History of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: The First Decade: The First Decade

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Christo I. Tchervenkov, Giovanni Stellin, Hiromi Kurosawa, Constantine Mavroudis, Marcelo B. Jatene, Zohair Al-Halees, Sertac M. Cicek, Nestor F. Sandoval, Carl L. Backer, Jorge Cervantes, Joseph A. Dearani, Tjark Ebels, Frank Edwin, Kirsten Finucane, Jose Fragata, Krishna S. Iyer, Robin H. Kinsley, James K. Kirklin, Christian KreutzerJinfen Liu, Bohdan Maruszewski, James D. St Louis, George E. Sarris, Richard A. Jonas

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The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS) is the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to pediatric and congenital heart surgery. The purpose of this article is to document the first decade of the history of WSPCHS from its formation in 2006, to summarize the current status of WSPCHS, and to consider the future of WSPCHS. The WSPCHS was incorporated in Canada on April 7, 2011, with a head office in Montreal, Canada. The vision of the WSPCHS is that every child born anywhere in the world with a congenital heart defect should have access to appropriate medical and surgical care. The mission of the WSPCHS is to promote the highest quality comprehensive cardiac care to all patients with congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, regardless of the patient's economic means, with an emphasis on excellence in teaching, research, and community service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-406
Number of pages15
JournalWorld journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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