The aim of the Society is to promote research knowledge of paediatric nephrology through teaching, scientific meetings and other methods, for the benefit of children with renal disease.



Secretary General Rosanna Coppo (Italy)
Assistant Secretary
Elena Levtchenko (Belgium)
Treasurer Dieter Haffner (Germany) 
Council Members Ali Duzova (Turkey)
Carmine Pecoraro (Italy)
Fatoş Yalçınkaya (Turkey)
Helena Pinto (Portugal)
Justine Bacchetta (France)
Rukshana Shroff (UK)
Søren Rittig (Denmark)
Stefanie Weber (Germany)
President elect Johan van de Walle (Belgium)
Representatives on the IPNA council Rosanna Coppo ex Officio (Italy)
Emma Francesco (Italy)
György Reusz (Hungary)
Dieter Haffner (Germany)
Detlef Bockenhauer (United Kingdom)
Anna Bjerre (Norway)
Rezan Topaloglu (Turkey)

What's new on the website:

ESPN Research Grant 2014 ; the call is closed & the results were announced at ESPN General Assembly Meeting in Porto.

Award Winners 2014
Dieter Haffner
Stefanie Weber
Elena Volokhina & Kathleen Claes 
Licia Peruzzi
Max Liebau

Click here for information about a ADPKiDs study of ADPKD.

Click here if you would like to take part in a genome-wide association study of HSPN and IgAN

Members please make sure your  subscriptions are paid - click here.

If you wish to join the PEDNEPH forum then e mail your details to

Members Area
Certain parts of the website are now restricted to paid up and honorary members of the ESPN. These include minutes of meetings, newsletters, slides from talks given at annual meetings and members' contact details.
If you are a member and have not received a username and password, contact Flap Tour.

Click here to go to the members area.

Please note that ESPN membership can now be combined with IPNA membership. Click here for more information.

Click here for a list of all previous Secretary Generals/Assistant Secretaries and Council Members.
Click here for details about the Education Committee.
Click here for an expenses claim form.

Click here to go to the Registry web site.
Recently two papers from the ESPN/ERA-EDTA registry were published, one in Kidney International and the other in CJASN.

Newsletters: July 2013


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