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WSGNA 2017 Fall Conference -- "Pearls of GI Wisdom"

WSGNA ~ Wisconsin Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

WSGNA 2017 Fall Conference -- "Pearls of GI Wisdom"

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
WSGNA/KySGNA/SGNA Member   more info Sep 20, 2017 $70.00 $4.84
Non-Member   more info Sep 20, 2017 $110.00 $7.04
Tech/Student   more info Sep 20, 2017 $60.00 $4.29
Live Stream WSGNA/KySGNA/SGNA Member   more info Sep 21, 2017 $95.00 $6.22
Live Stream Non-Member   more info Sep 21, 2017 $135.00 $8.42
Live Stream Tech/Student   more info Sep 21, 2017 $85.00 $5.67
Planning Committee/Board Member   more info Sep 20, 2017 Free $0.00

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Event Details

WSGNA in conjunction with

Aurora Health Center–Southern Lakes of Burlington presents:

  

2017 Fall Conference

And Live Stream Collaboration With

Kentucky SGNA

 


 

In the spirit of SGNA’s 2018 National Course theme, “Stronger Team; Better Care” through education; leadership; mentoring and networking; WSGNA is commemorating its 30 years by collaborating with Kentucky SGNA via live streaming.

SATURDAY AGENDA

7:00 -7:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast, Vendors, Silent Auction
7:45-8:00  Welcome / Announcements 
8-9   “Interpreting Liver Lab Tests and Other Liver Diagnostic Tests” ~ Abdullah Fayyad, MD
9-10  “Barrett’s Esophagus; Screening/Surveillance Guidelines and Treatment” ~  Abdul Sami Khan, MD
10-10:45  AM Break / Vendors / Silent Auction
10:45-11:45 “New Horizons in Therapeutic Endoscopy” ~ Rama Venu, MD 
11:45-12:45 “Diverticulosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome–Facts and Fiction; What You and Your Patients Need to Know” ~ Colleen Schmitt, NP
12:45-1:45 Lunch / Vendors / Silent Auction 
1:15-1:45 WSGNA Annual Business Meeting for all WSGNA Members 
1:45-2:45 5  “Role of Anesthesia in GI procedures; What Anesthesiologists Want GI Nurses to Know” ~Kushal Shah, DO, Anesthesiologist
2:45-3:00 PM Break / Silent Auction
3:00-4:00 Meditation-Helping our Patients and Ourselves” Donna Mosca, RYT
Throughout the Day: “WSGNA Anniversary Puzzle – Pearls of GI Wisdom”  ~ Ongoing throughout the day

4:00-4:15  Wrap-up/Evals

Download Brochure Here: PDF Version


PROGRAM GOALS

  • To provide continuing education for gastroenterology nurses and associates
  • To foster evidence-based practice in gastroenterology
  • To facilitate networking among GI and endoscopy professionals
  • To promote SGNA-WSGNA; our professional national and regional organizations respectively.

Every attempt to present sessions as described in this brochure will be made. The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to cancel presentations or make substitutions of comparable quality due to unforeseen circumstances.


NURSING CONTACT HOURS

  • Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, License No. CEP16649. Number of contact hours yet to be determined; approximately 7-8 with Friday event. 
  • ***GI Specific will be applied for through ABCGN (American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses)
  • Full attendance is required to receive contact hours.
  • WSGNA endorses only the educational content of this program and not the presence of vendors or products.

COURSE FEES

Online Registration is through Eventbrite. Handling fees apply. (Link not active …coming soon)

  • WSGNA/SGNA Member: $70
  • Non-Members: $110
  • Tech / Students: $60
  • Add $25 for Live Streaming*** 

    ***LIVE STREAM Viewers

    • The computer or device you/your group uses to watch the stream should have the most up-to-date version of the operating systembrowser, and flash player (if viewing on desktop).
    • The computer or device also needs an internet connection that can handle downloading the stream — we recommend the minimum download bandwidth to be greater than 2 Mbps. This can be checked at: http://www.speedtest.net/

CONFERENCE VENUE | LODGING

Grand Geneva Resort

7036 Grand Geneva Way

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

(800) 558-3417 for phone reservations: State you are with “WSGNA Conference”

Special Room Rates ~ $179  Good through August 23, 2017, so reserve your room early! RESERVATION LINK for online reservations.

Directions Link and Map


CONFERENCE FACULTY

  • Rama P. Venu, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, Dip. American Board of Internal Medicine. Professor and HOD, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Abdullah A. Fayyad, MD, Gastroenterologist, Aurora Health Center-Burlington, Lake Geneva, WI
  • Abdul Sami Khan, MD, Gastroenterologist, Aurora Health Center-Burlington, Elkhorn, WI
  • Colleen M. Schmitt, APNP—Specializing in Gastroenterology
  • Kushal Shah, DO. Co-chief Anesthesia: Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Aurora Health Center - Southern Lakes
  • Donna Mosca, RYT500, C-IAYT, Yoga Educator and Meditation Teacher
  • Anna Werth, RN, CGRN

PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Lori Benstead, RN MSN CGRN  ~ Chair; Conference Contact
  • Marti Beecroft, RN BSN CGRN ~ Speakers
  • Sara Danielson, RN ~ Silent Auction
  • Sandra Oldenburg, RN CGRN ~ Registration
  • Shannon Olson, RN BSN CGRN ~ Vendors
  • Pamela Sirkman, RN CGRN ~Speakers
  • Stephanie Slavin, RN BSN ~ Publicity|Media
  • Jean Uhen, RN CGRN ~ Vendors
  • Deb Schmeling, RN, MSN, CGRN ~ Contact Hours

Course Syllabus

The course syllabus is "green" and will be available online starting Monday, September 19, 2017. Availability is directly related to presenter submission. Thanks for continuing to "GO GREEN"! 

 


 

FAQs

1. When is the last day to register for in person attendance? Friday, September 15th.

2. When is the last day to register for live stream? Thursday, September 21st.

3. Why the extra fee for viewing the course remotely (live stream as it happens)?

The Planning Committee and BOD thought about this alot before offering this option... WSGNA really needs your physical presence at the conference for our vendors who in turn support our educational events--  yet, WSGNA totally understands the "changing climate in how we access knowledge" when it comes to family, financial, and time constraints. This 'extra' small fee helps to make 'live streaming' possible in part as it does not come without cost. If you have any questions, please contact the program chair, Lori Benstead, or the Education Committee Chair, Margaret Hauser-Ullman

4. What are the requirements for viewing the live stream?

  • The computer or device an 'end viewer' (you/your group) uses to watch the stream should have most up-to-date version of the operating systembrowser, and flash player (if viewing on desktop).
  • The computer or device also needs an internet connection that can handle downloading the stream — for example, if the Field59 customer stream is outputting 1.5 Mbps and 750 Kbps stream bitrates, then the minimum download bandwidth the end viewer needs should be greater than 750 Kbps. This can be checked at: http://www.speedtest.net/ 
  • And, yes, you will be able to participate and ask questions of the speakers via text chat. 

http://www.field59.com/venue-viewer-connectivity-requirements/

5. When is the last day to make hotel reservations? Wednesday, August 23rd.

6. Will there be a Silent Auction? Yes!   A SILENT AUCTION will be taking place at this conference on Saturday to help raise funds for WSGNA educational scholarships. Have you something to donate? Please contact Sara Danielson. And, THANK YOU!  (Cash or Checks Only accepted for payment.) This is a popular and fun event!

 

 

Have questions about WSGNA 2017 Fall Conference -- "Pearls of GI Wisdom"? Contact WSGNA ~ Wisconsin Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

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Grand Geneva Resort
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)


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WSGNA ~ Wisconsin Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Wisconsin Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates – now celebrating 20 years on the web. WSGNA is a regional society and a chartered chapter of / and affiliated with the National Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates since 1987.

We are a professional organization made up of nurses and other healthcare providers from around the state of Wisconsin. We function in administrative, clinical, educational, and/or research roles in the management of individuals with gastrointestinal and other health issues requiring endoscopy.

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