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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. 

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    2019 AST Educators Conference

    Phoenix/Tempe 

    February 7-9, 2019

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    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    • 10 am-5 pm - AST Registration
    • 8 am-5 pm - ARC/STSA Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE)*
    • Noon-1 pm - ARC/STSA Lunch*
    • 5-5:15 pm - Welcome! AST, ASA, ARC/STSA, NBSTSA
    • 5:15-6:20 pm - YOU! Super Star! Super Hero! Super Exhausted ... Linda Larsen, keynoter

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    • 7 am-6 pm - Registration
    • 7 am-5 pm - Exhibits
    • 7-7:45 am - Breakfast, sponsored by ARC/STSA
    • 8-9:50 am - Critical Thinking: Engaging the Student, Brenda Korich, CST; Stormie Perry, CST
    • 10-11:50 am - Preceptor Complacency in the OR: The Struggle is Real, Stefanie Vaughn, CST
    • Noon-12:50 pm - Lunch (Grab and Go)
    • 1-5:50 pm - Breakouts
    • 6-7 pm - Reception

    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    • 7:30 am-3 pm - Registration
    • 7-7:45 am - Breakfast, sponsored by AST
    • 8 am-4 pm - Exhibits
    • 8-10 am - Conversations of 8
    • 10:10-11 am - Implementing AST Guidelines in the Classroom, EPSC
    • 11:10 am-Noon - LAB: Student Tested, Instructor Approved, Shauna Jackson, CST
    • 12-12:50 pm - Lunch
    • 1-1:50 pm - Critical Thinking in a Computerized World, Jeanne Glapion, CST
    • 2-2:50 pm - Inter-Professional Simulation, Tiffany Howe, CST, CSFA, FAST; Jade Hollister, CST; Krista Hagemann, CST
    • 3-3:50 pm - Conversations of 8 Summary

    Hotel Information

    DoubleTree by Hilton
    2100 South Priest Drive 
    Tempe, AZ 85282

    Pricing: $169 (plus taxes and fees) single/double per night or $179 (plus taxes and fees) per night

    • Free Wifi in guest rooms and public spaces
    • Complimentary shuttle to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    • Complimentary shuttle withing a three-mile radius of the hotel
    • Complimentary self-parking

    *Separate registration at www.arcstsa.org


    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