|CHSS President's Message: Joseph A. Dearani, MD|
|Dear CHSS Colleague:
As we enter the Spring season, I send warm wishes to you, your families and colleagues on behalf of the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society! Your CHSS Executive Council has been working hard since our Annual Meeting in Chicago last fall.
Our 2019 Annual Meeting will return to the Loews Chicago O'Hare from October 27 to 28, 2019, and the Abstract Submission site is now open. We encourage you to submit your best congenital papers and videos for consideration.
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Joseph A. Dearani, MD
The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS) is a premier organization of heart surgeons who treat defects in the heart existing from birth. The CHSS Data Center is devoted to encouraging and stimulating investigations and studies that will increase the knowledge of congenital cardiac physiology, pathology and therapy, and to correlate and disseminate such knowledge.
Each year, thousands of surgeries are performed on children born with heart conditions. The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS) Data Center is dedicated to research to find better treatment for children with congenital heart disease.
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.CTSNet Congenital Specialty Portal TSDA Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Committee