CSGNA is the National leader in Gastroenterology (GI) Nursing contributing to and providing access to, evidence-based standards, guidelines, position statements, expert opinions, publications, and education. CSGNA collaborates and partners with organizations and health care groups to provide advocacy, contributions to research, statistics, and a diverse network of GI Nursing Professionals and associates.

We are excited for the return of in-person events with our 2022 CSGNA National Conference. This year, the CSGNA is holding our 36th conference “For Guts & Glory”, from October 27 to 29 at The Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Check out our virtual education!

Join us in Calgary, AB for the 2022 CSGNA National Conference!

"For Guts & Glory!" October 27-29, 2022

Book Your Accommodations at the Carrigage House!

"For Guts & Glory!"

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Member Check In Time

According to the American Psychiatric Association, 43% of American adults have reported that the coronavirus pandemic has had a serious impact on their mental health.

We want to know how our CSGNA members are coping!

Tell us here!

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December PriMed Canada now a part of the Keir Surgical family Focus Group

CSGNA has provided an opportunity to convene a group of 8 to 10 participants, virtually via Zoom, targeting a specific demographic to help companies gauge interest in products or services or understand thoughts and opinions of CSGNA members. The CSGNA welcomes leaders from across Canada for brainstorming and coaching.

1-year CSGNA membership offered to qualifying participants.

By completing this form, you agree to have PriMed review the list to select participants for the focus group.

Take the PriMed Canada focus group survey here!

CSGNA & AMGEN 2021 Fall Needs Assessment

This survey allows CSGNA and AMGEN to gather critical feedback, from our growing network, on how to better serve your needs. It also allows the exchange of information that will guide future action.
This survey is meant to take 1-2 minutes to complete.
The mission of the CSGNA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program is to promote excellence in the professional practice of Gastroenterology nursing. The CPD program supports the life-long learning needs of Gastroenterology nurses, associates and those in training. Through a continuous iterative process, the goals are to:

  • assess the professional development needs of the target audience.
  • provide educational activities consistent with the educational needs.
  • foster learning through various educational methods.
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the educational activities and their effects on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of participants.

Through these goals, the CSGNA CPD program strives to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of GI nurses in order to continue to improve health care in Canada.

We aim for excellence in comprehensive Gastroenterology nursing care by collaborating extensively across the Canadian Healthcare continuum and partnering with professional organizations and industry.

Take the Needs Assessment Here!

Support Canada’s IBD Nurses!

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) is conducting a study to best understand how Canadian Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurses impact the quality of care, health outcomes and quality of life of IBD patients and their caregivers. We need to gather statistical information about IBD nurses to understand how they have impacted your care, disease management and quality of life.
Filling out this ten-minute survey will do a lot to help us highlight the impact IBD nurses have on the lives of Canadians living with IBD, and show the right people how important it is to prioritize this type of care in long term health plans for the country.

Take the survey here!

Call for Proposals - Virtual Education Series

Would you like to present a CSGNA Virtual Education Session?

CSGNA is offering a number of online educational webinars throughout the year for CSGNA members. These webinars are led by expert healthcare professionals and researches in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that cover a variety of topics.

A typical program for a 1-hour would look similar to this example:

  • 1200-1205 Introduction
  • 1205-1245 Presentation
  • 1245-1300 Q&A


The CSGNA hopes this note finds you well and extends our greatest wishes of health and safety to you, your families, and your teams. It is in times like this that we truly see the strength of our community and wow does our community ever have great strength! It is truly inspiring and enamoring to see our community coming together. Stay safe, stay home, and thanks for all you are doing!

CSGNA understands and recognizes the challenges everyone is facing during this time of uncertainty. CSGNA has expanded our virtual learning opportunities and is finding other ways for all of us to connect and share ideas, trends, solutions and strategies together. More than ever, the key necessity is collaboration and strength within our community. If you missed our virtual education, recordings are accessible via the website.

The CSGNA value of membership is intrinsic to achieving the mission, vision and goals and CSGNA is committed to innovate and provide increased learning opportunities, services, and connections in the year ahead.

These membership dues form the core of our organization’s financial support and are used to pay for our administration/secretariat, the annual scientific meeting, other educational activities, the Journal, Guiding Light, website, awards, grants, scholarships and contests.

We do count on and appreciate your support, every year, so that the we can maintain our vision, mission and goals.  Thank you for renewing your support to the CSGNA; as aim for excellence in comprehensive Gastroenterology nursing care by collaborating extensively across the Canadian Healthcare continuum and partnering with professional organizations and industry.

Please visit the CSGNA website (https://csgna.com/) and complete the member renewal form.


Our Amazing Sponsors

CSGNA National Partner & Lead Sponsor ($30,000+)


Platinum Sponsor ($20,000+)


Silver Sponsors ($5,000+)


Bronze Sponsors ($3,000+)


Introducing the VIVID-1 study, a clinical trial for patients with Crohn’s disease

The VIVID-1 study is currently enrolling participants ages 18–80 with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD).

Learn more


We respectfully acknowledge the land on which all of the OAP Board of Directors, faculty, members, and secretariat work, study and live. We acknowledge our presence from coast to coast, on the traditional territories of many Indigenous peoples, including the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples. We share this acknowledgement with the intention to honour the past and contribute to advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, as a step towards reconciliation.