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CHIP NETWORK HISTORY

The nonprofit and noncommercial CHIP Network was launched in 2014 with the support of 28 congenital heart and pediatric cardiac institutions and organizations all around the world. For the past five years, we have sent weekly e-mail messages to more than 16,000 congenital heart professionals, with impressive open and click rates of 25-30%. Anyone can unsubscribe at any time. CHIP sends a monthly congenital heart journal watch, educational videos, featured science, congenital heart and pediatric cardiac news, upcoming events, and other information of interest to professionals working in the following fields.

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Congenital Heart and Pediatric Electrophysiology
  • Congenital Heart Interventions
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Fetal Cardiology
  • Congenital Heart Anesthesia & Intensive Care
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease

HOW IT WORKS

The CHiP Network Corporation is a tax-exempt organization based in the USA. With the opening of its new website, CHiP will begin a (free) subscription drive to enroll thousands more congenital heart and pediatric cardiac professionals to participate in the educational, informational, and communications services it offers.

CHiP has also begun a social media campaign to greatly increase the accessibility and visibility of its messages and educational resources and to offer additional support to our subscription drive.

CHIP works in close collaboration with the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Learning Center (launched in 2013 in association with the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease) and the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center, both located at www.heartuniversity.org. These two learning centers are sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. 

The CHiP Network, THE CONGENITAL HEART INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

Help members access high-quality educational material without cost through collaboration with the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center and the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Learning Center (www.heartuniversity.org).

Help members provide up-to-date patient care by making it easier to keep track of new scientific publications through a journal watch service.

Inform pediatric and adult CHD-interested and pediatric cardiac professionals about upcoming educational events, conferences, research opportunities, and employment

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

The CHiP Network is all-inclusive and welcomes everyone who considers themselves a congenital heart or pediatric cardiac professional or administrator include the following:

  • Pediatric Cardiologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Intensivists
  • ACHD Cardiologists
  • Cardiac Care Associates
  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • Trainees/Fellows
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Industry Representatives
  • RNs and ARPNs
  • Anethetists/Perfusionists
  • Researchers/Scientists
  • Psychologists
  • Transition Medicine Specialists
  • Administrators

WHY JOIN THE CHiP NETWORK?

Becoming a member of the CHIP Network helps connect the global community of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Professionals.

Each month, congenital heart and pediatric cardiac professional members will receive informative weekly messages delivered directly to your email – CHiP’s e-mails include:

  • Journal Watch – keep up with literature in your field
  • A Global listing of upcoming educational events
  • News items in the pediatric cardiac and congenital heart fields
  • Featured videos and presentations

CHiP Network’s membership allows you to access content that is relevant to your profession.

Members will be able to easily access:

  • The Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center
  • The ACHD Learning Center
  • Congenital heart and pediatric podcasts from Dr. Robert Pass
Members will have the option of letting others see your email address so colleagues can communicate with you (and vice versa). The CHiP community will be able to assist associated organizations and non-commercial sponsors in targeting messages to professional members in selected cities, states, countries, and regions.

CHiP will be able to send targeted messages for various professional groups. Members will have access to a growing directory of congenital heart and pediatric cardiac professionals by type of professional activity and location.

What CHiP Is Planning

Currently, the CHiP Network emails and websites are in English. As we grow our community and the need arises, information and messages in additional languages may be added in the future.

Members will be able to post recruitment opportunities and to seek employment opportunities.  Announcements and other interesting material will be considered for publication.

We encourage you to become a member and explore the exclusive content on the CHiP Network site.

FUNDING AND SPONSORSHIP

Membership in the chip network has been and will continue to be free of charge. To accomplish this, The CHiP Network needs to find its own funding. We hope to receive support from organizations, institutions, and individuals with an interest in our services and the communities that we serve. If you can help, please do so.”

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