Survival of the Fittest

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Editor’s Note:

1,100 miles, 2 days, and intermittent decent weather salvaged some ominous moments from potential doom.

Got here- with 22 pieces of art, and 84 mile trip getting to 4000 + feet and back down again (Laguna mountains, CA), multiple border patrol inspections, and a San Diego that has definitely grown up since the last time I lived here.  But then again so have I.

Ready to get started, finally met Susan Westwood Wheeler ( the coordinator of all things CREF) and she was definitely as kind in person as she comes across on paper.

Glad to be part of this.  Hope you-all are too 🙂

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February 5 – 8, 2014

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

San Diego, California USA

CREF 2014

The premier San Diego perfusion meeting, focuses on cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers cutting-edge presentations, discussions, and hands-on workshops and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, and extracorporeal perfusion.

This annual California perfusion conference offers ample CME CEU credits and is designed to meet the specific educational needs of perfusionists (CCPs), physician assistants (PA-Cs), nurses (RNs), and cardiac surgeons (MDs).

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CREF Speakers

The 2014 CREF meeting has an impressive lineup of speakers for this February’s gathering in San Diego:

  • Eugene H. Blackstone MD
  • Charles H. Brown MD
  • Simone Campbell SSS
  • David C. Fitzgerald BS CCP
  • A. Marc Gillinov MD
  • William E. Harris BS CCP
  • William D. “Scott” Killgore PhD
  • Robert S. Kramer MD FACS
  • Ahmses S. Maat RRT CCP DMD
  • Richard F. Newland CCP BSc
  • Eyal E. Porat MD
  • Craig H. Selzman MD
  • George Silvay MD PhD
  • Bruce D. Spiess MD FAHA
  • Paul N. Uhlig MD MPA FACS
  • Jonathan H. Waters MD
  • Douglas A. Wiegmann PhD
  • Y. Joseph Woo MD

Co-Chairs Julie A. Swain MD and Alfred H. Stammers MSA CCP work closely with the CREF Program Committee to select the leaders in your field to provide the continuing medical education you need to improve your practice. For more information on each of these speakers, visit our website: www.crefmeeting.com.


To make your reservation at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the official conference hotel, use the convenient online registration website, or phone the hotel directly: Hilton Phone Reservations: 1-800-445-8667. To obtain the group discount, remember to mention CREF 2014 when making your reservation.

CREF 2013 Venue

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