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

  • 2020 Conference

    Join us in Atlanta from May 28-30 and experience its famous southern hospitality while you learn from nationally ranked surgeons and researchers from across the country. Educate yourselves on the latest products and talk with the nations's top surgical tech recruiters during the Exhibit Hall, and reconnect with old friends and network with new ones as we come together to shape the future of the surgical technology profession and the role of the surgical tech.

  • 51st AST Surgical Technology Conference

    May 28-30, 2020  |  Atlanta
    Preconference events May 27

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      Conference Hotel

      The Westin Peachtree Plaza
      210 Peachtree Street NW

      Atlanta, GA 30303-1704

      Room Rates:
      Single/Double - $199 plus taxes
      Triple - $219 plus taxes
      Quad - $239 plus taxes

      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 Surgical Technologists (CST), who want to be energized by attending the AST Conference. Want to go to conference, but have never been? Submit your application now.

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