CREF Accreditation: Credit for the Cardiac Surgical Team

CREF 2015 offers Category 1 CME Credits and CEUs for the 35th Annual San Diego Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, a continuing medical education and perfusion conference. Continuing-education credit is available for nurses, perfusionists, physician assistants, and physicians.

The 2015 CREF meeting offers the following continuing-education credits:

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

CREF CEU Credits for Perfusionists and Nurses

CEU Designation Statement

PERFUSIONISTS: The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion has allotted 40.2 CEU hours to perfusionists in attendance:

  • Wednesday 8.1
  • Thursday: 14.1
  • Friday: 12.3
  • Saturday: 5.7
  • TOTAL: 40.2

NURSES: The Cardiothoracic Research and Education Forum is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP9793, for 40.2 contact hours.

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 19.5 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 4.5
  • Thursday: 7.25
  • Friday: 7.75
  • Saturday: 0
  • TOTAL: 19.5