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are worth celebrating. You work hard for your team. You make the operating room
efficient while ensuring patient safety. You deserve recognition! That’s why, in
1984, the Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors dedicated
the third week in September to recognizing you and your profession. National
Surgical Technologists Week has been celebrated every year since and has become
a national phenomenon.
For AST’s 50th anniversary, we’re celebrating the superheroes of our profession. Some of these members line the walls of our Hall of Presidents; are recognized in our textbooks, study guides and core curriculums; are printed in issues of The Surgical Technologist; and are listed on our state assembly websites. But many more are unsung heroes from the classroom, clinical site and OR suite. Those are the surg tech superheroes who inspire others – who inspire you!
Nominate your surg tech superhero for recognition on AST’s website and the chance to win a conference registration for you and your superhero to AST’s Surgical Technology Conference in Atlanta, May 28-30, 2020. (See Rules and Prizes for details.)
The first 50 techs to nominate someone will receive a 50th anniversary or superhero promotional item. We encourage you to nominate early to receive the best prizes.
Nominations will be judged on their ability to describe their surgical technologist superhero in an articulate, clear and organized manner. Qualifying nominations will be evaluated by impartial judge from the Foundation for Surgical Technology based on the following criteria:
Ownership and Use
By entering your
nomination into this contest, you give permission and consent, without
compensation, with or without attribution, for AST to use, reproduce, transmit,
post, distribute, adapt, edit, and/or display the nomination and corresponding
How to Submit
Watch for the contest
link to be posted on the AST website and AST Facebook page. (No submissions
posted directly to AST’s Facebook page will be accepted). The link will be
live September 3-30. No new nominations will be accepted after September 30.