The Vision of the World Society 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 World Society is to promote the highest quality comprehensive care to all patients with pediatric and/or congenital heart disease, from fetus to the adult, regardless of the patient’s economic means, with emphasis on excellence in education, research and community services.

The 2019 World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS) Regional Meeting will take place at The ANVAYA, Indonesia on the 28th – 30th of November; when, expected 400-700 and more participants will gather at this world event.

The scientific program will feature three-days sessions on Arterial Switch Operation from A to Z.

“The arterial switch operation (ASO) was introduced thirty-years ago to correct transposition of the great arteries (TGA). TGA, for most forms, is a prototype lethal lesion that ASO has evolved to become the treatment of choice. The enthusiasm for the ASO, for many centers, was tempered by the high mortality. One major difficulties encountered during center’s development years of ASO was technical. Another basic functional problem was related to understanding the critical timing of the procedure. The magnitude of successes is not widely shared around the globe; where, ASO has become a standard by which pediatric cardiac surgical centers are judged.  To bridge the gap of inequality, outstanding WSPCHS faculty members will establish the most impressive scientific programs through Bali Symposium 2019. Pleasant interactions, at the World’s number one destination, will surely enhance unity in diversity among centers and industries to address the most challenging topic in pediatric and congenital heart surgery.”

–Hafil Abdulgani

Local Host

Hafil Abdulgani, Jakarta, Indonesia

Local Committee

Hafil Abdulgani, Jakarta, Indonesia
I. Nyoman Semadi, Bali, Indonesia
Yopie A, Habibie, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Paul Tahalele, Surabaya, Indonesia
Nuralim Mallapasi, Makassar, Indonesia
Arief R. Hakim, Surabaya, Indonesia
Fuad Jindan, Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Ito Puruhito, Surabaya, Indonesia
Heroe Soebroto, Surabaya, Indonesia
Dicky Fakhri, Jakarta, Indonesia

Organizing & Program Committee

Hafil Abdulgani, Jakarta, Indonesia
Christo I. Tchervenkov, Montreal, Canada
Zohair Al-Halees, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Osman Al-Radi, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Erle Austin, Louisville, USA
Carl L. Backer, Chicago, USA
Jorge Cervantes, Mexico City, Mexico
Sertac Cicek, Rochester, USA
Geraldo Davalos, Quito, Ecuador
Adel Elgamal, Mansoura, Egypt
Frank Edwin, Accra, Ghana
Anietimfon U. Etiuma, Calabar, Nigeria
Jose Fragata, Lisbon, Portugal
Beatriz Furlanetto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jürgen Hörer, Munich, Germany
Krishna Iyer, New Delhi, India
Jeffrey P. Jacobs, St. Petersburg, USA
Marshall L. Jacobs, Baltimore, USA
Marcelo B. Jatene, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Richard A. Jonas, Washington, USA
James K. Kirklin, Birmingham, USA
Igor Konstantinov, Melbourne, Australia
Hiromi Kurosawa, Tokyo, Japan
Stojan Lazarov, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mohamed I. Murtada, Khartoum, Sudan
Ivan Nino de Guzman, Lima, Peru
Ericka Perez Albrecht, La Paz, Bolivia
Dante Picarelli, Montevideo, Uruguay
Darshan Reddy, Durban, South Africa
Kisaburo Sakamoto, Shizuoka, Japan
Piya Samankatiwat, Bangkok, Thailand
Rajesh Sharma, New Delhi, India
George Sarris, Athens, Greece
Giovanni Stellin, Padova Italy
James St. Louis, Kansas City, USA
Sivakumar Sivalingam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sachin Talwar, New Delhi, India
James S. Tweddell, Cincinnati, USA
Vladimiro Vida, Padova, Italy
David Winlaw, Sydney, Australia
Hao Zhang, Shanghai, China

Endorsed By

Indonesian Association for Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indonesian Society for Pediatric Cardiology

Past Meetings


Washington DC, USA

Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the WSPCHS


Montreal, Canada

World’s Summit on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Services, Education and Cardiac Care


Cairns, Australia

WSPCHS 2nd Scientific Meeting at the 5th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (WCPCCS)


Antigua, Guatemala

Special Multi-Societal Joint Meeting Dedicated to Aldo R. Castañeda


Shanghai, China

WSPCHS Regional Meeting


Istanbul, Turkey

WSPCHS 3rd Scientific Meeting


Lima, Peru

Joint Meeting WSPCHS and Sociedad Latina de Cardiologia Y Cirugia Cardiovascular Pediatrica


Cape Town, South Africa

WSPCHS Annual Members Meeting at the 6th WCPCCS


Sao Paulo, Brazil

WSPCHS 4th Scientific Meeting


Cartagena, Columbia

Joint Meeting WSPCHS, Sociedad Latina de Cardiologia Y Cirugia Cardiovascular Pediatrica, Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia


Kyoto, Japan

WSPCHS Regional Meeting


Abu Dhabi, UAE

WSPCHS 5th Scientific Meeting


Barcelona, Spain

WSPCHS Annual Members Meeting at the 7th WCPCCS


Orlando, USA

WSPCHS 6th Scientific Meeting


Sofia, Bulgaria

Joint meeting WSPCHS and European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA)