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October 19-21, 2018
NPC-QIC Pre-Meeting Community Conference
October 21-22, 2018
CHSS Annual Meeting

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Welcome to the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society


A Message from Your President

I hope that everyone has had an opportunity to enjoy the summer, and spend some time with family and friends. Your CHSS Program Committee has been working very hard these past few months, assembling an incredible meeting. We have a strong list of featured speakers, high-quality abstracts, videos, and poster presentations. The Program Committee met face to face in Chicago at the end of June, finalizing our full program which is now available on our website at The abstracts can be accessed by clicking on the title of the presentation. As a reminder, this year's meeting will be held at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel on October 21-22, 2018. Read More


CHSS 2018 Annual Meeting, Otober 21-22, 2018, Loews O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois

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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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