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 […]