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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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

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

November 2015