Typically, IPNA Teaching Courses are taught by a group of 3-5 Pediatric Nephrologists with outstanding teaching credentials and a wide range of knowledge in nephrology. The courses last 1-3 days and tend to occur in underserved areas of the world. They are usually attended by 50-200 people, including trainees, pediatric nephrologists, pediatricians, nurses and other health professionals. Other formats can also be proposed. Examples of course formats include hands-on training courses, regional courses that are repeated at different locations during the year, and small group retreats with an experienced IPNA tutor.

The "IPNA teaching course program" does not sponsor general meetings of regional, national or international societies or larger congresses on specific topics. Applications for pre-congress and post-congress courses are discouraged, but can be accepted if the congress takes place in a second or third world locations and if the course is clearly identified as an "IPNA-sponsored course". IPNA will only cover speaker expenses during the duration of the course. IPNA support cannot be used as a source of income for the main meeting. If speakers are invited to give additional lectures at the main meeting, the additional costs must be cover by the congress organization.

For courses two or more days in duration, the budget is limited to $7000 USD. For a one-day course, the budget is usually $5000 USD or less, but may be increased to $7000 USD if there is convincing justification. IPNA sponsorship can only be used to pay for travel and accommodation of speakers that are active IPNA members, for educational material, or to promote attendance of young trainees. Food and beverages cannot be included in the budget.

All applications should include a detailed budget estimation and the course program (a draft program is acceptable). Please note that all IPNA Teaching Courses are non profit.

IPNA strongly encourages disseminating the presentation materials to all of its members. This is easiest done by proving PowerPoint slides in a PDF format. Other materials (videos, audio materials, and other documents) can also be posted. After the course, please consider submitting them to the Teaching Committee Chair, Dr John Mahan.

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Upcoming courses

What is Special about Pediatric Nephrology?
July 28, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Chennai, India
Course director: Dr. Sudha Ekambaram
IPNA Teaching Course on Pediatric Critical Care Nephrology & Dialysis
August 04, 2018 to August 05, 2018
New Delhi, India
Course director: Dr Sidharth Kumar Sethi
IPNA teaching course
August 08, 2018 to August 09, 2018
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Course director: Nguyen Thu Huong


Pediatric Nephrology: an update
January 28, 2016 to January 29, 2016
Cairo, Egypt
Course director: Hesham Safouh


Workshop on Advances in Pediatric nephrology and renal diagnostics
February 20, 2016
Bhopal, Madhhya Pradesh, India
Course director: Girisj C. Bhatt
Annual Dialysis Conference / 27th Annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis
February 27, 2017 to March 01, 2017
Seattle, USA
Course director: Brad Warady


4th Practical Pediatric Nephrology Training Course and Dialysis Workshop
March 04, 2016 to March 05, 2016
Vellore, India
Course director: Indira Agarwal
43rd Miami pediatric nephrology seminar and renal pathology course
March 09, 2016 to March 13, 2017
Miami Beach, USA
Course director: Gaston Zilleruelo
Indian Pediatric AKI and dialysis course
March 12, 2016 to March 13, 2017
Medanta, India
Course director: Sidharth Kumar Sethi
3er Curso Internacional De Nefropediatria
March 14, 2016 to March 16, 2016
Mexico City, Mexico
Course director: Mara Medeiros Domingo, Laura Escobar Pérez


International Forum of Xiangya Pediatric Nephrology
April 14, 2016 to April 17, 2016
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Course director: He Qingnan
Teaching course on Pediatric Urinary Bladder:Towards Resolving the Enigma
April 23, 2016 to April 24, 2016
Changsha, China
Course director: Dr Jyoti Sharma


Regional Meeting on Pediatric Renal Transplantation
May 06, 2016 to May 07, 2016
Ankara, Turkey
Course director: Oguz Soylemezoglu
14th China-Japan-Korea Pediatric Nephrology Seminar 2016
May 07, 2016
Beijing, China
Course director: Jie DING
The 26th National Continuing Medical Education (CME) training course of Pediatric Nephrology 2016 & IPNA training course
May 09, 2016 to May 11, 2016
Beijing, China
Course director: Jie DING
II Curso Internacional de Nefrología Pediátrica
May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017
La Paz, Bolivia
Course director: Marcos Yuri Saldana


IPNA Teaching Course Skopje 2016
June 10, 2016 to June 12, 2016
Skopja, Macedonia
Course director: Velibor Tasic
Glomerulopatias en pediatria
June 17, 2016 to June 18, 2016
Asuncion, Paraguay
Course director: Diana Baez de Ladoux


Curso de Formación en Nefrología Pediátrica
July 01, 2016 to July 02, 2016
Managua, Nicaragua
Course director: Mabel Sandoval


Clinical case in pediatric nephrology: guidelines implementation in practice
September 16, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Kiev, Ukraine
Course director: Dmytro D.Ivanov


What is special about Pediatric Nephrology
October 01, 2016 to October 02, 2016
Chennai, India
Course director: Sudha Ekambaram
IPNA Advanced Program in Children Renal Care in China
October 01, 2016 to October 14, 2016
Shanghai, China
Course director: Hong Xu
2nd Seminar on Pediatric Nephrology
October 03, 2016 to October 08, 2016
Retalhuleu, Guatemala
Course director: Randall Lou Meda
Teaching course in Pediatric Nephrology
October 12, 2016 to October 13, 2016
Bamako, Mali
Course director: Djénèba DIALLO
IPNA Advanced Program in Children Renal Care in China
October 30, 2016 to November 12, 2016
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Course director: Wai Ming LAI
Workshop and Outreach Programme on Fluid, Electrolyte and Voiding Disorders
October 31, 2016 to November 02, 2016
Kingston, Jamaica
Course director: Maolynne Miller


1st Pediatric Nephrology Society of the Philippines Teaching Course on Fluids and Electrolytes
November 20, 2016
Manila, Philippines
Course director: Ma Norma V. Zamora


XVIII Curso de Actualización en NefrologiaPediátrica/Curso de la Asociación Internacional de Nefrologia Pediátrica/Asociación Latinoamericana de Nefrologia Pediátrica (ALANEPE)
December 03, 2016 to December 05, 2016
La Habana, Cuba
Course director: José Florin
Acute Peritoneal Dialysis & A primer on paediatric renal biopsy and histopathology.
December 09, 2017
Cuttack, Odisha, India
Course director: Subal Kumar Pradhan