Stampede West – For Guts & Glory

Stampede West – For Guts & Glory

Date : 2022-10-27 - 2022-10-29
Time : 12:00 - 12:00 (America/Edmonton)
Reg. Deadline : 2022-10-29
Venue :
Calgary, Alberta View

You must follow all posted instructions and signage while attending CSGNA National Conference. You voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 when attending this event. 

Full Conference or Day Conference Registration Include:
Nutrition (as noted in program), admission to the Exhibit Hall, all education sessions, opening reception (Thursday), delegate bag, printed materials.
*Student Registration does not include any meals or social events.
  • FULL CONFERENCE registration CANNOT be shared between two or more delegates – all persons wishing to attend must register individually.
  • Delegate information is shared with exhibitors.
  • Attire is business casual.
  • The conference is a Fragrance-Free Environment.
See Full Pricing Table
  On or Before August 1 After August 2
CSGNA Member - 50% off 
Full Conference 515.00 615.00
Single Day 315.00 350.00
Full Conference Free Free
Full Conference 715.00 815.00
Single Day 415.00 450.00

Purchase Ticket

Student - Full Conference ( Unlimited tickets)
$ 0.00
Non-Member - Full Conference ( Unlimited tickets)
$ 815.00
Non-Member - Single Day ( Unlimited tickets)
$ 450.00
Member - Full Conference ( Unlimited tickets)
$615 $ 307.50
Member - Single Day (Early) ( Unlimited tickets)
$315 $ 157.50
Student - Full Conference (Early) ( Unlimited tickets)
$0 $ 0.00
Non-Member - Full Conference (Early) ( Unlimited tickets)
$715 $ 357.50
Non-Member - Single Day (Early) ( Unlimited tickets)
$415 $ 207.50
Member - Full Conference (Early) ( Unlimited tickets)
$515 $ 257.50
Member - Single Day ( Unlimited tickets)
$350 $ 175.00
Exhibitor (2 per Booth) ( Unlimited tickets)
$ 0.00
Exhibitor (Extra) ( Unlimited tickets)
$ 200.00

Justify Your Attendance

Are you eager to attend the CSGNA National Conference? Not sure your manager will approve the expense?

CSGNA has created a toolkit of letters and worksheets (all in Microsoft Word format) you can easily customize to help your manager understand the return he or she will see on this important investment.

  • Letter to your manager: Use this customizable letter template to help explain and justify your conference attendance.
  • Detailed budget worksheet: Use this customizable budget document to help explain and justify your conference costs
  • Benefits worksheet: Use this worksheet to create a custom list of the benefits you and your workplace will gain from attending.
  • Post-conference ROI worksheet: Use this worksheet to take notes on sessions, and record key takeaways, action items and estimated return on investment (ROI). These notes can be referenced in creating your post-conference trip report.
  • Additional tips will help you better make your case for attendance!


Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the CSGNA Conference should contact us by email: The invitation letter will be issued once the registration form and payment has been received by the CSGNA Conference. The letter does not constitute any financial commitment on the part of the Association.


Registration cancellation must be received in writing to the conference office on or before August 1. An administration charge of $75 will apply to all refunds. No refunds will be provided after August 1. Refunds will not be granted to attendees who do not attend the conference.
Substitutions may be made and notice must be received no later then August 1.

The organizing committee reserves the right to cancel the CSGNA Conference and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. The liability of the CSGNA Conference is limited to the registration fee. The CSGNA Conference will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airline.

See Full Pricing Table
On or Before August 1 After August 2
CSGNA Member
Member Early 515.00 615.00
Member Single Day 315.00 350.00
Student 125.00 200.00
Non-Member Early 715.00 815.00
Non-Member Single Day 415.00 450.00

Call for Abstracts

The CSGNA National Conference will be your next opportunity to share your knowledge about a GI topic you are passionate about, disseminate research results or present an innovative project that will advance GI nursing and associated practice!

Submit Your Abstract

Exhibiting at CSGNA 2022

Exhibiting with the Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA) gives you the opportunity to meet and mingle with approximately 150 of your best prospects!

Exhibitor Information


Need a place to stay while enjoying our conference in person?

Book Your Accommodations at the Carrigage House where we've set aside rooms for you!

Book Now


Jump to a specific Day

 (Day 1) (Day 2) (Day 3)

(Day 1)




Opening Ceremonies


Celiac Disease Pediatric

Dr. Dominica Gidrewicz

Nutrition Break


Transition Break


Fecal Transplant

Dr. Thomas Louie



Decompensated Cirrhosis

Barb Aspinall NP

Concurrent Session 3B


Concurrent Session 4A


Nutrition Break


Lyfe MD App & IBS

Dr. Maitreyi Raman

Transition Break




Awards Presentation


Exhibitor's Welcome Reception

(Day 2)


Breakfast or Focus Groups


Quick Plenary Housekeeping


Hands On Vendor 1

Hands On Vendor 2

Hands On Vendor 3

Hands On Vendor 4


Nutrition Break


Hands On Vendor 4

Hands On Vendor 2

Hands On Vendor 3

Hands On Vendor 1


Lunch with All Vendors


Hands On Vendor 5

Hands On Vendor 6

Hands On Vendor 7

Hands On Vendor 8


Nutrition Break


Hands On Vendor 5

Hands On Vendor 6

Hands On Vendor 7

Hands On Vendor 8


Quick Plenary Housekeeping


Ranchman's Float & Promote

(Day 3)


Breakfast & Focus Groups


2022 CSGNA Annual General Meeting


Transition Break


Dysphagia and nutrition levels

Dr. Derrick Randall

Lunch & Vendor Hall


Veterinarian Gastroenterology

Douglas Whiteside

CSGNA Leaders


Nutritional Break


CSGNA Leaders


Closing Ceremony

Speaker Profiles

Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. Johnson’s life has been full of dedicating his career and his time to countless numbers of non-profit organizations, social movements, and councils. He also has a very dedicated career as an international businessman. He has recently taken time to slow down and reconnect with his Navajo Heritage.

Dr. Maitreyi Raman

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Maitreyi Raman is a Gastroenterologist and Physician Nutrition Specialist, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Raman has clinical and research interests in using dietary patterns and components in the management of digestive health disorders, and she investigates the role of diet and mind body interventions to modulate the gut microbiome and chronic inflammation in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Dr. Raman has co-developed the LyfeMD mobile application, which is a digital lifestyle solution designed to provide individualized lifestyle therapies to patients with digestive diseases.

Dr. Thomas Louie

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr Thomas Louie is an infectious diseases physician who has been involved with FMT for over 20 years and has been a clinical trialist exploring outcomes of RCTs of microbial components as treatment of recurrent CDI.

Susan Bartlett

Professor of Medicine

Dr. Paul Belletrutti

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Belletrutti has been a member of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Calgary since 2010. After his core GI training, he completed formal training in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. More recently, he was a Visiting Professor at Humanitas University and Research Hospital in Milan, Italy which allowed him to introduce submucosal dissection and other "third space" endoscopy techniques to Calgary upon his return in 2019.

Natasha Kabrud


Nadia Capozzo


Dr. Milli Gupta

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Milli Gupta is an Associate Clinical Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Calgary. She completed Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at the University of Alberta, followed by an Advanced Esophageal Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gupta has an active research interest in Barrett's esophagus, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, esophageal motility and motor disorders. She is the lead for the Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, the Calgary Gut Motility Center and co lead for the Southern Alberta Barrett's Endotherapy Program. Her practice is based at the South Health Campus in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Matthew Woo


Dr. Woo is currently a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the South Health Campus, Calgary, Alberta and Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta. He completed his MD, medical residency and adult gastroenterology fellowship training at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Thereafter, he completed an advanced fellowship in Gastrointestinal Motility at the University of Calgary. He currently serves as co-director of the Gastrointestinal function lab at the University of Calgary and is program director of the Gastrointestinal Motility fellowship at the University of Calgary. His research interests include clinical and diagnostic aspects of gastrointestinal motility, connective tissue disease and functional anorectal disease.

Mary Ann Drosnock

Director, Clinical Affairs

Mary Ann Drosnock is the Director of Clinical Affairs at Healthmark Industries, where she leads a team of clinical educators who have expertise in device processing and infection prevention. She served as co chair of AAMI Working Group 84 for ST91 from 2013 to 2021. Before Healthmark, she managed the Infection Control Program for Olympus, worked as a pharmaceutical microbiologist, and taught Microbiology courses at the college level to healthcare professionals. Mary Ann has a B.S. in Biology from Albright College and an M.S. in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs from Temple. She is certified in Infection Control and Endoscope Reprocessing and is a Fellow for APIC and AAMI. She is also expected to complete a Doctoral Program in Health Science by the Fall of 2022.

Louise Morrin

Senior Provincial Director, Digestive Health SCN

Louise Morrin, BSc (PT), MBA Louise Morrin is the Senior Provincial Director of the Digestive Health and the Medicine Strategic Clinical Networks. This role involves working with a broad range of stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve the quality of care for those with digestive, kidney and respiratory diseases, and for hospitalized patients. Louise completed her BSc (Physical Therapy) and MBA at Queens University and has over 40 years experience in health care with a diverse background in clinical practice, administration, teaching and research in the areas of quality improvement and chronic disease prevention, management and rehabilitation

Jody Urquhart


Jody is a motivational speaker. Her mission is simple, to eagerly empower worn out professionals with humour, hindsight and hallelujahs. She firmly believes it's not what you do that matters- it's how you feel about what you do. With more than twenty three years of experience inspiring and entertaining audiences across the globe, Jody Urquhart delivers uplifting, engaging motivational speeches that help professionals cultivate a much needed blissful can do attitude towards fun and meaningful work. She is the author of Bliss Out. A recently published book, a tongue in cheek insight into Life and how to reveal joy. Bliss Out shows people hard working people how cure a hustle hangover. In her spare time, Jody loves to meditate and still performs standup comedy, but not at the same time. Jody does not use PowerPoint, just pure engagement, inspiration and clean, catered comedy

Dr. James Makokis

Dr. James Makokis is well grounded in all matters relating to Indigenous cultures, traditions, values, and customs. He is one of Canada’s leading experts for Canadians and First Nation communities. Dr. Makokis currently heads one of Canada’s leading LGBTQ2 and Transgender focused medical practices and commits himself to saving lives through his progressive empathetic approach to medicine.

Eric Tse RN

Registered Nurse

Eric Tse is the Duodopa RN for the Calgary Movement Disorders Program, managing Parkinson's care for Duodopa patients within the Calgary zone. He also has a certified specialization in geriatric nursing care.

Dr. Doug Whiteside

Head Veterinarian/ Associate Professor

Dr. Doug Whiteside is the Head Veterinarian and Senior Manager of Animal Health at the Wilder Institute-Calgary Zoo and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College and later completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Science (DVSc) in Pathobiology. His post graduate training included a zoological medicine internship at the Louisville Zoo and a zoological medicine and pathology residency at the Toronto Zoo. Dr. Whiteside is a board certified specialist in zoological medicine by the American College of Zoological Medicine and the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management). He is a strong advocate for animal welfare, especially for zoo and wildlife species, is active on several national and international committees, and enjoys the clinical, teaching, and research challenges afforded to him by his current positions.

Dr. Cynthia Seow


Dr. Cynthia Seow completed medical school, internal medicine and gastroenterology training in Australia, then undertook a 2 year clinical research fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Mount Sinai Hospital concurrent with a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. She is currently Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary working as a clinician investigator in gastroenterology.

Dr. Seow's primary clinical interest is in special populations in IBD, namely, pediatric to adult transition, sexual health and the management of pregnant women with IBD. Her research interests are in materno-fetal outcomes in IBD, pharmacokinetics of biologic therapies and preventive care. Her other interests are in editorial work for gastroenterology journals and mentoring junior IBD faculty in her role as chair of the national Future Leaders in IBD (FLIBD) group.

Dr. Christopher Waterhouse

Dr. Christopher Andrews

Clinical Professor

Christopher Andrews is a gastroenterologist specializing in GI motility disorders. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Calgary and a gastroenterologist at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. His research specializes in developing novel diagnostic and treatments for gut motility disorders.

Dr. Christian Turbide


Dr. Christian Turbide graduated from McGill University, specialty training in Therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP, fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound

Further training in clinical nutrition and functional medicine with the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Guest radio host on CBC, guest on a local television health program

Past examiner at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Past recipient of the endoscopy teacher of the year and clinical teacher or the year.

Dr. Cathy Lu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Gastroenterologist

Cathy Lu is a clinical assistant professor of medicine. She completed her internal medicine and gastroenterology residency at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lu completed a joint advanced IBD fellowship with specialization in intestinal ultrasound at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary. She is a member of the STAR (Stenosis, Therapy, and AntiFibrotic Research) Consortium and IBUS (International Bowel Ultrasound) scientific committee. Her primary research interests are in fibrostenotic Crohn's disease, intestinal ultrasound, and biomarkers in diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment response in IBD.

Wendy Schaufert RN CGN(c)

Wendy is a Registered Nurse that has worked all her nursing career in Calgary, AB. She has had a broad range of experience in nursing including Cardiac Med/Surg and Endoscopy Nursing. She was one of 2 nurses in Calgary that did Esophageal Motility and PH studies at the Rockyview Hosp as well. In 2012 , Wendy took on a new role as the Nurse Clinician for the Endoscopy clinic at Calgary's brand new hospital -South Health Campus. Starting up a new unit from the ground up was a challenging and rewarding experience , a real highlight of her career. In 2014 another opportunity came her way , to start up a NAFLD clinic . Wendy couldn't pass that experience up and since then has been running the clinic. This nurse led clinic is very unique in Canada. Wendy was part of the process in the development of the NAFLD clinical care pathway . She volunteers and is on the BOD for CAHN the Canadian Assoc of Hepatology Nurses and active in many NAFLD projects in Canada.

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