The Asian Journal of Pediatric Nephrology (AJPN) is the official journal of the Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association (AsPNA). The AsPNA aims to promote the science and art of Pediatric Nephrology in Asia with highest level of professional skills and ethics in clinical practice.
- to promote the science and art of Pediatric Nephrology in Asia
- to maintain the highest level of professional skills and ethics in the practice of the subspecialty
- to foster regional camaraderie and cooperation among member nations
- to represent AsPNA in IPNA and other international/regional nephrology endeavors.
Dr. Tadasu Sakai broached the idea of establishing a Working Group for Pediatric Nephrology in Asia in Philadelphia in 1980. After 6 years of further talks, core founding members were identified: Drs. Tadasu Sakai and Fumio Yamashita (Japan), KW Ko (Korea), CH Chen (Taiwan), RN Srivastava (India), WQ Kang (China), IGN Wila Wirya (Indonesia), Voranunt Suphipant (Thailand), Indon Lajin (Malaysia) and Carmelo Alfiler (Philippines).
The historic first symposium on “epidemiology and treatment of renal disease in Asian countries” was held in Tokyo on June 25, 1988. It would be followed by highly successful congresses in Nagoya (1989), Seoul (1991), Taipei (1993), New Delhi (1994), Manila (1996), Singapore (2000), and Jeju (2002).
In 1989, the group became known as the Asian Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), still with Dr. Sakai as leader.
Information about the Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association is available at www.aspna-online.org
The Asian Journal of Pediatric Nephrology (AJPN), the official journal of the Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association (AsPNA) was launched to enhance camaraderie and cooperation among specialists in various member nations, and endeavors to represent Asia in the International Pediatric Nephrology Association. AJPN journal provides a platform for reporting clinical and research findings from Asian countries, which are often underrepresented in international reports. Through educational reviews and regionally relevant guidelines, the Journal shall provide recommendations for practices that are feasible for implementation across Asia. Initially proposed as an e-journal with 2-3 issues per year, we aim for a print version in few years.
The AJPN invites its readers to submit clinical and research findings for dissemination among peers in the specialty. Reporting your findings provides pediatric nephrologists, across the world, an opportunity to learn from your experience. You may submit your findings as original article, systematic review or meta-analysis, case report or letter to the Editor. All manuscripts shall undergo a formal peer-review process. More details and guidance on the submission process are available at Instructions for Authors
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The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of epidemiology of renal disorders, clinical nephrology, hypertension and vasculitis, nephrourology, applied renal physiology, pharmacology, immunology and genetics, pediatric dialysis and transplantation, public health, and protocols in pediatric nephrology. Articles of clinical interest and those having implications in clinical practice will be preferred.