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  • 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

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

    ALASKA
    Anchorage: September 16, 2017. Alaska State Assembly. Title: 3rd Annual Surgical Technology Conference. Location: Providence Alaska Medical Center, 3200 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508. Contact: Dawn Burns, PO Box 230041, Anchorage, AK 99523, 907-212-2057 or 631-566-4600, dawn.burns@providence.org or dawnalyssa@yahoo.com. 6 CE credits, pending Alaska’s submission of CE documentation.

    ARIZONA
    Lake Havasu City: August 5, 2017. Arizona State Assembly. Title: Lake Havasu Workshop. Location: Mohave Community College, 1977 W Acoma Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. Contact: Michelle Schmidt, 1977 W Acoma Blvd Building 600, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, 928-302-5374, mschmidt@mohave.edu. 4 CE credits approved by AST. 

    Phoenix: September 23, 2017. Arizona State Assembly. Title: Fall Annual Workshop. Location: Gateway Community College-Health Science Building, 108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034. Contact: Alison Wilson, PO Box 52015, Mesa, AZ 85208, 608-354-2467, alison_gierach@yahoo.com. 7 CE credits, pending Arizona’s submission of CE documentation.

    Tempe: September 24, 2017. Arizona State Assembly. Title: Hands on Workshop. Location: Brookline College-Tempe, 1140 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281. Contact: Alison Wilson, PO Box 52015, Mesa, AZ 85208, 608-354-2467, alison_gierach@yahoo.com. 8 CE credits, pending Arizona’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. 6-7 CE credits, pending Arkansas’ submission of CE documentation.

    CALIFORNIA
    Los Angeles - Rosemead: September 23, 2017. California State Assembly. Title: 2017 CA-SA Business Meeting and Workshop. Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angles - Rosemead, 888 Montebello Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770. Contact: Debra Mays, 7148 Marshfield Way, Los Angeles, CA 90046, 818-606-0438, dlmays@sbcglobal.net. 4 CE credits, pending California’s submission of CE documentation.

    COLORADO/WYOMING
    Aurora: September 9, 2017. Colorado/Wyoming State Assembly. Title: Fall Business Meeting and Workshop. Location: UCHealth Eye Center Anschutz, 1675 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045. Contact: Mark Wilms, PO Box 21825, Denver, CO 80221, 303-430-3358, mwilms@pmi.edu. 6 CE credits, pending Colorado/Wyoming’s submission of CE documentation.

    GEORGIA
    Savannah: September 9, 2017. Georgia State Assembly. Title: Midnight in the Garden of Good Surgery. Location: Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405. Contact: TC Parker, 2051 Grayfield Dr, Grayson, GA 30017 or 678-226-6348, 678-963-6056, tcparker22@bellsouth.net or tcparker@gwinnetttech.edu. 8 CE credits, pending 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: July 22, 2017. Hawaii State Assembly. Title: Summer Workshop. Location: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, 1319 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96826. Contact: Ana Zarate, PO Box 2129, Ewa Beach, HI 96706, 910-599-2086, anazarate804@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Hawaii’s submission of CE documentation.

    Honolulu: September 23, 2017. Hawaii State Assembly. Title: Fall Workshop. Location: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, 1319 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96826. Contact: Ana Zarate, PO Box 2129, Ewa Beach, HI 96706, 910-599-2086, anazarate804@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Hawaii’s submission of CE documentation.

    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.

    ILLINOIS
    Springfield: September 16, 2017. Illinois State Assembly. Title: Fall Seminar to Kick off National ST Week. Location: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W Miller St, Springfield, IL 62702. Contact: Janice Lovekamp, PO Box 3832, Decatur, IL 62523, 217-521-7188. illinoisstateassembly@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Illinois’s submission of CE documentation.

    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 
    Indianapolis: September 9-10, 2017. Indiana State Assembly. Title: Indiana State Assembly Fall Conference. Location: Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center, 2820 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Contact: Tracy Smith, PO Box 421673, Indianapolis, IN 46242, 219-713-5115, trmsmith@live.com. 13 CE credits, pending Indiana’s submission of CE documentation.

    IOWA
    Davenport: September 16, 2017. Iowa State Assembly. Title: Iowa State Assembly Annual Business Meeting and Workshop. Location: Best Western Plus Steeplegate, 100 W 76th St, Davenport, IA 52806. Contact: Toni Steward, 3800 Avenue D, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, 402-689-7460, tsteward@iwcc.edu. 7 CE credits, pending Iowa’s submission of CE documentation.

    KANSAS
    Ottawa: September 23, 2017. Kansas State Assembly. Title: Kansas State Assembly Half Day Workshop. Location: Neosho County Community College – Ottawa Campus, 900 E Logan St, Ottawa, KS 66067. Contact: Jennifer Cain, 900 E Logan St, Ottawa, KS 66067, 785-248-2837, jcain@neosho.edu. 4 CE credits, pending Kansas’s submission of CE documentation.  

    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, pending Maine’s submission of CE documentation.

    MARYLAND
    Glen Burnie: September 16, 2017. Maryland State Assembly. Title: Maryland AST State Assembly Fall Workshop. Location: Baltimore Washington Medical Center - Courtney Conference Center, 301 Hospital Dr, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Contact: Robin McMahon, 2321 Laconia Court, Crofton, MD 21114, 410-708-9941, robinmcmahon9941@gmail.com . 7 CE credits, pending Maryland’s submission of CE documentation.

    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, pending Massachusetts’s submission of CE documentation.

    MICHIGAN
    Port Huron: September 23, 2017. Michigan State Assembly. Title: Fall Patchwork with MSA. Location: Double Tree by Hilton, 800 Harker St, Port Huron, MI 48060. Contact: Mary Jo Nowicki, 1548 S Renaud Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, 586-552-3135, maryjo.nowicki@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Michigan’s submission of CE documentation.

    MINNESOTA
    St Paul: September 23, 2017. Minnesota State Assembly. Title: 2017 Fall Workshop & Annual Business Meeting. Location: Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge, 161 Saint Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55103. Contact: Naydeen Pollak, 4659 Blaine Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, 612-866-3592, ndj118@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Minnesota’s submission of CE documentation.

    MISSOURI
    Jefferson City: September 23, 2017. Missouri State Assembly. Title: Missouri Fall 2017 Program. Location: Capital Regional Medical Center, 1125 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Contact: Rachael Barnett, 3143 Algoa Road Unit B, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 314-570-5366, rachaelbarnett@att.net. 7 CE credits, pending Missouri’s submission of CE documentation.

    NEBRASKA
    Grand Island: August 5, 2017. Nebraska State Assembly. Title: Nebraska State Assembly Summer 2017 Workshop. Location: CHI Health St Francis, 2620 W Faidley Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803. Contact: Casey Glassburner, PO Box 67034, Lincoln, NE 68506, 402-437-2786, nebraskastateassembly@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Nebraska’s submission of CE documentation.

    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.

    NEVADA
    Las Vegas & Reno Video Conferencing: October 14, 2017. Nevada State Assembly. Title: Annual Business Meeting, Election of Board Members, Delegates, Legislation Update. Two Locations: University of Reno Nevada, 1664 N Virginia St, Reno NV 89512 or College of Southern Nevada – Charleston Campus, Bldg H Room 105, 6375 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89146. Contact: Dove Krueger, 631 N Stephanie St, Unit 400, Henderson, NV 89014, 702-419-0309, loansmdove@aol.com. 5 CE credits, pending Nevada’s submission of CE documentation.

    NEW MEXICO
    Farmington: July 15, 2017. New Mexico State Assembly. Title: Summer Potpourri. Location: San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd, Farmington, NM 87402. Contact: Donna Kirby, 505-280-2891, dlkirbynm@comcast.net. 4 CE credits, pending New Mexico’s submission of CE documentation.

    NEW YORK
    Niagara Falls: September 16, 2017. New York State Assembly. Title: NYAST Fall Conference, Business Meeting & Elections. Location: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Contact: Emily Runions, 576 E River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072, 716-380-0677, boardnyast@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending New York’s submission of CE documentation.

    NORTH DAKOTA
    Bismarck: October 7, 2017. North Dakota State Assembly. Title: NDSA Fall Workshop 2017. Location: St Alexius Health, Boniface Auditorium CHI, 900 E Broadway Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501. Contact: Nicole Zander, PO Box 231, Mandan, ND 58554, 701-426-2943, nicolemgerhardt@yahoo.com . 6-7 CE credits, pending North Dakota’s submission of CE documentation.

    OREGON
    Tualatin: October 14, 2017. Oregon State Assembly. Title: Fall Workshop. Location: Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, 19300 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062. 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
    Media: September 23, 2017. Pennsylvania State Assembly. Title: 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. 6 CE credits, pending Pennsylvania’s submission of CE documentation.

    SOUTH CAROLINA 
    Myrtle Beach: August 26, 2017. South Carolina State Assembly. Title: Fall Workshop. Location: Horry Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Contact: Nadine Connelly, PO Box 1925, Lexington, SC 29071, 803-627-4278, scsa.secretary@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending South Carolina’s submission of CE documentation.

    TENNESSEE
    Memphis: October 14, 2017. Tennessee State Assembly. Title: TN AST Regional Meeting - Memphis. Location: Regional One Health, 877 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103. Contact: Shirley Abram, PO Box 16223, Memphis, TN 38186, shirleyabram@comcast.net. 6 CE credits, pending Tennessee’s submission of CE documentation.

    TEXAS
    Odessa: October 14, 2017. Texas State Assembly. Title: Midland / Odessa Workshop. Location: Medical Center Hospital, 500 W 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761. Contact: Jaime Lopez, PO Box 3381, Wichita Falls, TX 76301, 432-638-2269, TXStateAssembly@gmail.com. 8 CE credits, pending Texas’s submission of CE documentation.

    TEXAS
    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, TXStateAssembly@gmail.com. 8 CE credits, pending Texas’s submission of CE documentation.

    TEXAS
    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 TXStateAssembly@gmail.com. 15 CE credits, pending Texas’s submission of CE documentation.

    VIRGINIA
    Reston: September 30, 2017. Virginia State Assembly. Title: Advancements in Orthopedic & Spine Surgery. Location: Reston Hospital Center, 1850 Town Center Pkwy, Reston, VA 20190. Contact: Lisa Day, 13284 Firefly Road, Culpeper, VA 22701, 540-422-9471, ldaycsfa@gmail.com. 6 CE credits, pending Virginia’s submission of CE documentation.

    WASHINGTON
    Spokane: October 14-15, 2017. Washington State Assembly. Title: Fall 2017 Workshop & Annual Business Meeting. Location: Spokane Community College – Allied Health Bldg #9, 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA 99217. Contact: Ronda Armstrong, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, WA 98499, 253-589-5554, ronda.armstrong@cptc.edu. 10 CE credits, pending Washington’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, pending West Virginia’s submission of CE documentation.

    WISCONSIN
    Milwaukee: October 7, 2017. Wisconsin State Assembly. Title: Froedtert Fest. Location: Froedtert Hospital, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Contact: Kelly Thurman, thurman6026@sbcglobal.net. 6 CE credits, pending Wisconsin’s submission of CE documentation.

    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.