In memoriam

ziemer gerhard

Dr. Gerhard Ziemer
1953 – 2022

We announce with sorrow the sudden passing of our longtime colleague and friend, Gerhard Ziemer.

Gerhard was the Founding President of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association and Past President of the Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery “Aldo R. Castañeda”. Gerhard was also a strong advocate for the establishment of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and was a founding member of its Governing Council.

On behalf of the World Society, we express our sincere condolences to his wife, Sabine and to his family.

Farewell dear friend and esteemed colleague!

— WSPCHS Governing Council

Our next webinar is
Pediatric and Congenital Coronary Anomalies 2: AAOCA
December 17, 2022
9 am - 11:30am ET / (13:00 – 15:30 GMT)

WUPCHS CMVD 2022 08 20
Details and registration here


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

pcha 11 1.cover

World Journal becomes the official journal of CHSS and ECHSA


World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

wdpchs small

Membership Renewal Notices Have Gone Out for 2018

. Posted in MembershipHits: 64914

Please check your mail for your 2018 membership dues invoice. Don't delay.

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 

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.

Sign-up for E-Blasts