CREF Abstract Guidelines

The CREF abstract guidelines and submission form are included below. The CREF 2017 Program Committee invites participants to submit abstracts for presentation. Accepted abstracts will be presented as either (1) oral with optional poster presentation or (2) poster presentation only.

The abstract deadline is August 1, 2017. 

Oral Presentations: Superior abstracts, chosen by the Program Committee, will be presented orally as bullet abstracts. Complete instructions (including presentation details, electronic poster details, set-up times, etc.) will be provided after acceptance notification.

Poster Presentations: All accepted abstracts will be displayed as posters throughout the meeting and presented during the Thursday-morning break. Complete instructions will be provided after acceptance notification.

Medtronic 18th Annual Utley Award

All abstracts submitted for the 2017 CREF meeting will be considered for the Medtronic 18th Annual Utley Award, named in honor of Joe R. Utley MD, Founder and Director of the Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation (CREF).

The Medtronic 18th Annual Utley Award recognizes excellence in scientific research and presentation and is awarded for the best oral abstract presented.

How to Submit Your Abstract

To submit an abstract for the 2017 CREF Meeting, carefully follow the guidelines below.

All abstracts must include the following information:

  • Name and degree(s) of all authors, with presenting author’s name listed in upper case.
  • Brief title of the abstract, including the nature of the study only (no abbreviations, please).
CREF 2016 Utley Award for best abstract presented at the 36th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium in Long Beach, California.
Medtronic 17th Utley Award Winner Sudharsan Madhavan and Denise Steinbring, Medtronic

In the abstract text, include the following information:

  • A concise statement of the investigation’s purpose
  • A brief explanation of the study’s materials and methods
  • A summary of the study’s results
  • Conclusions supported by the investigation’s results

If you have references or graphics, email them as separate attachments to the following address: info@crefmeeting.com. Your abstract should not exceed 500 words.

Abstract Deadline

The abstract deadline is August 1, 2017. Submit your abstract now for early consideration and an opportunity to present in the plenary session. All abstract submissions must follow the CREF abstract guidelines and include completed disclosure information at the bottom of this page.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your abstract. If you do not, please email us or phone 1-805-541-3118. The Program Committee members will review your abstract, and you will be notified of their decision well in advance of the meeting. If accepted for presentation or display, your abstract will be printed in the course syllabus as submitted, so please edit and proofread carefully.

If you have any questions about the above CREF abstract guidelines, please contact CREF.

CREF Abstract Submission Form