About IPNA

The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) is comprised of roughly 1500 pediatric nephrologists and allied professionals representing 89 countries around the world. Together, we work to disseminate knowledge about kidney disease in children in the areas where care is needed most.

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IPNA supports the World Bedwetting Day
World Bedwetting Day is initiated and supported by the World Bedwetting Day Steering Committee, which consists of the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) and the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) along with professional groups from across the globe
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Saving Young Lives Project
A partnership to deliver care of Acute Kidney injury in the developing world
CME program in Dakar: the First International African Dialysis Conference: over 350 attendees; SYL sponsored 7 individuals from 6 West African countries to discuss the challenges, successes, and initiatives they have undert aken to expand PD in their countries. The program was exciting, interactive, and informative. ISPD, in conjunction with ISN and IPNA, endorsed and sponsored the conference. The expanding use of PD in West Africa to treat AKI, as well as for ESRD (in cente rs such as Senegal), was indeed encouraging to learn about. Over 200 patients with AKI have been treated with PD in Africa as part of the SYL program with8 mortality rates of about 30%.
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IPNA supports the World Kidney Day
IPNA wants to promote education and screening in children with kidney diseases all over the world. Kidney Day is a wonderful opportunity to achieve this goal.
Each year, IPNA would like to encourage such an action by providing USD 5,000 to one pediatric nephrology center from a developing country throughout the World.
→ More information on program and application
→ World Kidney Day winner
Cystinosis Research Foundation - $2.0 million available for new grants (3)
The Cystinosis Research Foundation is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 call for research proposals and fellowships. They are accepting applications for research studies and for the Post-Doctoral Cystinosis Research Fellowship Program. Their goal is to fund the best and most promising research in the world in an effort to ensure that better treatments and a cure for cystinosis are found as soon as possible.
→ More information on program and application

Upcoming Congresses

  • June 2, 2016 - June 4, 2016
  • July 15, 2016 - July 17, 2016
  • July 19, 2016 - July 22, 2016
  • August 17, 2016 - August 22, 2016
  • August 18, 2016 - August 23, 2016
  • September 14, 2016 - September 17, 2016
  • March 15, 2017 - March 18, 2017

    Dr Ira Greifer

    An emblematic figure in pediatric nephrology, Dr Ira Greifer, passed away on September 17 in New York City. His invaluable scientific contributions are worldwide acknowledged and lauded. Dr Ira Greifer is considered to be the father of IPNA and was the first secretary general for many years. He shall be greatly missed by the medical fraternity.
    IPNA members would like to express their warmest condolences to its family.


    Journal Access

    Pediatric Nephrology Journal
    "Pediatric Nephrology" publishes original laboratory or clinical research and new or important clinical observations pertaining to any aspect of the wide spectrum of acute and chronic diseases that affect renal function in children as well as on hypertension and fluid and electrolyte metabolism. Studies may involve medical, surgical, nutritional, physiologic, biochemical, pathologic or immunologic aspects of disease, imaging techniques or consequences of renal failure.

    New IPNA Constitution!

    To access the new IPNA constitution,
    click here

    Teaching Courses

    Each year IPNA sponsors multiple teaching courses in medically underserved areas of the world. For more information or to apply for funding to offer these courses in your area, please click here.

    Fellowship Program

    IPNA offers fellowships to pediatricians that are isolated from pediatric nephrology training centers. For more information click here.

    Event Calendar

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