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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2nd IPNA - ESPN Master for Junior Classes
The 2nd IPNA - ESPN Master for Junior Classes will be held in Leuven – Belgium, September 1st-2nd, 2015 (just before 48th ESPN Annual Meeting).
This new IPNA-ESPN educational program started last year in Porto and is especially dedicated to Pediatric residents, Pediatricians with special interest in Pediatric Nephrology, fellows in Pediatric Nephrology and young Pediatric Nephrologists.
→ More information on program and application

Upcoming Congresses

  • September 1, 2015 - September 2, 2015
  • September 3, 2015 - September 5, 2015
  • September 13, 2015 - September 16, 2015
  • September 17, 2015 - September 20, 2015
  • October 9, 2015 - October 9, 2015
  • October 17, 2015 - October 20, 2015
  • November 2, 2015 - November 3, 2015
  • November 3, 2015 - November 8, 2015
  • November 13, 2015 - November 13, 2015
  • December 5, 2015 - December 8, 2015

    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.

    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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