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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. 

  • 24th AST Surgical Technology Educators Conference 

    February 12-13, 2021 

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    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)


    Friday, February 12, 2021

    7 CEs

    • 7-7:45 am - Breakfast
    • 7:45-8 am - Welcome and Introductions, Holly Falcon, CST, FAST, AST President
    • 8-9:50 am - Being a Mentor: Utilizing Peer Resources, EPSC
    • 10-10:50 am - Clinician to Classroom, EPSC
    • 11-11:50 am - Feel the Feels: Exploration of the Affective Domain of Learning for the Surgical Classroom, Diane Jasper, CST
    • Noon-12:25 - Grab and Go Lunch
    • 12:30-1:20 pm - Assessment for Surgical Technology, Ashley Smith, CST
    • 1:30-2:20 pm - Moving Forward: Why Electronic Record-keeping is Vital for Your Program, Jeff Dykstra
    • 2:30-3:30 pm - Clinicals and Classroom - Bridging the Gap, Carolyn Brzoznowski, CST
    • 3:30-4:20 pm - Revisions to the 7th Edition of the CCST, CCST Revision Panel

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    4.5 CEs

    • 7-7:45 am - Breakfast
    • 8-11:50 am - Conversations of Eight with Summaries
    • Noon-12:25 pm - Lunch
    • 1-1:50 pm - Item Writing Workshop, EPSC 
    • 2-2:30 pm - AST Education Department Updates

    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