CREF perfusion scholarships

Swain Scholarship Winner: Kali Begum RN BSN

CREF 2019 Mini-BrochureCongratulations to Kali Begum RN BSN, who has been selected from a pool of highly qualified applicants to receive the CREF 2019 Swain Scholarship. CREF Program Committee members award this scholarship to the top perfusion student or recent graduate.

Prior to entering perfusion school, Begum worked as a cardiothoracic ICU nurse. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and expects to graduate in May 2020. Begum will present the following original research at this year’s conference: “Is Goal-Directed Perfusion Using Lean Body Weight Predictive of Acute Kidney Injury? A Retrospective Review.”

CREF Brochure Available for Download

View Key Details of Our October Symposium
CREF 2019 Mini-BrochureClick here or on the image at the left to view the CREF brochure, which includes information about our impressive lineup of internationally renowned speakers, scientific agenda, abstract-submission guidelines, registration information, hotel details, accreditation information, San Diego highlights, and more. You may also download the brochure if you wish to print a copy or view it on your device.

Discounted Hotel Rooms Still Available

Book Now to Guarantee Availability
Rooms in our block are filling quickly, so remember to reserve your CREF hotel roomat the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina as soon as possible. CREF’s discounted group rate for a standard room ($229.00 per night, no resort fee) is valid until September 17, 2019, or until all rooms in the group block have been booked, so complete your reservation today!

If you prefer to reserve your room by phone or have questions about your reservation, call the Marriott Marquis at (877) 622-3056, and remember to mention CREF! For more information, visit our CREF hotel page.

September 1 Abstract Deadline Approaching

Compete for the 20th Annual Utley Award
The CREF Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for the 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium.

All abstracts selected for oral presentation will compete for the prestigious 20th Annual Utley Award, which includes free course registration, a commemorative sculpture, and an Apple Watch.

The abstract deadline is September 1, 2019. For details, view our abstract guidelines.