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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CREF CME + CEU Totals Awarded

CREF CME Credit & CEUs for the Entire Cardiac OR Team

CREF CME credit and CEU credits have been awarded by the accredited organizations listed below. All CREF continuing-education includes Category 1 CME and CEU credits.

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and the California Board of Registered Nursing allot 44.1 Category 1 CEUs to perfusionists and nurses in attendance.

The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physiciansin attendance. The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from ACCME-accredited organizations.

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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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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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