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AST will close in observance of Thanksgiving at noon Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed through Friday, November 24. We will reopen at 8 am Monday, November 27, 2017. From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

2017 Former Presidents' Conference Scholarship

In celebration of their rich history of service and commitment to the profession of surgical technology, the AST Former Presidents are excited to again offer the Conference Scholarship intended for certified AST members, who want to be energized by attending the AST Conference. The scholarships will not exceed $1,000 each, and offered to AST members, who have NEVER attended the national conference and have been AST members with uninterrupted membership for a minimum of two years prior to the date of the application. Recipients must maintain their AST membership and certification. All recipients will be asked to share their experiences and contribute an article to the August Journal. (Students and instructors are not eligible)

The AST Former Presidents will be reviewing applications and selecting qualified recipients from members who meet the requirements of this honorarium and have the time and wish to attend the AST Conference in New Orleans, June 6 – 10, 2017. Simply, fill out the online interactive application and write a 300-500-word essay explaining "How I Would Benefit from Attending Conference." In a separate email, send a photo (preferably a high resolution jpg) to The deadline for applications is March 1st. Recipients will be notified by end of March. At conference, there will be time for recipients to meet with former presidents!


The deadline has passed.