CREF Product Theaters

CREF Product Theaters (PTs) give you a chance to explore commercial products and services that can shape your work environment, improve your practice, and promote better patient care. At CREF PTs, dine with friends and colleagues and discover the benefits of employing advanced technology, best practices, and specialized services.

Attend CREF Product Theaters to:

  • Gain practical understanding of products and services related to your practice
  • Hear about some of the latest findings in CPB care
  • Observe demonstrations of innovative equipment and technologies
  • Obtain hands-on experience with products related to your profession
  • Hear answers from key experts and industry representatives

PTs are organized independently by their industry hosts, and registered attendees pay no additional charge to attend. All PTs are offered first come, first served. 

CEU credit, but not CME credit, is offered for all CREF Product Theaters.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11


6:45 – 8:00 AM

Terumo Breakfast Product Theater:
Patient Blood Management and Clinical Performance in Cell Salvage: Update and Recent Experiences
LOCATION: MARINA BALLROOM D/E

Speaker
Michael Nosch MD

Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy
Marien Hospital Bottrop
Academic Hospital of the University Duisburg-Essen


12:00 – 1:30 PM

Medtronic Lunch Product Theater:
Your Mission Is Our Mission: Advancing ECLS Therapy
LOCATION: MARINA BALLROOM D/E

Speakers
• Dave Dewindt – Sr. Marketing Director, Medtronic
• Dr. William Jakobleff – Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Montefiore Medical Center
• Richard Walczak – Invosurg Inc & CCP at Duke University

Description
Hear about changes in ECMO from Medtronic leaders and leading clinicians in the ECMO space. This lunch symposium will highlight Medtronic’s Mission alongside clinical presentations on ECMO, use of our new catheter, and considerations for products designed for ECMO. Together, with our partners in healthcare, Medtronic is helping shape a comprehensive solution.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12


6:45 – 8:00 AM

Terumo Breakfast Product Theater:
Changes in Deep Sternal Wound Infection after Cardiac Surgery
LOCATION: MARINA BALLROOM D/E

Speaker
Baron L. Hamman MD

Dr. Hamman is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has been in practice since 1996. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Description
During this breakfast session, Dr. Baron Hamman will present the findings of a two-year study of patients who underwent cardiac surgery by a single surgeon who systematically adopted application of a paste containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the edges of sternal wounds before closure.


12:00 – 1:30 PM

Legally Mine Lunch Product Theater:
Understanding Legal Tools: Keys to Lawsuit Prevention, License Protection and Tax Reduction
LOCATION: MARINA BALLROOM D/E

Speaker
Daniel J. McNeff BS CFP

Mr. McNeff is the CEO of Legally Mine. In addition to running his own businesses for the last 20 years, he has served as the Senior Vice President of one of the Nation’s largest financial services company for 15 years. He is a published author with one book and many magazine and newspaper articles. He has been married for 38 years, is the father of 8 children and grandfather to 17 so far.

Mr. McNeff has conducted hundreds of seminars and is responsible for helping thousands of people protect their assets and reduce their tax liability.

Description
By attending our course, attendees will learn how to:

  • Keep their name and license off of the NPDB
  • Eliminate costly legal fees associated with lawsuits
  • Protect their earning power
  • Utilize proven tax strategies

CREF Product Theaters are organized independently by their industry hosts, and registered attendees pay no additional charge to attend. All PTs are offered first come, first served.

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