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2011 IPNA TEACHING COURSE REPORT
130 registered participants - all cadres of paediatric doctors, adult Nephrologists, Urologists, nurses - within & outside Nigeria
Prof. Matthias Brandis, immediate past IPNA Sec General, present as Resource person, adviser & IPNA member. Dr M. Lewis, Manchester, Dr. F. Lalya, Cotonou.
COURSE FOCUS: Burden & Mtg. CKD, UTI, obstructive uropathy, familial FSGS, Enuresis, Renal txpt. & Nephroprevention.
Practical session on PD.
Topics handled- Nigerian, foreign participants

3rd Annual IPNA Teaching Course
The 3rd Annual IPNA Teaching Course, under the auspices of the Paediatric Nephrology Association of Nigeria, PNAN and the African Paediatric Nephrology Association, AFPNA, was held at New Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from the 10-11 January, 2011. The course, titled, 'Burden of renal diseases in children & nephroprevention' was organised by Prof Felicia Eke and Dr Ifeoma Anochie with the Local Organising Committee from Port Harcourt, Nigeria. It was a huge success, attracted 130 registered participants including all cadres of paediatric doctors, adult Nephrologists, Urologists and nurses from within and outside Nigeria.

Among our international guests was the immediate past IPNA Secretary General, Prof Matthias Brandis. In his consistent role to encourage the development of Paediatric Nephrology in Nigeria and Africa he was present in this Teaching Course as a Resource person, an adviser and an IPNA member. AFPNA and PNAN are indeed grateful to him for his zeal and commitments. Dr Malcolm Lewis, our ever-supportive Paediatric Nephrologist from Manchester UK was also a Resource person. Dr Francis Lalya, a past IPNA Fellow from Republic of Benin participated actively.

The Teaching Course focused on the burden and management of chronic kidney disease, UTI, obstructive uropathy, familial FSGS, bedwetting, renal transplantation and nephroprevention. There was a practical session on peritoneal dialysis. The various topics were handled by both our Nigerian and foreign participants. We had members of other faculties namely Dr. H Bellgam, an Adult Nephrologist and Drs Ebun Bamgboye and Ayo Shonibare our renal transplant team from St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos as Resource persons. Dr. Malcolm Lewis who is actively trying to get started our Renal Registry hopes it would be ready by the end of January 2011. The paediatric nephrology experiences from different centres in Nigeria and Cotonou were also presented as part of a process of getting the participants aware of paediatric renal services available in Nigeria and Benin.
The course afforded the participants the opportunity to update their knowledge on paediatric Nephrology, and increased their enthusiasm in acquiring membership of PNAN.

An Annual General Meeting was held on the last day of the Course where Dr. Chris Esezobor LUTH, was elected Assistant Secretary and Dr. Dennis Okoye, UPTH, a Web & Recruitment Officer. The next IPNA Teaching Course was scheduled to hold in Cotonou, Benin Republic with Dr. Francis Lalya being the host at a date to be communicated to members.
PNAN on behalf of IPNA, AFPNA wishes to heartily thank Profs Felicia Eke and Ifeoma Anochie, and the LOC team from Port Harcourt namely Drs Augustina Okpere, Uche Onubogu, Joy Dienye, Dennis Okoye, Jerry Ugolee, Chris Obinabor and Priye Jaja for their relentless effort at ensuring a successful teaching course. PNAN also wishes to thank Paediatric Association of Nigeria, PAN for providing the opportunity for the course, the Abuja team namely Drs Seyi Oniyangi, Gabriel Ezeh, Nnena Ihebuzor s and the Resource persons.

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