GENCA is dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through its mission: to promote excellence in gastroenterology nursing practice. It is actively involved through:

  • Developing national standards and guidelines
  • Providing educational courses and supporting the COGEN credentialling program
  • Facilitating representation at state, national and international forums.

GENCA supports the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect, as well as actively encouraging them to share their knowledge and expertise with their colleagues.

Coming Events

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GENCA New South Wales Branch full day educational conference - Hunter Valley

Date:
30 July 2016
Time:
8.30 am - 3.30 pm

This full day conference will be based on updating participants’ knowledge on management of Hepatitis C, current surgical options for bariatric patients, and understanding the principles behind changes to the infection control in endoscopy guidelines.


GENCA Western Australia Branch full day educational conference

Date:
30 July 2016
Time:
8.30am - 4.00pm

Be prepared to be educated & updated on terms such as gut micro biomes, probiotics, bariatric surgery, pre & post bariatric surgery nutrition and psychology. Learn how the efforts of the Doctors for Africa Team have changed the face of Gastroenterology in Madagascar. All this and more from an inspirational team of local WA doctors, nurses, allied health and researchers.


GENCA Fundamentals of endoscope reprocessing workshop - Darwin

Date:
12 August 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This foundation program serves as an introduction to the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes incorporating infection control, structure and function, water filtration and workplace health and safety. These workshops are aimed at nurses, CSSD technicians and assistants involved with the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. This is a revised program for 2016, and has been revised in accordance with current standards including AS/NZ 4187:2014, updated guidelines and manufacturers’ instructions.


GENCA Practical Skills Assessments - Darwin

Date:
12 August 2016

A limited number of practical skills assessments are available following the GENCA fundamentals workshop in Darwin on Friday 12 August 2016. Please complete the attached application form and submit it to meetings@genca.org. Times will be allocated and confirmation sent to you via email. Note: prices vary according to membership and assessment type - please refer to the application form.


GENCA Practical Skills Assessments - Perth

Date:
13 August 2016

A limited number of practical skills assessments are available following the GENCA fundamentals workshop in Perth on Saturday 13 August 2016. Please complete the attached application form and submit it to meetings@genca.org. Times will be allocated and confirmation sent to you via email. Note: prices vary according to membership and assessment type - please refer to the application form.


GENCA Fundamentals of endoscope reprocessing workshop - Perth

Date:
13 August 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 4.00 pm

This foundation program serves as an introduction to the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes incorporating infection control, structure and function, water filtration and workplace health and safety. These workshops are aimed at nurses, CSSD technicians and assistants involved with the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. This is a revised program for 2016, and has been revised in accordance with current standards including AS/NZ 4187:2014, updated guidelines and manufacturers’ instructions.


GENCA Northern Territory Branch full day educational meeting - Darwin

Date:
13 August 2016
Time:
9.00 am - 3.30 pm

We strive to cover a variety of interesting and diverse topics not only GI related but nursing profession related. This conference covers topics including micro testing of endoscopes, oncological management of GI cancers, gastrointestinal pathology, care of the indigenous patient, how to manage GI bleeding and colorectal cancer surgery. There will also be a hands on session with trade representatives.

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Evening meetings FREE for GENCA members

15 July 2016

Registration for GENCA evening meetings for GENCA members will now be FREE. Another benefit in becoming or continuing to be a GENCA member. Join now online!


ANZGITA Newsletter

28 June 2016

The latest newsletter from the Australian New Zealand Gastroenterology International Training Association - ANZGITA, is now available on the GENCA website. The newsletter provides an update on the work carried out by ANZGITA in Fiji, Myanmar and Solomon Islands.


e-newsletter - Issue 1 - May 2016

27 May 2016

The first edition of the GENCA e-newsletter is now available.


Endoscope reprocessing DVD

16 May 2016

We are excited to release the updated Endoscope Reprocessing DVD. The DVD is now available for purchase in the online shop. It is sold as a pack, with DVD and USB as well as the booklet. The price is still $80.00 incl GST, plus postage.


Infection Control in Endoscopy Guidelines modifications

20 April 2016

As you are aware there have been multiple tragic and well publicised outbreaks of mulit-resistant bacteria linked to endoscope usage in Europe and the US. This has been predominantly related to duodenoscopes and prompted Olympus to recall their instruments for inspection and modification. GESA and GENCA believe that this issue needs to be taken further and that we have the specialised knowledge to lead this dialogue. A working party of the GESA/GENCA Infection Control in Endoscopy Committee has investigated the problem. A September 2015 news email summarises the issues and contained recommendations for reprocessing endoscopes that the Infection Control Committee believe will reduce the risk of transmitting infection. A draft of the revised Infection Control in Endoscopy Guidelines, with a detailed literature review and discussion to support these recommendations, has been reviewed by AGEA and is now available for your comments. The draft document will be available until 31 May. As with previous guidelines, once these are ratified we hope they will become the Australian standard. Please direct any comments to Ian Norton, GESA President at president@gesa.org.au


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