• 2020 Conference 

    AST has canceled its 51st Surgical Technology Conference due to COVID-19. Please read below for more information. 

  • AST National Conference FAQs

    AST Members
    Early-bird - ONLINE ONLY - ends March 15: $275
    Advance Registration – ends April 15: $350
    Onsite: $390

    AST Nonmembers
    Advance Registration – ends April 15: $480
    Onsite: $520
    (Call or join online before you register to save!)

    AST Student Members
    Advance Registration – ends April 15: $99
    Onsite: $139
    (AST student registration must provide verification of enrollment in a program whose graduates are eligible to sit for the CST examination. Students who register for the discounted student rate are required to attend the AST Student Forum on Friday; otherwise, normal conference rates apply.)

    AST Student Nonmember
    Advance Registration – ends April 15: $144
    Onsite: $184

    Retired/Disabled Member: $175
    (Retired/disabled members must have reached the social security retirement age or permanently disabled and unable to work.)
    Unfortunately, AST doesn’t offer single-day registrations
    In order to receive CEs for a session, you must select education sessions. You will receive credit only for the sessions you are registered for. We advise you to select your sessions as early as possible.
    Regardless of member type, attendees are able to attend the opening ceremony, business sessions, educational sessions, two days of exhibit hall, opening night party and the closing night reception.
    Did you use your certification number and not your AST membership number? If you used your certification number, it will not recognize you as an AST member. Did you just renew/join AST? If so, you’ll need to wait 48 business hours in order to be recognized in our system. Neither of these? Chat with us via our online chat -
    If your student membership has not expired, but you are now certified, then it still recognizes you as a student. You will need to contact us so we can switch your membership type. You will then need to wait 48 business hours to register online.
    All member and nonmember students are required to attend the ASTSA Student Forum on Friday, May 31. The Student Forum provides resources and information geared specifically toward students in the surgical technology profession. To get the discounted rate, you must be a surgical technology student. If you choose not to attend the ASTSA Student Forum, you must register as an AST member or nonmember and pay the respective rates. To do this, please call us to change your registration type.
    Children younger than the age of 18 will not be permitted in the Exhibit Hall due to insurance reasons.
    Pre-conference sessions are workshops held prior to the conference for an additional cost. 

    State Assembly Leadership Forum (SALF)

    • Who can attend this forum?

      This forum is for AST members only and is designed to provide tips, tools and ideas for State Assembly Board Members. You must be registered for conference to attend this forum.

    • What is the date of the State Assembly Leadership Forum?

      Wednesday, May 29 

    It is a separate registration at payments for these trainings need to be made payable to the arc ASTSA.
    Business/business casual is recommended for the educational sessions and workshops.
    Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked by May 1. Refunds minus a $50 processing fee will be made approximately four weeks after conference. Partial refunds cannot be made for social functions included in the package rate.
    You must be a retired/disabled member. To qualify for retired/disabled rate membership, members must have reached the social security retirement age or are permanently disabled and unable to work.