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

  • 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. 

  • 24th AST Surgical Technology Educators Conference 

    February 11-13, 2021

    Savannah, Georgia

    Marriott Savannah Riverfront

    100 General McIntosh Boulevard
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Reservation: (800) 285–0398. Reservations must be made by January 9, 2021.
    Single and Double Occupancy: $194 (additionally local and state tax is 13% + $5.00 state fee and $1 city occupancy fee)
    Check-in time: 4 pm (early arrivals are not guaranteed)

    AST Registration Fees

    • AST Member: $275
    • Nonmember: $480 (includes one-year membership)

    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