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What You Need to Know About Sanibel Symposium 2024

The Sanibel Symposium is a yearly multidisciplinary cardiothoracic conference sponsored by It aims to bring together experts and professionals in the industry, providing them with a unique platform for networking, sharing ideas, and staying at the forefront of perfusion education.

Now entering its 13th year, the Sanibel Symposium is ready to take things to the next level. But what can participants expect from the conference that will be held from May 1 to 4, 2024? 

Sanibel Symposium 2023 Recap

Last year, the Sanibel Symposium celebrated its 12th iteration on the stunning shores of Bonita Springs, Florida. While many enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere provided by the luxurious venue, those who were unable to attend in person still had the chance to enjoy the event virtually from the comfort of their own homes, joining via webcast using the hybrid virtual event platform. 

Exhibitors were able to showcase their cutting-edge products, services, and technologies to a targeted audience of cardiac professionals, researchers, and experts. Eventgoers also had the opportunity to network and connect with their peers, sharing knowledge and valuable insights on the latest happenings in the industry.

However, the highlight of last year’s Symposium was the compelling presentations given by our esteemed keynote speakers. We were fortunate enough to hear from the likes of Bill Schutt, Sherye Green, Mildred Janzen, Jesse Torrence, and Richard Issitt. 

They spoke on various topics including the history of blood transfusions and intraoperative immunoadsorption. Some of our speakers even shared more personal and inspiring stories of their survival in World War II and talked about reigniting one’s purpose in a demanding and often thankless profession. 

Where Will the Sanibel Symposium 2024 Be?

Due to the positive reception in the previous installment of the conference, Sanibel will be returning to the beautiful beaches of Bonita Springs. Attendees can look forward to a luxurious stay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort with its lush landscapes and relaxing pools. 

Deciding how to spend your downtime between conference sessions will be no problem as the facility has much to offer. Attendees can soak in the sun and enjoy the soothing sound of the waves on the resort’s private beach. You can also unwind at the wellness facilities or treat yourself to some delicious gourmet dining.

The best part is that you can enjoy all of these amenities at special rates. All you need to do is purchase your ticket to the Sanibel Symposium and use our group code when booking your room

Who Are the Keynote Speakers for the Sanibel Symposium 2024?

Last year, the Sanibel Symposium was happy to welcome a stellar set of keynote speakers. This year is no exception. With topics such as Basic Science, International Collaborations, Emerging Technology, Future of Perfusion, Professionalism and Personal Development and Resilience, attendees can expect a lot of engaging discussions this year. 

We are also proud to announce our keynote speakers which include Gabriella Parente, Laura Savino, and Martin Elliott. You can learn more about them here

How to Prepare for Sanibel Symposium 2024

Buy Your Ticket(s): The most important thing you need to do to prepare for Sanibel 2024 is to register for the event. If you register now until April 30, 2024, you can get your tickets at regular prices. You can still register on May 1 and onwards, but it’ll be a little pricier under the Last-Minute rates. Don’t wait until the last minute; buy your tickets now!

Transportation: Depending on where you’re traveling from, you might need to book a flight. At just 20 minutes away from the resort, the Southwest Florida International Airport is the most convenient option. 

Parking: From there, you can take a taxi or ride-hailing service and it would just cost you approximately 45 USD. You may also go with a car rental as self-parking at the resort is discounted to 9 USD per day with in/out privileges for those staying at the Symposium’s hotel block.

Packing: When packing, it’s best to consider your plans for each day. If you’re planning on joining some of our night activities, plan to bring some evening wear alongside the professional attire you’ll be wearing during the conference. If you’re planning on enjoying the resort amenities in your downtime, don’t forget beachwear in your suitcase.

We’ll see you on the sand!

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