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Letter of Intent Instructions

  • 2020 Research Grant Letters of Intent Due: November 15, 2019
PURPOSE OF GRANT: The purpose of the STN Research Grants Program is to support trauma nursing research that will have a positive impact on patients or family members of patients who have had an injury due to a traumatic mechanism, or that will have a positive impact on preventing such injuries.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator of the study must be an STN member involved in some aspect of trauma patient care, education or research.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: The letter of intent is due approximately two months prior to the application submission date. It is used to select qualified projects and candidates, and to verify the research team composition. The submission and acceptance of a letter of intent does not imply that the applicant will receive funding. Investigators will be notified if projects are deemed inappropriate for this particular application. Applications without a prior letter of intent will not be considered for funding.

Online Letter of Intent Form

INTENT FORM: Please complete all areas of the letter of intent form as instructed below:
  • Principal Investigator: Name the one individual who will be primarily responsible for implementing this proposal and for reporting to STN. Provide name, credentials, institutional affiliation and previous research funding experience and amount of funding.
  • Title of the project: Provide exact title of project.
  • Brief statement describing the proposed study, including the following areas (Please limit to 300 words)
    • Purpose/Background
    • Aims/Research Questions
    • Methods
  • Design - Identify the research design. Indicate if the project is a pilot study.
  • Sample - For qualitative or quantitative studies, describe the projected number and type of participants.
  • Setting - Provide a brief rationale for the use of the selected setting(s).
  • Procedure - Describe all sampling and assignment procedures.
  • Research Team: (names, credentials, institutional affiliations, role on the team, previous completed Research funding experience and amount of project research funding received over the past three years, if any).
  • List of potential research sites, if applicable
All Letters of Intent must be submitted by November 15, 2019.

Receipt of the Letter of Intent will be confirmed electronically upon submission..

2023 Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

Reach Your Target Audience at TraumaCon 2023!

The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) is a membership-based, non-profit organization whose members represent trauma nurses from around the world. Members are health care professionals who are innovators and leaders in research, education, management, and direct trauma service delivery.

Download Exhibitor Prospectus & Application Form [PDF]
Exhibitor Benefits

STN’s Annual Conference, TraumaCon, is the trauma community’s most powerful networking event for connecting with trauma centers and their influential leaders. In 2023, the Society is expecting an audience of over 600 trauma nurses, many of whom are involved in the management of trauma programs and trauma systems. You will find your customers in Denver, Colorado, March 29 - March 31, at the Hyatt Regency Denver. Highlight the best of your company’s products and services by exhibiting at TraumaCon! Connect with individuals who serve in leadership roles and have purchasing power within their health system. As Trauma Program Managers (TPM), their main responsibility is to oversee the entire trauma service line and ensure that it runs smoothly, often influencing financial decisions tied to specific patient care items and equipment.

If you provide any of these products or services, you need to exhibit at TraumaCon:

  • Advanced Monitoring Systems & Products
  • Data Collection/Registry, Analysis, Research & Evaluation Software Products
  • Drug Therapies for Trauma
  • Fluid Management
  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Injury Prevention Resources
  • Medical/Critical Care Transport
  • Nurse Recruitment
  • Nursing Specialty Certification
  • Patient Temperature Management
  • Radiology & Imaging Equipment
  • Spinal Immobilization & Support Devices
  • Therapeutic Support Systems
  • Trauma Resuscitation Products
  • Wound Care & Irrigation Systems

Exhibit Hall Hours

STN is committed to offering an environment where participants and vendors have multiple chances to interact with each other and learn about the products and services available to trauma nursing professionals and centers. Please be sure to join us for the following networking activities and take advantage of the opportunity to connect with your customers. Note: Times are tentative and subject to change.

Wednesday, March 29
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Exhibitor Registration, Move-in & Set-up

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Vendor Booth Game Starts
Poster Judging & Poster Abstract Viewing (CE available)

Thursday, March 30
9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open; Attendee breaks hosted in the Exhibit Hall

12:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:45 PM
Vendor Prize Drawing

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event! Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Sponsor/Exhibitor applications are due by March 3, 2023.

Exhibitor Core Benefits

All STN Sponsors and Exhibitors receive the following mutual benefits:

Networking & Educational Opportunities: Each exhibiting company is provided two complimentary full conference registrations, a value of $1300. Registration passes include Thursday and Friday breakout/general sessions as well as two continental breakfasts, two lunches, four breaks and a welcome networking reception. Additional exhibitor badges may be purchased for $500 per additional attendee.

Attendee Mailing & Emailing Lists: Pre-and post-conference access to the exclusive registration list for promotional use (see Networking Opportunities for additional details).

STN Web Site & Conference Reminders: Recognition on the STN Website and in conference reminders.

Conference Syllabus: Recognition in the Conference Syllabus. (Application and information form must be received by March 3, 2023)

Badge Identification: Company representative(s) identified as an exhibitor on their badges.

Vendor Booth Game: STN organizes an exhibit hall game (complete with prizes) which includes both vendor and registrant participation. The goal of the game is to draw registrants to the exhibit hall and initiate conversations. Be ready to engage the participants at your booth and make the most of your time at the conference. Details and instructions about the game will be communicated in your confirmation email.

Attendee Emailing Lists — As a benefit of exhibiting at the STN Conference, confirmed vendors receive registration lists with email addresses. STN encourages exhibitors to reach out to registrants prior to the conference. The lists should be used to provide company and product information to registrants as well as to invite participants to stop by your booth to learn more.

Exhibit Booth Assignment — All space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. STN reserves the right to rearrange the floor plan in the best interest of the show as a whole. Sharing space is prohibited. Ruling of STN shall be final with regard to use of the exhibit space.

Note: All exhibit space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. STN reserves the right to rearrange the floor plan in the best interest of the show as a whole. Sharing space is prohibited. Ruling of STN shall be final with regard to use of the exhibit space.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyard Logo printed on attendee conference lanyards – logo supplied by sponsor $5,000
Attendee Bag Company logo on bags carried by each attendee – logo supplied by sponsor $4,000
Technology Sponsor Company recognized as provider of conference app and wifi for attendees $3,000
Conference Syllabus Full page, 4-color back cover company ad
Company logo on front cover
Company logo in the page footer of the syllabus content – artwork supplied by sponsor
Water Bottle Company and STN logo printed on water bottles distributed in registration bags to use at watering stations in the Exhibit Hall and at all refreshment breaks – logo provided by sponsor $2,500
Social Media Receive 5 total social media posts (Facebook/Twitter) during March/April. Sponsor will supply content/artwork. $2,000 (two available)
Floor Decals Floor decals placed during the conference, leading to Exhibit Hall $2,000
Newsletter Promotion Listed in the March and April STN Newsletter $2,000
Pocket Program Company logo on cover and ad placed on inside page – logo and artwork supplied by sponsor $1,500
Attendee Hotel Room Drop Have your collateral delivered to attendees’ guest rooms. (hotel service charge will apply) $1,000 (two available)
Registration Bag Insert Small promotional item or brochure included in registration bag (company provides item/brochure) $1,000
Conference Pens Company logo placed on pens– logo supplied by sponsor $1,000

STN Position Statement on Gun Violence

  • Download Position Statement [PDF]

    Trauma nurses witness tragedy and bodily harm every day. Our work involves delivering compassionate care during what is often the most distressing day of people’s lives. We see every way the human body can be injured, and we see the incredible effort as trauma teams fight to sustain their patients’ will to survive and thrive.
    With the past weeks’ mass shootings, our hearts break for the loss of life, the lifelong impact of injury, the emotional trauma, and the damage to communities, institutions, and our country. Our hearts also carry a deep ache and an abiding strain on behalf of the trauma nurses at the frontlines of each of these tragedies. We know the grim, long days and the secondary trauma.
    Our ability to remain steadfast in the trauma bay, trauma ICUs, and on trauma floors is sustained by hope that things will get better—not just for our patients but for the circumstances that bring them to us. This is increasingly difficult as gun violence continues to escalate throughout the nation.
    Gun violence is a serious public health crisis which requires the intensity of effort, focus, and initiative that is applied to any other crisis facing the public. In 2020, there were more than 45,000 firearm-related deaths in the US, or approximately 124 people per day.1,2  Every year in the US, approximately 117,000 people are shot; every day in the US, 321 people are shot.2 Two-hundred ten of these people survive, often with devastating, lifelong complications from their injuries.1,2  Sixty-five of these shootings are suicide deaths.3  The leading cause of death in children is now firearm related injury, overtaking motor vehicle crash as the leading cause of death in 2020.4 For every child or teen fatally shot, another 5 suffer non-fatal gunshot wounds.4 The impact of firearm related injuries has far reaching emotional and financial implications not only to the patient, but also to families and communities.5
    The Society of Trauma Nurses stands in full support of efforts to reduce gun violence, create safer and healthier communities for all, and to address the public health crisis of gun violence with research, prevention, and policy. A balanced approach to the epidemic of gun violence includes thoughtful, sensible, evidence-based programs developed with a focus on safety and gun injury prevention for all communities, addressing immediate risks and expanding into deeper cause-related frontiers. We commit to collaborative partnerships dedicated to ending gun violence, and to the support of those caring for victims of gun violence.
    It is the position of the Society of Trauma Nurses that:
    • Gun violence in all forms must not be tolerated, under any circumstances, from any source.
    • Nurses must, as bound to their ethical obligations, advocate for patient health; they can and should support efforts in advocacy that aim to reduce gun violence.6
    • Trauma nurses and nurse associations should demand effective, sensible legislation such as appropriate screening (expansion of background checks), reasonable waiting periods to purchase guns, raising of the age limit to purchase semi-automatic rifles, and reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban, under which there was a significant reduction in mass shootings.7  
    • Trauma nurses should engage in development of setting-based interventions and skills supporting reduction in gun violence such as: addressing underlying issues leading to gun violence, building and growing prevention infrastructure, promoting safe storage of firearms, engaging in and advocating for funding for gun violence related research, and leading the way in normalizing gun safety culture discussions in health care.
    • Trauma nurses should use evidence-based tools to assess patients for mental health and domestic/interpersonal violence risk as part of routine screening at care access points and assure patients are provided resources and interventions to reduce firearm related self-harm or violence.8
    We commend our legislators for the recent bipartisan work necessary to begin addressing a defining public health crisis.  More work must be done to prevent senseless loss of life, and to restore a belief that schools, grocery stores, clinics, and the many other locations who have borne witness to catastrophic gun violence are once again safe.  We owe this to our patients, our healthcare providers, and our communities.

    Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee
    Board of Directors
    Society of Trauma Nurses
    1Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions. (2022). A Year in Review: 2020 Gun Deaths in the U.S. Available:
    2Centers for Disease Control. (2022, June 6). Vital signs. Firearm deaths grow, disparities widen.
    3Gun Violence Archive. (2022, June 18).
    4GoldstickCenters for Disease Control. (2022, May 4). Fast facts: Firearm violence prevention.
    5Goldstick, J,. E., Cunningham, R. M., & Carter, P. M. (2022). Current causes of death in children and adolescents in the United States. N Engl J Med 2022;New England journal of medicine386:(20), 1955-1956 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2201761 .
    6American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements
    7DiMaggio C, Avraham J, Berry C, Bukur M, Feldman J, Klein M, Shah N, Tandon M, Frangos S. Changes in US mass shooting deaths associated with the 1994-2004 federal assault weapons ban: Analysis of open-source data. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jan;86(1):11-19. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002060. PMID: 30188421.
    8Bulger E, Kuhls D, Campbell B, et al. (2019). Proceedings from the Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention: A Public Health Approach to Reduce Death and Disability in the US. J Am Coll Surg; 415-420e12.
  • Adopted July 18, 2022

    Hotel Reservations

    Hotel Options

    Hyatt Regency Denver

    Explore the sights and sounds of Denver from the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Located one block from the 16th Street Mall and walking distance to Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the hotel offers a stylish stay in downtown Denver with access to the 27th-floor Peaks Lounge, the highest-rising lounge in the city with spectacular Rocky Mountain views.

    The TraumaCon 2023 hotel rate for the Hyatt Regency Denver is $229 per night plus tax. Click here to make hotel reservations.

    For attendees that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call the Reservation Center at (303) 436-1234 to secure a reservation; mention “TraumaCon 2023” when registering by phone, or reference the group code: G-TRCN

    Embassy Suites Denver Downtown

    Our suites are across the street from The Colorado Convention Center and we’re a five-minute walk from 16th Street Mall and its free MallRide shuttle to Union Station. Ball games at Pepsi Center and Coors Field are a mile away. Enjoy made-to-order breakfast, our complimentary evening reception, and access to our indoor saltwater pool and fitness center.

    The TraumaCon 2023 hotel rate for the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown is $209 per night plus tax. Click here to make hotel reservations.

    For attendees that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call the Reservation Center at (303) 436-1000 to secure a reservation; mention “TraumaCon 2023” when registering by phone, or reference the group code: CESSTN


    Denver International Airport (DEN): 27 miles
    Union Station: 1 mile
    Mass Transit: Light Rail Service / RTD – Stops at most corners in the city, including Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center)/ Elitch Gardens

    Union Station – Lower Downtown (LODO) / Coors Field / 16th Street Mall. Cost is $2.60 to $5.00 each way

    Denver Airport Rail – Travelers can use A Line, the rail service from Denver International Airport to LoDo's (lower downtown) Union Station and back, courtesy of Regional Transportation District (RTD). The Denver Airport Rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes at a cost of $10.50 each way.

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