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

RECERTIFICATION Advanced CE
  • Education and Professional Standards Committee

    The Education and Professional Standards Committee is an appointed standing committee. Members serve for a term of two years as vacancies occur, and can serve a total of three, two-year terms. This committee is responsible for developing strategies that enhance entry level surgical technology education, review production of educational material and develop strategies to ensure the adequacy of the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology.

  • Libby McRae

    Libby McRae
    CST, FAST, Chair
    Third term ending 2020 

    David Blevins

    David Blevins
    CST, CSFA
    First term ending 2020

    Mona Bourbonnais

    Mona Bourbonnais
    CST, FAST
    Second term ending 2019 

    Liza Chapa

    Liza Chapa
    CST
    First term ending 2020

    Richard Fruscione

    Richard Fruscione
    CST, FAST
    Third term ending 2020 

    Tiffany Howe

    Tiffany Howe
    CST, CSFA, FAST
    Third term ending 2020 

    Amanda Minor

    Amanda Minor
    CST
    Third term ending 2020 

    Mary Jo Nowicki

    Mary Jo Nowicki
    CST
    Second term ending 2020

    Theresa Parker

    Theresa Parker
    CST, FAST
    Second term ending 2019

    Trudy Riehl

    Trudy Riehl
    CST, FAST
    Second term ending 2020