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Welcome to the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society

A Message from the President
John Brown, President, CHSS
John W. Brown, M.D.
CHSS President 2012-2014
It's been an exciting and productive year for the CHSS! I am fortunate to have become President at such a wonderful time for the Society and thank Dr. Erle Austin, CHSS President from 2010 – 2012 for paving the way.

2014 Dues Update
As you know, the CHSS Institutional dues are used to support the CHSS Data Center and their continuing research which is so important to our specialty.

Please ensure we have the correct billing information for your institution and correct institutional representative. To view the list of Institutional Members please click here. If there are any updates needed please contact the Association Office.

If you choose to pay your individual dues online you will also be able to allocate an amount to be contributed to the Kirklin Ashburn Fund. Individual dues are $500 per year.

2014 Membership Applications
The 2014 Membership Application Cycle is now open. Interested candidates can create a new application online and select their CHSS sponsors. Once the application is completed and submitted, sponsors will then receive an email to submit their letters of endorsement via the member only area. CHSS members can also log into the members only area and create a membership application for a potential candidate. The applicant would then receive an automated notification to complete an application. We believe this online process will provide greater ease of application tracking and communications. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the Association Office.

I hope to see everyone at the next Annual Meeting on October 19-20, 2014 in Chicago.

John W. Brown, M.D.
CHSS President 2012-2014


John W. Kirklin/ David Ashburn Fellow Applications Now Being Accepted

The Data Center of the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society is pleased to request applications for the John W. Kirklin/David Ashburn Fellowship to begin in July 2015. This Fellowship was created for young surgeons interested in congenital heart surgery and in participating in the activities of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS) Data Center. The Fellowship is a prestigious, two-year non-clinical appointment to the Data Center at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The Fellow will be also be a member of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery there and may participate in clinical conferences and research meetings. Learn more.

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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