Arizona Trauma Association
President’s Message

  • Dear Arizona Trauma Association Members, Sponsors and Colleagues,

    It is an honor and a pleasure to be welcoming everyone back for an in person trauma event! When we started 2021, we were fairly certain that the pandemic will be over. The vaccine was having incredible success at preventing the alpha strain and it looks like things would be normal. Clearly, that’s not how things went. We learned how to put on a virtual only conference without having all the speakers in the same place. The contact was great, but the meeting was very different. This year, we are looking forward to having world-class speakers all come to Arizona to give us the latest updates and most advanced knowledge in care of the injured patient. This year will be at the wonderful Omni montelucia resort in Phoenix. The weather will be perfect. Everyone is excited to be traveling again. We look forward to seeing everyone in person. If you can’t be at the event of the event, we will offer the same high-quality live broadcast simulcast that has been so successful over the last decade. There will also be video on demand for any lectures that you have to miss due to conflicts. Please sign up, or have your hospital register for the simulcast broadcast.


    Bellal Joseph, 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

Our 2023 Quarterly Statewide Trauma Rounds schedule will be posted in December. 

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Upcoming events

Registration for the 13th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium is Open!

The Arizona Trauma Association (AzTA) is excited to announce that our 13th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS) is happening in-person on November 17-18, 2022, at the Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia 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.


STACS 2022 Advance Practice Provider Workshop

Something for everyone!

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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