Cardiac Surgery & Perfusion Conference Details Abstract Guidelines View CREF 2021 abstract submission guidelines plus details about the 21st Annual Utley Award. Submit your abstract now for early consideration. Learn More Hands-On Workshops CREF hands-on workshops provide experiential education, at no extra cost, helping you learn & explore in a safe, supportive environment. Learn More Speakers CREF speakers, world-renowned experts in their field, provide practical advice on how to implement important changes to improve your practice Learn More Registration CREF perfusion conference registration opens soon for advanced-practice providers, nurses, perfusionists, physicians, students, & guests. Learn More Program The CREF cardiac surgery and perfusion conference program features lectures, exhibits, industry talks, hands-on workshops, & social events. Learn More Conference Hotel The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina serves as the CREF 2021 host hotel. It's in the heart of downtown San Diego, right on the waterfront. Learn More Student Scholarships Active or recent perfusion students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the CREF 2021 perfusion conference. View application details. Learn More CME / CEU Credit CREF 2019 offered 44.1 Category 1 CEU credits and 27.25 Category 1 CME credits for APPs, cardiac nurses, perfusionists, & physicians. Learn More Product Theaters Dine with friends and colleagues and discover the benefits of employing advanced technology, best practices, and specialized services.