CREF CME Credits & CEUs: How Many Are Available?


Category 1 CME Credits and CEUs for the 34th Annual San Diego Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2014), a continuing medical education and perfusion conference, are available for nurses, perfusionists, physician assistants, and physicians.

The 2014 CREF meeting offers the following continuing-education credits:

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

See information below for specific details regarding the number of Category 1 CME CEU credits offered at the CREF conference.

CREF CEU Credits for Perfusionists and Nurses

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion has allotted 38.1 CEU hours to perfusionists in attendance:

Wednesday: 6.0
Thursday: 13.8
Friday: 11.7
Saturday: 6.6
TOTAL: 38.1

The Cardiothoracic Education and Research Institute is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP9793, for 38.1 contact hours.

CME Credits for Physicians and Physician Assistants

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Aligned Management Associates, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CME Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

General Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus. 

AB 1195 Compliance Statement

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information and resources regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please contact Susan Westwood on or before January 1, 2014.