Happy Perfusion Week 2021!

This Perfusion Week 2021, CREF is excited to honor perfusionists around the world who have played a vital role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing extracorporeal support to some of the most critically ill patients. This Perfusion Week 2021, we honor all perfusionists, who serve as a critical part of any successful cardiovascular surgical team. We tip our hats to you and offer our sincere gratitude for your dedication to saving lives and helping people live and love longer.

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California Poised to Fully Reopen June 15

California reopens June 15 because cases are low and vaccinations ahead of schedule, according to California Governor Gavin Newsom. In his announcement Tuesday, April 6, Newsom confirmed that California could lift most statewide COVID-19 restrictions by June 15 if vaccine supply is sufficient and hospitalizations remain low.

For conventions, that means that when California reopens, indoor gatherings greater than 100 people will be allowed, provided that participants wear face masks. International convention attendees will be allowed only if fully vaccinated. Continue reading “California Poised to Fully Reopen June 15”

CREF Marriott Reservation Portal Now Open

The 2021 CREF Marriott hotel reservation portal is now open, and it’s never too early to book your stay.

The four-star Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is the official CREF 2021 hotel. Our reservation portal is now active, so remember to make your reservations early if you’re planning to attend this fall.

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New Year’s Wishes from CREF

CREF 2021 knows that COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s lives. And although 2020 has been difficult in ways we never could have anticipated, we feel hopeful that medical advances will help curb the COVID-19 pandemic so that in 2021, we will find ourselves returning to a safer, more socially fulfilling life. That includes meeting once again, face to face, in the fall. While we recognize that conditions might worsen before they improve, everyone at CREF sends you their warmest wishes for a better New Year.

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Why CREF Rescheduled the 2020 Meeting

The CREF Planning Committee has decided to reschedule our 40th anniversary meeting to next year, September 22 – 26, 2021. It will be held at the same venue, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, and in the same meeting space.

Why Reschedule CREF?

Rescheduling instead of cancelling CREF 2020 is our most responsible and financially viable option. Here’s why:

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CREF & COVID-19: What You Should Know

CREF understands that the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to dominate our daily news, and it remains at the forefront of our concerns and conversations.

Above all, the CREF Program Committee and staff want to assure you that keeping you, your family, and your patients safe and well is our top priority, and it guides our every planning decision during this difficult time. Continue reading “CREF & COVID-19: What You Should Know”