AST Headquarters will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We will also have limited staff May 28-31 as we host AST's Surgical Technology Conference in Washington, DC. Normal operations will resume June 3. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. 

  • 2019 Conference

    Fifty years ago a new professional organization was created and a new profession was born. Surgical technologists have come a long way since then and AST has been with you every step of the way. In 2019, we celebrate our golden anniversary and hope you'll join us for a celebration worthy of 50 years in the making. 

  • AST's 50th Surgical Technology Conference

    May 30-June 1, 2019; Preconference events: May 29

    Registration now open!


    Conference pricing

    AST Member

    • Online prior to March 15: $275
    • Prior to April 15: $350
    • After April 15: $390

    AST Student Member

    • Prior to April 15: $99
    • After April 15: $144

    Retired/Disabled Member

    • $175


    • Prior to April 15: $480
    • After April 15: $520

    Student Nonmembers (must be in an accredited ST program)

    • Prior to April 15: $144
    • After April 15: $184

    Conference Hotel

    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
    201 Waterfront Street

    National Harbor, Maryland - Only 15 minutes south of DC


    • Single/Double: $211 plus taxes
    • Triple: $231 plus taxes
    • Quadruple: $251 plus taxes

    The daily resort fee will be included in the guest room rate which covers the following in-room amenities:

    • Wired and wireless high-speed internet access
    • Fitness center access
    • Designated complimentary in-room beverages
    • Local shuttle service
    • Daily newspaper
    • Local and toll free 800 telephone calls (20 minutes per call)

     The cut-off date for AST's room block is May 3, 2019, or until the room block is sold out.

    2019 Former Presidents Scholarship Application 

    Past Conferences

    To view conference education sessions from previous conferences, please visit our conference presentation archives.