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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.

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Event February 19-23, 2025
20th IPNA Congress
Event September 24-29, 2024
56th ESPN Annual Meeting 
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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
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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)
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Event January 25, 2024
ISGD Webinar: Are you prepared for -NS?
Event January 20
IPNA Teaching Course: 3rd Annual Pediatric Kidney Meet- Theme: Pediatric Nephrology in OPD Perspective An IPNA endorsed AIIMS Jodhpur, CME cum workshop
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Event December 6 – 7, 2023
IPNA Teaching course: Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia, Cairo, Egypt
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Event Nov 23-25, 2023
15th Asian Congress of Pediatric Nephrology

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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
Call for Applications: IPNA Sister Renal Center Program
Dear Colleagues, The IPNA Sister Renal Center Program is pleased to announce that applications…
Feb 15, 2024
Call for Expression of Interest for hosting the 21st IPNA Congress in 2027
Dear Members, We are taking the liberty of contacting you, as a member of…
Feb 14, 2024
Exciting Opportunity: Free IPNA Membership for Nephrology Trainees
Dear Members, ​We are pleased to announce a great opportunity for nephrology trainees worldwide!…
Feb 07, 2024
Check out the just-released issue of the IPNA Newsletter ‘Education’ #1/2024!
Feb 06, 2024
IPNA 2025 Congress – Abstract Submission Open
We invite you to submit abstracts for the upcoming 20th IPNA Congress in Cape…
Feb 05, 2024
IPNA Webinar: IPNA consensus definitions for clinical trial outcomes in steroid resistant, February 20, 4 pm CET
Registration: HERE Speaker: Pankaj Hari (India)Moderators: Sharon Teo (Singapore), Eugene Chan (Hong Kong) Lacking…
Jan 24, 2024
Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology — an ISN-IPNA Sister Centers initiative: “Evaluation and Management of a Child with a Neurogenic Bladder.”, February 1, 2024
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Jan 24, 2024
IPNA 2024 Virtual General Assembly- Save the Date & Register
Dear IPNA Members, ​ We cordially invite you to the extraordinary IPNA 2023 Virtual…