19th IPNA Congress
Calgary, Canada

Pre-Congress Courses


The Pre-Congress courses have traditionally been attended by trainees/junior faculty and have been an “add-on” to the main Scientific Session of an IPNA Congress. They have been smaller sessions with more interactive teaching/learning. For IPNA 2022, given the hybrid format, there is an increased ability to access both the Pre-Congress courses and the main Scientific Symposia. For IPNA 2022 the Pre-Congress sessions are not just an “add-on” but each Pre-Congress day (or both) can be registered for without also registering for the main Scientific Sessions. For in-person attendees the courses will be in the same venue as the main Congress – the Telus Convention Centre and the second day will end in time (if desired) to attend the Opening Ceremony of the IPNA 2022 Congress (registration required).
Details of Speakers and Topics will be posted for each Pre-Congress session as they become available.

Wednesday 7 Sep 2022

Spotlight on Alport Syndrome (full day)*

Organised by the Alport Syndrome Alliance and delivered by Alport UK

Alport UK have an exciting agenda for the workshop in Calgary with world experts on Alport Syndrome presenting the latest developments in diagnosis, new treatments, hearing research and clinical guidelines from members of the international Alport research community - clinicians, laboratory scientists and researchers. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a wide range of the Alport community – patients from the USA and Europe (and elsewhere) and representatives from pharmaceutical companies. The workshop is very interactive with lots of time for questions and answers. This is an opportunity for the Alport community to connect, update and discuss the latest research. For your Alport families direct them to https://www.alportsyndromealliance.org/registration (families can register virtually too!)

Evidence Based Medicine and Guideline Development: IPNA Training Program (afternoon session)

Developed by the IPNA Best Practices and Standards Committee

How to develop guidelines with illustration from the IPNA Clinical Practice Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Children with Steroid Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome

The IPNA Best Practices and Standards Committee cordially invite physicians interested in guideline development and the management of nephrotic syndrome to the hybrid Pre-congress workshop
entitled "Evidence Based Medicine and Guideline Development: IPNA Training Program“. This workshop will give guidance on guideline development and will outline the new IPNA guideline on SSNS. The guideline will be presented by distinguished members of the guideline core group. There will be  plenty of time for detailed discussion of this important and challenging topic.

ASPN Transplant Workshop (full day)

This workshop is entitled “The Renaissance of Kidney Transplantation”!! Experts (working with Shakespearean titles no less) will interact with the audience to discuss all manner of transplantation issues. Transplant management, donor evaluations, fluid management (& BP control). The afternoon will be focusing on rejection, transplantation and transition. (It really is not Much Ado About Nothing and is All’s Well That Ends Well).

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 8:30-17:30
Each presentation will be approximately 50 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion.

  • Welcome & Introductions: 8:30-8:45
  • Much Ado about Transplant: 8:45-9:45
    • Recent advances in management and outcomes
      Speaker: David Hooper, MD
  •  To Transplant or Not to Transplant: 9:45-10:45
    • Donor & recipient evaluations
      Speaker: Sandra Amaral, MD
  • BREAK: 10:45-11:00
  • Measure for Measure—Fluid Balance and Blood Pressure Control: 11:00-12:00
    • Speaker: Joseph Flynn, MD
  • Morning Speaker Panel Questions/Discussion: 12:00-12:15
  • LUNCH: 12:15-13:30
  • Love’s Labor’s Lost—Dealing with Rejection: 13:30-14:30
    • Speaker: Paul Grimm, MD
  • Taming of the Shrew—Management of Infectious Complications: 14:30-15:30
    • Speaker: Vikas Dharnidharka, MD
  • BREAK: 15:30-15:50
  • All’s Well That Ends Well—Transition of Care: 15:50-16:50
    • Speaker: Priya Verghese, MD
  • Afternoon Speaker Panel Questions/Discussion and Wrap-up: 16:50-17:30

Calgary Vasculitis Symposium (full day)*

Now in its 10th year. A symposium for all those helping to care for children and young adults with vasculitis - for adult and paediatric nephrologists, rheumatologists, nurses and allied health care providers. See https://www.calgaryvasculitissymposium.com/. Sponsored by The Dawson Jarock Fund For Education in Paediatric Nephrology and Rheumatology

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks - 8:00 am
  • Lupus Nephritis - 8:30 am
    • Presented by Dr. Scott Wenderfer
  • Steriods or Complement Cascade Blockers - 9:30 am
    • Presented by TBA
  • Overview of Traditional Pathology - 10:30 am
    • Presented by Dr. Halligrimur Benediktsson
  • MIBI Evaluation of Vasculitis - 11:15 am
    • Presented by Dr. Thomas Renson
  • Interesting Case Review - 12:00 pm
    • Presented by TBA
  • Biomarkers - 1:30 pm
    • Presented by Dr. Kelly Brown
  • Interesting Case Review - 2:30 pm
    • Presented by TBA
  • Lung Involvement - 3:45 pm
    • Presented by Dr. Sharon Dell
  • Keynote: Future Treatments of Lupus Nephritis - 4:45 pm
    • Presented by Dr. Stephen Marks
  • Closing Remarks - 5:45 pm

Cystinosis Workshop (full day)*

Organised by the Cystinosis Research Foundation

The Cystinosis Research Foundation have planned an exciting and informative agenda with presentations from leading cystinosis clinicians, CRF researchers and cystinosis families/adults with cystinosis. Presentations will include an update on a novel eye treatment for ocular cystinosis, exciting news about using iPS cells to develop therapeutics for kidney disease, new discoveries about bone disease, information about kidney disease and transplants and an update on the potentially curative stem cell trial including a discussion with patients who have had the stem cell transplant. For your Cystinosis families direct them to zsolsby@cystinosisresearch.org (families can register virtually too!)

Paediatric Nephrology Simulation Sessions (off site at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Simulation Suite

(see https://www.kidsim.ca/)

Available only on 7 Sep 2022 in the morning. Participants will be able to attend an afternoon session at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.Each participant will take part in four simulation scenarios (PD/HD machine and nurse with a high fidelity mannequin) in a simulated inpatient or HD unit with an extensive debrief following each scenario. The participants will be in groups with each participant being the lead participant for one of the four scenarios. The scenarios will be chosen from the following possibilities: Air Embolism (HD), Anaphylaxis (HD), Blood Leak (HD), Dialyser reaction (HD), Disequilibrium (HD), Hydrothorax (HD), Hyperkalaemia (HD), Methanol poisoning (HD), Perforation (PD), Power Failure (HD) and Urea cycle disorder (HD). Listed here to facilitate pre-reading/preparation.Following the Simulation Session participants will be given the scenarios digitally to facilitate replication at their home centre.

There is an additional charge (in addition to the pre-Congress registration fee) of $US 80 for full fee attendees and $US 40 for LMIC/trainee attendees to cover return transport from the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and instructors. Registration fee includes a coffee/beverage break and lunch.

Sponsored by the Cumming School of Medicine Department of Paediatrics and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Section of Paediatric Nephrology with assistance from the Section of Adult Nephrology, Cumming School of Medicine.

Limited numbers of registrants (less than 30% of spaces remaining)

If there is a sufficient demand an afternoon session on 7 Sep 2022 could be made available (email your to indicate your interest)

Not available virtually!!

Thursday 8 Sep 2022

Navigating Challenging Communication in Pediatric Nephrology a Global Perspective: Practical Tools and Critical Reflection for Daily Practice (morning session - restricted number of attendees) - FULLY BOOKED

This is a unique, interactive session to build expertise for those situations when communication gets challenging (for instance changing goals towards comfort rather than active management). What is universal and what isn’t in communication– verbal or nonverbal? What do parents expect of us? That we are trying our best? How do we communicate that? How do we deal with frustation/moral distress– parents who seemingly make bad decisions vs. parents who are “difficult”?

IPNA History (morning session)

Ever wonder about how paediatric nephrology came to be in the various continents of the world – all is revealed. Speakers from all the IPNA regions will reflect on the development of paediatric nephrology into a fully-fledged specialty. Pediatric nephrology has a rich history of accomplishments and visionaries worldwide who realized the need to develop a new discipline in pediatric medicine which focused on the unique characteristics of kidney development and function in infants and children under normal and pathophysiologic conditions. These early efforts culminated in the first meeting of the International Study of Kidney Disease in Children in 1966, the establishment of “regional societies” of pediatric nephrology including the European Society of Pediatric Nephrology in 1967, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology in 1969 and the first meeting of the newly conceived International Pediatric Nephrology Association in 1968 followed by its formal establishment in 1971 with Ira Greifer, MD as the first Secretary General. Subsequent regional societies and their numerous partnerships, soon emerged from Latin American, Asia, India, and Australia and New Zealand.

Assessment of Target Organ Damage in Pediatric HTN: Who needs it and what should be done (morning session)

Sponsored by the International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA)

Hypertension pearls and wisdom for clinical care of hypertension in children. This exciting session on pediatric hypertension, sponsored and presented by esteemed members of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA). This fully hybrid half day workshop will have two sessions entitled “Assessment of Target Organ Damage in Pediatric HTN: Who needs it and what should be done?” and “Ambulatory BP Monitoring: What to do & How to”. It is intended for nephrologists, learners, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in understanding the association of hypertension with target organ damage, existing ABPM guidelines and tips to establish an ABPM program at their center. The workshop will also include a panel discussion with plenty of opportunities to ask questions

Nephrology in Under Resourced Countries (morning session)

Topics to support global equity in pediatric nephrology care: Bridging the gap. Developed by the IPNA Committee on Specific Priorities in Low-Resource Countries. Registration for this session will be available at no charge for virtual attendees from LMICs

Urinary stone disease in children and adolescents - what is new? (afternoon session)

All you need to know about the workup and management of kidney stones. This session explores both kidney and urinary tract issues focusing on the “hard” management of stones. 

Allied Health and Nursing Professionals Symposium (afternoon session)

A symposium focused on topics for allied health and nursing professionals working in pediatric nephrology, but all congress attendees are welcome to join!. Sessions include a review of neurocognitive issues in pediatric CKD, motivational interviewing, effective teaching for home dialysis, integrating quality improvement into your practice and procedural support during hospital care.

Advances in Paediatric Kidney Replacement Therapy (KRT) (full day)

Morning will be lectures and then splitting out into 5 hands-on sessions (will be for in-person attendees!)
Focusing on practical aspects of all kidney replacement therapy in pediatric and neonatal patients including components of PD, HD/SLED, CKRT and ECMO including vascular access, inborn errors of metabolism and fulminant liver failure.

POCUS Hands-on Training Course – off site at the Cumming School of Medicine Advanced Technical Skills Simulation Laboratory (full day)

(see https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/atssl)

Pre-course work, in-person lectures and hands on scanning of paediatric patients: lung fluid, bladder, kidney, free fluid, doppler (vessels and kidney). One instructor and one paediatric patient per 2 participants while scanning. There is an additional charge (in addition to the pre-Congress registration fee) of $US 270 for full fee attendees and $US 135 for LMIC/trainee attendees to cover return transport from the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and instructors. Registration fee includes lunch and two coffee/beverage breaks 

Limited numbers of registrants (less than 30% of spaces remaining) 

Not available virtually!!

Recordings of the IPNA-ESPN Junior Masterclasses from the ESPN 2022 in Ljubljana (Available virtually on both Pre-Congress days)

Made available to IPNA pre-Congress attendees by collaboration with ESPN

The IPNA-ESPN Junior Master Classes is a teaching course that covers the whole of the paediatric nephrology curriculum over a 3 year cycle. It takes place in the two days running up to the annual ESPN conference. Check out the masterclasses here: DAY 1 https://espn2022.org/1.day.pdf DAY 2 https://espn2022.org/2.day.pdf