The Global Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Services shall be responsible for assessing the current distribution of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery services across the world. It shall be responsible for creating a comprehensive global plan for establishing a network of continental and regional hub centers with well-defined responsibilities for training, education, support and services to patients. This will set the foundation for the World Society fulfilling its central mission.

Joseph A. Dearani, Rochester, Minnesota, USA