CREF Early-Bird Registration: Just 7 Days Left!

Register by Midnight on May 31 to Save 

CREF early-bird registration ends Wednesday, May 31, so don’t forget to register before midnight! Also remember that teams of 3+ from the same institution receive a 10% discount.

September in San Diego: What to Do

Start Planning Your Leisure Time

Here’s a sample of a fun activities you might enjoy during your free time at CREF:

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CREF Brochure Available for Download

Experience 24/7 Digital Access to CREF Details

The CREF 2017 mini-brochure is hot off the virtual press, but you won’t find a copy of it in your mailbox because CREF is going digital—to provide a green alternative to traditional printing, to save on production and mailing costs, and to provide you with the most up-to-date information at all times.

Simply download the CREF mini-brochure to view our impressive lineup of internationally renowned speakers, detailed scientific agenda, industry-sponsored eat-and-learn Product Theaters, abstract submission guidelines, and more. Preview what’s in store this September!

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What Sets CREF Apart?

CREF Accreditation Validates Educational Excellence

The international, interdisciplinary Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium complies with accreditation requirements established by the ACCME, the ABCP, and the California BRN. As a result, CREF accreditation enables us to provide CME credit and CEUs for the entire cardiac OR team.

To ensure that our CME content addresses practice gaps and delivers scientifically sound, independent education that is free from commercial bias, the Program Committee and conference organizers follow strict ACCME rules.

CREF abides by such rigorous standards because its leaders are dedicated to openly sharing new, unbiased scientific information and evidence-based practice techniques that benefit you, your practice, and, most importantly, your patients.

Discerning attendees value these distinctions. View more information about CREF CME credit and CEUs.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from CREF!

A CREF Valentine to You

February is American Heart Month, so to honor those of you who save and improve the lives of those we love,

We you!

A CREF Valentine and heartfelt thank you for the long hours, hard work, and dedication to your profession.

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CREF Conference Registration Opens

Register Early for Discounted Rates

CREF conference registration for the 37th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium is now open, and early-bird fees last through April 15, 2017.

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Happy New Year from CREF!

Wishing You Peace, Love, and Prosperity in 2017

From all of us who work throughout the year to plan the Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, Happy New Year! You dedicate yourself to saving people’s lives and helping them love longer, inspiring us to serve you by providing quality, relevant continuing education—and an experience to remember. Thank you for your many years of support, and very best wishes for 2017.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend CREF in 2017

Submit your request now for time off to attend CREF in September. You won’t want to miss these 10 highlights: Continue reading “Happy New Year from CREF!”