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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.

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Event February 19-23, 2025
20th IPNA Congress
Event November 8 – 9, 2024
IPNA TC: Hereditary Kidney Disease: Bucharest international Symposium on Nephrology’s Hidden Challenges, Romania
Event October 16, 2024
ALANEPE Webinar series: Use of C5 inhibitors in kidney transplant AHUS
Event September 24-29, 2024
56th ESPN Annual Meeting 
Event September 11
ALANEPE Webinar series: Use of C5 inhibitors beyond AHUS in kidney diseases
Event September 11 -15, 2024
International Neonatal Nephrology Symposium (INNS), Sept 11-15, 2024, Birmingham, USA
Event 21 – 23 August, 2024
IPNA Teaching Course: 5th Primer in Paediatric Nephrology for Asia and 5th IPNA-AsPNA Master for Junior Classes, Singapore
Event August 14, 2024
ALANEPE Webinar series: Optimal duration of treatment with anti-C5 AHUS inhibitors
Event July 26 – 27, 2024
IPNA Teaching Course: 6th Annual Pediatric Conclave 2024 Nephrology
Event July 20 – 21, 2024
IPNA Teaching Course: Young Kidneys 2024 & Dr Georgi Abraham 2nd Annual oration
Event July 17, 2024
ALANEPE Webinar series: Role of genetic study and C5 inhibitors in secondary TMA
Event June 19, 2024
ALANEPE Webinar series: Overview of genetic diagnosis in AHUS
Event May 22, 2024
ALANEPE Webinar series: AHUS diagnosis: difficulties to rule out other TMA
Event May 18, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: Updates in the management of Pediatric Hypertension, Karachi, Pakistan
IPNA TC flyer_Kidney Genomics for practicing nephrologists_Cairo 2024
Event May 8, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: “Kidney Genomics for Practicing Nephrologists”, Cairo, Egypt

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Jul 24, 2024
IPNA Journal Club: Today’s Discussion Postponed
Dear All, We regret to inform you that today’s Journal Club, scheduled for 5pm…
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ISN-IPNA-KDIGO Webinar: Contemporary Management of SSNS and SRNS: Latest Guidance from IPNA & KDIGO, Jul 29, 5 pm CEST
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Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology — an ISN-IPNA Sister Centers initiative: “Challenges in diagnosis and treatment of lupus nephritis in a low-middle income country”, June 20, 2024
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Dear IPNA Community, IPNA Best Practices and Standards Committee invites volunteer applications for being…