Association of Surgical Technologists

Massachusetts State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists

November 16, 2019

For Your Information We Are All in This Together
CE Credits:
5.75 Approved by AST

Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren St
Lowell, MA 01852
Jayne MacPherson
3 Webster St, Natick, MA 01760,
The Massachusetts State Assembly represents the profession of surgical technology throughout the state of Massachusetts. Its main focus is to provide its members with continuing education opportunites and advancement of awareness about the profession. The Massachusetts State Assembly strongly supports graduation from an accredited surgical technology program and mandatory certification for all surgical technologists in the state.


Mass State Assembly Newsletter

June 2019


Greeting from your State Assembly!

There is much news to share with you all. I have just returned from our national conference in Maryland celebrating AST’s 50th anniversary. This year our conference was held at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. The hotel was spectacular to say the least if you haven’t already looked please checked out our facebook page as I posted multiple pictures.

Opening ceremonies proved to be very eventful for our state. After multiple attempts at trying to capture the State Assembly Leadership Award I’m thrilled to tell you all WE WON!!! This is such an honor for our state and our Mass State Assembly board. The criteria is in depth and detailed taking many hours to complete but we did it. Look for us in an upcoming journal edition proudly displaying our award.

We also have two new FAST recipients chosen this year. Congratulations to Mary Jayne Rossman and Richard Clark. Well deserved both of you. I encourage all CSTs to research this professional title and apply for  this prestigious award.

We awarded our second $1,000.00 scholarship for first time attendees to National again this year. If you haven’t attended conference this is a great way to see what its all about at a reduced cost to you. We take you under our wings and show you what it all about so no need to be shy!  We will have applications online for next years conference in Atlanta so stay tuned.

Your State Assembly hosted the second successful cocktail event for all Mass Attendees. This was held in the Belvedere Lounge in the massive lobby of the hotel and featured the ever popular Maryland Crab Cakes! It was great to touch base with our fellow Mass members from across the state and our State Assembly Leadership representatives. We hope to see you there at our next conference!

Our next State Assembly Conference is in November 16 th at the Lowell Conference Center.

This year we have several positions open for Board. Stay tuned for more information. Our next business meeting is June 26th and will be a conference call. If anyone would like to call in please contact me at and I will provide the information.

As always we the state assembly are here working for you. We try and always keep your best interest at heart and welcome all suggestions comments as to how we can make our state assembly better.


Michele Dodge CST FAST



Upcoming Elections During the Annual Business Meeting on November 16, 2019

President - 2 Year Term
Vice President - 2 Year Term
Treasurer - 2 Year Term
Director - 2 Year Term (2 posistions)

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