Welcome to NJ Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates Website (NJSGNA)

NJSGNA.org is dedicated to supporting SGNA’s national mission, vision and goals. NJ SGNA is divided into three regions based on either mailing address or place of employment. Members are able to join the region of their choice. Through this website we strongly encourage attendance to any regional meetings and tri-regional networking and support. Each region offers free contact hours for members at 4-5 meetings per year and at an annual fall Tri-regional conference. Currently this site serves both Northern NJ and Central NJ regions with the anticipation of the Ocean Monmouth region joining in the future.



2019 NJ SGNA Tri-Regional Annual Fall Conference Registration

Attendee Registration


Vendor Registration

Registration Deadline September 26

Those who attended should be receiving emails for evaluations and contact hours certificate!

Northern NJ Region News

Please notify us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have. Thank You.

NEW: See "About Us" page to read about our new Doris Barnie Scholarship for Certification/Recertification. We expanded to include Doris' other passion with education.

Thank you Brian from Boston Scientific for your presentation on Endoscope Infection Control, contact hour and delicious dinner!!

SPECIAL  CONGRATULATIONS to our Doris Barnie 2018 scholarship recipient  Oscar Torres for passing your CGRN CERTIFICATION!!

Application acceptance to Doris Barnie 2019 Scholarship for Certification/ Recertification/ NYSGE conference is in progress. APPLY now!

Our 5th and final meeting for 2019 will be at Chilton Medical on Nov. 6 Wednesday- Get ready to check out the results for our future Pres-Elect and Treasurer for 2020!!!

Don't forget, make your attendance count when you join us at our meetings immediately after our Topic Presentations!! You can win door prizes as well as chance to attend The Annual National SGNA Event in 2020 at Louisville, Kentucky!!! Remember, the more you attend the higher your chances to win!!

Awesome topic, vendors and great turn out at the 2019 NJ TRI-REGIONAL CONFERENCE AT HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER: OCTOBER 5, 2019! Thank you all for your support. Attendees should have received emails regarding evaluations and contact hours certificate. Deadline October 12. Ant questions please reach out to our president and chairperson Joan Meechee.

We are now seeking future venues / presentations for 2020 Regional meetings. Please contact President-Elect Ivonne Carvajal.  







Central NJ Region News

The Central NJ Region is excited to provide you with information on upcoming regional events, happenings, announcements, scholarship awards, elections and other great need to know facts.

Feb 5th 2019 -  6pm
Princeton Medical Center
1 Plainsboro , NJ 08536

Here are our winnders for the January 2019 Tri-Regional Conference:
1 Colleen H
2 Eleanora S
3 Jeong Y
4 Leona K
5 Christine Belden
6 Elle S
7 Catherine S
8 Donna Eicke
9 Bev L
10 Karen Z
11 Karen R

Ocean/Monmouth NJ News

We had our annual drawing for a scholarship for either the Tri-Regional conference coming up or for your membership dues. As you know, each person gets a ticket for the drawing every time they go to one of our regional meetings. The following are the winners:

Pellegrina Rego
Dara Bachman
Cindy Stagg
Karen Burke
Nina Dorinilla
Elisabeth Margl
Kelly Vilardi
Betty Moran
Grace Khalil
Helen Bueti

Congratulations to all the winners! Please come to our meetings, and get into the drawing for next year! We love to have a way to give back to our members.


SGNA National News

SGNA National is led by a Board of Directors and administered by an Executive Director. More than 8,500 members are organized into 64 local chapters, or Regional Societies, throughout the United States, with individual members in 16 other countries.

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April 14-16, 2019