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Southwest Regional Trauma Conference begins June 29

Conference provides hands-on training and the latest strategies in support of trauma and pre-hospital EMS providers

TUCSON, Ariz. (June 27, 2023) – Ensuring that critical trauma treatment is available at the scene of an injury saves lives and improves the outcome for survivors. To help ensure emergency medical services providers are informed with the most up-to-date trauma treatment strategies, Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are hosting the Southwest Trauma Conference, which is in its 32nd year.  

The Southwest Trauma Conference provides prehospital treatment strategies to minimize or prevent trauma complications, emerging research for the treatment of trauma patients and experts sharing expertise on the following topics: first-responder scene safety, lightening injuries, a burn workshop, helicopter ground rescue demonstration, geriatric care, human trafficking, aeromedical transport and animal attacks. There will also be a grateful survivor story featuring Tucson Police Officer Kyle Lorenz who was involved in a hit and run in February.

The conference will be held June 29-30 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85745.

The conference agenda includes the following agenda highlights:

June 29:

  • 9:50 – 10:15 a.m.: Beyond the brink of death: Traumatic cardiac arrest.
  • 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. TPD officer Kyle Lorenz, grateful survivor story and reunion.
  • 4:15 – 4:40 p.m.: Southern Arizona CSI: The medical examiner in Arizona.
  • 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.: Helicopter ground rescue demonstration.


June 30:

  • 9:10 – 9:35 a.m.: ABCs of pediatric cervical spine Injuries.
  • 1:15 – 1:40 p.m.: When the hunter becomes the hunted: When animals attack.
  • 2:15 – 2:40 p.m.: The shock of a lifetime: Lightening Injuries.
  • 3:10 – 3:35 p.m.: When heroes need rescuing: First responder scene safety.

The full agenda can be viewed here:

Media are invited to attend the conference and experts will be available for interviews. Please contact Rebecca Ruiz McGill (520-360-0308; [email protected] to confirm your attendance.


About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or


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