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Conference Registration is Now Open!

Join us in sunny Orlando for AST's 49th Surgical Technology Conference.

Earn 17 CEs, learn from distinguished surgeons and take a stroll around Disney. Click to register.

2018 Educators Conference — Charleston

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

network with your peers and earn as many as 17 CEs. You have a few days left to register!

Never Been to Conference, But Wanna Go?

Here's your chance -- apply for the Former Presidents' Conference Scholarship and you may be on your

way to sunny Orlando at the end of May. The deadline is March 1 so read the requirements and apply now.

Calling All FAST Recipients

In an effort to award the "best of the future," a student scholarship fund was created so FAST members can

help contribute to their success. A generous match donation has been offered by a fellow FAST member

if we reach our goal of $5,000. Help us get there! Click to make a donation today!

Chris Keegan Memorial Fund

Chris was an inspirational leader and beloved eduator in the surgical technology profession.

A memorial fund has been established in her honor to benefit surgical technology students. Click to donate.

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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!