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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Nov 29, 2022
3rd Annual IPNA-ASPN 2023 Symposium
Dear colleagues, On behalf of the organizing committee we are delighted to invite you to participate in the…
Nov 03, 2022
Announcement: Call for applications-2023 Dawson Jarock Vasculitis Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric Rheumatology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Canada
Deadline: November 30, 2022…
Nov 01, 2022
Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology – an ISN-IPNA Sister Centers initiative: A Challenging Case of Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome refractory to…
Oct 24, 2022
Announcement of 2nd IPNA guideline
Dear IPNA members, Dear colleagues, we are delighted to announce that the 2nd IPNA guideline on…
Oct 04, 2022
Hello #IPNAJC enthusiasts, We will be having the 6th #IPNAJC chat on “Association Between Dialysis Facility…
Sep 30, 2022
ISN-IPNA – “Across the Lifespan” Joint Webinars: Ethics in Pediatric Nephrology – a Global Perspective
There are many ethical issues that arise in the care of people with kidney disease, including…
Sep 26, 2022
Invitation to the next IPNA Twitter Journal Club
Are you ready for the next #IPNAJC on Oct 5 & 6? We will…
Sep 12, 2022
Announcement of New Co-Editor – Pediatric Nephrology
Dear colleagues, I am delighted to announce that Prof. Giovanni Montini from Milan/Italy, has…
Sep 02, 2022
Invitation to IPNA Teaching Course – Practical Course of Acute Kidney Injury in Children (2nd Edition)
Dear Colleagues and Friends, The Pediatric Nephrology Division of Centro Materno Infantil do Norte (Portugal)…