Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
a delegate? Delegates are individuals elected by
the general membership to represent their state at the AST National
Surgical Technology Conference.
ARTICLE VII: MEETINGS
Section 4. Delegate Representation to the AST Annual National Conference
A. The state assembly shall be entitled to six (6)
delegates and up to six (6) alternates, provided the assembly is in good
standing as defined in the AST Policy Manual.
B. Delegates and alternates shall be active
members elected by the state assembly at the annual business
meeting for a term of one-year or until their successors are elected.
C. The election of all six delegates and up to six
alternates shall be by plurality vote.
D. The names shall be submitted to national headquarters at
least sixty (60) days before the national conference. Any forms received
after that deadline must be presented during designated hours at the national
ELIGIBILITY - ACTIVE MEMBER OF AST
DELEGATE & ALTERNATE ELECTIONS
What is the role of a delegate or alternate?
The primary responsibility is to attend the Opening Ceremony;
AST Business Session 1; AST Candidates Forum; AST Voting (delegates only); and
AST Business Session 2. Delegate ribbons must be worn during the conference.
Alternate ribbons are not needed.
State Assembly Delegate Agreement Sample -
Signed agreement between the state assembly and delegate or alternate
State Assembly Delegate Ballot Sample –
Onsite delegate and alternate voting
State Assembly Delegate Submission Form -
Submit to AST within five business days of elections
AST NATIONAL SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
During the national conference, the only time a President or
Chair can move an alternate to a delegate: