The Arizona Trauma Association is proud to present the 9th Annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on November 16 – 17, 2017. This will be held at the the world class Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The exhibit area is adjacent to the main assembly (Salt River 4 & 5) in the Great Hall. View conference center map. All meals and breaks will be held in this area to facilitate networking. WiFi is available throughout the center.

Meeting Date and Location

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

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We anticipate a large attendance representing a national audience of 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 3 years, an average of 1800 people have attended the Symposium (on site and via the Simulcast).  We anticipate a great crowd of medical professionals again for 2017!


In order to host quality educational events such as this national symposium, we depend on support from your organization. Exhibit space is available for an Early Bird Fee of $1,250 until October 6, 2017. The fee will increase to the standard rate of $1,500 after October 6, 2017. Fee 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, President, Arizona Trauma Association. We are counting on you to join us as an exhibitor this year. Based on last year’s positive feedback, we will continue similar activities to encourage networking between our attendees, faculty, and vendor representatives.


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. 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

If you require a signature receipt of your mailed check, please send to:

Carolyn Urish/ATA
2820 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 18 #299
Chandler, AZ 85286

Our tax ID # is 26-0380437 and you can download 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 in November. If you have any questions regarding vendor opportunities, please email Vicki Bennett at or call 602-933-4060.

2017 Vendor Forms/Event Information

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

Conference attendees will receive a discounted room rate of $179/night plus taxes. You can contact Talking Stick Resort directly at 480-877-9897 (make sure to mention you are part of the Arizona Trauma Association’s conference!) to reserve your room. Click here for Talking Stick’s online reservation link!
NOTE: The special room rate is available for the 3 days before and after conference, too. Please call Talking Stick Resort at 480-877-9897 if you’d like to take advantage of this offer. Additional nights at the $179/night rate are subject to availability.
Some key points:

  • Complimentary self and valet parking
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms and meeting spaces
  • Rate is applicable 3 days before and after the event
  • Complimentary access to the fitness center

Other fees to consider:

  • Bellman gratuities $10/per person – automatic
  • Housekeeping gratuities $3/per room/night – automatic
  • Surcharge of $25/person each person extra in a room per night – automatic


download Talking Stick golf fact sheet (.pdf)


If you are in need of transportation to/from the airport and Talking Stick Resort,  please consider or call 1-800-410-4444. Uber and Lyft are also available to/from Talking Stick Resort and Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport

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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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