CREF Conference registration and CREF early-bird registration rates

CREF 2022 Registration

Register Early for Discounted Rates
CREF 2022 registration for the 41st Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium is now open. Early-bird discounted rates are good through June 1, 2022, so remember to register soon! For details, visit our website.

CREF Hotel Reservations

Book Your Stay Now for Best Selection
The four-star Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is the official CREF 2022 hotel. Our reservation portal is active, so remember to make your reservations early if you're planning to attend this fall.

CREF attendees enjoy a discounted room rate of $249 per night, single or double, with no resort fee. The cutoff date for the reduced CREF hotel group rate is Tuesday, September 27, 2022, and that rate is valid two days before and after the event—based on availability. Book your room today!

Perfusion-Student Scholarships

Remember to Apply Before July 1
All current perfusion students or recent graduates are eligible to compete for the Swain Scholarship.

The award includes free conference registration, four nights in the conference hotel, a $500 travel stipend, and a speaking opportunity in the general session. Additional student scholarships include free registration.

If you or someone you know would like to apply, remember to do so by July 1, 2022. Email us a description of your research and a recommendation letter from your director.

Call for Abstracts

Compete for the 22nd Annual Utley Award
The CREF Program Committee invites abstract submissions for our 40th annual meeting. All abstracts accepted for oral presentation will compete for the 22nd Annual Utley Award.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Blood Management
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Mechanical-Assist Devices
  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
  • Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Neurological or Renal Protection
  • Pre- or Post-Operative Surgery Protocols
  • Team Building and Organizational Culture

You may also propose a topic that you believe would meet the educational needs of this audience.

The deadline to submit your abstract is September 2, 2022. For more information, view the abstract submission guidelines on our website.