6th Scientific Meeting

We hope you can join this premier gathering of the largest professional organization
in the world dedicated to pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery. In keeping with the mission of the WSPCHS, presenters at this meeting will strive to promote the highest quality comprehensive care to all patients with congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, regardless of the patient’s economic means, with an emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Program Chairs

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD and Marshall L. Jacobs, MD

For more information: www.WSPCHS2018.com



The vision of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery is that every child born anywhere in the world with a congenital heart defect should have access to appropriate medical and surgical care.

Official Journal of the World Society

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World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

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If you have not received it, you may still pay your dues by credit card through our secured online payment forms at 


Membership Portal

Check out the new membership portal https://wspchs.org/membership/your-membership-profile-2 

Your can

  • check your online order history,
  • check you confirmed membership history,
  • redownload receipts, 
  • update your contact information, and
  • renew and have all your information prepopulate.

Abstracts for Poster Presentations at the WSPCHS 2018

Attendees are invited to submit abstracts depicting original research, evidence-based practice and/or quality improvement relevant to the study of pediatric cardiovascular care. Authors will select the category which best fits their content from the following categories: Surgery, Cardiology, Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Nursing, Perfusion or Administration. Abstracts must be 500 words or less and typed in English. You will be asked to enter the presenting author’s name and contact information, as well as the names and emails of the co-authors. Abstracts should be structured with 4 sections: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts may include 1 table and 1 figure.


As part of the mission of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery will be developed and maintained for the purposes of furthering knowledge concerning the global practice and outcomes of pediatric and congenital heart surgery; fostering an environment of quality improvement in participating hospitals, without geographic constraints regarding eligibility for participation; and promoting scientific investigation and publication based on analyses of this world database, with collaboration among a wide array of international colleagues. 

How can I enroll my hospital?

  • One member of the institution should be a member of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS).
  • Sign and return the WSPCHS Data Use Agreement and Participation Agreement.
  • Interested in learning more? Visit the link below and provide your contact information. A WDPCHS representative will reach out to you with more information.


Thank you to the Database Committee Working Group


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