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AST will close in observance of Thanksgiving at noon Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed through Friday, November 24. We will reopen at 8 am Monday, November 27, 2017. From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

2018 Educators Conference — Charleston

Educators, join us for this premier educational event. Partake in the latest hot topics, network

with your peers and earn as many as 17 CEs. Registration now open!

AST in Action

AST and ASA want to help our members affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Read more about what we're doing to help those in need.


AST is in search of qualified presenters for its educators and national conferences.

Submit your interest or convince your favorite surgeon to apply.

How-to: Submit Your CE Credits

Confused about the CE form?

Our tutorial walks you through all the steps to ensure you correctly submit your CE credits.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Every year more than 1.7 million adults and children in the US sustain traumatic brain injuries.

This article takes an in-depth look at TBIs and gives us a first-hand account about living with one.

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Join us in our mission as we enhance our
profession in order to ensure quality patient care

The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) was established in 1969 with the mission of ensuring quality patient care.

Today, AST is proud to acknowledge more than 40,000 members and represents the interests of more than 80,000 practitioners nationwide. AST actively promotes education for the profession; legislatively advocates for practitioner recognition; supports state-level constituent organizations; and has committed to students as the future of the profession.

As the oldest and most widely recognized professional organizations for surgical technologists, AST's primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists possess the knowledge and skill sets to administer the highest quality of care for every patient. Aeger primo!