CREF CME and CEU credit is available for nurses, perfusionists, physician assistants, and physicians who attend the 37th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, a continuing medical education and perfusion conference.

The conference offers the following continuing-education credits:

  • Category 1 CEUs for perfusionists and nurses
  • Category 1 CME credits for cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and advance-practice providers

CREF CME and CEU policies require that participants (1) show a photo ID when they check in and (2) sign in once each day to verify attendance.

The 2017 CREF CME and CEU totals are listed below.

2017 CEUs for CCPs & RNs

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP9793, allot 40.5 Category 1 CEUs to perfusionists and nurses in attendance. 2017 CEU credits are awarded on the following days:

ThursdaySeptember 2811.1
FridaySeptember 2912.9
SaturdaySeptember 3010.8
SundayOctober 15.7

2017 CREF CME Credits for MDs & PAs

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity was 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 designated this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 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 will be awarded on the following days:

ThursdaySeptember 284.5
FridaySeptember 295.75
SaturdaySeptember 307.75
SundayOctober 11.75

All attendees will receive CME certificates for the 2017 meeting by email directly following the conference. Your CREF CME or CEU certificate states the total number of hours attended, and that total is determined by the number of days you signed in.