IPNA Currents October/2019

Dear IPNA Members, Dear Friends,

I hope this newsletter finds you well!

I am glad to meet most of you shortly in Venice, where we will have a great scientific and friendly time together. But I sincerely think of all those who could not attend for professional, financial, medical or familial reasons; we will miss you!

For those who will be in the Serenissime, I hope you could attend the General Assembly on October 19 at 17:00. We will sum up all our actions during the last 6 years and create projects together for the forthcoming 3 years.

With my best regards,

Pierre Cochat
IPNA President


Congress in the spotlight: Networking Events

18th Oct, 5 pm:       Welcome Ceremony. Don´t miss the surprise followed                                   by the welcome reception.
19th Oct, 5pm:        IPNA General Assembly
20th Oct, 8 pm:       Networking Dinner
21st Oct, 8,30 am:   IPNA Fellowship Meeting

Get yourself familiar with the Program of the Congress here.


Membership Renewals 2020

The renewals will be available online from October. You can also renew your membership in person when visiting IPNA booth no. 24 at the congress. First comers who renew at the booth will receive a special IPNA gift! 
Get know our members

Creating awareness among general public about common pediatric renal diseases: Dr. Shankar Yadav, IPNA member and former IPNA fellow, has recently shared with us his interview for the local TV (in Nepalese language only). 
Dr. Shankar Yadav is an active member in Nepal who also organized a successful teaching course in Dharan last year and his hospital is involved in Kidney Care Network (more information in this newsletter issue).
AfPNA celebrates its 20th anniversary! 

Learn more about the history of the society and its connection with IPNA in the article written by Prof. Bahia Moustafa

More resources: 
African Pediatric Nephrology Guidebook - English version - Read here
African Pediatric Nephrology Guidebook - French version - Read here
History of AFPNA/IPNA  by Prof Felicia Eke - Read here
2018 IPNA Annual Report

We are happy to share our 2018 Annual Report that summarizes another succesful year and our work. Work that woudn´t be done without your support and involvement, thank you! 
View 2018 IPNA Annual Report
IPNA Council 
Since IPNA Councilors have six-year terms, a portion of the IPNA council rotates every three years, with the rotation occurring at the time of the triennial IPNA Congresses. We are very pleased to introduce five of the new Councilors to you in this newsletter issue.

With their enthusiasm and new ideas, we are sure they will make valuable contributions to IPNA Governance. All of the incoming Councilors were asked the same series of questions and you can read the full article here.
Meet our new IPNA Councilors

IPNA Educational Programs 

From organizing teaching courses, junior classes or specific workshops around the world to providing training fellowships, IPNA is responding to the needs in resource poor areas of the world. Treating pediatric kidney disease is a major challenge in developing countries, and the work we do together proves that through commitment and partnerships we are delivering results.

Recently we received a gratifying reward to our Fellowship Program, when a former IPNA fellow applied to act as a mentor in the new training center. Specifically, the training center in Lagos/Nigeria where IPNA trainee, Dr. Christopher Esezobor, will become the IPNA trainer. Congratulations! 

Teaching courses are also a big part of our educational efforts. A record number of eight IPNA teaching courses has been taking place in September on four continents. A big thank you to all the course organizers for making this happen and spreading our vision of “Optimal care for all children with kidney disease.” around the world.
Dr. Christopher Esezobor, former IPNA fellow, will now supervise our fellows at Lagos University Teaching Hospital that was recognized as another IPNA Training Center.
IPNA teaching course in Quibdó - Colombia was one of the courses that took place in September with more than 40 attendees.

The teaching materials from the course are available here.

Sister Center Program

The pilot project of IPNA Sister Center Program is already in its second year. Dr. Melvin Bonilla-Félix, Director of Center in Puerto Rico (University of Puerto Rico) recently visited the Center in Guatemala (Fundanier), directed by Dr. Randall Lou-Meda.

The second project of Sister Center Program (2019-2021) has started between National Hospital in Abuja/Nigeria and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) & University of the Witwatersrand  in Johannesburg/South Africa. Latest updates about this cooperation will follow soon.

IPNA Patient Education

We aim for this to serve as a world-wide resource collection to provide uptodate knowledge and educational support to our patients and their families.

Please help us to develop furrther this project and send us reliable information links/ pdfs that would add value to this resource collection.

For more information please visit www.ipna-online.org/patient-education

IPNA - ISN Partnership
Did you know that we are an Official Partner of ISN 0by25 Initiative whose goal is 0 preventable deaths in AKI by 2025? Last year, the Initiative matured into its intervention and implemention phase with the Kidney Care Network.
Learn more about Kidney Care Network

Events coming soon


Become an IPNA contributor!

Do you have any interesting news in the field of pediatric nephrology? Have you participated in an IPNA Teaching course, are you doing the fellowship programme or have you recently visited an interesting workshop or congress? Write to Lucie from the IPNA Office at office@ipna-online.org
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