CREF Program and Scientific Agenda

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium is a premier international, interdisciplinary educational forum for healthcare professionals whose work relates to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, extracorporeal perfusion, and extracorporeal life support systems.

The 2018 CREF program and scientific agenda will focus on the following general topics areas:

  • Blood Management
  • ECLS Training & Management
  • Cardiac Surgery Team Updates
  • Myocardial Protection
  • Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Team Dynamics in the OR
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Renal and Neurological Protection
  • Legal and Financial Protection
  • Glycemia Control

This annual CME and CEU conference offers a program you won't find anywhere else: quality scientific presentations from leading experts, hands-on training workshops, informal group fireside chats, panel and case discussions, and Product Theater sessions on topics related to cardiac surgery and extracorporeal perfusion. CREF also features an impressive exhibit show, showcasing new equipment and technology for use in your practice.