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The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery has established the  Ghedi World University for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery in collaboration between the following international organizations:

The Vision of the World University for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery is that every health care professional, anywhere in the world involved in the care of patients with pediatric and congenital heart disease, should have access to ongoing education.

The Mission of the World University for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery is to promote and facilitate access to education of surgeons and allied professionals involved in the care of patients with pediatric and congenital heart disease. 

What we have achieved so far...

Hours of Content
Hours of learning

World University Leadership

James KIrklin

James K. Kirklin
Academic Leader

Claudia Herbst

Christo I. Tchervenkov
Administative Leader


Our current survey focuses on the impact the pandemic has had to the longer term health of our congenital heart programs as well as to gauge the success and failures of the particular strategies that were employed during the initial wave of the virus. We believe that obtaining this information from centers, which are on different points along the curve of the advancing infection, will provide greater insights on what to expect as additional waves of  the infection evolves.  Ongoing surveys are created to ensure we are in touch with your needs.


We regularly survey journals and will post relevant articles in the field from leading and important surgeons and researchers around the world.


The World Society continues to expand its educational activities despite the severe restriction to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This continues to be possible only through the support and engagement of its members. We encourage all of you to follow the health guidelines in your communities!

Look for a new section in which we highlight recent papers in the field, under Journal Watch. We will also be compiling library and society news.

Partnering Organizations


The generous support of the Drs. Ivan & Milka Tchervenkov Endowment Fund of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is acknowledged.