We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 15th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium and the 2024 Advanced Practice Provider Workshop. Join us at the beautiful JW Marriott Camelback Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, for two dynamic events designed to advance your knowledge and skills in trauma and acute care.

15th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium

Dates: November 21-22, 2024
Location: JW Marriott Camelback Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

2024 Advanced Practice Provider Workshop

Dates: November 19-20, 2024
Location: JW Marriott Camelback Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

These events will feature expert speakers, interactive sessions, and the latest in trauma and acute care practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with professionals in your field and earn continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits.

Register now to secure your spot.

We look forward to welcoming you to Phoenix in November!



Arizona Trauma Association
President’s Message

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

    It is with profound pride and gratitude that I address you as President of the Arizona Trauma Association. Our organization stands as a beacon of hope and progress in the realm of trauma care, tirelessly dedicated to the well-being of our communities and the advancement of healthcare in our state.

    Throughout our journey, we have achieved remarkable milestones, championing excellence in trauma care, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and advocating for policies that elevate emergency medical services. Together, we have raised the bar for trauma care standards and made a tangible difference in the lives of countless individuals.

    I am immensely proud of the unwavering dedication and resilience displayed by our members and partners. Your tireless efforts to advance trauma care and improve patient outcomes across Arizona are truly commendable. It is your commitment that fuels our progress and strengthens our collective impact.

    As we chart the course forward, our mission remains clear: to expand educational initiatives, drive impactful research, and advocate for the needs of both patients and practitioners. Our educational programs, including our Quarterly Statewide Trauma Rounds, TOPIC Course, APP Rounds, STACS, empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver top-quality trauma care.

    I urge each of you to actively engage in our initiatives, share your insights, and contribute your expertise. Together, we possess the power to overcome challenges, innovate solutions, and transform the landscape of trauma care.

    I extend my deepest appreciation to our members, partners, and the entire healthcare community for your steadfast support. Your unwavering dedication is the cornerstone of our success, and it is through our collaboration that we will continue to lead the charge in shaping the future of healthcare.

    Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our shared vision of a world where every individual has access to exceptional trauma care. Together, let us forge ahead, inspired by our collective mission and driven by the belief that together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by trauma.

    With warm regards,

    Karole Davis, 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

Join us for the 15th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS) – A Premier Event in Trauma Education!

The Arizona Trauma Association (AzTA) is proud to present the 15th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS), coming to you live from November 21-22, 2024, at the luxurious JW Marriott Camelback Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Experience the Best of Both Worlds: STACS 2024 offers a hybrid experience like no other. Whether you prefer to join us in person or virtually, you’ll gain access to a dynamic program featuring top-tier speakers, interactive sessions, and cutting-edge advancements in trauma and acute care. With live-streamed sessions and on-demand recordings available to all participants, you can tailor your experience to suit your needs and schedule.

Unparalleled Learning Opportunities: Dive deep into the latest advancements in trauma care alongside industry leaders, practitioners, and fellow professionals. STACS promises an unparalleled educational experience that will expand your understanding of trauma care and empower you to make a meaningful impact in your practice.

Earn CME Credits: We’re excited to announce that Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours are planned for STACS 2024*, ensuring that your participation contributes to your professional growth and development.

Don’t Miss Out: Be a part of STACS 2024, where the future of trauma care education begins. Save the dates and stay tuned for registration details and further information – you won’t want to miss this opportunity to elevate your expertise and network with peers in the field.

*Disclaimer: Pending final accreditation approval for CME hours. Stay tuned for updates.

Mark your calendar and prepare for an unforgettable learning experience at STACS 2024!


STACS 2024 Advanced Practice Provider Workshop: Amplify Your Skills Before the Main Event!

November 19-20, 2024 | JW Marriott Camelback Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

Are you eager to ignite your STACS 2024 adventure with a bang? Look no further than our two-day pre-conference, specially crafted to educate, connect, and exhilarate! Here’s what’s in store for you:

What Awaits You:

Half-Day Deep Dive Sessions: Immerse yourself in critical topics with captivating lectures led by industry experts. Gain invaluable insights into areas including:

  • Interpretation of CT scans
  • The Impact of Frailty on Trauma Outcomes
  • Plastic Reconstructive Surgery for Soft Tissue Loss
  • Current Research to Guide Trauma Care
  • Blunt Cerebral Vascular Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Opioid Use in Trauma Surgery
  • Massive Transfusion Protocol
  • ICU Delirium
  • Pediatric Trauma

Half-Day Hands-On Skill Stations: Hone your abilities with immersive, hands-on experience in essential procedures such as:

  • Chest Tubes
  • Central Lines
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Intubations
  • EFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma)
  • Adult and Pediatric Simulations
  • Suturing

Why You Should Attend:

Enhanced Expertise: Acquire advanced knowledge and practical skills to elevate your practice. Interactive Learning: Practice and refine your newfound skills in a supportive environment. Networking: Forge connections with peers, exchange insights, and broaden your professional network. Personal Growth: Stay abreast of the latest research and trends in trauma care. Fun and Relaxation: Experience a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere where learning is a joyous journey.

Special Offer: Registered participants receive a $50 discount to attend the STACS Conference.

Registration Details:

In-person: $550

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to turbocharge your STACS 2024 journey. Secure your spot at the pre-conference and prepare for two days of enlightenment, camaraderie, and sheer delight! We’re eagerly awaiting your arrival.

CME planned

Come, join us, and let’s embark on two days of learning, networking, and community-building!


Quarterly Statewide Trauma Rounds

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Phoenix

Presented by the Arizona Trauma Association and COT, the Statewide Trauma Rounds is an exclusive educational event you won’t want to miss.

At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to delve into real-world trauma cases presented by residents and fellows from across the state. Gain valuable insights, participate in enriching discussions, and network with peers in the field of trauma care.

For more information or to reserve your spot, please email any questions to Info@arizonatrauma.org.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to enhance your expertise and contribute to the advancement of trauma care statewide. Reserve your spot today!

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    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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