World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
The World Journal is pleased to offer this open access article.
IMPACT Registry and National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative: Contributions to Quality in Congenital Heart Disease
Gerard R. Martin, MD, Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, Robert N. Vincent, MD
First Published January 8, 2019 Research Article
Vol. 10, No. 1 January 2019 Published
Joint Meeting ECHSA/WSPCHS,
Governing Council Meeting, and Annual Members' Meeting
Surgical Management of the Critically Ill Neonate and Infant
20 - 22 June 2019
Regional Scientific Meeting
Arterial Switch Operation from A to Z
28 - 30 November 2019
7th Scientific Meeting
14 - 17 March 2020
The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS) is the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to pediatric and congenital heart surgery. The purpose of this article is to document the first decade of the history of WSPCHS from its formation in 2006, to summarize the current status of WSPCHS, and to consider the future of WSPCHS. The WSPCHS was incorporated in Canada on April 7, 2011, with a head office in Montreal, Canada. The vision of the WSPCHS is that every child born anywhere in the world with a congenital heart defect should have access to appropriate medical and surgical care. The mission of the WSPCHS is to promote the highest quality comprehensive cardiac 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.