The Cardiothoracic Research and Education Forum (CREF) has made the difficult but necessary decision to end the Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. Since 1980, we have held ourselves to the highest standards of quality and integrity, and we trust that the final result has reflected our commitment to excellence.

On behalf of the CREF Program and Planning Committees, thank you for your support. It has been an honor to provide you with world-class continuing education and fruitful networking opportunities. We have also valued our partnership with industry leaders who develop the products and services that help you practice the best healthcare possible. We consider you all members of one big extended CREF family and will miss seeing you at our yearly gathering.

Thank you again for your support, and may our paths cross again in the future.

Warm regards,

The CREF Team