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  • Educator Events

    As you look for new ways to teach your students, it's crucial that you stay up on your training, too. With that in mind, AST offers an Educators Conference designed specifically to address the ongoing needs of surgical technology instructors and program directors. This multi-day event gives attendees educators tips, tricks and tools to stay current in the educator profession as well as the opportunity to network with fellow educators. 

  • 2025 AST Educators Conference

    Join us for the 2025 Educators Conference in New Orleans! Situated in the charming French Quarter, it's a quick walk to Bourbon Street and a short jaunt to the Garden District.

    Event date: February 21-22, 2025 with leadership event Feb 20

    Location: New Orleans, InterContinental New Orleans, 444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Stay tuned: Agenda and registration coming soon!


      Speak for AST

      Are you an educator and have a topic you'd like to share with your fellow instructors? Or know someone who would make a good presenter? To be considered, please complete the Speaker Application. For questions or inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

      ASTSA Outreach Award

      The Association of Surgical Technologists Student Association (ASTSA) wishes to acknowledge the surgical technology programs that make a difference in their communities. Surgical technology is a rewarding profession that allows each surgical technologist the advantage of bettering people’s lives. Our goal is to recognize those programs who also go above and beyond in their community and continue to make their areas a better place to live.

      Programs that meet the requirements and complete the application will be honored at AST’s Surgical Technology Conference with a plaque awarded to each qualified program.

      The deadline for applications is March 30, 2024. 

      NOTE: Limit one application per program not per satellite campus.

      We look forward to seeing how all surgical technology programs shine in their own communities!

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