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

  • Other Marketing Opportunities

    AST offers a variety of ways for your company to meet the influencers in the OR.

  • Other Marketing Opportunities

    Annual Corporate Partnerships

    Demonstrate your commitment to patient safety and perioperative professionals by becoming an AST Annual Corporate Partner.  Corporate Partnerships can be customized and tailored to best fit your marketing strategies. AST Corporate Partnerships offers the following benefits:

    • Year-long exposure
    • Opportunity to build strong brand-awareness and increase sales of your products and services
    • Learn more about the AST member audience, their decision-making capacity, their product-usage habits, and other psychographics.
    • Build relationships with the AST member base.

    The AST Corporate Partnership Program is designed to build strong, meaningful relationships – true partnerships – that result in working together to achieve the common goal of providing the highest quality patient care and service possible.

    Direct Mail Lists

    Want to send a product brochure or recruitment postcard to OR professionals? With AST’s direct mail service you can get your company’s or facility’s literature in the hands of OR purchasing decision makers and potential job candidates around the country. Just send us your mail pieces, and we do the rest. AST lists can be sorted by region, credential (CST, or SA) and by specialty area. Cost is 1.25 per name + pre-paid postage and mail house processing fees. Call for a list count and quote.

    Foundation for Surgical Technology

    The AST Foundation raises money to fund scholarships, research, and support education and surgical innovations. Sponsorships of foundations are considered to be charitable and part of your sponsorship can be a tax deduction.

    Support Option 1

    Donate $500 for a named scholarship.

    Support Option 2

    Donate $1,500 for two named scholarships in your preferred geographic areas where your customer bases are strongest.