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    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

    To access a State Assembly's website, click on the state's name in blue.

    ALABAMA 
    Birmingham: March 10, 2018. Alabama State Assembly. Title: Spring 2018 Annual Business Meeting and Educational Workshop. Location: Virginia College - Birmingham, 488 Palisades Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209. Contact: Ashley Sylvester, PO Box 8881, Mobile, AL 36689, 251-303-9170, ashley7morgan@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Alabama’s submission of CE documentation.

    ARKANSAS 
    Fort Smith: October 28, 2017. Arkansas State Assembly. Title: Annual Business Meeting & Elections. Location: Mercy Hospital – Hennessey Center, 7301 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903. Contact: Rachel Ray, 1905 Lexington Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901, 479-629-5367, rmray18@hotmail.com. 6 CE credits approved by AST.  

    CONNECTICUT
    New Haven: November 11, 2017. Connecticut State Assembly. Title: Trauma: On the Front Line. Location Yale New Haven Hospital – Park Street Building, 55 Park St, New Haven, CT 06510. Contact: Marysusan Cuda-Lewis, 11 Legion Road, Seymour, CT 06483, 230-606-7968, cabingirl11@sbcglobal.net. 7 CE credits approved by AST. 

    FLORIDA
    Jacksonville: November 4, 2017. Florida State Assembly. Title: Florida Trauma One. Location: University of Florida Health Towers, 580 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Contact: George Sasser, 3208 Crystal Lake Dr, Chipley, FL 32428, 850-849-6220, gsasser@gulfcoast.edu. 7 CE credits, pending Florida’s submission of CE documentation.

    GEORGIA
    Savannah: November 4, 2017. Georgia State Assembly. Title: Midnight in the Garden of Good Surgery. Location: Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405. Contact: Dustin Cain, PO Box 4131, Canton, GA 30114, 678-314-5773, dcain@gwinnetttech.edu. 8 CE credit approved by AST.

    Atlanta: March 10, 2018. Georgia State Assembly. Title: GASA Spring Training: Hitting a Home Run in the OR. Location: Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339. Contact: Dustin Cain, PO Box 4131, Canton, GA 30114, 678-314-5773, dustin_caincst@yahoo.com. 7 CE credits, pending New Georgia’s submission of CE documentation.

    Valdosta: September 8, 2018. Georgia State Assembly. Title: GASA Surgery Southern Style. Location: Wiregrass Technical College, 4089 Val Tech Road, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact: Dustin Cain, PO Box 4131, Canton, GA 30114, 678-314-5773, dustin_caincst@yahoo.com . 8 CE credits, pending Georgia’s submission of CE documentation.

    HAWAII 
    Honolulu: November 11, 2017. Hawaii State Assembly. Title: Annual Meeting & Elections & “Suture Workshop”. Location: Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center - Auditorium, 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819. Contact: Ana Zarate, PO Box 2129, Ewa Beach, HI 96706, 910-599-2086, anazarate804@gmail.com. 6 CE credits approved by AST.

    IDAHO
    Boise: November 11, 2017. Idaho State Assembly. Title: 2017 Fall IDSAST Conference. Location: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N Curtis Road, Boise, ID 83706. Contact: Leah Guill, 6120 E Grand Prairie Dr, Boise, ID 83716, 208-596-1774, IDSAST@gmail.com. 7 CE credits, pending Idaho’s submission of CE documentation.

    Boise: November 14, 2017. Idaho State Assembly. Title: November Free CE Event. Location: Cafe Ole - Boise Towne Square, 210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704. Contact: Leah Guill, 6120 E Grand Prairie Dr, Boise, ID 83716, 208-596-1774, IDSAST@gmail.com. 1 Free CE credit approved by AST.

    Boise: February 13, 2018. Idaho State Assembly. Title: February Free CE Event. Location: Cafe Ole - Boise Towne Square, 210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704. Contact: Leah Guill, 6120 E Grand Prairie Dr, Boise, ID 83716, 208-596-1774, IDSAST@gmail.com. 1 Free CE credit, approved by AST.

    Boise: April 10, 2018. Idaho State Assembly. Title: April Free CE Event. Location: Cafe Ole - Boise Towne Square, 210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704. Contact: Leah Guill, 6120 E Grand Prairie Dr, Boise, ID 83716, 208-596-1774, IDSAST@gmail.com. 1 Free CE credit, pending Idaho’s submission of CE documentation. 

    Boise: June 12, 2018. Idaho State Assembly. Title: June Free CE Event. Location: Cafe Ole - Boise Towne Square, 210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704. Contact: Leah Guill, 6120 E Grand Prairie Dr, Boise, ID 83716, 208-596-1774, IDSAST@gmail.com. 1 Free CE credit, pending Idaho’s submission of CE documentation. 

    ILLINOIS
    Champaign: March 3, 2018. Illinois State Assembly. Title: Annual Meeting, Elections and Seminar. Location: Parkland College, 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821. Contact: Rebecca Masters, 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821, 217-353-2007, surgtech95@yahoo.com. 5 CE credits, pending Illinois’s submission of CE documentation.

    INDIANA
    Fort Wayne: March 3, 2018. Indiana State Assembly. Title: Indiana State Assembly 2018 Spring Workshop. Location: Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. Contact: Cortney Webb, PO Box 421673, Indianapolis, IN 46242, 260-341-2558, cortney_webb@yahoo.com. 7 CE credits, pending Indiana’s submission of CE documentation.

    LOUISIANA
    Kenner: October 21, 2017. Louisiana State Assembly. Title: Back to School Special. Location: Herzing University, 2500 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062. Contact: Jean Stoy, 2500 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062, 334-303-7911, sstoy@herzing.edu. 6 CE credits approved by AST.

    MAINE
    Portland: October 21, 2017. Maine State Assembly. Title: MESA 2017 Fall Workshop & Business Meeting. Location: Maine Medical Center – Dana Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102. Contact: Allison Kipp, PO Box 718, South China, ME 04358, 207-408-2221, mainestateassembly@gmail.com.
    7 CE credits approved by AST.

    MASSACHUSETTS
    Lowell: November 11, 2017. Massachusetts State Assembly. Title: Soldier On We’re All In This Together. Location: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852. Contact: Jayne MacPherson, 3 Webster St, Natick, MA 01760, 508-596-0859, beelines@aol.com or jmacpherson@bhcc.mass.edu. 6 CE credits approved by AST.

    MISSISSIPPI
    Jackson: January 20, 2018. Mississippi State Assembly. Title: Bringing in A New Year: Focusing on the Future. Location: Hinds Community College – Nursing Allied Health Center, 1750 Chadwick Dr, Jackson, MS 39204. Contact: Travia Coleman, 2029 Scanlon Dr, Jackson, MS 39204, 601-573-6637, tcoleman@holmescc.edu. 6 CE credits, pending Mississippi’s submission of CE documentation.

    NEBRASKA
    Lincoln: March 3, 2018. Nebraska State Assembly. Title: 2018 Winter Workshop and Annual Meeting with Elections. Location: Lincoln Surgical Hospital, 1710 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68506. Contact: Casey Glassburner, PO Box 67034, Lincoln, NE 68506, 402-580-0057, nebraskastateassembly@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Nebraska’s submission of CE documentation.

    Omaha: August 4, 2018. Nebraska State Assembly Title: Nebraska State Assembly 2018 Summer Workshop. Location: CHI-Lakeside Hospital, 16902 Lakeside Hills Court, Omaha, NE 68130. Contact: Casey Glassburner, PO Box 67034, Lincoln, NE 68506, 402-580-0057. nebraskastateassembly@gmail.com. 6 CE credits pending Nebraska’s submission of CE documentation.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE / VERMONT 
    Manchester: November 4, 2017. New Hampshire / Vermont State Assembly. Title: Fall Workshop and Elections/Business Meeting. Location: Elliot Hospital, 1 Elliot Way, Manchester, NH 03103. Contact: Brad Morrison, 323 Elm St, Concord, NH 03303, 603-565-5160 or 603-225-7625, msmaddog17@yahoo.com. 6 CE credits approved by AST.

    NEW MEXICO 
    Albuquerque: March 10, 2018. New Mexico State Assembly. Title: Spring Fling. Location: TBD, Albuquerque. Contact: Donna Kirby, 9908 Chelon Pl NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, 505-280-2891, dlkirbynm@comcast.net. 4 CE credits, pending New Mexico’s submission of CE documentation.

    NEW YORK
    East Syracuse: April 14, 2018. New York State Assembly. Title: NYAST 2018 Spring Conference. Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse, 6646 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Contact: Beth Applegate-Debo, 32 Gifford Dr, Syracuse, NY 13219, 315-487-5810, boardnyast@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending New York’s submission of CE documentation.

    NORTH CAROLINA
    **CANCELLED Mebane: October 21, 2017. North Carolina State Assembly. Title: Scrubtoberfest. Location: Cone Health MedCenter Mebane, 3940 Arrowhead Blvd, Mebane, NC 27302. Contact: Gina Barrow, 3500 Normandy Road, Greensboro, NC 27408, 434-426-6176 or 919-568-7400, gina.barrow@conehealth.org. 4 CE credits, pending North Carolina’s submission of CE documentation. CANCELLED

    OREGON
    Salem: March 3, 2018. Oregon State Assembly. Title: Spring Conference and Business Meeting. Location: Salem Hospital, 890 Oak St SE, Salem, OR 97301. Contact Sonia Lopez, PO Box 1461, Wilsonville, OR 97070, 503-679-7753, mgaringeroast@outlook.com. 6 CE credits, pending Oregon’s submission of CE documentation.

    PENNSYLVANIA
    Lancaster: March 24, 2018. Pennsylvania State Assembly. Title: PA-AST Annual Spring Meeting. Location: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Contact: Howard Coverdale, 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-947-6124, hcoverdale2@pacollege.edu. 6 CE credits, pending Pennsylvania’s submission of CE documentation.

    RHODE ISLAND 
    East Greenwich: November 4, 2017. Rhode Island State Assembly. Title: PLUMAGE: The Effects of Surgical Smoke. Location: New England Institute of Technology, 1400 Division Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818. Contact: Liana King, 37 Ottawa Ave, Warwick, RI 02889, 401-529-4774, lianaking@verizon.net. 4 CE credits, pending Rhode Island’s submission of CE documentation.

    SOUTH CAROLINA 
    West Columbia: March 17, 2018. South Carolina State Assembly. Title: Wound Closure and More. Location: Midlands Technical College – Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Dr, West Columbia, SC 29170. Contact: Nadine Connelly, PO Box 3554, West Columbia, SC 29717, 803-627-4278, scsa.secretary@gmail.com. 7 CE credits, pending South Carolina’s submission of CE documentation.

    TENNESSEE
    Nashville: March 2-3, 2018. Tennessee State Assembly. Title: Surgery: ALL AROUND THE OR! Location: Hotel Preston, 733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37217. Contact: Steven Noyce, 102 Morgan St, Tullahoma, TN 37388, 615-498-3164, stevennoyce@hotmail.com. 15 CE credits, pending Tennessee’s submission of CE documentation.

    TEXAS 
    CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY Port Arthur: January 27, 2018. Texas State Assembly. Title: Port Arthur, Lamar State College Workshop. Location: Lamar State College, 1701 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX 77641. Contact: Brandon Buckner, PO Box 3381, Wichita Falls, TX 76301, 409-656-6949, TXSAStateAssembly@gmail.com. 8 CE credits, pending Texas’s submission of CE documentation. CANCELLED

    Fort Worth: March 3-4, 2018. Texas State Assembly. Title: Best Little Workshop in Texas. Location: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth North, 2540 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76106. Contact: Stefanie Steele-Galchutt, PO Box 3381, Wichita Falls, TX 76301, 817-235-1660, CSTStefanie@gmail.com or TXSAStateAssembly@gmail.com. 15 CE credits, pending Texas’s submission of CE documentation.

    WEST VIRGINIA
    Morgantown: October 21, 2017. West Virginia State Assembly. Title: Fall Workshop and Business Meeting. Location: Monongalia General Hospital – Hazel Ruby McQuain Conference Center, 1200 J D Anderson Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505. Contact: Kimberly Miller, PO Box 983, Dellslow, WV 26531, 304-415-3341, klucionmiller@aol.com. 6 CE credits approved by AST.

    WISCONSIN
    Weston: March 3, 2018. Wisconsin State Assembly. Title: Spring Center Wausau. Location: Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, 3400 Ministry Parkway, Weston WI 54476. Contact: Michelle McKellips, 1020 Pine Crest Ave, Mosinee, WI 54455, 715-693-4983, micklips1966@yahoo.com. 6 CE credits, pending Wisconsin’s submission of CE documentation.

    Waukesha: October 13, 2018. Wisconsin State Assembly. Title: “Fall” Into Learning. Location: Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Ave, Waukesha WI 53188. Contact: Tricia Colaianni, 633 Heron Dr, Mukwonago, WI 53149, 262-391-8730, triciacola911@hotmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Wisconsin’s submission of CE documentation.