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    AST heads to southern California for its 47th annual meeting. Known for its beautiful weather, surf-friendly beaches and family-friendly attractions, San Diego offers something for everyone. Our hotel location is prime for watching boats on the harbor, and you'll be within walking district of the famed Gaslight District offering you a taste of flamenco dancing and a variety of bars and restaurants catering to every palate. Go whale watching on Point Loma, panda watching at the San Diego Zoo and try out your moves with some Zydeco dancing at the Bon Temps Social Club -- all in nearby Balboa Park. We hope you'll join us in sunny SoCal in 2016!

  • AST 47th Annual National Conference

    May 31-June 4, 2016 | San Diego

    Conference Hotel:

    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    1380 Harbor Island Drive
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Room rate: $175/night plus taxes. Book your room now!

    General Information:

    Instructors Workshop - May 31 and June 1, 2016 

    Preconference events - June 1, 2016

    Conference - June 2-4, 2016

    Exhibitor Information

    For more information about exhibiting at conference please visit here.

    2016 San Diego Conference Events

    2016 AST Conference Registration Guide

    Click here for the registration guide.

    2016 Conference Agenda

    For more information about exhibiting at conference please visit here.

    2016 Former Presidents' Conference Scholarship

    In celebration of their rich history of service and commitment to the profession of surgical technology, the AST Past Presidents are excited to again offer the Conference Scholarship intended for certified AST members, who want to be energized by attending the AST Conference. The 2016 application will be posted later this year.

    Speak Up

    Interested in being a speaker for our 2016 national conference? Review our speaker profile packet.

    Past Conferences

    To view conference education sessions from previous conferences, please visit our  conference presentation archives. 

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