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CREF Brochure Gives a Snapshot of the CREF 2019 Experience

The CREF brochure is hot off our digital press, so have a look!

CREF Brochure 2019Click here or on the image at the left to see all that’s in store for you this October: an impressive lineup of internationally renowned speakers, scientific agenda, abstract submission guidelines, registration information, hotel details, accreditation information, San Diego highlights, and more.

You can download the CREF brochure to view on your own computer or also print a copy if you prefer.

Register by July 1 for Early-Bird Rates

Take Advantage of Discounted Registration Fees
Monday, July 1, is your final day to score a discounted conference registration, so don’t forget to register by midnight!Also remember that teams of 3+ from the same institution receive 10% off each registration.

Reserve Your Room at the Marriott

Book Now to Guarantee Availability
Remember to reserve your CREF hotel roomat the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. CREF’s discounted group rate for a standard room ($229.00 per night, no resort fee) is valid until September 17, 2019, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, so complete your reservation today!

If you prefer to reserve your room by phone or have questions about your reservation, call the Marriott Marquis at (877) 622-3056, and remember to mention CREF! For more information, view our CREF brochure or visit our CREF hotel page.

Submit Your Abstract for Presentation

Compete for the 20th Annual Utley Award
The CREF Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for the 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium.

Dr. Kumar -
																			2018 Utley Award WinnerAll abstracts selected for oral presentation will compete for the prestigious 20th Annual Utley Award.

The Utley Award includes free course registration, a commemorative sculpture, and an Apple Watch.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Blood Management
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Mechanical-Assist Devices
  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
  • Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Neurological or Renal Protection
  • Pre- or Post-Operative Surgery Protocols
  • Team Building and Organizational Culture

The abstract deadline is September 1, 2019. For details, view our CREF brochure or our abstract guidelines page.