About ASA

ASA Mission Statement
The Association of Surgical Assistants represents a broad coalition of surgical assistant practitioners, who share several common goals, including optimizing surgical patient care, promoting the recognition of all surgical assistancodes, advancing legislative strategies and providing relevant continuing education experiences.

The Association of Surgical Assistants is administered by the ASA Board of Directors. Board members serve to develop strategies for the development of the surgical assistant organization to promote growth, identify benefits, advance recognition and legislative strategies. The ASA Board of Directors seeks to establish an independent organization for all surgical assistant practitioners. Meet the individual members of the ASA Board. Read the 2010 ASA Annual President’s Report.

ASA Bylaws
The  ASA Bylaws provide a framework for administering the policies and procedures of the organization. To see a copy of the  Bylaws, click here

ASA Code of Ethics

Interested in Serving?
The ASA Board of Directors is looking for other surgical assistants who wish to become engaged on behalf of the profession serving the organization. Here is a brief summary of ways you can contribute your talents and insights to advance the profession of surgical assisting. Click here.

2017 ASA Candidates Handbook

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at board@surgicalassistant.org and describe the areas, where you  wish to contribute your efforts.

If you are interested in serving on as an office or an ASA committee, you will need to complete the following forms and submit them.

Apply for Officers
Apply for Committees

State Surgical Assistant Organizations
A few states have formed state organizations for their surgical assistants, and they are currently working to promote surgical assisting on several levels, notably legislative. We hope that many other states are willing to develop their own organizations, which is the most effective method to influence legislation and advance the profession.

The community of surgical assistants will grow with the help of all practitioners. We are looking to build grass-roots surgical assisting organizations that will represent the interests of all practitioners. Please contact us at board@surgicalassistant.org.

Colorado Association of Surgical Assistants

Florida Association of Surgical Assistants

Georgia Society of Surgical Assistants (live but from 2003)

Illinois Surgical Assistant Association

Virginia  Association of Surgical Assistants


Association of Surgical Assistants (ASA)
Attn: Committee Appointments
6 West Dry Creek Circle
Littleton, CO  80120
Fax: 303-694-9169, Attn: ASA Committee Appointments

Cigna Reimbursement Opportunity for Florida Surgical Assistants

2018 ASA Fall Meeting Agenda

Cincinnati meeting registration
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