5th Annual Conference

Saturday, October 5, 2002


Englewood Hospital & Medical Center

350 Engle Street 

Englewood, NJ 07631

Sponsored by: 

The New Jersey State Perfusion Society


Perfusion Dynamics - 2002

Saturday, October 5, 2002

7:00am - 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast / Exhibits Open
8:00am - 8:15am Welcome by John Niedzinski, CCP, President NJSPS
8:15am - 8:45am "Perfusion Techniques for Robotic Surgery" - James R. Beck, CCP
8:45am - 9:20am "Recent Advances in Surface Modifying Agents for Cardiopulmonary Bypass" - V. Vijay, MD
9:20am - 9:55am "Blood Conservation in Cardiac Surgery" - James J. Klein, MD
10:00am - 10:20am Exhibits / Refreshments
10:20am - 10:50am "Advances in Neuromonitoring for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery" - Kevin McCusker, PhD, CCP and Elias Zias, MD
10:50am - 11:25am "Clinical Experiences with the Cardiovention CORx System" - Bill D'Andrea, CCP
11:30am - 12:15pm "Tailored Cerebral Blood Flow" - Patrick Treanor, CCP
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch / Exhibits
1:15pm - 1:45pm "Surgical Applications for Platelet Gel" - John Rivera, BS, MA
1:50pm - 2:20pm "Beating Heart Surgery, Left Ventricular Preload, and the A-Med PARAFlow System" - Mark Bearss
2:25pm - 2:55pm "Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery" - Frederick Hill, CCP
3:00pm - 3:30pm "Development of a  Computerized Perfusion Record Database" - Garland R. Dance, CCP
3:35pm - 4:05pm "TheMicroMed DeBakey VAD: An Overview" - Gino Morello, BS, EE
4:10pm - 5:00pm "The Perfusion Profession in the State of New Jersey" - Steven Nussear, CCP


Mark Bearss
Clinical Support Specialist
A-Med Systems, Inc.
West Sacremento, CA

James R. Beck, CCP 
Chief Perfusionist
The New York Presbyterian Hosp. Columbia Campus

Bill D'Andrea, CCP, R.Ph
Clinical Specialist
Cardiovention, Inc.
Fort Washington, PA

Garland R. Dance, CCP
President-Elect, NJSPS
Director, Perfusion Services
Hackensack Univ. Med. Ctr.
Hackensack, NJ

Frederick Hill, CCP
Chief  Perfusionist
Mgr. of Cardiovascular O.R.
NYU Medical Center
New York, NY

James J. Klein, MD
Dir. Cardiac Surgery Services
Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
Assoc. Clin. Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
at the Mt. Sinai Medical School
Englewood, NJ

Kevin McCusker, PhD, CCP
Chief Perfusionist
Coastal Cardiothoracic Associates
Portsmouth, NH

Gino Morello, BS, EE
Senior Engineering Consultant
Micro Medical Technology, Inc.
For Lee, NJ

Steven Nussear, CCP, RN, BSN
Treasurer, NJSPS
Saint Michael's Medical Center
Newark, NJ

John Rivera, BS,MA
Marketing Development Mgr.
Medtronic, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Patrick Treanor, CCP
President, Perfusion Supply Services, Inc.
Chief Perfusionist, VA Medical Ctr.
West Roxbury, MA

V.Vijay, MD
Asst. Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dir. of Cardiac Surgical Research
The Montefiore Med. Ctr.
The Univ. Hosp. for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Elias Zias, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Cardiac Research
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Program Committee:

Katherine Cousineau, CCP
Program Chairperson, NJSPS
Chief Perfusionist
Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
Englewood, NJ

Garland Dance, CCP 
President-Elect, NJSPS
Director, Perfusion Services
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ

John Niedzinski, CCP
President, NJSPS
Chief Perfusionist
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Paterson, NJ

Steven Nussear, CCP, RN, BSN
Treasurer, NJSPS
St. Michael's Medical Center
Newark, NJ



For information, please contact: Katherine Cousineau by E-Mail at:

Or Call:  Steve Nussear at 908-850-8954


Disclosure Policy

All participating faculty members are directed to disclose to symposium attendees
any actual or apparent conflicts of interest related to the composition of their
presentations. Commercial products and/or investigational products not yet approved
for any purpose that are being discussed are to be disclosed as investigational.



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