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.
Contact Hours Awarded
Events & Services
Voices in GI 2023
Urbana, Illinois 6180
Now available on-demand via *CME Tracker.
SGNA members $20
1. You must create a free CMETracker account at Publisher Portal (cmetracker.net)
2. on left hand side - ON DEMAND, gastroenterology.
3. After viewing complete session evaluation to receive contact hours
FREE 1 contact hour sponsored by ColoWrap.
Abdominal Pressure Strategies webinar
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.
All benefits of SGNA
Discounts on conferences
Gastroenterology Nursing Journal
Free Educational offerings/webinars
discount on SGNA Marketplace
Tech Membership Grants
Membership grants are available. For details and application go to "more" page.
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.
click on the Bolded titles for executive board position description
open position 2023
Deborah Martz RN CGRN
Champaign, Il 61822
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