CME and CEU Totals Awarded for 2018 Symposium

CREF CME/CEU: Category 1 Credit for the Entire Cardiac OR Team
The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and the California Board of Registered Nursing allot 40.1 Category 1 CEUs to perfusionists and nurses in attendance.

The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physicians in attendance. The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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Happy New Year from CREF!

Wishing You Peace, Love, and Prosperity in 2018

From all of us who work throughout the year to plan the Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, Happy New Year! You dedicate yourself to saving people’s lives and helping them love longer, inspiring us to serve you by providing quality, relevant continuing education—and an experience to remember. Thank you for your many years of support, and very best wishes for 2018.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend CREF in 2018

Submit your request now for time off to attend CREF in September. You won’t want to miss these 10 highlights:

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How to Avoid 3 Common Hotel Scams

How to Avoid 3 Common Hotel Scams

CREF’s primary purpose is to provide quality education, and recently we’ve learned that sometimes that means offering practical tips on how to keep our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors safe from hotel scams and credit-card fraud involving increasingly savvy hotel pirates, poachers, and front-desk impersonators.

1. Hotel Pirates

Here’s how this scam works: A fictitious business recruits aggressive salespeople via social media, creates a professional-looking website, names the business something like “Exhibitors Housing Services” or “Convention Hotel Services,” and then actively reaches out to faculty, exhibiting companies, or even attendees listed on a conference website. They then contact those individuals and explain that they are working with the conference organizer to secure hotel rooms and that rooms must be booked immediately due to low inventory. They charge the attendees’ credit cards but do not reserve rooms. 

To avoid falling victim to hotel pirates, follow these simple tips:

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