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  • National Surgical Technologists Week

    You are worth celebrating. You work hard for your team. You make the operating room efficient while ensuring patient safety. You deserve recognition! That’s why, in 1984, the Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors dedicated the third week in September to recognizing you and your profession. National Surgical Technologists Week has been celebrated every year since and has become a national phenomenon. 

  • AST is Looking for Your Ideas!

    We're always open to new ideas - now we want to hear yours! AST wants you to submit your concept (your creative phrase or art concept) for the 2017 National Surgical Technologist Week. It's your week of recognition - let it be one of your voices that creates the theme.

    Requirements: Your submission must be original and not duplicate any copyrighted ideas. The creator of the winning submission will need to provide a copyright release and usage permission. AST reserves the right to modify any design. (For example, shadowing does not work well or very thin lines). Bell's International will retain copyright ownership.

    Recommendations: Brief is best - lengthy concepts are not readily adaptable for products. Simple sketches may also accompany your concept or you can submit your recommendations for relevant graphics.

    Deadline: April 7.

    Email your submission to