Conference Details

Abstract Guidelines

The abstract deadline has passed. View submission guidelines plus complete details about the Medtronic 19th Annual Utley Award.

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Hands-On Workshops

CREF 2018 workshops give attendees hands-on education—at no extra cost—to learn & explore in a safe, supportive environment. 

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CREF speakers, world-renowned experts in their field, provide practical advice on how to implement important changes to improve your practice

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CREF 2018 meeting registration is now closed. 



The CREF program and scientific agenda have a perfect blend of lectures, exhibits, industry talks, hands-on workshops, & networking events.

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Conference Hotel

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter serves as the CREF 2018 host hotel. This AAA 4-Diamond hotel sits in the heart of downtown San Diego, 

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Student Scholarships

Active or recent perfusion students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the CREF 2018 perfusion meeting. View application details & more.

CME / CEU Credit

CREF offers 40.1 Category 1 CEU credits and 25.5 Category 1 CME credits for cardiac anesthesiologists, PAs, perfusionists, & surgeons. 

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Product Theaters

Dine with friends and colleagues and discover the benefits of employing advanced technology, best practices, and specialized services.