IPNA 2025

IPNA Congress Cape Town
19 – 23 February 2025

Welcome to Cape Town!


Cape Town is one of the leading cities in Africa. The city is set within the unique Cape Floral Kingdom and is surrounded by the historic winelands of the Western Cape, which have helped earn the region a reputation as a gastronomic destination. The areas surrounding Cape Town offer unforgettable experiences, including wine estates, an abundance of adventure options and breathtaking natural landscapes.

Add to this an interesting cultural diversity and a creative spirit and you’ll discover why Cape Town and the Western Cape are Africa’s most popular tourist destination Africa.

Welcome Letter


The African Paediatric Nephrology Association (AfPNA) is delighted to be hosting IPNA 2025 for the first time ever on the African sub-continent.

South Africa and Cape Town in particular, is a popular destination for people from many countries in the continent as well as internationally as a tourist destination and social opportunities as well as scientific excellence

IPNA has trained more than 50 paediatric nephrology fellows in Africa who have returned to their countries of origin and developed paediatric nephrology services locally.

The AfPNA team consists of Hesham Safouh (President of AfPNA) as well as Bashir Admani, Sampson Antwi and Francis Lalya (IPNA Councilors) together with Local Organising Committee(LOC) Peter Nourse, Ashton Coetzee and Errol Gottlich.

A congress such as this is a perfect opportunity to showcase paediatric nephrology research not only in Africa but across the world. The venue will be the modern state of the art Cape Town Convention Centre with spectacular views of Table Mountain.

We are fortunate in having Pierre Cochat, Rukshana Shroff and Stephen Marks as our scientific committee with the Scientific theme being ‘Paediatric Nephrology across the Ages’ ranging from Antenatal screening, Neonatal and Genetic kidney disease, Childhood Nephrology as well as Adolescent and Long-Term Outcomes.

Cape Town provides a varied destination to network with friends and rejuvenate your spirit including beaches, outdoors activities, mountains, wine farms… and even whales.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting IPNA Congress Cape Town 19 – 23 February 2025.

Best wishes

Mignon McCulloch
Congress Chair IPNA 2025

Meet the Organizing Committee

Mignon McCulloch
IPNA Congress President
Rukshana Shroff
Scientific Committee Chair
Pierre Cochat
Scientific Committee Chair
Stephen Marks
Scientific Committee Chair
Hesham Safouh
AfPNA President
Bashir Admani
AfPNA Councilor
Sampson Antwi
AfPNA Councilor
Francis Layla
AfPNA Councilor
Patience Sigwadi
SA Paed Nephro Chair
Ashton Coetzee
Junior IPNA 2025 Lead

About IPNA


We are a global, nonprofit charitable organization that believes that all children deserve to be healthy and receive optimal treatment and care for kidney disease regardless of their economic level or political choice. 

IPNA Congress Cape Town