CREF 2015 35th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium

Click image to view meeting details February 11th – 14th, 2015 Hilton San Diego Bayfront San Diego, California USA CREF 2015 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. […]

CREF 2014: Live Blog- Day 3

Editors Note: Welcome on Day 3 of CREF 2014!  I am attending this year, and have been Live Blogging this event throughout the conference.  Please check back often for updates as they happen. Thanks for following ‘Surfers, and enjoy the conference 🙂 Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Circuit Surfers dot com Day 3 Schedule: = […]

#Driving_To_SanDiego_CREF_Day_2

Survival of the Fittest 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 […]

Why go to CREF San Diego 2014?

#DrivingToSanDiegoToday = That’s why 🙂 = Click image to view meeting details 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 […]

The International Perfusion Art Gallery WILL be @ CREF, San Diego- 2014!

  “Between Cases”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  For inclusion in the 2015 Gallery: Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Taking a break- hard day tough cases… @ CREF, Feb 4-9, San Diego 2014! Thanks to your […]

CREF 2014 34th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium

Click image to view meeting details 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 […]

The International Perfusion Art Gallery WILL be @ CREF, San Diego- 2014!

Click Picture to Enlarge Editor’s Note: I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Susan Westwood and the entire CREF organization for allowing this opportunity to happen at a tremendous perfusion conference! Thank you 🙂 Frank The International Perfusion Art Gallery Will be @ CREF, San Diego 2014! Thanks to your efforts and photo […]

CREF 2013 33rd Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium

Click image to view meeting details February 6 – 9, 2013 Hilton San Diego Bayfront San Diego, California CREF 2013 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. […]

The Best of the Best

The links below are to some of the more extraordinary- or thought provoking articles on Circuit Surfers. They represent only a sample of the 1,500 + articles that can be found here… (Click on any images below to read associated article)                             […]

International Perfusion Art Gallery

Welcome to the Perfusion Photo Gallery This is a collection of Perfusion related pictures that have been submitted by perfusionists from all over the world. The intention is to develop an online photo gallery highlighting the lives and events of people in our profession, thereby becoming a bridge between perfusion cultures, as well as introducing […]

From CCP to MD: It’s in all of us!

Perfusion isn’t something you “do”, it’s a part of you; it partly defines you. How do I cope? I work on my time off… “Frank, I promise I’ve got some articles for you and surfers”. Yes, I’ve been saying that since, what?  April/May? Well, trying to master the rest of the human body basics doesn’t happen in 30 days. So, here goes.” […]

A Picture Book: ‘Surfers Time Line

Editor’s Note: I thought I would put together a thumbnail gallery of the life and times @ Circuit Surfers, as a way to let you- the reader- pick and choose what images you would like to look at.  Some of these are from the International Perfusion Art Gallery– while others were taken from various posts […]

Welcome to the Circuit Surfers Editorial Staff: Nadia Azuero!

Click images to view profiles Editor’s Note: Nadia  has been a perfusionist for quite some time, and is a very active contributor here at Circuit Surfers. She is very talented, precise, and obviously committed to delivering extraordinary care to her patients.  She has had a large hand in helping develop the direction of “Surfers, and […]

Perfusion Art: “Looking Under the Hood”

“Looking Under the Hood”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Michael Arciszewski MHS CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  ? Narrative:  it is a inferior look at the delphin head and oxygenator, the work horses of the system. The pump is a terumo system 1 Time & Place:   2014  Connecticut About The Picture: Hey Frank! Its Mike Arciszewski, the perfusionist […]

Career Perfusionist [16] We ALL Have an MD in our Skill Set

Nadia Azuero, B.S., CCP, LP Editor’s Note: Nadia Azureo, CCP, BS, LP,  has been a perfusionist for quite some time, and is a very active contributor here at Circuit Surfers. She is very talented, precise, and obviously committed to delivering extraordinary care to her patients. Nadia is currently going to med school.. More Significantly, she […]

Do Not Toss ! (Don’t Miss it in Your Mailbox)

Editor’s Note: It’s a small brochure and I almost tossed it- so double check your mailboxes 🙂 Click image to view meeting details 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, […]

Heart Surgery in America: Monday 6.0

Click HERE for the entire Series… Monday 6.0 It Starts Here … Deconstructing the anatomy of an open heart  team is like reading the writing on a wall from some war memorial somewhere, remembering a lot of somebody’s, that were in a lot of battles somewhere, fighting for a lot of  something. Nothing stands out.  […]

ALL Time Biggest Hits- ‘Surfers List of Posts …

Home page / Archives 72,042 Sickle Cell Anemia v1 3,902 About Circuit Surfers 3,814 Rx for Hemolytic Reaction 2,383 Clotting Factors & Synonyms 2,129 Perfusion Art Gallery 2,043 Perfusion Salary Survey Results 1,746 CEREBRAL PERFUSION 1,743 New Technologies: 1,383 Bicarb Alternatives: Sodium Acetate & Balanced Crystalloids 1,223 MicroCircuits & Rapping 1,205 Adequacy of Perfusion: 1,174 ECMOjo : Online ECMO Simulator 975 New Grad: Amanda Starleaf 925 Clotting Factors 891 […]

Perfusion Art Gallery Reprint Order Section

Thank you for your interest in ordering art from CircuitSurfers.com.  All proceeds from donations are to fund further artwork as well as fund the Circuit Surfers / CREF Student Essay Award. All art is presented on Canvas: 7 countries are represented by 11 Perfusionists/Artists = USA India Italy Macedonia Hungary Ecuador Ukraine Click on Images […]

Perfusion Art: “The Art Gallery ProtoType”

“The Art Gallery ProtoType”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  The 1st production canvas- for the Feb 2014 CREF perfusion conference in San Diego, CA Time & Place:   2013  West Texas About The Picture:  Using my team mates to get a […]

Senior Perfusion Position: San Diego, CA

Click Logo to View San Diego Job description Anyone interested in a full-time Senior Perfusionist position in the San Diego area is encouraged to forward their resume to: webmaster@apexperfusion.com. If you are planning to attend the upcoming CREF meeting, we will be available to meet for discussion. Please email contact information if you wish to […]

Live Blogger: 1/2 Off Registration Fee…

CREF 2012:  San Diego, CA Feb 29-March 4, 2012 (Click Image to View Website) CREF is willing to offer 1/2 OFF ON THE REGISTRATION FEE for anyone signing up to live blog this event ! I have been to this meeting- and this is a heck of a deal ! To Get more info- Click […]

Perfusion Art Gallery Backup

Welcome to the Perfusion Photo Gallery This is a collection of Perfusion related pictures that have been submitted by perfusionists from all over the world. The intention is to develop an online photo gallery highlighting the lives and events of people in our profession, thereby becoming a bridge between perfusion cultures, as well as introducing […]

Surfers’ 5 YEAR Anniversary! Retro to Feb 2011: Saturday Morning Brunch I

A RETRO look at the second post on Circuit Surfers (Feb 25th 2011).  Where are all the RED dots? Editor’s Note: I chose the 2nd post because the 1st one was to put it mildly- somewhat embarrassing. It’s like re-reading something you wrote back in 6th grade embarrassing. What is NOT embarrassing, is that over […]