Welcome to the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society
A Message from the CHSS President
Marshall L. Jacobs, MD
There are several important dates to note on your calendar:
June 22-24, 2016 The 4th Joint Meeting of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association and the Congenital Heart Surgeonsí Society will be held in Venice, Italy. This will undoubtedly be a memorable meeting in a fantastic venue.
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October 23-24, 2016 The Annual Fall Scientific Meeting and Business Meeting of the CHSS will take place at Loews O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will feature a full scientific program, invited guest lecturers, reports from the CHSS Data Center and Research Committee, and the CHSS Annual Business Meeting including the election of officers and new members. The call for abstracts will open in March 2016.
Immediately prior to the Fall CHSS Meeting, on Saturday October 22, the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC) will hold a Learning Session as it kicks off its Phase II initiative on improvement of outcomes from birth to discharge following Stage 1 Norwood and from Stage 2 bidirectional Glenn to the infantís first birthday.
Stay tuned for more details!
John W. Kirklin/David Ashburn Fellowship Endowment Fund
The Kirklin/Ashburn Fellowship Fund was established to support the CHSS Data Center Research Fellow. In 2008, CHSS changed the name of the John W. Kirklin Fellowship Endowment Fund to the John W Kirklin/David A. Ashburn Fellowship Endowment Fund. This change was made in recognition of Dr. David Ashburn, the very first Kirklin Fellow, who was tragically killed when his flight crashed on June 4, 2007 after procuring a donor organ for transplantation.
The CHSS Data Center, located at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, plays a crucial role in recording, analyzing and tracking the data of many patients with congenital heart disease. Moreover, the Research Fellow is critical to furthering the goals of both the CHSS and the Data Center while providing an outstanding research experience for a young trainee. In order to recruit the very best talent available, we must ensure that the John W. Kirklin/David Ashburn Fellowship Fund is fully supported.
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