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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 September 24-29, 2024
56th ESPN Annual Meeting 
Event September 11 -15, 2024
International Neonatal Nephrology Symposium (INNS), Sept 11-15, 2024, Birmingham, USA
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Event May 8, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: “Kidney Genomics for Practicing Nephrologists”, Cairo, Egypt
Event April 27, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: Critical Care Pediatric Nephrology, Dialysis & Point of Care Ultrasound Course
Event April 27 – 28, 2024
IPNA-PCRRT-ICONIC Critical Care Pediatric Nephrology, Point of Care Ultrasound and Pediatric Dialysis School’ , Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Event April 20-21, 2024
7th International Pediatric Nephrology Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Event April 13, 2024
IPNA Teaching Course: The 20th China-Japan-Korea Pediatric Nephrology Seminar 2024 & IPNA training course
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Event April 3, 2024
Joint ASPN-IPNA Global Nephrology Symposium
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Event March 22 – 23, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: Paediatric Nephrourocon 2024- Season 3, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India
Event March 15 – 17, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: Miami Pediatric Nephrology Seminar 2024 (50th Anniversary), Florida, USA
Event March 14 – 15, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: WKD in Ukraine: Advancing equitable access to pediatric nephrology care and optimal medication practice” (How war-limited options help to implement Green Nephrology), Kyiv, Ukraine
Event March 7 – 8, 2024
IPNA Teaching course: Pediatric Kidney Care in a High Risk Region: El Salvador, Central America
Event 8 Feb 2024
Advances in Dialysis Course (Virtual)
Webinar 25.1.
Event January 25, 2024
ISGD Webinar: Are you prepared for -NS?

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Apr 15, 2024
Ongoing deadlines for the IPNA educational programs
Dear Members, With this email, we would like to remind you of the ongoing…
Apr 11, 2024
This Month: Join Us for the IPNA Journal Club (April 24, 2024)
Dear All,  The IPNA journal club is now adopting a 🆕format: Zoom-based discussions of…
Mar 27, 2024
Neonatal AKI Survey 2.0
Dear IPNA members, The Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC) is an international, multi-disciplinary group of Pediatric Nephrologists…
Mar 25, 2024
International Neonatal Nephrology Symposium (INNS)- Early Bird Registration Is Now Open!
Friends and Colleagues, With great enthusiasm, we are excited to announce that registration for…
Mar 20, 2024
Obituary notice: Professor Julio Toporovski
Dear members,  IPNA deeply regrets the passing of Prof. Julio Toporovski, one of the founding fathers of…
Mar 11, 2024
IPNA Word Kidney Day Contest 2024 – Announcement
Dear members, We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who participated in…
Mar 06, 2024
Applications open for IPNA Fellowship Program
Dear Members, ​ We would like to make you aware of the open call for the…
Mar 04, 2024
Register for the 4th Annual IPNA-ASPN Global Health Symposium (Virtual)
Dear all, Please consider joining us at the 4th Annual IPNA-ASPN Global Health Symposium…
Feb 26, 2024
Deadline Extended: Apply Now for the IPNA Sister Renal Center Program!
Dear Colleagues, We would like to inform you that the application deadline for the…