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Please Note – On July 4, 2017 – AST will be closed in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen at 8 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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  • Educator Events

    As you look for new ways to teach your students, it's crucial that you stay up on your training, too. With that in mind, AST offers an Educators Conference designed specifically to address the ongoing needs of surgical technology instructors and program directors. This multi-day event gives attendees educators tips, tricks and tools to stay current in the educator profession as well as the opportunity to network with fellow educators. 

  • Educators Track

    AST Surgical Technology Conference

    New Orleans 

    Friday, June 9, 2017 


    2-2:50 pm - Teaching Your Students the Joys of Working with RNs and Surviving, Susan Sheets, CST, RN


    3-3:50 pm - Bystander Intervention: How to Make the OR a Better Place to Work, Robert Young, CST


    4-4:50 pm - Together We Will Succeed: Lowering Attrition in Surgical Technology Programs, Doug Hughes, CSFA, CSA, CRCST, MAE-CI


    5-5:50 pm - The Thinker: Are We Training or Educating? Amanda Minor, CST; Libby McRae, CST

    Save the Date!

    2018 AST Educators Conference
    February 8-10, 2018
    Charleston, South Carolina

    Speak for AST

    Are you an educator and have a topic you'd like to share with your fellow instructors? Or know someone who would make a good presenter? We are in need of speakers for AST's 2018 Educators Conference. To be considered, please complete the Speaker Profile Packet and return to Caity Harness,