Optimal care for all children with kidney disease

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Who we are The International Pediatric Nephrology Association is a global, nonprofit, charitable organization that believes that all children deserve to be healthy and receive optimal treatment and care for kidney disease regardless of their economic level or political choice.

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IPNA Membership provides resources to improve the care of children with renal disease all over the world.

The International Pediatric Nephrology Association includes over 1,800 members from 113 countries.


Programs IPNA supports clinical education worldwide

Many opportunities exist to teach and learn how to improve kidney health in children all over the world.

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IPNA Junior Master Classes

IPNA Junior Master Classes provides advanced teaching in pediatric nephrology in collaboration with Regional Societies.

IPNA Junior Classes
Fellowship Program

IPNA offers fellowships to pediatricians that are geographically isolated from pediatric nephrology training centers.

Fellowship Program
Teaching Courses

Teaching courses are taught by a group of 3-5 internationally renowned Pediatric Nephrologists with outstanding teaching credentials.

Teaching Courses
IPNA Journal Club

Follow IPNA Journal Club on Twitter under @ipnajc for the latest news and journal club topic reveals and discussions.

IPNA Journal Club

The IPNA Global Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Registry was developed to increase the quantity and the quality of information on pediatric ESRD and RRT around the world.

IPNA Sister Program

Linking developing pediatric renal units in less well resourced regions (Emerging Centres) to experienced pediatric renal units in well resourced regions (Supporting Centres) on a 1 to 1 basis.

IPNA Sister Program

IPNA in numbers

IPNA’s work is crucial to improving the health of children’s kidney health everywhere. Here are some examples of of the great work happening internationally.

Teaching Courses
Fellows Trained
Junior Master Classes

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Jun 24, 2022
Organizations Partner To Support Haiti Children With Kidney Disease
June 26, 2022 Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and healthcare…
Jun 06, 2022
We are inviting all the interested Pediatric nephrologists to join us in this session.The Pediatric Nephrology…
May 25, 2022
In Memoriam: Lesley Rees MD, FRCPCH
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful  friend and colleague,…
May 19, 2022
Two Organizations in Hong Kong Join Together to Support IPNA Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Training
May 15, 2022 Hong Kong The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) is pleased to announce a…
May 18, 2022
Scientific Programme: Virtual Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum in Pediatric Nephrology
Dear Colleagues There’s a need to incorporate ‘Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of…
May 04, 2022
IPNA Junior Empowerment and Mentorship (IPNA JEMs) Program Announcement
Are you interested in career or project mentorship?Are you willing to mentor a more…
Apr 26, 2022
Call for new Editor of Pediatric Nephrology
IPNA is soliciting applications for a new co-editor for Pediatric Nephrology which is the Journal of…
Apr 21, 2022
Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum in Pediatric Nephrology
Dear Colleagues There’s a need to incorporate ‘Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of…
Apr 19, 2022
Our Sincere Condolences
Jean-Pierre Guignard has passed away. He was 82 and still a young man. Jean-Pierre was a…