Message from Conference Chair on STACS 2021

March 2021

While COVID-19 remains an ongoing concern with an uncertain impact on future travel and large in-person events, the Arizona Trauma Association (AzTA) leadership has made the decision to have the 13th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium (STACS) for 2021 as a virtual event over two days.

STACS has always provided incredible national speakers and great opportunities to meet your peers in the trauma and acute care surgery community. Our conference is open to all providers, from paramedics to nurses, registrars to trauma surgeons. We remain excited about the future and the return of STACS in 2022 as a traditional conference, retaining virtual and on-demand options which have been very popular.

In 2021, we will once again have many outstanding speakers delivering concise 20-minute lectures on relevant trauma and critical care topics. The conference will include a somewhat shortened format over the two days, and the on-demand viewing will be available for up to one year after the conference.

Individual and Hospital group rates are available at a significantly lower cost this year due to the abbreviated schedule and generous financial support from our sponsors. Plan to get your CME/CE with us!

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.

The conference may be the only one in the world that offers a high definition internet live version to attend as well as video on demand so that you can watch the entire event up to a year later!

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.

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