Happy Perfusion Week 2021!

This Perfusion Week 2021, CREF is excited to honor perfusionists around the world who have played a vital role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing extracorporeal support to some of the most critically ill patients. This Perfusion Week 2021, we honor all perfusionists, who serve as a critical part of any successful cardiovascular surgical team. We tip our hats to you and offer our sincere gratitude for your dedication to saving lives and helping people live and love longer.

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California Poised to Fully Reopen June 15

California reopens June 15 because cases are low and vaccinations ahead of schedule, according to California Governor Gavin Newsom. In his announcement Tuesday, April 6, Newsom confirmed that California could lift most statewide COVID-19 restrictions by June 15 if vaccine supply is sufficient and hospitalizations remain low.

For conventions, that means that when California reopens, indoor gatherings greater than 100 people will be allowed, provided that participants wear face masks. International convention attendees will be allowed only if fully vaccinated. Continue reading “California Poised to Fully Reopen June 15”

CREF Marriott Reservation Portal Now Open

The 2021 CREF Marriott hotel reservation portal is now open, and it’s never too early to book your stay.

The four-star Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is the official CREF 2021 hotel. Our reservation portal is now active, so remember to make your reservations early if you’re planning to attend this fall.

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New Year’s Wishes from CREF

CREF 2021 knows that COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s lives. And although 2020 has been difficult in ways we never could have anticipated, we feel hopeful that medical advances will help curb the COVID-19 pandemic so that in 2021, we will find ourselves returning to a safer, more socially fulfilling life. That includes meeting once again, face to face, in the fall. While we recognize that conditions might worsen before they improve, everyone at CREF sends you their warmest wishes for a better New Year.

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Swain Scholarship Winner Announced

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.”

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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!”