The ARC/STSA is honored to join the Association of Surgical Assistants and the National Surgical Assistant Association this week, April 18 -22, 2022, to pay tribute to surgical assistants during National Surgical Assistants Week. Many thanks to each of you for your hard work, long hours and fervent commitment to patient safety. We would also like to express our gratitude to all our surgical assisting educators. Thank you for your dedication to training and mentoring the next generation of exceptional surgical assistants.

Educators from our accredited surgical assisting programs, including Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and Delta College, gathered at the ASA/NSAA conference. (L to R): Dennis Stover, Katie Noyce, Helga Olson, Tamra Roberts, Rebecca Hall, and Greg Salmon.

R. Clinton Crews, right, Program Director of the master of surgical assisting (MSA) program at Eastern Virginia Medical School, with MSA student Heather Fox, middle, and MSA program coordinator Jennifer Land, left.

ASA and NSAA executives; (L-R), ASA President Fred Fisher, NSAA President James Pressley, NSAA Chief Administrative Officer David Jennette, and ASA Executive Director Greg Salmon.