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Jeff Riley Memorial Scholarship

The Sanibel Symposium is honored to present the Jeff Riley Memorial Scholarship, a prestigious award dedicated to supporting students who demonstrate exceptional talent in their field. This scholarship is available to perfusion students who submit presenter abstracts that are selected. Recipients of this scholarship will not only receive a monetary prize but also the unique opportunity to showcase their presentation at the Sanibel Symposium. In a tribute to the spirit of excellence and innovation that Jeff Riley embodied, the Symposium will recognize the outstanding contributions of these emerging professionals by selecting four winners, each of whom will exemplify the highest standards of academic and practical proficiency in their respective presentations. 

Deadline to submit your abstract is February 28,2024.

Jeff Riley Scholarship Abstract Submission

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  • Terms and Conditions:

    I understand that by submitting this form I am making a commitment to send my original work to, Inc. or present my original work at a sponsored event. Further, I understand that any material I submit or present may be used for educational or promotional purposes by, Inc.

    I hereby grant to, Inc. (PDC):

    The royalty-free right: To video record my presentation at including all materials prepared or provided by me (collectively, the Program); To reproduce for web casting and/or CD-ROM or DVD as deemed appropriate for educational purposes by PDC.

    The right to use my name, voice, photograph, likeness, and biographical information in connection with the exercise of the rights granted in Section 1 above. The right to produce the materials and distribute the same. With regard to my Program, I hereby assign PDC the permission to publish, broadcast, transmit or otherwise exhibit all or any part of the presentation.

    I hereby release and discharge PDC and their officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action that I may have against them by reason of its exercise of its rights hereunder including, without limitation, any claims based on the right of privacy, the right of publicity, copyright, libel, or slander.

    I warrant that I am the sole owner of all rights in the Program and that it does not infringe the copyright or other property rights of any third party, that it does not contain any defamatory material or any factual inaccuracies except that which is stated as a matter of opinion, and that I have full power to convey the rights granted herein. Should my presentation contain content that is the property right of others, I will inform PDC to that content so that it may either be removed or proper copyright notice may be posted.

    The grant contained herein does not limit the right of the undersigned to make any other use of his or her intellectual property in any other way not inconsistent with the grant contained herein.


  • 1st Place: $1,000

  • 2nd Place: $750

  • 3rd Place: $500

  • 4th Place: $250

About Jeff Riley

Jeffrey B. Riley MHPE, LP, CCT, CCP Emeritus gained international acclaim as a cardiovascular education specialist, a proficient clinician in perfusion, an advisor, and an editorial contributor. He led clinical teams and was at the forefront of perfusion technology training in various prominent healthcare academic institutions and the private sector. As an acclaimed author, Jeff contributed more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, emphasizing quality control, perfusion training, simulation, and pioneering research in clinical extracorporeal techniques. A pioneer himself, Mr. Riley was an alumnus of the United States’ inaugural formal perfusion training program. He significantly contributed to the perfusion field, taking on key roles in national professional bodies and educating numerous perfusionists, industry representatives, nurses, and doctors. Generously, Jeff shared his expertise with medical professionals globally, notably in countries like Nepal and Kenya.