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Submission process

The nominations for IPNA Awards are closed now. Next nominations will be open a year before the IPNA Congress 2025.

Awards list IPNA recognizes excellence

IPNA celebrates the work of individuals who have made significant contributions to the care of children with kidney disease, at all career levels. Nominate a colleague today using our online portal.

Ira Greifer Award

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated local and/or national leadership and have made significant contributions to IPNA.

Award criteria:

Mandatory criteria:
  • Active, Honorary or Emeritus Member of IPNA
  • Active or Honorary Member of IPNA for at least 10 years and 55 years of age or older
  • Nomination by an IPNA member, IPNA Committee or IPNA Council
  • Currently not a member of IPNA Council
Additional information used in the selection of awardees:
  • Duration of IPNA membership
  • Nomination on the basis of his/her outstanding contributions in the field of Pediatric Nephrology with international impact. Scientific reports: Publications. Research activity
  • Accomplishments consistent with IPNA’s mission and goals
  • Outstanding service to IPNA through membership, participation to committees, participation in educational activities, presentations at IPNA Congresses, and/or service on the Council
  • International Awards in Pediatric Nephrology
  • Involvement in other local, regional or national nephrology, healthcare organization
  • Contributions to the fields of Pediatric Nephrology that led to improvement in care of children with renal disease
  • International networking facilitating IPNA activities
  • Leadership & organization of research and care

The following members received Ira Greifer Award in past:

  • 2001 – Ira Greifer (USA)
  • 2004 – Renée Habib (France) and Tadasu Saki (Japan)
  • 2007 – Michel Broyer (France) and Cyril Chantler (Great Britain)
  • 2010 – Russel Chesney (USA) and Roberto Gordillo (Mexico/USA)
  • 2013 – Mattias Brandis (Germany)
  • 2016 – Patrick Niaudet (France) and Jean-Pierre Guignard (Switzerland)
  • 2019 – Otto Mehls (Germany)
Renée Habib Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes young investigators with an outstanding record of basic or patient-oriented research related to pediatric nephrology.

Award criteria:

Mandatory criteria:
  • Active Member of IPNA
  • Less than 42 years of age
Additional information used in the selection of awardees:
  • Duration of IPNA membership
  • Scientific reports: Publications and research
  • Lectures at International Congresses
  • Awards in Pediatric Nephrology
  • Evidence of substantial independent research or major collaborative role in research projects
  • Potential leadership & organization of research and care

The following members received Renée Habib Young Investigator Award in past:

  • Justine Bacchetta
  • Olivia Boyer
Life Time Achievement Award

This award recognizes individuals who have dedicated their life to the development and improvement of Pediatric Nephrology care. THe candidates are proposed by the regional society.

Award criteria:

  • Duration of IPNA membership
  • Number of years in practice
  • Accomplishments consistent with IPNA’s mission and goals
  • Nomination on the basis of his/her outstanding achievements for the development of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Involvement in other local, regional or national nephrology, healthcare organization
  • Contributions to the fields of Pediatric Nephrology that led to improvement in care of children with renal disease

The following members received Life Time Achievement Award in past:

  • Lesley Rees
  • Ramon Exeni
Educational Activity Award

This award recognizes individuals for their considerable educational contribution to IPNA.

Award criteria:

  • Achievements in IPNA educational events
  • Achievements in educational events of the regional society
  • Achievements in educational events in own country
  • Publications with educational value
  • Scholarship, Affiliation to a university/school of medicine
  • Number of fellows /IPNA fellows trains’ (from own country / international)
  • Number of Mentorship of students

The following members received Educational Activity Award in past:

  • 2016 – Ellis Avner
  • 2019 – Arvind Bagga
Honorary Members

IPNA Honorary Members are proposed by the regional societies by directly contacting the IPNA office to submit the nomination.

IPNA Honorary Membership will be provided to individuals who have retired and have made outstanding contributions to Pediatric Nephrology. IPNA Honorary Members are proposed by the Regional Societies when the IPNA Awards submissions are open.

Candidates should be proposed by IPNA members to the IPNA Council by a letter of support and the CV of the candidate. IPNA Awards committee will rank candidates according to the pre-defined scoring system and will present results to the IPNA Council. Honorary Membership recipients will be honored at the IPNA Congress.

The following members received a honorary membership:

Robert Chevalier (USA)

Patrick Niaudet (France)

Michael Dillon (UK)

Otto Mehls (Germany)

Renée Habib (France)

Chester M. Edelmann (USA)

Adrian Spitzer (USA)

Leslie Paul Roy (Australia)

D. Thomson (South Africa)

Jan Wiggelinkhuizen (South Africa)

R. Soriano (Spain)

Anita Aperia (Sweden)

Michel Broyer (France)

Ernst Leumann (Switzerland)

Rajendra N. Srivastava (India)

Karl Schrarer (Germany)

Leo A. H. Monnens (Netherlands)

M. Barratt (UK)

Cyril Chantler (UK)

Ian B. Houston (UK)

Tadasu Sakai (Japan)

David A McCredie (Australia)

Gavin Ameill (UK)

Robert O. Hickman (USA)

Friends of IPNA

‘The Friend of IPNA’ Award was created in 2019 to recognize non-IPNA members sharing IPNA’s mission and goals. It recognizes support for IPNA activities through participation in IPNA initiatives or financial support of programs that improve the care of children with kidney diseases.

The first ‘Friend of IPNA’ Award was presented to Mr. Tibor Martinek (Canada) for his support of young pediatric nephrologists from East European countries in obtaining various grants to visit Canadian children hospitals, enrollment in clinical trials and to attend the Annual Pediatric Nephrology Seminar in Miami.

Message from Tibor Martinek

“As a recently recognized Friend of IPNA non-IPNA member, I had the opportunity to observe IPNA work-in-progress since 2004 in Adelaide, as an unbiased person, the tremendous progress and effort to advance training under various programs by IPNA, mainly in developing countries, in countries of former Soviet Union, etc. I was impressed with tremendous increased participation of paediatric nephrologists from developing countries at IPNA 2019. I vividly recall prof. Matthias Brandis, then Secretary-General of IPNA, as he was proudly explaining me in Adelaide the goals and mission to expand the training courses and to increase the fellowship program for the paediatric nephrologists. Congratulation!”
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Tibor Martinek IPNA Congress in Venice, 2019

Please contact IPNA Office if you would like to propose/nominate someone who you think deserve the acknowledment Friend of IPNA:

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