Preliminary CREF Brochure Ready to Download

CREF Brochure Gives a Snapshot of the CREF 2019 Experience

The CREF brochure is hot off our digital press, so have a look!

CREF Brochure 2019Click here or on the image at the left to see all that’s in store for you this October: an impressive lineup of internationally renowned speakers, scientific agenda, abstract submission guidelines, registration information, hotel details, accreditation information, San Diego highlights, and more.

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Happy Perfusion Appreciation Week!

Join Us in Honoring Perfusionists Across the Globe
Vilmary ZambranoCREF is excited to celebrate Perfusion Appreciation Week, recognizing perfusionists the world over who play a crucial role in any successful cardiovascular surgical team.

A heartfelt thank you for your dedication to saving lives and helping people live and love longer.

Preliminary CREF Program Now Available

See What’s in Store for You This October
The CREF advance program is now available online at www.crefmeeting.com. View detailed information about our 39th annual symposium: Continue reading “Happy Perfusion Appreciation Week!”

Confirmed CREF 2019 Faculty Speakers

International Faculty Promote Quality Healthcare
Enhance your professional education by learning about the latest evidence-based practice recommendations from our 2019 faculty:

• Robert A. Baker PhD CCP(Aust) – Flinders Med Center
• Hilary P. Grocott MD – Univ of Manitoba; Duke Univ
• Serdar Gunaydin MD PhD – Ankara Numune
• Shahna L. Helmick CCP – Univ of Iowa
• Ashley B. Hodge MBA CCP FPP – Nationwide Children’s
• Robert S. Kramer MD FACS – Maine Medical Ctr
• C. David Mazer MD FRCPC – Univ of Toronto
• Richard F. Newland BSc CCP – Flinders Med Ctr
• Frank W. Sellke MD – Brown University
• Zachary M. Shinar MD – UC San Diego & USC
• Linda Shore-Lesserson MD – Montefiore Medical Center
• Alfred H. Stammers MSA CCP – SpecialtyCare, Inc.

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View Our First Two Featured Speakers

Two Keynote Speakers Announced

Robert A. Baker PhD CCP(Aus)
Robert A. Baker PhD CCPProfessor Baker is Director of Cardiac Surgery Research & Perfusion at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia. His research interests include blood management, practice improvement, data management, guidelines, neurocognitive effects of cardiac surgery, pharmacological interventions, postoperative outcomes, and quality-of-life outcomes. Professor Baker works locally, nationally, and internationally to achieve better outcomes for patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Frank W. Sellke MD
Frank W. Sellke MDDr. Frank Sellke is the chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Brown University. His research interests include the regulation of microcirculation in health and disease, ischemic injury and inflammation during cardiac surgery, collateral vascular formation, and the use of growth factors and cell therapy to increase blood flow to ischemic tissue. Continue reading “View Our First Two Featured Speakers”

CREF Announces New Co-Director

Dr. C. David Mazer Joins the CREF Team
C. David Mazer MDA new CREF co-director joins the team: CREF is pleased to announce that Dr. C. David Mazer, Professor of Anesthesia and Physiology at the University of Toronto, will serve as the Co-Director of the 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. He will work alongside other Program Committee membersto shape the scientific program and create an exceptional educational experience for attendees.

“I feel honored to take on this position and look forward to contributing to the meeting, which has a reputation for quality education,” Mazer said. “We’ve already begun planning next year’s activity and are enthusiastic about the possibilities.”

About Dr. Mazer, CREF Co-Director
Dr. Mazer’s research interests include cardiac physiology and perioperative blood conservation and organ protection. He has co-authored 100+ peer-reviewed publications. These include practice guidelines and position statements related to perioperative transfusion and hemostasis from the STS, SCVA, and the CCS. Dr. Mazer was a lead investigator in the BART trial and is the principal investigator for TRICS III, a global study of transfusion triggers in cardiac surgery.

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CREF 2019 Dates Announced

Mark Your Calendar & Request Time Off
CREF 2019 dates and location are confirmed, so it’s time to start making plans to join your friends and colleagues on the waterfront in beautiful San Diego for the 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium:

October 9 – 13, 2019
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, California, USA

The Program Committee has already begun planning next year’s symposium, so stay tuned for more details!

Attendee Feedback

Read What Your Colleagues Had to Say
Here is just a small sample of the comments received from this year’s CREF participants:

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