Arizona Trauma Association
President’s Message

  • Dear Arizona Trauma Association Members, Supporters, Sponsors and Colleagues,

    Welcome to the Arizona Trauma Association! 

    We have all faced unparalleled challenges in the last few years. The most resilient institutions are the ones that have stayed true to their mission and values while adapting to a new and often unexpected future. 

    The Arizona Trauma Association has come out stronger. We continue to build on our commitment to our community and our members. The past two years have been a very remarkable year for the AzTA. Some highlights, include:

    • This year’s symposium was a great success with over 2,400 in-person and virtual attendees. Over 50 hospitals were represented from within the United States, Mexico and Canada.
    • We implement Statewide Trauma Rounds in partnership with Az-ACS-COT.
    • Delivered our quarterly newsletter to our members and supporters.
    • Our policy committee reviewed over 50 Arizona Legislative Bills and submitted our position to the Arizona State Legislature and responded to the public comment period on Certificate of Need rules.
    • We hosted our first-in-person Tackle Trauma post quarantine in early 2022.
    • Supported Az EMS Appreciation Week with donations to divisions across the state.
    • We received a grant from UofA Center for Rural Health to cover membership of all critical access centers.
    • Supported three Stop the Bleed events across the state.
    • Opened individual membership.
    • Revamping our membership benefits for 2023 to offer more opportunities for our members.

    We’re on the right path, as we continue to strengthen our foresight and move towards the future. The success and accomplishments of AzTA are founded on our commitment to our members. 

    I would like to highlight that most importantly, the strength of the Arizona Trauma Association begins and ends with its people. We all share a common passion, improving care for injured patients through education, advocacy, prevention, and research. I am honored to serve beside an outstanding group of people, from those who serve the Board, to those behind the scenes in all our committees, whose tireless work ensures that we move all of our initiatives forward; for their continuing contributions, without these collective and individual efforts, our current and future success is not possible.

    We will remain focused on our mission and delivering for our members and supporters, while doing our part to better the world around us and support our communities.

    I am excited for the opportunities that lay ahead.


    Francis Ali-Osman, MD, FACS
    President, Arizona Trauma Association

What Attendees Say About the Symposium

  • This was the best trauma conference I have been to. As a nurse, much of the information could be used in everyday nursing practice and good ‘nuggets’ for those unique cases ~S.F. from Angelton, TX
  • Each lecture was brief with a limited and pointed topic and this format really held my interest…all presented some key concepts or even a lot of generally useful information. ~L.S. from Memphis, TN

AzTA’s Current Events

Quarterly Statewide Trauma Rounds

The 2023 Quarterly Statewide Trauma Rounds schedule is:

February 9: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix   

April 27: HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

July 20: Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

November 30: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Interested in attending or presenting? email us:


Upcoming events

The 14th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium will be held on November 16-17, 2023!

The Arizona Trauma Association (AzTA) is excited to announce that our 14th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS) will be held in-person on November 16-17, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

STACS will continue to be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual attendance options. In-person attendees will experience the live program, as well as livestreamed and on-demand recording of all sessions. Virtual attendees will have access to the livestreamed and on-demand content.

13 hours CME planned*


STACS 2023 Advance Practice Provider Workshop

The Advance Practice Workshop will be held on November 14-15, 2023.

This concise and informative event will cover:

  • Neurological Injury
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Legal Aspects of Documentation and Evidence Collection
  • Resuscitation and Unique Blood Products
  • Geriatric Trauma 
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Solid Organ Injury
  • Current Research to Guide Trauma Care
  • Radiographic Interpretation
  • ECMO in Trauma
  • Ballistics and Associated Injuries
  • Resilience and Self Care For Providers

13 hours CME planned*


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    About Arizona Trauma

    The Arizona Trauma Association (AzTA) was started by a group of surgeons in 2007 to improve the delivery of health care to injured patients throughout the state of Arizona by supporting collaborative research, education and outreach activities of trauma centers in the state of Arizona.

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    P.O. Box 33893
    Phoenix, AZ 85067-3893

    Phone: 602.933.4060

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