Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

The Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion was established under the Rules of the Australasian Society of Cardio-Vascular Perfusionists Incorporated, now ANZCP. The Board therefore forms part of the incorporated association and has no separate legal existence outside the College.

The Board is required to establish and support the credentialing process. The grant of power is widely framed and the Board enjoys a high level of independence from the College Executive Committee subject only to the qualification of “responsibility” within the parameters of the Rules. It is incumbent upon the Board to formulate, develop policies, procedures and guidelines in order to carry out its function, but to do so in concert with the ANZCP members and the Executive. Its role is:

  • To establish and maintain a credentialing process (examination) on the basis of which the certification qualification is awarded to appropriate applicants;
  • To establish and maintain a register of Perfusionists who have been awarded the Australasian qualification;
  • To establish and maintain a register of Perfusionists who are currently certified
  • To support and maintain education in perfusion in Australasia; and
  • To establish a Code of Ethics and a Code of Practice for Clinical Perfusion in Australasia

Clarke Thuys

Chair + Course Coordinator

Clarke Thuys

I started my perfusion career as a trainee in 1991 at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
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Jessica Cantrick

ABCP Secretary

Jessica Cantrick

In 2011, she began her career at The Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, where she performs both adult and paediatric perfusion.
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Casey Edwards

ABCP Member

Casey Edwards

After three years developing her skills in adult cardiac surgery at The Canberra Hospital, Casey has joined the team at Westmead Children’s Hospital to continue her career in paediatric cardiac surgery.
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Annette Mazzone

ABCP Member

Annette Mazzone

Annette completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in 1999 and commenced formal training as a clinical perfusionist at Flinders Medical Centre in 2000, gaining her Certificate in Clinical Perfusion in 2004.
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Alex Peterson

ABCP Member

Alex Peterson

Starting at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London before moving to Auckland, I have been leading the training of our student perfusionists for the last 5 years. I recently completed the Overseas Trained Perfusionist process.
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