2019 SC Lowcountry SGNA

Annual Fall Conference

November 8 - 9, 2019


       Walking on Sunshine

                    in Myrtle Beach, SC.

To be informed, to discover new and exciting information.


General Program Contact Hours:

9 GI Specific

Optional ERCP Program Contact Hours:

3 GI Specific (Separate Cost)

Self-Study Module Contact Hours:

14 GI Specific

26 Total GI Specific Contact Hours

can be achieved!!!



Conference Location:

Horry-Georgetown Tech. College-

Conference Center

950 Crabtree Lane Bldg. 600

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


 SCLCSGNA has reserved 60 rooms at the beautiful “Crown Reef Beach Resort”

at a special rate which is available on a first come, first serve basis. This Resort is 1.5 miles from the Horry-Georgetown Tech College Conference Center.


The information below is required to make your reservations. Keep in mind that this is a great family oriented Resort. Water facilities are open year-round. Many Ocean-front rooms available!!


Call to Make Reservations: 843-626-8077


 Group Name: 2019 SCLCSGNA


 Group Reference Number: 489577


Group Cut-off Date: October 7th, 2019

Officers and Planning Committee   

Brenda Capps, LPN, GTS, AGTS - President 

Gerri Drawdy, CST, GTS, AGTS –                             President Elect/Treasurer

Alida Dempsey, ADN, RN III, CGRN-

Immediate Past President/President

R'celle Boyd, ADN, RN III, CGRN-

Education Director     

Rebecca Middleton, RN, MSN, CGRN – Dir. of Marketing       

Christina Bulmer, GTS, Secretary

Janet Saylor – AV/Web Master

Donna Owens - Registrar/Adornment

Cynthia Shiell - Registrar/Adornment



Friday November 8, 2019                                  


3:00-7:00pm – Registration/Vendor Greet


3:50-4:00pm - Welcome/Introduction 

4:00-5:00 pm – Dinner Provided / Poster Exhibit


5:00 – 6:00 pm  Dr. Erin Forster

               "Updates in Inflammatory Bowel Disease"


6:00 – 7:00 pm  Lester Kitten, CRNA

                 "The Endoscopy Anesthesia Patient:

                      Caring for the Post Anes. Pantient"

7:00 – 8:00 pm  Dr. Mohamed Khalaf

                "Gerd in the 21st Century"

"Visit with your Vendors"

Saturday November 9, 2019                              


7:00-8:45am - Breakfast Provided/Registration/Vendors

7:35-8:45am - Welcome/Intro


8:45-9:45am – Ebony Alston, ST, GTS, AGTS, CST

              "In the footsteps of the GI Technical Specialist"


8:45-9:45am –  Kathy Ward, RN, BSN, MPH, FAPN, CIC

             " What you don't know may hurt you.  

                        Infection Prevention in Endoscopy"


9:45-10:15 am – Vendor Break


10:15-11:15am – Dr. Puja Elias

            "Update on Management of Barrett's"


11:15-12:15 – Dr. Alejandro L Suarez

           "Colorectal Cancer Screening and Non- Surgical                          Management of Complex Colon Polyps"


12:15-1:00pm - Lunch Provided


1:00-1:45am – Gerri Drawdy, CST, GTS, AGTS

                          Christina Bulmer, GTS

              "GI Family Feud"       


1:45      Thank-You / Complete Evaluations 

                       Receive Contact Hours

Optional ERCP Course                                 


2:00pm -5:15pm - (additional fee and registration)

   SC Lowcountry SGNA ERCP Conference


“Remedies of ERCP Phobias”


Come join us for this hands-on, educational, interacting Program.

This is a Hands-0n learning experience.

The following topics will be addressed:


  • Basic anatomy of liver and Pancreas

  • Radiation Safety/Shielding/Exposure

  • Fluoro Imaging

  • Stents and Stone extraction

  • Balloons, Baskets

  • Lithotripsy, emergency Lithotripsy

  • Wire exchanges; Long and short

  • And lots more


This is a hands-on experience that will enhance your knowledge of ERCP and the tools in which you use to perform your task.


If you are new to ERCP this will give you great insight and hands-on knowledge to a very important procedure.

Conference Registration                      

“Register for the Conference early

to secure your place.



General Program Registration:

Early Registration: ON or Before 10/8/19

SGNA Member:  $95.00

Non-Member:  $115.00

GI Tech/New Nursing Student:  $50.00


Registration: After  10/08/19

SGNA Member:  $115.00

Non-Member:  $135.00

GI Tech/New Nursing Student:  $70.00


Optional ERCP Program Registration:

SGNA Member:  $40.00

Non-Member:  $45.00

**Registration due for Optional ERCP Program has been extended.   If only attending this portion of the event, lunch is not included.


No Refunds will be made after 10/08/19 for either course.

Address for Registration/Payment:

Gerri Drawdy, Pres. Elect/Treasurer

228 Horseshoe Dr.

Goose Creek, SC 29445


NOTE:  Registration will not be accepted without payment. No refunds will be made after 10/8/19 for either course.

Registration is now available on the website. It can be completed online or by using the printable registration form also available on the website for printing.















Conference presentations will be conducted by Physicians, Nurses and Techs.

Presentation Information   will be posted on our

website (www.sclcsgna.org). This information will

be available to print or download approx. 2 weeks prior to the conference.

*This site is intended for the enhancement of communication among members of this organization only.

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