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


Paediatric Nephrology Primers
January 16, 2017 to January 19, 2017
Ibadan, Nigeria
Course director: Adebowale Ademola
The Child with NeproUrological Disorder : Test and Diagnostic Tools
January 19, 2017 to January 20, 2017
Lisbon, Portugal
Course director: Ana Manuela Fernandes Teixeira


Miami pediatric nephrology seminar and renal pathology course
March 02, 2017 to March 03, 2017
Miami Beach, Florida
Course director: Gaston Zilleruelo
5th Pediatric Nephrology Training Course & Dialysis, Vascular access and Acid Base Workshop
March 10, 2017 to March 11, 2017
Vellore, India
Course director: Indira Agarwal
37h Annual Dialysis Conference/28th Annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis
March 11, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Long Beach, California, USA
Course director: Brad Warady
Teaching course Yaoundé Cameroun/AFRAN-AFPNA
March 14, 2017
Yaoundé, Cameroun
Course director: Georgette Hiramoto
IX Annual Pediatric Nephrology Training Course
March 31, 2017 to April 02, 2017
New Delhi, India
Course director: Arvind Bagga


International Course of Pediatric Nefrourology
April 07, 2017 to April 08, 2017
Asuncion, Paraguay
Course director: Diana Baez de Ladoux
15th Japan-Korea-China Pediatric Nephrology Seminar
April 08, 2017
Ryugo Hiramoto
Course director: Tokyo, Japan
International pediatric nephrology fellows seminar (2017 world congress)
April 19, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Mexico City, Mexico
Course director: Mara Medeiros
1st International Pediatric Nephrology Association Teaching Course - Update for better practice
April 21, 2017 to April 22, 2017
Beirut, Lebanon
Course director: Chebl Mourani


Teaching course and Interventional Nephrology workshop 2017
June 12, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Course director: Ifeoma Anochie
Update on Pediatric Nephrology
June 21, 2017 to June 22, 2017
Da Nang, Vietnam
Course director: Loan Huynh Thoai


What is special about Pediatric Nephrology
July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Chennai, India
Course director: Sudha Ekambaram


Renal Tubulopathy - Gene to bedside clinics
August 06, 2017
New Delhi, India
Course director: Sanjiv Saxena and Sonia Sharma
A primer on Renal Physiology and workshop on electrolyte disturbances
August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Kolkota, India
Course director: Rajiv Sinha


Era of personalized pediatric nephrology: from guidelines to individualized practice
September 15, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Kiev, Ukraine
Course director: Dmytro D.Ivanov
Updates on Pediatric Nephrology
September 20, 2017 to September 22, 2017
Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Course director: Vandrea Carla de Souza
Teaching Course of Pediatric Nephrology
September 27, 2017 to September 28, 2017
Bamako, Mali
Course director: Djénèba DIALLO


IPNA Advanced Program in Children Renal Care in China
October 09, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Shanghai, China
Course director: Hong Xu
IPNA Teaching Course on Pediatric Nephrology
October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Gurgaon, India
Course director: Sidharth Kumar Sethi


IPNA Advanced Program in Children Renal Care in China
October 30, 2017 to November 12, 2017
Hong Kong, China
Course director: Wai Ming Lai
IPNA Course Marakech
November 03, 2017 to November 04, 2017
Marrakech, Marocco
Course director: Amal Bourquia
IPNA Advanced Program in Children Renal Care in China
November 09, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Shanghai, China
Course director: Hong Xu
Immunology and the kidney: insights from personalized genomics
November 17, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Bucharest, Romania
Course director: Adrian Catalin Lungu
Teaching Course on Neonatal Fluids and Electrolytes
November 19, 2017
Pasig City, Philippines
Course director: Maria Rosario F Cabansag
Renforcer le dépistage et la prise en charge de la maladie rénale de l'enfant dans notre contexte
November 21, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Libreville, Gabon
Course director: Yolande Nzame Vierin