2020 STACS UPDATE: COVID-19  remains an ongoing concern with an uncertain impact on future travel. After much consideration for the safety of our attendees, speakers, and event staff, the Arizona Trauma Association (ATA) leadership has made the decision to cancel the 12th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium (STACS) for 2020.

STACS has always provided incredible speakers from the nation along with great opportunities to meet your peers in the trauma and acute care surgery community. We remain excited about the future and the return of STACS in 2021 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa with confirmed dates of October 7 – 8, 2021.

Meeting Date and Location

  • October 7 – 8, 2021 @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge
    5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054

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We anticipate a large attendance representing trauma surgeons, ED physicians, physician extenders, nurses, pre-hospital providers, and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in trauma and critical care. Guest faculty have been confirmed and again this year, represent nationally and internationally recognized trauma professionals. The last 6 years, an average of 1800 people have attended the Symposium (on site and via the Simulcast).  We’re looking forward to another great crowd of medical professionals again this year!


In order to host quality educational events such as this national symposium, we depend on support from your organization. Exhibit space is available for $1250 and includes a 6-foot, draped table, two chairs, two exhibitor badges, and WiFi. There are also opportunities for additional event sponsorships.

For more information about our organization and the annual conference, please read this letter from Dr. Charles Hu, Immediate Past-President, Arizona Trauma Association. We are counting on you to join us as an exhibitor this year and we will continue similar activities to encourage networking between our attendees, faculty, and vendor representatives. All non-educational activities (breaks, lunch) will be held in the exhibitor area to promote one-on-one relationship building between our attendees and vendors.

Registration 2021

In our efforts to go GREEN, you may complete your registration online and submit payment via credit card. If you prefer, you may select to send the payment by check. Please check back later in 2020 for more details on exhibitor registration. Checks or Educational Grants may be made payable to ‘Arizona Trauma Association‘ and mailed to:

Arizona Trauma Association
PO Box 33893
Phoenix, AZ 85067-3893

Arizona Trauma Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our tax ID # is 26-0380437 and you can download/print our w-9 form. Please contact our office if you need an invoice for your vendor registration fee(s).

The Arizona Trauma Association appreciates your consideration for financial support of this symposium. We hope that we can count on you and look forward to seeing you at the symposium at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in October, 2021. If you have any questions regarding vendor opportunities, please email Vicki Bennett at or call 602-933-4060.

2021 Vendor Forms

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

STACS is pleased to host our 12th annual conference at the luxurious Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ.  With their state-of-the-art conference center, exquisite dining, inviting guest rooms, Wildfire Golf Club, Revive Spa, 5 pools plus a lazy river, fitness center, and more – you’ll never have to leave the property during your entire stay! Discounted rooms are available for our exhibitor partners but please remember to book before September 21, 2020 and book early as space is limited.

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Reserving Your Room

2021 STACS exhibitors may book standard rooms at the reduced rate of $259/night plus taxes and resort fee. The online booking tool will be available in early 2021 or you may contact JW Marriott Desert Ridge & Spa directly at 480-293-5000 to 2021 check availability.

NOTE: Remember to mention you are with Arizona Trauma Association/STACS to receive the special pricing.  Book your room early as space is limited.
The $25/night resort fee includes (based on availability):

  • Complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms and meeting spaces
  • Self park rate $6 per day and valet rate $10 per day
  • Complimentary access to the fitness center and fitness by demand programs
  • Complimentary use of tennis courts and pickleball courts, rackets included
  • Complimentary use of Wildfire Golf Club driving range
  • Complimentary 2 hour rental for (4) bicycles


Wildfire Golf Club


If you are in need of transportation to/from the airport and Talking Stick Resort,  please visit Phoenix Sky Harbor Transportation

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    The Arizona Trauma Association (ATA) 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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