The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: Its Mission and History

Christo I. Tchervenkov, Giovanni Stellin, Hiromi Kurosawa, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Constantine Mavroudis, Pierre Luc Bernier, Bohdan Maruszewski, Christian Kreutzer, Sertac Cicek, Robin H. Kinsley, Graham R. Nunn, Richard A. Jonas

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The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS) was established in 2006 to assemble pediatric and congenital heart surgeons from all continents and regions of the world and their colleagues from related specialties dealing with pediatric and congenital heart disease. Since its birth, it has held a highly successful inaugural scientific meeting in 2007 in Washington, DC, and a World Summit on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Services, Education, and Cardiac Care for Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease in 2008 in Montreal. It currently has 549 members from 71 countries and in a short period of time has become the largest organization in the world of pediatric and congenital heart surgeons. Its brief history already seems to be a guarantee of a promising future. Projects in the areas of research, training and education, patient care, and community service will allow the Society to reach its goals. By bringing together professionals from every region of the world, the WSPCHS should play a significant role in the improvement of care for children and adults with congenital heart disease around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 6 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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