IPNA’s mission is to promote the optimal care of children with kidney disease worldwide through advocacy and education.
The remit of the Executive Committee is to run the day-to-day matters of IPNA. It meets once a year in March or April during a Nephrology related event while the Full Council Meeting is also held once a year in September/ October.
ChairPr Pierre Cochat
MembersMelvin Bonnila-Felix, Larry Greenbaum, Kenji Ishikura, Elena Levtchenko, Debbie Lewis, Mignon McCulloch, Brad Warady, Kim Yap
The Teaching Courses Committee organises teaching courses all over the world for pediatric nephrologists, pediatricians, nephrologists, GPs and paramedical staff, in connection with regional societies. Teaching courses are taught by a group of 3-5 Pediatric Nephrologists with a wide range of knowledge in nephrology as well as outstanding teaching credentials.
The courses last 3-5 days and tend to occur in underserved areas of the world.
MembersIfeoma Anochie, Sushmita Banerjee, Francesco Emma, Il-Soo Ha, Kenji Ishikura, Vera Koch, John Mahan, Mara Medeiros, Alicia Neu, Maury Pinsk, George Reusz
The Juniors Committee provides an advanced teaching in pediatric nephrology as a joint action with Regional Societies.
MembersAnna Bjerre, Alfonso Huante Anaya, Elena Levtchenko, Mara Medeiros, Koichi Nakanishi, Hesham Safouh
IPNA has an established fellowship program to provide pediatricians who work far from a pediatric nephrology-training center with training in order to disseminate knowledge of pediatric nephrology to different regions around the world. The Fellowship Committee provides clinical fellowship for physicians coming from emerging countries.
MembersFrancisco Cano, Prasad Devarajan, Il-Soo Ha, John Mahan, Mignon McCulloch, Mara Medeiros, Natalia Mejia Gaviria, Brad Warady, Hong Xu, Kim Yap
Every year, the Communication Committee gathers information that may be of interest to IPNA members for communication in one of the 4 IPNA Currents.
MembersIfeoma Anochie, Sushmita Banerjee, Anna Bjerre, Larry Greenbaum, Mara Medeiros
The Website Committee works to improve the IPNA website and gives as much information as possible on the situation of Pediatric Nephrology worldwide by providing links, announcements, articles and forum of exchange for the members of the society.
MembersAmal Bourquia, Larry Greenbaum, Amelia Le Page, Natalia Mejia Gaviria
The Registry Committee establishes a global, population-based registry for children undergoing chronic RRT.
MembersAnna Bjerre, Il-Soo Ha, Kenji Ishikura, Paulo Koch, Vera Koch, Amelia Le Page, Elena Levtchenko, Alicia Neu, Hesham Safouh, William Smoyer, Brad Warady, Hong Xu, Lim Yam-Ngo
Best practices & standards
The Best Practices & Standards Committee defines priorities for IPNA guidelines and priorities of standards for specific care in children.
MembersDetlef Böckenhauer, Paulo Koch, Koichi Nakanishi, Alicia Neu, Hesham Safouh, Franz Schaefer, Aditi Sinha, Johan Van de Walle, Brad Warady
Archives & history
The objective of the Archives & History Committee is to collect all historical data about IPNA and convert it into electronic archives in order to keep the momentum of Pediatric Nephrology and transmit all achievements and champions to the next generation.
MembersRick Kaskel, Johan Van de Walle, Ifeoma Anochie
Specific priorities in low resourced countries
The committee aims to define the major needs and barriers for the care of children with renal diseases in low-income countries around the world and develop strategies to improve the pediatric nephrology services in these regions.
MembersGiovanni Montini, Mara Medeiros, Francisco Cano, Paulo Koch Noguiera, Hesham Shafouh, Johan Vande Walle, Yam-Ngo Lim, Hong Xu, P. Ekulu, Mignon McCulloch, Ifeoma Anochie.
The Disaster Action Committee is in contact with international organizations, to provide Pediatric Nephrology health care and medical supply in case of emergency.
ChairJohan Van de Walle
MembersAmal Bourquia, Tim Bunchman, Rick Kaskel, Kenji Ishikura, Melvin Bonilla
Strategic plan implementation
The Strategic Plan Implementation Committee monitors progression of all IPNA actions and keeps the progress up to date with a presentation at each Executive and Council Meetings.
MembersKenji Ishikura, Debbis Lewis, Mignon McCulloch, Kim Yap
Honorary Members & Awards
The Honorary Members & Awards Committee is responsible for suggesting retired colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to Pediatric Nephrology. Awards are distributed during the IPNA Congress and include:
The Honorary Member Award
The Ira Greiffer Award
The René Habib Young Investigator Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award
The Educational Activity Award (distributed for the first time) during the Iguaçu Congress 2016
MembersNatalia Mejia Gaviria, Maury Pinsk, Lim Yam-Ngo
World Kidney Day
The World Kidney Day programme promotes education and screening in children with kidney diseases all over the world during the yearly dedicated day around 10 March. Each year, IPNA encourages such an action by opening a contest and providing USD 5,000 to one pediatric nephrology center from a developing country. The WKD Committee is in charge of selecting the best project submitted.
MembersSharon Andreioli, Ifeoma Anochie, Tim Bunchman, Rick Kaskel, George Reusz
The Development Committee is in charge of seeking sponsorship with pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical companies in order to raise funds to ensure the financial viability of IPNA’s Teaching and Fellowship programme.
MembersBrad Warady, Hong Xu, Rick Kaskel
Sisters Centers Committee
The remit of the Sister Centers Committee is to identify “mentor centres” in well-resourced regions to establish renal units on a 1 to 1 basis (with priority to centres from Emerging Countries and preference to support previously trained IPNA/ISN fellows) and supervise the whole programme.
The aim of this programme is to assist in improving:
- Clinical training of staff (medical, nursing and allied health staff) involved in caring for children with kidney disease
- Developing and upgrading services for children with kidney diseases
- Education into the community for preventative strategies
- Clinical research development.
MembersSharon Andreioli, Ifeoma Anochie, Prasad Devarajan, Il-Soo Ha, Melvin Bonilla, Deborah Lewis, William Smoyer, Kim Yap
Patient Education Committee
The remit of the Patient Education Committee is to compile existing web information from around the world and make it accessible through the IPNA website as a support services to Patients and their families.
MembersAmal Bourquia, Vera Koch, Debbis Lewis, John Mahan, Hesham Safouh, Hong Xu
AKI & 0by25 Committee
The 0by25 initiative aims to eliminate preventable deaths from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) worldwide by 2025. It is a global initiative with a strong emphasis on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with disadvantaged populations and poor access to care.
The Committee’s responsibility is to call for globally applicable strategies that permit timely diagnosis and treatment of AKI for patients with potentially reversible diseases.
MembersSharon Andreioli, Tim Bunchman, Mignon McCullogh, Johan Van de Walle, Lim Yam-Ngo
The Finance Committee supervises the budget and expenses of IPNA. The Treasurer presents a full report twice a year at each Executive Committee and Council Meeting.
ChairBrad Warady (Treasurer)
MembersJoseph Flynn, Dieter Haffner
The main task of the Publishing Committee is to help select the editors for the Pediatric Nephrology textbook and monthly Journal.
MembersFrancisco Cano, Elena Levtchenko, Mara Medeiros, Alicia Neu, George Reusz, Aditi Sinha, Johan Van de Walle
The remit of the nomination committee is to review and evaluate applications of candidates for the succession of key positions within the IPNA Council being that of President and Treasurer.