Savannah Tech to host Georgia State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists

Sept. 10 event will bring 175 guests to campus

For Release: September 1, 2011

Contact: Gail Eubanks     912.443.3022

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will host the Georgia State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists on Saturday, September 10 at 8 AM in the college’s Eckburg Auditorium, 5717 White Bluff Road. The event will bring together surgical professionals for a day of workshops and lectures around a variety of topics.

The Association of Surgical Technologists brings together surgical technologists and other healthcare professionals and organizations to promote quality patient care by developing educational programs, promoting professional standards and credentials, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, monitoring the changing healthcare environment, and fostering other opportunities for the personal and professional growth of all surgical technologists and surgical assistants.

Sessions will include:

Recommended Practices for Electrosurgery presented by Matt Albert,CovidienEnergy Expert


Head and Neck Surgery presented by Dr. Robert E.Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S


RF Assure Sponge Detection presented by Brent Speak, RF Surgical Area Manager


Laparoscopic ANTIREFLUX Surgery presented by Dr. Jeffrey S. Mandel, M.D.,F.A.C.S


Urogynecology in 2011 presented by Dr. Joseph T. Stubbs, M.D.


Missions – Reaching Out presented by Elizabeth Pascual, R.N


Laparoscopic Colon and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery presented by Dr. Edward F. Stringer IV, M.D


Anorectal Surgery presented by Dr. Mark Blankenship, M.D.


The Surgical Technology program at Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting ARC/STSA and by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The College offers the associate degree and professional diploma in Surgical Technology as well as a certificate program in Central Sterile Processing. For information, contact Jimmy Sather or 912.443.5819.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (