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    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. 

  • 2018 AST Educators Conference

    February 8-10, 2018

    Charleston Marriott
    170 Lockwood Boulevard
    Charleston, SC 29403

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    Total: 17 CEs

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    • 10 am – 5 pm – AST Registration                 
    • 5 – 5:15 pm – Welcome! AST, ASA, ARC/STSA, NBSTSA               
    • 5:15 – 6:20 pm – Joyful Teaching to Maximize Learning, Dave Caperton (keynote presentation) – 1 CE

    Friday, February 9, 2018 – 9 CEs      

    • 7 am–6 pm – Registration                                          
    • 7 am–5 pm – Exhibits                                                
    • 8–8:50 am – Building Future Leaders, Tralanda Davis, CST
    • 9–9:50 am – Reinforcing Classroom Learning in the Clinical Environment, Ashley Smith, CST
    • 10–10:50 am – Promoting Student Involvement with Your State Assembly, Beth Applegate-Debo, CST, CSFA, FAST
    • 11–11:50 am – The Flipped Classroom, Danielle Cook, CST
    • Noon–12:50 pm – Lunch
    • 1–5:50 pm – Breakouts
    • 7 pm – Reception

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 7 CEs

    • 7:30 am–3 pm – Registration            
    • 8 am–4 pm – Exhibits
    • 8 am–9:50 am – It Can Be Done: Transitioning to Associate Degree Panel: Kristina Mick, CST; Sharon Rehn, CST, RN; ARC Representatives
    • 10–11:50 am – Teaching Asepsis, Richard Clark, CST
    • Noon–12:50 pm – Lunch                               
    • 1–1:50 pm – Securing, Developing and Maintaining Positive Clinical Relationships, Kimberlee Norton, CST; Mary Lou Purnell, CST
    • 2–3:50 pm – There is No “I” in Team … But There’s Still Me, Angie Drapeau, CST; Megan McKee, CST

     

    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? To be considered, please complete the Speaker Application. For questions or inquiries, please contact us at speakers@ast.org