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Hyatt Regency Long Beach | California, USA
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Specialty: Cardiology
Dates: From Feb, 24, 2016 to Feb, 27, 2016
Location: California, USA
Type: Symposium
Registration Cost: From 250 to 525 USD
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Hyatt Regency Long Beach

California, USA Visit the Venue to read more
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  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Of the many international cardiopulmonary bypass and perfusion conferences available in 2016, CREF offers comprehensive, quality education for every member of the cardiac team. Since 1981, the San Diego and Southern California-based Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium has been meeting the continuing-education needs of CCPs, MDs, PA-Cs, RNs, and biomedical professionals whose work relates to cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass.

The CREF meeting attracts an international audience of cardiac healthcare professionals. At the 2015 meeting, attendees traveled from more than 20 countries to attend the meeting, and we enjoyed a diverse audience of perfusionists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, physician assistants, and biomedical professionals.

Focusing on the interdisciplinary aspect of quality healthcare, CREF 2016 offers Category 1 CME and CEU credits for the entire surgical team: perfusionists learn alongside nurses, surgeons, physician assistants, and anesthesiologists, and everyone leaves with a greater understanding and appreciation of the collaborative effort required to provide the best healthcare possible.

This annual continuing medical education conference focuses on the science, techniques, and technologies of cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers a scientific agenda you simply cannot find anywhere else: in-depth presentations by leading experts in the field, hands-on training workshops, open “fireside” discussions with faculty moderators, panel and case discussions, and industry-sponsored Product Theaters on topics related to cardiovascular surgery and extra-corporeal perfusion. The CREF meeting’s impressive exhibit show features the newest, hottest equipment and technology available on the market today.

The CREF 2016 perfusion conference is held in Long Beach, California, at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Long Beach, with a fantastic room rate of $209 per night. The 2016 meeting includes the following:

Internationally renowned, top-caliber faculty, speaking on topics relevant to your current and future practice

High CME and CEU totals for one low registration fee, with additional credits available through hands-on training workshops.

Fun and educational Product Theaters hosted by industry sponsors

A three-day exhibit show, featuring the latest products from industry leaders

Dynamic, hands-on workshops to meet a wide range of educational needs

Three convenient airports to choose from

Extracurricular Southern California activities for everyone

Over the years, the Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium has continually adapted to meet the changing needs of the profession, but one thing remains the same: the CREF meeting’s sole purpose is to provide you the best continuing education you can find anywhere, at a reasonable cost, with the maximum number of CEUs needed to recertify, in a beautiful location that offers plenty to do in your free time.

So feel free to take a look around, and if you have further questions, contact us and we’ll be happy to help. If you would like regular updates about the California CREF perfusion conference, follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook, or sign up to receive our e-newsletter.


Cory M. Alwardt PhD CCP

Chief Perfusionist, ECMO Coordinator, and

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Mayo Clinic Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

CREF Faculty 2016

2016 CREF Speakers Dyga CCPRobert M. Dyga RN CCP LP BS

Vice President, Perfusion Operations

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Procirca

Pittsburgh, PA

CREF Faculty 2016

CREF Faculty 2016

CREF speakers Steven M. Gottesfeld PA-CSteven M. Gottesfeld PA-C 

Physician Assistant

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

CREF Faculty 2016

CREF Faculty 2016

2016 CREF speakers Rebecca Gottesman MD PhDRebecca F. Gottesman MD PHD

Associate Professor, Cerebrovascular Neurology;

Director of Clinical Research, Bayview Neurology

Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

CREF Faculty 2016


Serdar Gunaydin MD PhD

Director of Medical Services

Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Medline Hospitals

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

University of Kirikkale – Ankara, Turkey

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2015-12-02 To: 2016-02-10
On site Registration
Nurses, Perfectionists, physician
Physicians and industry professionals
Residents & Student

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Hyatt Regency Long Beach CREF Hotel

The CREF hotel reservation portal is now open for the 36th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium perfusion and continuing medical education conference. The cutoff date is February 1, 2016, for our reduced group rate of $209 (single or double) at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.

CREF 2016 ends at noon on Saturday, so why not stay an extra night or two to enjoy a mid-winter escape to Long Beach? The discounted room rate is valid February 21 – 28, 2016.

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Submission Info

The complete 2016 CREF abstract guidelines and submission form are included below. The CREF 2016 Program Committee invites participants to submit abstracts for presentation. Accepted abstracts will be presented as either (1) oral with optional poster presentation or (2) poster presentation only.

The abstract deadline is January 15, 2016.

Oral Presentations: Superior abstracts, chosen by the Program Committee, will be presented orally as bullet abstracts on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Complete instructions (including presentation details, electronic poster details, set-up times, etc.) will be provided after acceptance notification.

Poster Presentations: All accepted abstracts will be displayed as posters throughout the meeting and presented during the morning break on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Complete instructions will be provided after acceptance notification.

Medtronic 17th Annual Utley Award

All abstracts submitted for the 2016 CREF meeting will be considered for the Medtronic 17th Annual Utley Award, named in honor of Joe R. Utley MD, Founder and Director of the Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation (CREF). The Utley Award is presented for the best oral abstract presented.

The 17th Annual Utley Award recipient will receive the following:

Free meeting registration

A new iPad mini

A commemorative sculpture

CREF abstract guidelines: To submit an abstract, either online or by mail, follow the guidelines below.

All abstracts must include the following information:

Name and degree(s) of all authors, with presenting author’s name listed in upper case.

Brief title of the abstract, including the nature of the study only (no abbreviations, please). Do not underline the title.

In the abstract text, include the following information:

A concise statement of the investigation’s purpose

A brief explanation of the study’s materials and methods

A summary of the study’s results

Conclusions supported by the investigation’s results

Do not include references or graphics. Your abstract should not exceed 500 words.

The abstract deadline is January 15, 2016.

All abstract submissions must include completed disclosure information at the bottom of this page.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your abstract. If you do not, please email us or phone 1-805-541-3118. The Program Committee members will review your abstract, and you will be notified of their decision well in advance of the meeting. If accepted for presentation or display, your abstract will be printed in the course syllabus as submitted, so please edit and proofread carefully.

If you have any questions about the above CREF abstract guidelines, please email us or phone 1-805-541-3118.

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 email info at crefmeeting dot com

 phone 1 805 541 3118



793-A East Foothill Blvd, #119

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1699


Organising Agency

 email info at crefmeeting dot com

 phone 1 805 541 3118



793-A East Foothill Blvd, #119

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1699


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