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 Queensland Branch Half day education meeting

03 September 2016
9.00 am - 12.15pm

Participants will learn an overview of iron deficiency anaemia, colon polyp surveillance and new Hep C treatments. Current practice in endoscopic mucosal resection and Bronchoscopy.

GENCA Practical Skills Assessments - Victoria

10 September 2016

A limited number of practical skills assessments are available following the GENCA fundamentals workshop in Melbourne on Saturday 10 September 2016. Please complete the attached application form and submit it to 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 - Victoria

10 September 2016
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 NSW Branch Evening Meeting

26 September 2016
6.30pm - 9.30pm

Be prepared to be educated and updated in this evening conference where we will comprehensively discuss gastrointestinal disease throughout history, and look at the issues associated with managing IBD at a clinic level. Learn more on the anaesthetic complications that can arise in endoscopy for the ageing population.

COGEN Credentialling Exam

09 October 2016

GENCA Nurses Night 2016

10 October 2016
7.00pm - 11.30pm

Nurses Night 2016 will be held on Monday 10 October 2016, during AGW 2016. Get in the Spring Racing theme and join us for a great night at Morphettville Racecourse - Maybe you will pick the winner in the Nurses Stakes, or the GENCA Cup!


10 October 2016 - 12 October 2016

Latest News

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AHA course - Advanced Liver Disease

01 August 2016

The Australasian Hepatology Association has developed a course to help educate nurses about the care and management of patients with Advanced Liver Disease. The course is being offered in Adelaide on 10 August 2016, and in Sydney on 29 October 2016. For more information, or to register interest for future courses, please email -

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.

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