Great Care for LIttle Kidneys. In Africa.

Great Care for Little Kidneys. In Myanmar.

Teaching Courses Impact

IPNA’s programs, including IPNA Teaching Courses, target medical professionals who treat children with kidney disease in developing countries and the hard to reach areas of the world. The Teaching Course Program has been carefully crafted to urge the dissemination of information. It relies on the medical multiplier effect—similar to a train the trainer model—to impact as many children as possible.

  • In 2018 alone, nearly 30 IPNA Teaching Courses have been held or are scheduled.
  • Since 2014, more than 100 IPNA Teaching Courses have been held.
  • More than 5,000 pediatric nephrologists, pediatricians, trainees, nurses and other health professionals attended.
  • IPNA Teaching Courses were held in approximately 50 different countries around the world.
  • Diagnosis and treatment improved for thousands of children with kidney disease.

Past Teaching Course Topics

Here are just some of the IPNA Teaching Courses that were held recently around the world. With their delivery, thousands of little kidneys will get a more accurate diagnosis and better treatment.

The Child with NeproUrological Disorder: Test and Diagnostic Tools
Lisbon, Portugal

Immunology and the Kidney: Insights from Personalized Genomics
Bucharest, Romania

Teaching Course on Neonatal Fluids and Electrolytes
Pasig City, Philippines
Read more about IPNA Teaching Course impact in the Philippines.

International Pediatric Nephrology Association Advanced Program in Children Renal Care in China
Shanghai, China

Updates on Pediatric Nephrology
Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Era of Personalized Pediatric Nephrology: From Guidelines to Individualized Practice
Kiev, Ukraine

Renal Tubulopathy—Gene to Bedside Clinics
New Delhi, India

Teaching Course and Interventional Nephrology Workshop
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Pediatric Nephrology Training Course & Dialysis, Vascular access and Acid Base Workshop
Vellore, India

Locations of Past IPNA Teaching Courses 

Give Hope Today

With early diagnosis and treatment, it’s possible to slow or stop the progression of kidney disease. IPNA is making a positive impact educating and training physicians how to diagnose and treat kidney disease. However, we need to expand our Teaching Course program, so more children can be diagnosed and treated.

Please join IPNA as we take the next step to build a sustainable program to support education and training for treatment and care for children with kidney disease. Your contribution will allow IPNA to make an even greater impact on the lives of those affected.

Donate Now to Help IPNA Deliver More Teaching Courses

If you are a pediatric nephrologist looking for the Teaching Course application, please click here.

"We learned about renal diseases, hands-on skills in performing renal biopsy, peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion and renal ultrasound and vascular access. The course provided opportunities to improve knowledge and better manage children with renal disease and thus reduce morbidity and mortality."

–Ifeoma Anochie, NIGERIA 

Skills and knowledge on how to best diagnose and treat kidney disease are essential to improving the global healthcare of children. Currently, many kidney issues go undiagnosed and untreated.

Support IPNA educational programs today, so medical professionals can better understand the complexity of kidney disease to treat and save the lives of more babies and children.


By strengthening community medical systems around kidney disease diagnosis and treatment, we can help address the current gap in healthcare in developing nations.

Dr. Kaskel reviews with physicians the treatment protocol for children with kidney disease resulting from AIDS in Vietnam.

Learn more

Looking for information about membership, fellowships, teaching courses or other educational opportunities? Click on the logo above to visit IPNA's website for medical professionals.