Cardiac Surgery & Perfusion Conference Details

Abstract Guidelines

View CREF 2021 abstract submission guidelines plus details about the 21st Annual Utley Award. The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2021 meeting 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. 

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

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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, exhibits, industry talks, hands-on workshops, & social events. 

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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.

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Student Scholarships

Active or recent perfusion students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the CREF 2021 perfusion conference. View application details.

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CME / CEU Credit

CREF 2021 offers 44.3 CEUs (in-person) 34.7 CEUs (virtual), and 27.5 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.