Rules for membership


Although the foundation members of the ASPCHS are pediatric and congenital heart surgeons, the Society is open for membership to all cardiac surgeons, physicians, and allied health care professionals from Africa and the diaspora who practice and/or have an interest in the field of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and related specialties dealing with congenital and/or pediatric heart malformations. Members must provide accurate contact information, an exact address of practice, accurate academic affiliations, pay annual dues promptly and be actively involved in the affairs of the Society.


Membership dues shall be paid by Founding, Active, and Junior members. Senior and Honorary members do not pay membership dues. 


Founding Member

A member prior to or at Inaugural meeting.

Active Member

Practice involves pediatric and congenital heart care in Africa or diaspora.

Senior Member

Member 70 years or older.

Honorary Member

Has made distinguished and exceptional contributions to pediatric and congenital heart care.

Junior Member

Includes trainees in pediatric and congenital heart care prior to obtaining certification.