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ECHSA & CHSS Joint Meeting 2016 Save The Date
Save the Date!
ECHSA & CHSS Joint Meeting 2016
June 22-24, 2016

Hilton Molino Stucky
Venice, Italy
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Save the Date!
2016 Annual Meeting
October 23-24, 2016

Loews O'Hare
Chicago, Illinois

A Message from the CHSS President

Marshall L. Jacobs, MD, President of CHSS
Marshall L. Jacobs, MD
There are several important dates to note on your calendar:

The Call for Abstracts for the 4th Joint Meeting of ECHSA and CHSS is now open. Please visit the official website for the Joint Meeting in Venice Italy, June 22-24 for details:

The deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2016. All CHSS members are encouraged to submit abstracts describing clinical subjects, basic science investigations, or video presentations. Abstracts submitted by non-members must be sponsored by a CHSS member.

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the 4th Joint Meeting!

March 18-20, 2016 The CHSS Data Center Spring Work Weekend will take place at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Don’t miss this opportunity to be directly involved in the Society’s important ongoing research activities. Visit the Data Center Website

April 1, 2016 The American College of Cardiology’s Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Section has invited the CHSS to participate in a new event. CHD Community Day is a “first-time” event which will take place on April 1, immediately preceding the ACC.16 Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The first Congenital Heart Disease Community Day will focus on “Using Data to Improve CHD Care across the Lifespan” and will include plenary discussions and breakout groups. The ACPC Section is pleased to collaborate with the ACC Surgeons Council and has extended a special invitation to the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society. As you will see, the final event of the day will be a CHD LEADERSHIP FORUM for Cardiology and Surgery Chiefs and administrators. Visit:

June 22-24, 2016 The 4th Joint Meeting of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association and the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society will be held in Venice, Italy. This will undoubtedly be a memorable meeting in a fantastic venue.

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 infant’s 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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