CREF faculty speakers

Keynote Speakers

Filip de Somer PhD ECCP
Filip de SomerFilip De Somer PhD ECCP serves as chief perfusionist at the Ghent University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium. He is a member of the Institute of Biomedical Technology of Ghent University and has authored / co-authored numerous publications. He is involved in ongoing research in perfusion, tissue engineering, blood management, and blood coagulation. Dr. de Somer serves on the editorial board of several journals (JECTPerfusionASAIO) and is section editor for IJAO. He is scheduled for three talks at CREF:

1) Keynote Speaker: Improving Perfusion by Incorporating Scientifically Proven Best Practices
2) ECMO and Anticoagulation: Are We Missing the Obvious?

3) Oxygen Delivery During Bypass: What Have We Learned?

Jamie Dickey Ungerleider MSW PhD and Ross M. Ungerleider MD MBA
Jamie and Ross UngerleiderJamie Dickey Ungerleider MSW PhD has spent 40+ years as an educator, psychotherapist, organizational consultant, and executive coach. In 2001, she began working primarily with healthcare professionals.

Ross M. Ungerleider MD MBA is a pediatric cardiac surgeon. He received his training at Duke University Medical Center, where he remained on the faculty for 15 years. He later assumed leadership roles at Oregon Health & Science University, Case Western Reserve University, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and Driscoll Children’s Hospital, helping to build children’s heart programs and teach leadership and teamwork at each organization. He is the author of 300+ peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters as well as an editor of two major textbooks on cardiac surgery.

The Ungerleiders will give the following talks at CREF:

1) Joint Keynote Speakers: Integrated Life Skills for Managing Life’s Demands
2) Ross Ungerleider MD MBA: Harnessing the Potential of the Human Factor to Improve Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery
3) Jamie Dickey Ungerleider MSW PhD: Moving from Resilience to "Prosilience" for Healthcare Providers

Confirmed CREF Faculty

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The 2022 CREF faculty include experts in the fields of cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular anesthesia, extracorporeal perfusion, health service research and quality, critical care, and more. View confirmed 2022 CREF faculty.

A preliminary program will be available in early May.

CREF Registration: In-Person or Virtual

Register Early for Discounted Rates
Choose between in-person and virtual registration for this year's CREF meeting in October. In-person registration is now open, and early-bird discounted rates are good through June 1, 2022, so remember to register soon! Virtual registration will open later this summer.

CREF Hotel Reservations

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The four-star Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is the official CREF 2022 hotel. Our reservation portal is active, so remember to make your reservations early if you're planning to attend this fall.