Cardiac Surgery & Perfusion Conference Details

Abstract Guidelines

View CREF 2023 abstract submission guidelines plus details about the 22nd Utley Award. Submit your abstract using the form provided. The deadline has passed.

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Hands-On Workshops

CREF hands-on workshops provide experiential education, at no extra cost, helping you learn & explore in a safe, supportive environment. 


CREF speakers, world-renowned experts in their field, provide practical advice on how to implement important changes to improve your practice


CREF hybrid perfusion conference registration is available for advanced-practice providers, nurses, perfusionists, physicians, students, & guests.

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The CREF cardiac surgery and perfusion conference program features lectures, fireside chats, exhibits, industry talks, hands-on workshops, and social events. 

Conference Hotel

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina serves as the CREF 2023 host hotel. It's in the heart of downtown San Diego, right on the waterfront.

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Student Scholarships

Active or recent perfusion students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the CREF 2023 perfusion conference. View application details.

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CME / CEU Credit

CREF 2022 offered 45.7 CEUs (in-person) 40.0 CEUs (virtual), and 25.0 CME credits (in-person & virtual) for the CVOR and CVICU team. 

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Product Theaters

Dine with friends and colleagues and discover the benefits of employing advanced technology, best practices, and specialized services.