1. Cotton, Peter MD, FRCP, FRCS

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Digestive Endoscopy continues to evolve rapidly. By 2020, we expect traditional diagnostic procedures to have been replaced largely by other technologies (e.g. serological testing, capsules, self-advancing instruments, and CT colonography), many of them managed by nurses and technicians. Therapeutic endoscopy will expand to include new territories such as obesity management and intraabdominal procedures. These trends have enormous implications for the training and practice of future gastroenterology clinicians.


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from SGNA's 34th Annual Course, Charting a Course for Professional Growth. The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. In keeping with the tradition of the Annual Course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.