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

RECERTIFICATION Advanced CE
  • Upcoming Programs

    State assemblies offer various programs and events throughout the year. Getting involved in one's state assembly is a great way to network with others in your area, gain access to workshops and educational programs that offer CE credits and become involved in your state assembly.

  • State Assembly Upcoming Programs


    ALABAMA STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION 

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: CANCELLED March 28, 2020   (on January 24, date and location changed from March 14)
    Title:
    The Future of Surgery Spring Workshop and Business Meeting 
    Location: 
    South Baldwin Regional Medical Center - Residents Meeting Room, 1851 N McKenzie St. Suite 200, Foley, AL 36535
    Contact:
    Crystal Warner, 1221 Hwy 235, Nancy, KY 42544, 850-542-5958, crystalwarner61@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    4 approved by AST

    ALASKA STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION 

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: CANCELLED 
    March 28, 2020
    Title:
    Annual Meeting and Workshop with Elections
    Location:
    Providence Alaska Medical Center, 3200 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508
    Contact:
    Dawn Burns, 3200 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508, 907-212-2057, dawn.burns@providence.org
    CE Credits:
    6 approved by AST

    ARIZONA STATE ASSEMBLY 

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION 

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED 
    April 18, 2020
    Title:
    Forensic Considerations in the Operating Room 
    Location:
    GateWay Community College - Health Science Building, 108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Contact:
    Raquel Briggs, 2365 E Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022, 602-388-5825, raquelebriggs@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    4 approved by AST

    ARKANSAS STATE ASSEMBLY

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date:
    October 24, 2020
    Title:
    Scrubtoberfest! Breaks and Boo-Boos
    Location:
    Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas – New Tower Board Room, 2710 S Rifle Medical Lane, Rogers, AR 72758
    Contact:
     Cynthia Lewis, PO Box 15772, Little Rock, AR, 72231, 501-951-3180, arsa.st@yahoo.com
    CE Credits:
    6-7 pending submission for approval

    COLORADO/WYOMING STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION 

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED 
    April 25, 2020
    Title:
    Spring Fling of Education
    Location:
    Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Contact:
    Karey Covington, 2716 S Pagosa St, Aurora, CO 80013, 720-227-2779, surpriskarey@hotmail.com
    CE Credits:
    6 pending submission for approval

    GEORGIA STATE ASSEMBLY

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: September 12, 2020 (Elections for March cancellation)
    Title:
    Trauma and the Surgical Patient
    Location:
    Ogeechee Technical College, 1 Joe Kennedy Blvd, Statesboro, GA 30458
    Contact:
    Dustin Cain, PO Box 216, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 678-314-5773, dustin_caincst@yahoo.com
    CE Credits:
     7 pending submission for approval 

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date:
    March 13, 2021
    Title:
    Springtime in the Georgia Heartland: Learning with the Georgia State Assembly
    Location:
    Central Georgia Technical College, 71 Cohen Walker Dr, Warner Robins, GA 31088
    Contact:
    Dustin Cain, PO Box 216, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 678-314-5773, gasawebmaster@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    7 pending submission for approval 

    IDAHO STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Workshop/Webinar
    Date: CANCELLED 
    April 17-18, 2020
    Title:
    Spring Conference 
    Location:
    Holiday Inn Express, 201 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638
    Contact:
    Leah Guill, 6120 E Grand Prairie Dr, Boise, ID 83716, 208-596-1774, idsast@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    9 pending submission for approval

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: November 14, 2020
    Title:
    2020 Fall Conference and Business Meeting
    Location:  
    St. Luke’s Anderson Center, 190 E Bannock St, Boise, ID 83712
    Contact:
    Leah Guill, 6120 E Grand Prairie Dr, Boise, ID 83716, 208-596-1774, idsast@gmail.co
    CE Credits: 7 pending submission for approval

    IOWA STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Workshop Only 
    Date: CANCELLED 
    April 4, 2020
    Title:
    Spring 2020 Workshop
    Location:
    Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU, 2609 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010
    Contact:
    John Hadley, 9413 Rushbrook Dr, Johnston, IA 50131, 507-358-2332, jhadley2@dmacc.edu
    CE Credits: 7 approved by AST   

    KENTUCKY STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION 

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED April 24, 2020  (on 11-25-2019 changed from April 17, 2020)
    Title: Chris Keegan Spring Workshop 2020
    Location: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Regional Postsecondary Center (RPC) Room 212, 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Contact: Kentucky State Assembly, PO Box 206187, Louisville, KY 40250, ksaofast@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 3 approved by AST   

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: September 18-19, 2020
    Title: 2020 Kentucky State Assembly of AST – Annual Fall Meeting
    Location: TBD, Louisville, KY
    Contact: Kentucky State Assembly, PO Box 206187, Louisville, KY 40250, ksaofast@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 9 pending submission for approval

    MAINE STATE ASSEMBLY 

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION 

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED 
    April 4, 2020
    Title:
    MESA Spring Workshop
    Location:
    Thayer Center for Health, 149 North St, Waterville, ME 04901
    Contact:
    Lisa Stevens, 244 Brown Road, Poland, ME 04274, 207-577-3964, stevens85L@yahoo.com
    CE Credits:
    7 approved by AST

    MARYLAND/DELAWARE STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: CANCELLED (March 28, 2020)     
    Title: Spring Workshop and Meeting
    Location: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Auditorium, 22 S Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Contact: Harold Orange, 22 S Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201, 443-527-8071, jorange330@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 7 approved by AST 

    MICHIGAN STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED April 4, 2020
    Title: Celebrating 20 Years with MSA
    Location: Gift of Life Michigan, 3861 Research Park Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Contact: Renona Smutny, 1510 E Meyers Ave, Hazel Park, MI 48030, 248-891-3989, renonas@yahoo.com
    CE Credits: 6 pending submission for approval

    MISSISSIPPI STATE ASSEMBLY 

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: October 17, 2020
    Title:
    Cruising the Coast 2.0
    Location:
    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport, MS 39507
    Contact:
    Venelsa Hanshaw, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport, MS 39507, 228-897-3703, venelsa.hanshaw@mgccc.edu
    CE Credits:
    4 pending submission for approval 

    NEBRASKA STATE ASSEMBLY 

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date:
    August 1, 2020
    Title:
    2020 Nebraska State Assembly Summer Workshop
    Location:
    CHI Health – Lakeside, 16901 Lakeside Hills Court, Omaha, NE 68130
    Contact:
    Laura Stallings, PO Box 67034, Lincoln, NE 68506, 402-770-3849, nebraskastateassembly@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 6 pending submission for approval 

    NEVADA STATE ASSEMBLY 

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: 
    September 19, 2020
    Title: 
    Annual Business Meeting with Elections and Workshop 
    Location: 
    Two locations: University Nevada-Reno, PHS Bldg Room #102, Reno, NV 89557; Las Vegas - TBD
    Contact: 
    Kay Keehnen, 775-972-6607, katiiekay89@yahoo.com, or Jeanette Katzenmeyer, 775-304-6832, katzenmeyerj@yahoo.com 
    CE Credits:
     7 pending submission for approval

    NEW HAMPSHIRE/VERMONT STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED April 11, 2020 
    Title: Bariatrics in Todays Healthcare
    Location: Wentworth - Douglass Hospital, 789 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820
    Contact: Brad Morrison, 323 Elm St, Concord, NH 03303, 603-225-7625, msmaddog17@yahoo.com
    CE Credits: 6 pending submission for approval

    NEW JERSEY STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED March 28, 2020
    Title:
    Pursuit for a Purpose Workshop
    Location:
    Berkeley College, 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424
    Contact:
    Carlos Sanchez, 201-981-7760, carlos.sanchez.njast@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 5 pending submission for approval 

    NEW MEXICO STATE ASSEMBLY 

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED
    March 28, 2020
    Title:
    Las Cruces Talks
    Location:
    Memorial Medical Center, 2450 S Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
    Contact: Amalia Gutierrez, PO Box 66496, Albuquerque, NM 87193, 505-377-0817, mserrano72@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    3 approved by AST

    NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: CANCELLED April 4, 2020 (quorum not met at September 2019 Mtg; elections for PR, VP, TR, 2-DI)
    Title: NYAST Spring Conference, Business Meeting and Elections
    Location: Hilton New York JFK Airport, 144-02 135th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11436
    Contact: Delroy Johnson, 293 Irving Ave, Apt 1L, Brooklyn, NY 11237, 917-974-5417, boardnyast@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 7 approved by AST

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: September 26, 2020 (Elections for 2019 & 2020)
    Title: NYAST Fall Conference, Business Meeting, & Elections
    Location: Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202
    Contact: Emily Runions, 576 East River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072, 716-380-0677, boardnyast@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 6 pending submission for approval

    OREGON STATE ASSEMBLY

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date:
    October 17, 2020
    Title:
    Fall Conference
    Location:
    St. Charles Hospital, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, OR 97701
    Contact:
    Melissa Garinger, 3471 7th St, Hubbard, OR 97032, 503-318-1577, oast.oregon@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    5 pending submission for approval 

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: CANCELLED March 28, 2020 
    Title: The Future’s So Bright
    Location: Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063
    Contact: Michelle Muhammad, 306 Dague Farm Dr, Coatesville, PA 19320, 281-703-3593, mmcst19@gmail.com
    CE Credits: 6 approved by AST 

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date:
    September 26, 2020 (Elections March cancellation)
    Title:
    The Future’s so Bright – Fall Workshop 
    Location:
    Delaware County Community College, 901 S Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063
    Contact:
    Michelle Muhammad, 306 Dague Farm Dr, Coatesville, PA 19320, 281-703-3593, mmcst19@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    6 pending submission for approval

    SOUTH DAKOTA STATE ASSEMBLY 

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED April 17-18, 2020
    Title: Spring 2020 Workshop
    Location: Western Dakota Technical Institute, 800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, SD 57703
    Contact: Melissa Shoop, 4403 W Main St, Rapid City, SD 57702, 605-641-1032, melissa_shoop@yahoo.com
    CE Credits: 9 pending submission for approval

    UTAH STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
    Date: CANCELLED 
    March 28, 2020
    Title:
     Love What You Do
    Location:
    Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 Cottonwood St, Murray, UT 84107
    Contact:
    Sherri Nelson, 818 Cedarwood Road, Tooele, UT 84074, 435-840-1074, bostonmom27@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    4 approved by AST

    VIRGINIA STATE ASSEMBLY

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date:
    July 11, 2020
    Title:
    Summer Workshop 
    Location:
    Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
    Contact:
    Pamela Peterson, 4857 Tobacco Way, Woodbridge, VA 22193, 616-885-6835, pamelajoycepeterson@comcast.net
    CE Credits: 6 pending submission for approval 

    Program Type: Workshop Only 
    Date: 
    October 3, 2020
    Title:
    Head to Toe Ambulatory Surgery Specialties 
    Location:
    Virginia Commonwealth University – Parham Road Orientation Center, 907 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23284
    Contact:
    Thomas Gochenour, 51 Kiowa Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963, 434-284-2216, tgochenourcstcsfa@gmail.com
    CE Credits:
    6 pending submission for approval

    WEST VIRGINIA STATE ASSEMBLY

    CANCELLED COVID-19 PRECAUTION 

    Program Type: Workshop Only
    Date: CANCELLED April 4, 2020
    Title: West Virginia State Assembly Spring Workshop
    Location: West Virginia University – Parkersburg, 300 Campus Dr, Parkersburg, WV 26104
    Contact: Kimberly Miller, PO Box 983, Dellslow, WV 26531, 304-415-3341, klucionmiller@aol.com
    CE Credits: 6 approved by AST