CREF 2019 Hotel Marriott Marquis

Dr. C. David Mazer Joins the CREF Team
C. David Mazer MDA new CREF co-director joins the team: CREF is pleased to announce that Dr. C. David Mazer, Professor of Anesthesia and Physiology at the University of Toronto, will serve as the Co-Director of the 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. He will work alongside other Program Committee membersto shape the scientific program and create an exceptional educational experience for attendees.

“I feel honored to take on this position and look forward to contributing to the meeting, which has a reputation for quality education,” Mazer said. “We’ve already begun planning next year’s activity and are enthusiastic about the possibilities.”

About Dr. Mazer, CREF Co-Director
Dr. Mazer’s research interests include cardiac physiology and perioperative blood conservation and organ protection. He has co-authored 100+ peer-reviewed publications. These include practice guidelines and position statements related to perioperative transfusion and hemostasis from the STS, SCVA, and the CCS. Dr. Mazer was a lead investigator in the BART trial and is the principal investigator for TRICS III, a global study of transfusion triggers in cardiac surgery.

CREF Returns to the San Diego Marriott

Enjoy Its Newly Renovated Event Space
The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina serves as the CREF 2019 host hotel, offering a prime waterfront location in downtown San Diego.

CREF attendees enjoy discounted room rates of $229 per night,single or double, withno resort fee. The CREF hotel reservation link will be activated in January, so remember to book early to secure your room.

The AAA 4-star Marriott Marquis, adjacent to Seaport Village and the San Diego Convention Center, is just five minutes by car from the Lindbergh Airport (SAN) and a short walk from Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp District, Farmer’s Market, and the Amtrak station.

Call for Abstracts

Submit an Abstract for Early Consideration
The CREF Program Committee invites all researchers and clinicians to submit an abstract for presentation at the 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium.

You are invited to submit an abstract on the following topics or one that would meet our attendees’ educational needs:

  • 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

For more information, view our abstract guidelines, or contact us by email.