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STERIS virtual educational events

CTSGNA, in conjunction with STERIS, is presenting three virtual educational events. February 18th, March 18th and April 15th 2021. [More Info.]

Thursday, November 19th, November Meeting

First Steps in HCV Elimination: Improved Screening and Linkage-to-Care Approaches, Educator: John Reinus, MD Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020, Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET, Location: Ruth's Chris Steak House, 2513 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut 06111 [More Info.]

A Letter From Our President - September 2020

Hello CTSGNA members and friends, I wanted to take an opportunity to update you on CTSGNA during this unprecedented time. It has indeed been a wild year, and I hope this letter finds you and your families all healthy. Between Covid -19, civil unrest, killer hornets, snow in May, and a total change in all of our family schedules I believe that... [More Info.]

CME/CE Virtual Lecture

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET. Special Guest Educator: Gregory Huhn, MD, Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Presenting: Clinical Impact of Aging and Comorbidities on HIV Management [More Info.]

Virtual Lecture - Advances in EUS and Management of Pancreatic Fluid Collections

THURSDAY JUNE 18th, 2020, Virtual Presentation, 6:30 PM. 1 CEU Given to participants. [More Info.]

Virtual Lecture - Simply Speaking Hepatitis Certified CME/CE Activity

Due to Covid-19 we will be having a webinar for the May CTSGNA meeting. It will be held - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:30pm. Online registration is required. [More Info.]

Cancelled! - March 19th 2020 - CTSGNA March Meeting

Unfortunately - due to concerns at this time related to of the virus transmissions of COVID-19 - the CTSGNA March 19th, 2020 meeting at Danbury has been cancelled.

February 20th 2020 - CTSGNA February Meeting

COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING - Decoding the current guidelines. Presented by Hamita Sachar MD., Medical Director of Yale Health Endoscopy Department. 6:15-8:00pm. 55 Lock Street, New Haven CT. [More Info.]

47th Annual SGNA Conference

The 47th Annual SGNA Conference will be virtual this year from Oct. 31st to Nov. 2nd. Registration is open. Please go to for more information. [More Info.]

CTSGNA November Meeting - Thursday November 21

J. Timothys Tavern - 143 New Britain Ave. Plainville, CT. RSVP to Barbara Comstock, BSN, RN, CGRN at by November 15th, 2019. [More Info.]

Beyond the Scope 2019!

Beyond the Scope 2019 will be held in Bristol, CT on October 25th and 26th. We hope to see everyone there!!! [More Info.]

It's election time!

We are seeking nominees for President-elect, secretary, 2 director positions, and 2 people for nominations and elections. Please contact Barbara, Carol Stevens, or Donna Jacobs if you would like to be considered! [More Info.]

CT GI Nurse of the Year Nominations

Nominations for CT GI Nurse of the Year are being accepted. Application should be returned to Barbara by the end of September. [More Info.]

Thursday - September 19th, 2019 - CTSGNA Meeting

Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple St, Norwalk, CT. Topic: Management of Barretts Esophagus including Hybrid APC. Presented By: Dr. Rakhee Mangla. 6:00 Registration/Networking, 6:30 Speaker [More Info.]

Thursday - June 20th, 2019 - CTSGNA Meeting

Carbones Ristorante, 588 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT. Topic: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Overview and Nutritional Therapy. Speaker: Mary Jason, MBA, MSN, RN; Senior Field Medical Educator. Sponsored by: Takeda [More Info.]

Thursday - May 16th, 2019 - CTSGNA Meeting

CTSGNA, May 16, 2019 - Hospital of Central CT, 100 Grand Street, New Britain, CT. Registration 6:00, Speaker 6:30. This will be an ERBE presentation with a contact hour provided by Chuck Bobala. Location Lecture Room One. Free parking in garage. No RSVP required.

Congratulations to Barbara Comstock

Congratulations to Barbara Comstock Congratulations to Barbara Comstock, BSN, RN, CGRN for receiving the 2019 Regional Society Member of the Year Award! [More Info.]

Thursday - March 21st, 2019 - CTSGNA Meeting

CTSGNA MARCH MEETING: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of GERD, Hosted by Middlesex Health, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT. 6-6:30 pm Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm Lecture. [More Info.]

Thursday - February 21st, 2019 - CTSGNA Meeting

CTSGNA February Meeting: "Therapeutic Polypectomy & Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Techniques", Hosted by Midstate Medical Center, Meriden, CT. Registration 6:00pm, Program 6:30pm. R.S.V.P. by 2/15. [More Info.]

Message from CTSGNA President Joanne Struble

Message from CTSGNA President Joanne Struble: I am honored to be the CTSGNA president for 2019 and thought I'd update you on what's coming up and what's new.... [More Info.]

Tuesday - December 4, 2018 - Rescheduled CTSGNA Meeting

**Rescheduled** Topic: Use of Electrosurgery and Argon Plasma Coagulation: Therapeutic Tools in GI Endoscopy. Tuesday December 4th 6:00pm - Hawks Landing Country Club, Southington, CT 06489 [More Info.]

Thank you from CTSGNA

A big thank-you to all that contributed and those that supported CTSGNAs fall program BTS 2018. CTSGNA gratefully acknowledges our Sponsors and Exhibitors for their generous support for our educational endeavors in GI practice! [More Info.]

CTSGNA Nurse of the Year - Jane Carey

CTSGNA Nurse of the Year - Jane Carey Congratulations to the CTSGNA nurse of the year - Jane Carey, BSN, RN, CGRN, CAPA, from Middlesex Hospital. The award was presented at the annual BTS program. [More Info.]

2018 Elections


Seeking Donations for BTS Raffle

CTSGNA is asking for donations for the annual raffle held at BTS. Please help support your professional organization by encouraging your facility, sponsors, or the physician practices you work with to contribute. [More Info.]

Beyond the Scope 2018!

Beyond the Scope 2018! Beyond the Scope 2018 will be held in Cromwell, CT on October 12th and 13th. We hope to see everyone there!!! [More Info.]

Call for CTSGNA Nurse of the Year Nominations

Please consider nominating a member of CTSGNA who has actively contributed to both your facility and to CTSGNA. CTSGNA will proudly recognize the 2018 CTSGNA Nurse of the Year at the Regional BTS Course, October 13th, 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell. [More Info.]

Chris Sarisley receives National SGNA Distinguished Service Award!

Chris Sarisley receives National SGNA Distinguished Service Award! Chris Sarisley, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CGRN - immediate past president of our state chapter - was the recipient of the National SGNA Distinguished Service Award! This annual award recognizes a current SGNA member who has made significant contributions to the regional and national activities of the Society in the previous year. Congratulations! [More Info.]

13th Annual Yale Digestive Disease Week Review

Friday, June 15, 2018 7:00 AM - 4:40 PM Water's Edge Conference Center, Westbrook, CT. This course is a unique opportunity for a panel of experts in subspecialty areas within gastroenterology to present the most important new information from the past year, including that presented at Digestive Disease Week. [More Info.]

CTSGNA June Meeting - Thursday June 21

Focused on Pancreaticobiliary Disease Management. Hosted by: Kasey Schulz and Bree Frykas, April June 21, 6:30 PM. The Library Wine Bar and Bistro,60 N. Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492, RSVP by June 12 and space is limited. [More Info.]

CTSGNA April Meeting - Thursday April 19

Management of Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Fluid Collections Speaker: Dr. Naveen Anand, MD, April 19, 2018, 6:00 Registration/Networking, 6:30 Speaker, Norwalk Hospital Digestive Disease Center, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT [More Info.]

CTSGNA March Meeting - Thursday March 15

Hosted by Middlesex Hospital in the Bengston Conference Room, March 15, 2018, Registration 6pm, Speaker 6:30 pm, Speaker: Dr Chia-Chi Wang DO, FACS, Pancreatic Cancer…What You Need to Know [More Info.]

2017 President's Farewell

It's with gratitude and humbleness I thank you all for allowing me to serve as your President. It has been a term of change, revising, and re-thinking the vision and mission of CTSGNA. We have worked hard as a Board to move forwards, plan for succession, and commit to mentoring. I would especially like to thank members for their countless ... [More Info.]

CTSGNA February Meeting - Thursday February 15

An Endoscopic Journey, Speaker: Dr. Steven Gorelick, MD, February 15, 2018, 6:00 Registration/Networking, 6:30 SGNA Business Meeting, 7:00 Speaker. Danbury Hospital, Stroock Building, Praxair Conference Room, 95 Locust Ave., Danbury, CT 06810. [More Info.]

CTSGNA Board of Directors Recognized

CTSGNA Board of Directors Recognized The Board of Directors of CTSGNA has been recognized as an outstanding "All Star Team." We have spearheaded many changes, worked closely together to make important decisions, and have made a major impact in strategic planning, so that we can continue to move forward in CT. This recognition is noted in the recent ENDOPRO issue. [More Info.]

Thursday - November 16, 2017 - CTSGNA Meeting

Topic: Improving the Standard of Care for Flexible Endoscopes, Speaker: Craig Wallace, Senior Technical Specialist, Sponsored by: 3M Infection Prevention Division. [More Info.]

Patti Pontolillo - GI Nurse of the Year!

Patti Pontolillo - GI Nurse of the Year! CTSGNA President:Chris Sarisley, MS, APRN, CGRN awarding Patti Pontolillo, BSN, RN, CGRN the GI Nurse of the Year Award. [More Info.]

Beyond the Scope and ERCP Syllabi and Info.

The CTSGNA Beyond the Scope 2017 will be held October 13th and 14th in Cromwell, CT. For more information or to download syllabi please visit the Beyond the Scope section of this site! [More Info.]

Thursday - September 21, 2017 - CTSGNA Meeting

CTSGNA Meeting, Thursday, September 21, 2017, The Hospital of Central CT, 100 Grand Street, New Britain, CT 06052, Register by September 14, 2017 [More Info.]

A Special New SGNA Membership Raffle

For those members who have joined SGNA in 2017, as new members, and anyone else who wishes to join first time during the 2017 BTS conference! The new memberships will not expire until the end of 2018! New members will be entered into a raffle which the winner will receive a free entry into 2018 BTS! Members are asked to encourage co-workers to join

CTSGNA Call for Nominations for Fall Elections 2017

Positions open: President Elect 1-year term, Secretary 2-year term, Directors, two positions for 2-year terms. Job descriptions for these positions are listed on the CTSGNA website in the bylaws Article VI Officers and Board Members, 6.03-6.041. Click more info. to learn more or download a CTSGNA Leadership Position Application. [More Info.]

CTSGNA Recognized Nationally as Outstanding Certified Region

CTSGNA Recognized Nationally as Outstanding Certified Region Connecticut received the SGNA National Award for 2017 Outstanding Certified Region from the ABCGN! [More Info.]

CTSGNA June Meeting

Thursday, June 15, 2017, New and Emerging Treatments for NASH, Networking: 6:00 PM, Meeting: 6:15 PM, Speaker: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Newington, Connecticut, Special Guest Educator: David Feldman, MD, Attending Hepatologist, NYU Langone Medical [More Info.]

Nurse of the Year

We are now taking applications for our 2017 Nurse of the Year. For more information please visit the documents section. [More Info.]

Thank-you to David Hass, MD, FACG

Thank-you to David Hass, MD, FACG Thank-you to David Hass, MD, FACG,Associate Clinical Professor - Yale University School of Medicine for his very informative lecture: "Medical Marijuana in GI and Hepatic Disease: "High" Time to Consider?" & pizza on 4/20 [More Info.]

CTSGNA February Meeting

Updates in Liver Transplant - Thursday February 16th- CNE pending. Presented by Caroline Rochon, MD Transplant Surgeon - Hartford Hospital. 6:00 pm- registration and light dessert- 6:30 pm CTSGNA meeting - speaker @ 7:00 pm. [More Info.]

CTSGNA March Meeting

MYTHS, MILESTONES and MENUS for CELIAC DISEASE, Presented by Dr Ryan O'Connor & Kristin O'Connor, March 16th, Middlesex Hospital, 6:30 Program, 7:30 Networking. [More Info.]

CTSGNA April Meeting

Medical Marijuana in GI and Hepatic Disease: "High" Time to Consider? - Thursday April 20th - YNHH-SRC, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. Registration and Pizza: 6pm, Meeting: 6:15pm to 7pm, Lecture: 7pm to 8pm. [More Info.]

SGNA Annual Meeting

The SGNA Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, May 5-9,2017. Please go to for more information on attending. [More Info.]

2016 Beyond the Scope

The 2016 Beyond the Scope and Preceding Workshop are on October 21st and 22nd. More information including the workshop guide and BTS syllabus are available on the Beyond the Scope tab. [More Info.]

Beyond the Scope 2016

This year's annual fall seminar "Beyond the Scope 2016" to be held on October 22nd. The venue for this year's conferences is Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Pkwy Meriden, CT 06450, (203) 238-2380. On October 21st SGNA will also be hosting our annual ERCP Workshop. [More Info.]

CTSGNA Elections

The CTSGNA Nominations and Elections Committee of 2016 have slated three qualified CTSGNA members to run for two open positions for Nominations and Elections Committee 2017 – 2018. All CTSGNA members will receive an email for the electronic voting. Please select two of the three candidates. [More Info.]

November 10th 2016 - CTSGNA November Meeting

Chronic Pancreatitis, Anjali Deshmukh, Pharm. D., Confetti Restaurant, 393 Farmington Avenue (Route 10), Plainville, CT, 6:00 Registration/Networking, 6:30 SGNA Business Meeting, 7:00 Speaker [More Info.]

CTSGNA Fall Elections 2017

The following positions have been slated by the Nomination and Elections Committee: President Elect: Joanne Struble, Secretary: Rose Leitner Byrnes Directors: Mary Jason, Meg Ramsay. Elections will run from 10-20 to 11-2. Results will be reported at 11-16 dinner meeting. Click more info. for how to vote or to review applications. [More Info.]

Thursday, September 15th - September Meeting

Updates on Colon Cancer: Old & New … Young & Old, Speaker: Dr. Joseph Fiorito, MD, Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center [More Info.]

CTSGNA Nominations and Elections Committee

We are looking for two CTSGNA members to serve for a 2 year term on the Nominations and Elections Committee. If you are interested, please complete the attached Leadership Position Application. This committee will work with the Immediate Past President to slate candidates for the 2017 and 2018 Elections. [More Info.]

Congratulations Kathy Vinci

Congratulations Kathy Vinci Congratulations Kathy Vinci who received the Regional Society Member of the Year award at our recent National Conference in Seattle Washington. [More Info.]

Thursday, June 16th - CTSGNA Dinner Meeting

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, Dr. Peter Buch, Plainville, CT, Networking: 6 PM, Business Meeting 6:30 PM Dinner 7 PM. [More Info.]

May 20th - 24th - SGNA Nationals

The SGNA Annual Course & Meeting is in Seattle, Washington, May 20th - 24th, 2016. [More Info.]

Friday June 10th - Yale Digestive Disease Week Review

Waters Edge Conference Center, Westbrook, CT [More Info.]

Thursday April 21st - April Meeting

Fecal Transplant - Alan Landau M.D., PriMed LLC/NEMG-GI Health Specialists. Thursday, April 21, 2016, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Hawley Conference, 6p.m. Networking, 6:30p.m. Business meeting, 7p.m. Speaker, 1.0 Contact Hour Awarded. [More Info.]

CTSGNA Nurses and Associates Week 2016

CTSGNA Nurses and Associates Week 2016 GI Nurses and Associates Week 2016 from St Francis Hospital. We had a table by the cafeteria and promoted Colon Cancer Awareness. Carmen Soto RN, Beth DiCamiilo RN, Amanda Ayers MD, Diane Caron RN and Lyn Kelley RN. [More Info.]

Thursday March 17th - March Meeting

Middlesex Hospital ONA Conference Center - 28 Crescent Street Middletown - Free Parking at Hospital, 6:00 Registration [More Info.]

Presidential Farewell Letter

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your CTSGNA president. I would like thank your CTSGNA officers Chris Sarisley President -Elect and Past -President, Barbara Comstock Secretary, Rita Botelho Treasurer, Carolyn Checovetes, Mary Essex and Patti Pontolillo Board Members [More Info.]

Certified CME/CNE/CPE activity

Optimizing HCV Cure Rates: When and In Whom to Initiate Therapy. Networking: 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM, Business Meeting: 6:15 PM to 6:30 PM, Speaker: 7:00 PM. Please sign up only if you will definitely attend! [More Info.]

CTSGNA Elections

Elections are from October 15-October 28. Current CTSGNA Members may vote. Per new CTSGNA By-Laws, 4 Directors will be selected. [More Info.]

Beyond the Scope 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015. Optional ERCP Workshop Friday, October 30, 2015. Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill CT. [More Info.]

September 17th, 2015 - CTSGNA September Meeting

Midstate Medical Center East Campus, Meriden CT - ** This is not the Hospital Building ***. 6:15pm - Metting, 7pm - Speaker [More Info.]

Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter

Presidential Letter, GI Week, SGNA Annual Course, Excellence in Professionalism Award, Outstanding Regional Society Award and more in our Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter! [More Info.]

CTSGNA Fall Elections Applications

Leadership applications are being accepted from June 1 through September 1. If you are interested in serving CTSGNA, please complete application electronically, and send electronically to: (within above time frame) [More Info.]

June 18th, 2015 - CTSGNA June Dinner Meeting

Thursday, June 18, Hawk's Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr, Southington, CT. Topic: Advanced Procedures in Endoscopy [More Info.]

June 12th 2015 - Yale Digestive Disease Week Review

This course is a unique opportunity for a panel of experts in subspecialty areas within gastroenterology to present the most important new information from the past year, including that presented at Digestive Disease Week. [More Info.]

May 8th, 2015 - 18th Therapeutic ERCP/EUS Workshop

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale–New Haven, 55 Park Street Auditorium, New Haven, CT. [More Info.]

May 6th, 2015 - SPECIAL CTSGNA meeting

6 to 8pm, Midstate Medical Center East Campus, This is to continue the CTSGNA bylaws. Please plan to attend. [More Info.]

April 23rd 2015 - CTSGNA April Meeting

35 Park St., Smilow 4th floor, Rm 101A. CTSGNA meeting will start at 6:15. We will be reviewing the bylaws. Speaker is at 7:00. [More Info.]

April 17th - 18th 2015 - The Course - Cases and Controversies in Endoscopy

The field of endoscopy has rapidly evolved with the introduction of innovative diagnostic techniques and novel therapeutics. The endoscopist now frequently encounters difficult issues and controversies in patient management. This program is designed to take a case-based and endoscopic video approach to understand the current role of endoscopy. [More Info.]

March 19th 2015 - CTSGNA March Meeting

"Tips" on Esophageal Varices presented by Dr Hussain & Dr Takahashi - Bengston Woods Conference Center 28, Crescent Street, Middletown CT. Registration 6pm, Speaker 7pm [More Info.]

February 19th 2015 - CTSGNA February Meeting

Topic: Colon Ischemia. Epidemiology, Pathology, Risk Factors, Treatment and Outcome. Speaker Paul Feuerstadt, MD. 6pm - Cronin Auditorium, 1st Floor Yale-HSR Campus, New Haven, CT. [More Info.]

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Presidential Letter, GI Nurse of the Year, Beyond the Scope, New CGRNs and more in the 2014 Fall Newsletter [More Info.]

November 13, 2014 - CTSGNA November Meeting

Confetti Restaurant - 393 Farmington Avenue - Plainville, CT. Registration: 6:00pm Lecture: 6:30–8:30pm. Please self register. Limit 50 members. If you have any questions contact Chris Sarisley at 860-830-9410. [More Info.]

October 25, 2014 - CTSGNA Beyond the Scope 2014

Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill, CT. Topics include: Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), EUS, Gastroparesis, Constipation: An Enigma But Not A Dilemma, and Nutrition Update on IBS. Optional ERCP Workshop Friday October 24, 2014. [More Info.]

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2014

Learn all about past and future events in our Spring/Summer 2014 newsletter. [More Info.]

September 19, 2014 - 17th Therapeutic ERCP/EUS Workshop

The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases and the Interventional Endoscopy and Pancreas Center would like to cordially invite you and your staff to the 17th Therapeutic ERCP/EUS Workshop this fall. Location: Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT. [More Info.]

September 18, 2014 - CTSGNA September Meeting

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in Treatment of Recurrent C Diff Infection, Speaker: Dr. Kevin Jo, Thursday, September 18, 2014, Midstate Medical Center. [More Info.]

June 19, 2014: CTSGNA June Meeting

Infection Prevention in Endoscopy - Hartford Hospital - 6PM Registration, 6:30 CTSGNA Meeting, 7 PM Speaker Michelle Day, one contact hour pending, light meal will be served. [More Info.]

June 13/14, 2014 - Yale/Harvard Course in Bermuda

Numerous challenging topics will be explored including the basics of endoscopy, innovations in upper and lower GI disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas and biliary tract disorders. [More Info.]

May 30, 2014 - Yale Digestive Disease Review

9th Annual Yale Digestive Disease Week Review, Waters Edge Conference Center - Westbrook, CT [More Info.]

Saturday, April 26, 2014: CTSGNA State Meeting

Staying Current with Best Practices in Flexible Endoscopy. Educational Seminar Sponsored by STERIS. Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain, CT. 5.0 Contact hours awarded. Register by April 18, 2014 [More Info.]

March 28, 2014 - Yale ERCP/EUS Workshop

16th Therapeutic ERCP/EUS Workshop - Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale–New Haven. [More Info.]

Thursday March 20, 2014: CTSGNA State Meeting

Bengston Woods Conference Center. 28 Crescent Street, Middletown CT. 6:00-6:30 Social/Dinner, 6:30-7:00 Business Meeting. 7:00-8:00 Speaker CEU Pending. To register please contact or call 860-767-2891. [More Info.]

Wednesday February 26, 2014: CTSGNA State Meeting

Topic: Preventing Post ERCP Pancreatitis, By: Dr. Daniel Smiley, MD. Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Please RSVP by 2/19 to Patti Carobini at 860-585-3457 or [More Info.]

3rd Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium

Cleveland Clinic Florida is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Gastroenterology & Hepatology Symposium will take place February 13 - 15, 2014 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale , Florida. On February 13, 2013, we have a course just for Gastroenterology Nurses & Allied Associates planned. [More Info.]

January 18-19: SGNA GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course

SGNA GI/Endoscopy Nursing Review Course, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Collaborative Theater – CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI), 260 Ashley St, Hartford, CT 06105, January 18-19, 2014, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Day 2 – 12:00 pm) [More Info.]

Beyond the Scope 2013 Photo Gallery

View the 2013 Beyond the Scope Photo Gallery. Thanks to everyone who attended! [More Info.]

2013 December President's Message

As I put this last Presidential Summary together, I would like to recognize the deep appreciation, value, and respect for all past and future Board Members. One of the most important take aways is that through all members working as professional group, in harmony, is how we can make a real difference. [More Info.]

Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter

Read about the 2013 CTSGNA Nurse of the Year Linda Leavitt, Recent Election Results, the CTSGNA 2014 Meeting schedule, and more in this years Fall/Winter Newsletter. [More Info.]

CTSGNA November Meeting and Elections - November 14, 2013

Join us for the CTSGNA November Dinner and Elections on November 14, 2013 at Confetti Restaurant in Plainville. One contact hour provided. All CTSGNA members must register online at Click on Event Registration and enter event code: 23310260 [More Info.]

8th Annual Transplant Symposium - Thursday, November 7, 2013

Join us at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT for the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Transplant Symposium. [More Info.]

Hepatitis C Summit - October 17, 2013

A Hepatitis C Summit will be held on October 17, 2013 at ERC (Heublein Hall) at Hartford Hospital- 560 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT. [More Info.]

Meeting - September 19, 2013, 6-8 PM

Join us September, 19, 2013 from 6-8pm for a meeting hosted by Midstate Medical Center's Digestive Health Center at Midstate Family Health, 61 Pomery Ave., in Meriden. Speakers: Dr Rafal Barczak and Dr. Susan Alsamarai. Dinner Sponsored by Candace Gura from Bristol Meyers Squibb. RSVP by September 12 to Patti or JoAnne at 203-694-8778. [More Info.]

CTSGNA GI Nurse of the Year 2013 Nominations

Please take a brief moment to acknowledge individual excellence, professional and dedication to GI Nursing by clicking "More Info" below and completing the nomination form. This Award will be presented at CTSGNA Beyond The Scope Seminar October 19, 2013. [More Info.]

Beyond The Scope 2013

The 21st Annual Beyond The Scope 2013 will be held Saturday October 19, 2013 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd. in Rocky Hill, CT. 06067, There will be an optional ERCP Workshop on Friday, October 18, 2013. Registration must be postmarked by October 10, 2013. [More Info.]

Spring/Summer 2013 Newsletter

Read about the Gabriele Schindler Award, Excellence in Professionalism Award, Elections, Fall Deadlines and more in the Spring/Summer 2013 newsletter. Click "More Info." to download the newsletter. [More Info.]

President's Letter March 2012

We are looking forward to the National SGNA Conference in Arizona on May 18 (optional programs) through May 23, 2012. We will be supporting 5 scholarships to National this year. Last fall's educational program at the Hilton was an "Extreme Success". [More Info.]

March 2013 - St. Francis Certified Nurse Reception

March 2013 - St. Francis Certified Nurse Reception This is a photo of all the GI Nurses that attended the St. Francis Certified Nurse Reception in March. [More Info.]

Connecticut Governor's Mansion Reception

Connecticut Governor's Mansion Reception The reception was a tribute to certified nurses at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Certified GI Nurses in this photograph are: Patricia Bucknor-Ferron, RN, CGRN, Diane Caron, RN, CGRN, Christine Sarisley, MS, APRN, CGRN and Katherine Vinci, RN, CGRN. [More Info.]

Greetings for 2012

As a New Year is welcomed, let me begin by saying how enthusiastic and grateful I am to serve as President for CTSGNA for the next two year term. Going forward, we have envisioned a platform to continue to serve our members with a commitment to education as well as identifying best practices for patients. [More Info.]

2013 President's Message

As we step into summer, 2013, CTSGNA marches on with continued commitment to the core mission of education. We have planned for State Meetings for the upcoming year which are being hosted throughout the region. Thank you in advance to those hospitals and free standing units who are sponsoring continuing education to CTSGNA members. [More Info.]

CTSGNA 2011 Moments of Pride

Click "More Info" to view the highlights of 2011. [More Info.]

Past Meetings

For past meeting information please click "More Info." [More Info.]

Past Newsletters

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