Happy Thanksgiving from CREF!

Wishing You Peace, Gratitude, & Good Food

Happy Thanksgiving from CREF Staff and Program Committee! Even if you don’t celebrate this traditional U.S. holiday, we hope that you find time to spend with friends, family, and loved ones, sharing good food and reflecting on the many things you feel grateful for.

CREF 2018 Dates Announced

Mark Your Calendar & Put in Your Request!

Start making plans now to join your friends and colleagues in beautiful downtown San Diego for the 38th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium:

September 6 – 9, 2018
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California, USA

We already have fantastic plans in the works to ensure a memorable, educational, fun experience, so stay tuned for more details!

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Go Back to School at CREF!

Adult Education with the Best of Elementary School

If back-to-school excitement has you fondly recalling your own school memories, satisfy your urge to be a lifelong student by attending CREF. It offers the kind of learning experience you only dreamed of as a child:

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Medtronic Hands-On Autotransfusion Simulation Workshop

Openings Are Limited, So Register Soon!

CREF hands-on workshops include a Medtronic Hands-On Autotransfusion Simulation Workshop, which is free for CREF 2017 attendees. It offers individualized sessions with Medtronic clinical specialists to evaluate techniques in autotransfusion for surgical and trauma situations.

Participants will use computer simulation and hands-on hardware to try techniques, such as tandem reservoir configurations, and handling relative contraindications. Several simulation scenarios will be available, along with information on dynamic cell-salvage technology.

This workshop will be held throughout the conference, and available times will be announced via email to registered CREF attendees.

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Hands-On ECLS / ECMO Workshop

Space Is Limited: Pre-Registration Begins in July

A hands-on ECLS / CREF ECMO  workshop will kick off the 37th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. Designed for clinicians who care for patients with pulmonary and / or circulatory failure, this workshop will provide practical training in ECLS circuit management. Topics will include initiation of support, controls, troubleshooting, cannulation, and other essential skills.

Educational content will address all levels of experience, beginner to advanced. The workshop format will include didactic lectures and hands-on instruction, customized to each participant’s experience and skill level.

The ECLS / CREF ECMO workshop will be held Thursday, September 28, 8:00 – 12:00. Lunch will be provided.

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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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