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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Mar 21, 2023
IPNA Journal Club – April 2023
Dear #NephTwitter #Pedneph This Apr 19 and 20, we bring you #IPNAJC on- Uncovering risk factors…
Mar 21, 2023
Applications open for IPNA Fellowship Program : extended deadline (May 1, 2023)
Dear Members, we would like to make you aware of the ongoing call for…
Mar 15, 2023
IPNA Sister Renal Centers Program: Extension of the application deadline (April 30, 2023)
Dear Members, We are pleased to announce an extension of the deadline for participating…
Mar 13, 2023
IPNA 2022: Selected congress recordings are now available on IPNA website
IPNA is delighted to announce a new special benefit for our members: 28 recorded sessions encompassing 50 lectures…
Mar 13, 2023
Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology – an ISN-IPNA Sister Centers initiative: Approach to treating lupus nephritis in children
Grand Rounds in Pediatric…
Mar 06, 2023
IPNA-ESPN Junior Master Class 2023 – Call for applications
Dear Colleagues, We are very happy to invite you to our IPNA-ESPN Junior Master…
Mar 03, 2023
IPNA World Kidney Day Contest 2023 – Announcement
Dear members, ​We would like to thank everyone who participated in the IPNA World…
Mar 01, 2023
The 2021 IPNA Registry Report is now available on the IPNA website
The 2021 IPNA Registry Report is now available on the IPNA website at It contains…
Feb 24, 2023
IPNA-ASPN 3rd Annual Global Health Symposium 2023 – watch the full recording
A recording of the IPNA-ASPN 3rd Annual Global Health Symposium is now available to…