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Colorado State Organization for Surgical Assistants

ASA is excited to let you know that in the state of Colorado the surgical assistants have formed a state organization.  If any assistants are looking to start one in their state, please contact them. Check them out at   To the surgical assistants in Colorado, get on board!!  




The 4th Annual Joint ASA/NSAA Conference 


The 4th Annual Joint ASA/NSAA Conference will be held on April 21st & April 22nd in Washington, D.C. 

Click here to learn about on Member T-Shirt Contest for the event. 

Letter to Senate Health Professions Subcommittee 

Joint Commission Director to Give Spring Keynote

The Association of Surgical Assistants is pleased to announced that Andrew C. Bland, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP Medical Director for the Joint Commission’s Division of HealthCare Quality Evaluation, will give the keynote presentation at the ASA/NSAA Joint Conference in Chicago, Ill., on April 26, 2019. An ASA representative connected with Dr. Bland during the Health Care Association Forum, sponsored by the Joint Commission, in September 2018.


ASA began educating risk managers about the role of the surgical assistant in the exhibit hall in 2016. Last year, ASA members presented a mock surgery to help risk managers understand the various surgical assistant credentials and why they need to know who is practicing in their operating rooms.