Message from Conference Chair on STACS 2022

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.

David Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP, STACS, Conference Chair

About the Annual Conference

The Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS) is a premier conference on current trauma care practices. The faculty line-up features many of the top speakers and leaders in trauma. The content will be of special interest to physicians (in trauma, orthopedics, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and critical care) and registered nurses involved in trauma care in the acute resuscitation phase (emergency department and operating room) and in critical care. Others involved in trauma care on an advanced level may also wish to attend (paramedics, respiratory therapists). The conference is held annually.

The conference is one of the few in the world with a dedicated focus on trauma education. STACS will be available on demand so that you can watch the entire event up to a year later!


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Earn Continuing Medical Education

This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Please check back for more information on number of hours to be offered.

Continuing Education for Paramedic/EMT

We anticipate offering continuing medical education for paramedics and EMTs. Please check back for more information on number of hours to be offered.


STACS will be held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Take advantage of our low rates through October 16, 2022, or until our room block sells out, whichever comes first.




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