CREF Abstract Guidelines

The CREF abstract guidelines and submission form are included below. The CREF 2023 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 Friday, August 4, 2023.

Oral Presentations: Some abstracts, chosen by the Program Committee, will be presented orally as bullet abstracts and compete for the 23rd Utley Award. 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.

23rd Utley Award

CREF Utley Award Winner Simona Maksimyan
22nd Utley Award Winner: Simona Maksimyan OMS III

All oral abstracts presented at the CREF 2023 will be considered for the 23rd Utley Award, named in honor of Joe R. Utley MD, Founder and Director of the Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation (CREF).

The 23rd 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 2023 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).
  • Disclosure information to comply with ACCME rules regarding Standards for Commercial Support of CME.

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

The form below includes a section for uploading references or graphics.

Your abstract should not exceed 500 words.

Abstract Deadline

The abstract deadline is August 4, 2023. To submit an abstract for early consideration, use the form below.

All abstract submissions must follow the CREF abstract guidelines and include completed disclosure information at the bottom of this page.

Abstract Confirmation & Review

Within three days of submitting your abstract, you will receive an email confirming receipt. 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.