CREF CME and CEU credit is available for advanced-practice providers, nurses, perfusionists, and physicians who attend the 38th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, a continuing medical education and perfusion conference. The 2018 conference will offer the following continuing-education credits:

  • 40.1 Category 1 CEUs for perfusionists and nurses
  • 25.5 Category 1 CME credits for physicians and advanced-practice providers

To earn CREF CME and CEU credit, you must (1) show a photo ID when you check in and (2) sign in once each day to verify attendance.

Immediately following the meeting, you will receive your attendance certificate by email. Your CREF CME or CEU certificate states the total number of hours attended, and that total is based on the number of days you sign in. Note that sign-in is available each day until 11:00 a.m.

CREF 2018 CEUs for CCPs & RNs

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion has allotted 40.1 Category 1 CEUs to perfusionists in attendance. CREF is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP9793, for 40.1 contact hours.

CEU credits for perfusionists and nurses are awarded on the following days:

Thursday September 6 9.3
Friday September 7 13.2
Saturday September 8 11.0
Sunday September 9 6.6
TOTAL 40.1

2018 CREF CME Credits for MDs & PAs

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 25.5 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.

CME credits for physicians and advanced-practice providers are awarded on the following days:

Thursday September 6 7.75
Friday September 7 7.5
Saturday September 8 8.5
Sunday September 9 1.75
TOTAL 25.5

2017 CME & CEU Credit

All CME and CEU certificates for last year's meeting, held September 28 – October 1, 2017, have been sent. Each certificate states the total number of hours attended, and that total is determined by the number of days you signed in. For questions about the 2017 CREF CME and CEU totals or certificates, please contact us.