CREF CEU and CME Credits for 2016

CREF 2016 offers Category 1 CME Credits and CREF CEU Credits for the 36th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, a continuing medical education and perfusion conference. Continuing-education credit is available for nurses, perfusionists, physician assistants, and physicians. The 2016 CREF meeting offers the following continuing-education credits:

  • Category 1 CREF CEUs for perfusionists and nurses
  • Category 1 CREF CME credits for cardiac surgeons and physician assistants

CREF CME Credits for Physicians and
Physician Assistants

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and Aligned Management Associates, Inc. IMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation Statement

The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PHYSICIANS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: CME credits are awarded on the following days:

  • Wednesday 3.0
  • Thursday: 7.0
  • Friday: 7.25
  • Saturday: 2.5
  • TOTAL: 19.75

CREF CEU Credits for Perfusionists
and Nurses


In 2015, the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP9793, allotted 40.2 CEU hours to perfusionists and nurses in attendance. The CREF 2016 CEU totals will be announced in December 2015.