Welcome Words

Brazil is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a stunning coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi) and shares a border with every South American country except for Ecuador and Chile. Its size, relief, climate, and natural resources make Brazil geographically and climatically diverse, with environments ranging from equatorial rainforests in the north, semiarid deserts in the northeast, temperate coniferous forests in the south and tropical savannas in central Brazil.

Brazil is a cultural melting pot. The core Portuguese culture was influenced by African, indigenous, non-Portuguese European and Asian cultures and traditions, derived from the many waves of immigrants, who were always welcome to this amazing country, and whose contributions influenced Brazil's language, cuisine, music, dance and religion.

In the name of the Organizing Committee of the 17th Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, IPNA 2016, we invite you to share with us the very best in pediatric nephrology, immersed in the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful and welcoming countries of the world!

Vera H. Koch – Brazil & Paulo Koch Nogueira – Brazil
Coordinators of IPNA 2016
Organizing Committee

We invite you to the triennial Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association to be held in Iguacu in September 2016. The Scientific Committee is developing a program that meets the needs of participants from across the world.

The Congress will be preceded by concurrent meetings on Critical care nephrology, Nephropathology, Rare diseases and Research methodology. These sessions are intended to update current knowledge and skills in specific areas and should be extremely useful for fellows-in-training and practicing pediatric nephrologists.

Practical pediatric nephrology would be emphasized through 12 early morning master classes. It would also be our endeavor to provide current knowledge and research directions through state of art lectures, plenary sessions and 30 concurrent symposia during the three days of the Congress. There would be enough opportunities for free papers, either as oral communications or poster presentations.

We look forward to your participation.

Arvind Bagga – India
Coordinator of IPNA 2016
Scientific Committee