As news about COVID-19 dominates media and public safety discussions at state and federal levels, we want you to know that since we are still two months away, we have no plans right now to cancel AST’s 51st Surgical Technology Conference occurring May 28-30, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Your safety is our top priority, however, and we recognize this as an extremely important and evolving situation. We will continue to monitor developments and base any decisions we make concerning our annual conference on the advice of health and safety experts. In addition, we are waiving all cancellation fees for our attendee registrants, and in the case the event is canceled, all attendee registrations will be refunded completely.

As an organization of healthcare professionals, AST recognizes the value that our members place on the importance of infection prevention practices not just when traveling, but every day. We will continue to provide updates. 

Holly Falcon, CST, FAST
AST President

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  • AST Officers

    AST is lead by a national Board of Directors, which is elected by representatives of the constituent state assemblies. Daily operations are administered by the staff at AST headquarters located in Littleton, Colorado.

Holly Falcon

President
Holly Falcon     
CST, FAST

Kevin Craycraft

Vice President
Kevin Craycraft
CST, FAST

Dustin Cain

Secretary
Dustin Cain
CST, FAST

Peggy Varnado

Treasurer
Peggy Varnado
CST, CSFA, FAST

David Alfaro

Director
David Alfaro
CST

Beth Applegate-Debo

Director 
Beth Applegate-Debo 
CST, CSFA, FAST

Joseph Charleman

Director
Joseph Charleman 
CST, CSFA


Jessica Elliott

Director
Jessica Elliott
CST, RN, FAST

Michelle Gay

Director
Michelle Gay
CST, FAST

Tammy Pearson

Director
Tammy Pearson     
CST, CSFA, FAST

Rachel Ray

Director
Rachel Ray
CST, CSFA, FAST