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  • November 16 – 17, 2017 @ Talking Stick Resort
    9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

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2017 Symposium Brochure (Event Program coming soon!)

Greetings from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the Arizona Trauma Association, we would like to invite you to the 9th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium. Many outstanding national speakers will be delivering concise lectures on relevant trauma and critical care topics. The symposium is all day Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, 2017, at the spectacular Talking Stick Resort in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. The exceptional conference room rates will extend through the weekend if you would like to “soak up” more Arizona sun in November!

Conference Chairman: David M Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP | Jordan Weinberg, MD FACS | Chris Salvino, MD, FACS

About ATA

The Arizona Trauma Association is a private, non-profit organization that is a network of Trauma Centers in Arizona. Physicians, nurses and other trauma care providers participate in the Arizona Trauma Association with the common interest of improving the delivery of health care to injured patients by promoting trauma education, collaborative research, and outreach activities.

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 30 days later! – for those that do not want to travel.

Speciality Integration

This symposium is one of the few in the world with a dedicated focus on cross-discipline education.

Earn up to 13 Hours of Continuing Education

STACS offers its participants the opportunity to earn up to 13 hours of continuing education credits! Physician CME provided by Phoenix Children’s Hospital; EMT/Paramedic CE provided by HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center. Surgeons are eligible for MOC CME – over a five-year period, the ABS requires 50 MOC self-assessment credits–our symposium allows you to earn up to 13 hours of ABS MOC/CME in just two days!.

Talking Stick Resort

Our Symposium will be held at the world famous Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  From state of the art conference rooms, roof top dining, golf, spa, entertainment, casino, fitness center and more – you never have to leave the property during your entire stay!

Following are some helpful links for you.

Booking Rooms

Room reservations for 2017 STACS at Talking Stick Resort are offered at the special discounted rate of $179/night plus taxes–the $25/day resort fee is waived for STACS attendees! There are a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate so remember to book early!

Arizona Trauma Association’s advance booking link for Talking Stick Resort is now closed. Discounted rooms may still be available- please contact the hotel directly at 866-877-9897 and make sure to mention the conference to receive the special rate. Thank you!

You can also book your room by contacting Talking Stick Resort directly at 1-866-877-9897 to make reservations.  The discounted room rate of $179/night++ is also available for the 3 days before and after the conference (based on availability)–contact Talking Stick Resort directly to take book additional room nights outside of Wed Nov 15 and Thu Nov 16.

For alternate lodging:

Hampton Inn and Suites Riverwalk (within walking distance to Talking Stick Resort)
9550 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256, United States, 1-480-270-5393

Days Inn and Suites Scottsdale North
7330 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258 United States, 1-866-573-4235

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E Mccormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258 United States, 1-866-925-8876


download Talking Stick golf fact sheet (.pdf)


Information coming soon!

Continuing Medical Education Credits

A maximum of 13 hours of Category 1 CME credits will be offered for physicians through Phoenix Children’s Hospital Continuing Medical Education Department.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Phoenix Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Credits for Paramedic/EMTs

Continuing education credits are provided courtesy of HonorHealth/Deer Valley Medical Center.

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