Arizona Trauma Association
President’s Message

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

    Welcome to the Arizona Trauma Association! 

    It is with immense pride and gratitude that I address you as the President of the Arizona Trauma Association. As an organization committed to the advancement of trauma care and the well-being of our communities, our collective efforts continue to shape the landscape of healthcare in our state.

    Over the years, our association has made significant strides in promoting excellence in trauma care, fostering collaboration among healthcare professionals, and advocating for policies that enhance emergency medical services. Through education, research, and innovation, we have continued to elevate the standard of care for those impacted by traumatic incidents.

    I am immensely proud of the dedication and resilience displayed by our members and partners. Your commitment to advancing trauma care and improving outcomes for patients across Arizona is truly commendable. The challenges we face continue to evolve, but it is our unity and determination that have propelled us forward.

    As we look ahead, our focus remains steadfast on furthering our mission. We aim to expand our educational initiatives and drive impactful research that will shape the future of trauma care. By leveraging our collective expertise and advocating for the needs of both patients and practitioners, we will continue to be a catalyst for positive change.

    I encourage each of you to actively engage in our initiatives, share your insights, and contribute your expertise. Together, we can overcome obstacles, break new ground, and make a lasting difference in the lives of those affected by trauma.

    I extend my deepest appreciation to our members, partners, and the entire healthcare community for their unwavering support. Your dedication is the cornerstone of our success, and together, we will continue to be at the forefront of transformative healthcare.

    Thank you for your ongoing commitment and collaboration. Let us forge ahead, inspired by our shared vision of a world where top-quality trauma care is accessible to all.

    We look forward to seeing you at the 14th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium to be held on November 16-17, 2023!


    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


Presented by the Arizona Trauma Association: The STN TOPIC Course is coming to Phoenix on November 9, 2023!

Join us at the Banner Estrella Medical Center, located at 9201 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85037, for a day of learning, growth, and networking. We’re excited to bring this exceptional educational opportunity to the heart of Arizona!

Event Details:

Date: November 9, 2023

Location: Banner Estrella Medical Center

Address: 9201 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85037

Why Attend?

  • Enhance Your Skills: Elevate your expertise and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in your field.
  • Network: Connect with fellow professionals, industry experts, and potential collaborators.
  • Diverse Topics: Explore a wide range of subjects tailored to your industry, including healthcare, technology, business, and more.
  • Accredited Education: Earn valuable continuing education credits and certifications.
  • Explore Phoenix: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix area.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative learning experience. Enroll in the STN TOPIC Course today and take your career to new heights!

For more information contact us at

Mark your calendar and secure your spot now! We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix on November 9, 2023, at the Banner Estrella Medical Center for the STN TOPIC Course presented by the Arizona Trauma Association. Get ready to unlock your potential and drive your career forward!



Join us for the 14th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS) – A Premier Event in Trauma Education!

The Arizona Trauma Association (AzTA) is thrilled to present the 14th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS), set to take place in-person from November 16-17, 2023, at the prestigious Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hybrid Experience: STACS continues its tradition of innovation by offering both in-person and virtual attendance options. In-person participants will immerse themselves in the live program while also gaining access to livestreamed sessions and on-demand recordings of all symposium sessions. Virtual attendees will have exclusive access to the live streaming of sessions and the on-demand content, ensuring an engaging experience for all.

Unparalleled Educational Opportunity: Whether you join us physically or virtually, STACS promises an incredible opportunity to delve into the latest advancements in trauma and acute care. Engage with top-tier speakers, leaders, and practitioners in the field, offering invaluable insights and knowledge.

Earn CME Credits: We’re proud to announce that 13 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) are planned for this symposium*, ensuring that your participation contributes to your professional growth.

Join us for a dynamic learning experience, where you can expand your understanding of trauma care, network with fellow professionals, and explore cutting-edge developments in the field.

Be a part of STACS 2023 – where the future of trauma care education begins. Registration details and further information will be available soon. Save the dates and stay tuned for more updates!

*Disclaimer: We are awaiting CME hours final accreditation approval.


STACS 2023 Advance Practice Provider Workshop

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

STACS 2023 Advanced Practice Provider Workshop: Elevate Your Skills Before the Main Event!
Are you ready to kickstart your STACS 2023 experience with a bang? Don’t miss our two-day pre-conference, an exclusive opportunity designed to educate, connect, and have fun! Here’s what awaits you:

What to Expect:

Half-Day Didactic Lectures: Dive deep into critical topics with engaging lectures led by experts. Gain valuable insights into areas such as:

  • 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 Skill Stations: Get hands-on experience and sharpen your skills in a variety of essential procedures:

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

Why Attend:

  • Enhanced Expertise: Gain advanced knowledge and practical skills to excel in your practice.
  • Interactive Learning: Get the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in a supportive environment.
  • Networking: Connect with peers, share experiences, and expand your professional network.
  • Personal Growth: Stay updated with the latest research and trends in trauma care.
  • Fun and Relaxation: Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where learning is enjoyable.

Registration Details:

  • In-person: $295
  • Virtual: Add-on option available for $147.50

Don’t miss this chance to supercharge your STACS 2023 experience. Secure your spot at the pre-conference and get ready for two days of learning, networking, and pure enjoyment! We can’t wait to welcome you.

12 hours CME planned*

Come and join us for two days of learning, networking, and community!


Quarterly Statewide Trauma Rounds

Valleywise Health Medical Center will be hosting Quarterly Statewide Trauma Rounds in January. A date will be posted soon. 

Interested in attending or presenting? email us:


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*


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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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