About

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 Hosts

Hafil Abdulgani, Jakarta, Indonesia
I. Nyoman Semadi, Bali, Indonesia

Organizing & Program Committee
Co-Chairs

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

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

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

2007

Washington DC, USA

Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the WSPCHS

2008

Montreal, Canada

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

2009

Cairns, Australia

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

2010

Antigua, Guatemala

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

2010

Shanghai, China

WSPCHS Regional Meeting

2011

Istanbul, Turkey

WSPCHS 3rd Scientific Meeting

2012

Lima, Peru

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

2013

Cape Town, South Africa

WSPCHS Annual Members Meeting at the 6th WCPCCS

2014

Sao Paulo, Brazil

WSPCHS 4th Scientific Meeting

2015

Cartagena, Columbia

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

2015

Kyoto, Japan

WSPCHS Regional Meeting

2016

Abu Dhabi, UAE

WSPCHS 5th Scientific Meeting

2017

Barcelona, Spain

WSPCHS Annual Members Meeting at the 7th WCPCCS

2018

Orlando, USA

WSPCHS 6th Scientific Meeting

2019

Sofia, Bulgaria

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