World Summit - Montreal, June 19-21, 2008

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The Objectives of World Summit are:

To present to the attendees:

  1. The history and development of the study, research, investigation(diagnostics) and treatment for pediatric and congenital heart disease
    1. The current status of the study, research, investigation(diagnostics), treatment and optimal care for pediatric and congenital heart disease
    2. The optimal training, education and maintenance of competence of health care professionals dealing with pediatric and congenital heart disease
    3. The optimal processes for quality of care assessment for pediatric and congenital heart disease
    4. The current status of the care for pediatric and congenital heart disease across the entire world with emphasis on under-serviced areas in each continent
    5. The current status of training, education and maintenance of competence across the world with emphasis on regional differences
    6. The current status of humanitarian projects and surgical missionsTo elaborate a global plan for the improvement of care for pediatric and congenital heart disease across the world
    7. To define the requirements for the setting up a pediatric and congenital heart program/centerTo explore different models for international collaboration
  2. To elaborate a global plan for the improvement of care for pediatric and congenital heart disease across the world
  3. To define the requirements for the setting up a pediatric and congenital heart program/center 
  4. To explore different models for international collaboration
  5. To elaborate a global plan for the training, education and maintenance of competence of health care professionals for health care professionals dealing with pediatric and congenital heart disease
  6. To identify the necessary partners in the global coalition for improvement of care for pediatric and congenital heart disease
  7. To define the optimal role of humanitarian projects and surgical missions
  8. To define the role of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and the proposed World Federation for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease in the improvement of care for children and adults with congenital heart disease across the world.

Target Audience

WSPCHS 2008 SummitCardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, adult congenital cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiac anesthetists, cardiac nurses, perfusionists, administrators, government officials, parents and family members, patients, industry representatives, humanitarian organizations, international organizations and all those interested in the improvement of care for children and adults with congenital heart disease.

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