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Welcome to the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society

COVID-19 Important Payment Information
Due to the ever evolving COVID-19 health crisis and the physical closure of the association offices, we are unable to accept payments by postal service at this time. Your association team is working virtually, and keeping society operations moving forward. We encourage and thank our members to continue their support of the Society by making their payments online.

CHSS President's Message: Joseph A. Dearani, MD

The congenital heart surgery community is coming together in full support of each other. As part of this, the CHSS has created a CHSS-member only ListServ, where our congenital heart surgeon members can communicate in a private forum and share ideas, ask questions, and seek insight and assistance as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. To opt in and be part of this online community, please send an email to:


CHSS Data Center

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.

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CHSS 2020 Annual Meeting, October 22-24, Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

Abstract Submission Now Open!
The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society is now accepting abstracts for their 2020 Joint Annual Meeting with the ECHSA. Submissions are being accepted for oral abstracts in clinical and basic science, videos for our video session including "My Worst Nightmare Case" and "How I Do It" presentations. Be sure to have your residents indicate that they want their papers to be considered for the Resident Paper Competition.
Submit Your Abstract/Video
Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 11:59 pm EDT
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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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