The AST National Conference is the number one surgical technology and surgical assisting trade show in the country.
At the AST National Conference, attendees have the opportunity to see nationally recognized surgical professionals and learn from their innovative strategies.
Past exhibitors evaluate surgical techs as the best audiences of their conference experience!
With almost 2,000 attendees and almost 100 exhibitors, the AST Conference is the #1 event for professionals in the perioperative industry. Benefit from one-on-one face time with OR decision makers/influencers or great candidates to fill your open job positions.
72% of AST members are directly involved with purchasing or have a strong influence on products uses - or not used - in the operating room
More than 17% of AST members hold supervisory and leadership roles
More than 28% of AST member have worked in surgery for more than 15 years
The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) was established in 1969 with the mission of ensuring quality patient care.
Today, AST is proud to acknowledge more than 41,000 members and represents the interests of more than 80,000 practitioners nationwide. AST actively promotes education for the profession; legislatively advocates for practitioner recognition; supports state-level constituent organizations; and has committed to students as the future of the profession.