CREF 2018 perfusion meetings cardiac surgery conference

Wishing You Peace, Gratitude, & Good Food

Happy Thanksgiving from CREF Staff and Program Committee! Even if you don’t celebrate this traditional U.S. holiday, we hope that you find time to spend with friends, family, and loved ones, sharing good food and reflecting on the many things you feel grateful for.

CREF 2018 Dates Announced

Mark Your Calendar & Put in Your Request!

Start making plans now to join your friends and colleagues in beautiful downtown San Diego for the 38th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium:

September 6 – 9, 2018
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California, USA

We already have fantastic plans in the works to ensure a memorable, educational, fun experience, so stay tuned for more details!

Call for Abstracts

Submit an Abstract Now for Early Consideration

The CREF Program Committee invites all researchers and clinicians to submit an abstract for presentation at the 38th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium.

You are invited to submit an abstract on the following general topics, focusing on science or techniques:

  • 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. For more information, view our abstract submission guidelines, or contact us by email.

Black Friday Registration Discount

One Week to Score a 10% Registration Discount!

If you’re interested in saving 10% on your CREF 2018  conference registration, submit your online form by midnight PST on November 30, 2017, to receive your discount code. You’ll have to hang on to it, though; the CREF registration and hotel reservation links will be active beginning  in 2018. To stay informed about the 2018 CREF meeting, subscribe to our monthly newsletter using the form on this page .