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Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate

Maggiano’s Little Italy, 516 N Clark St.
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate is an interactive, participatory debate among nephrology fellows representing Chicago’s medical academic centers.

Debate topics are chosen based on their relevance and association with the nephrology and transplant fields. Entry includes dinner, along with an evening of networking and education for nephrologists, transplant surgeons and allied health professionals.

2018 Debate Teams & Topics

  • DEBATE 1: Rush vs. Northwestern  "APOL1 gene testing should be part of the living kidney donor evaluation"
  • DEBATE 2: Loyola vs. University of Chicago "More frequent home hemodialysis is better than in-center, thrice-weekly hemodialysis"

Congratulations to the 2017 Debate Winners!

  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Rush University
  • Audience favorite award: Rush University

To see photos from last year's event, click here.

For more information, please contact Megan Craig at or (312) 321-1500.

Event Details

Registration Fees:
Event + Professional Advisory Board Membership: $150
Event Only: $65
Fellows, residents & medical students: Free (registration still required)

Event Schedule:
5:45 PM – Registration Opens
6:00 PM – Networking & Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM – Debates Begin

Event Location:
Maggiano's Little Italy
516 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654






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This program is made possible each year through input and support from many generous sponsors and exhibitors. For more information on available opportunities, please contact Lena  Clement at or 312-321-1500.

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