IPNA Strategic Plan

Susan L. Furth, MD, PhD  recently joined the IPNA Council and will be carrying forward the strategic planning process previously led by Dr. Joseph Flynn.

She has relevant experience from her involvement in the strategic planning processes as a Council member of  the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and as Past President of the Society for Pediatric Research. She is Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and  Chief of Nephrology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Furth is one of the Principal Investigators of the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study, a multicenter prospective cohort study of children with chronic kidney disease in North America.

IPNA Strategic Plan


Our Vision: IPNA members disseminate knowledge about kidney disease in children in the areas where care is needed most.  “Optimal care for all children with kidney disease” is IPNA´s vision.

Our Mission is to lead the global efforts to successfully address the care for all children with Kidney disease through advocacy, education, and training.

Our Strategy has four pillars, illustrated below. 


In the past year, IPNA Council has improved our communications through the website, newsletters, and increased use of social media.  We have increased our educational and teaching programs, converting to virtual formats, promoting guidelines, increasing interactions with local societies and providing more master classes.   We continue to promote philanthropy and partnerships with other stakeholders to support educational activities.  We had a call for members to join committees and had a robust response, adding 38 members to IPNA Committees.


IPNA Strategic Plan

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  • Increase transparency and improve efficacy
  • Augment IPNA operations
  • Enhance functionality of IPNA’s technology and resources
  • Improve educational and teaching programs
  • Facilitate IPNA member access to clinical and educational resources
  • Support local efforts for establishment and expansion of clinical infrastructure
  • Increase interaction with related societies
  • Promote philanthropy, grow investments, and optimize business partnerships to support educational activities
  • Broaden involvement and create opportunities for IPNA members and pediatric nephrologists in IPNA activities
  • Expand the IPNA community to include patients/parents