The European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) is the scientific society representing the congenital heart surgeons of Europe.  Its membership initially included only highly selected European leaders in the field, but it has gradually expanded to include the entire community of pediatric and congenital heart surgeons of Europe, and, also, of other continents.  ECHSA has been developing in “sisterhood” and close collaboration with the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society (CHSS) of the USA.  

The aim of ECHSA is to improve the surgical treatment of patients with congenital heart disease irrespective of their race, religion, origin, wealth, or other discriminative factors.  For realization of these aims, our Association employs three main types of activities:


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