.com

President-Elect

Andreea Beaver CST

St. Joseph, Il

cisgna@gmail.com

Past-President
Treasurer

Becky Egan RN, CGRN

Urbana, IL

cisgna@gmail.com

Secretary

Kathie Beesley BSN, CGRN

Champaign, IL 

cisgna@gmail.com

Communications

 

Annett Schmit BSN  RN CGRN
Champaign, IL 61821-1422

annett.schmit@gmail.com or cisgna@gmail.com

Contact Us

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or recommendations, please fill out the following form (please note this is not monitored daily - if urgent contact a CISGNA board member

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