Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Congratulations to this year's Controversies in Nephrology debate winners: Northwestern University & Loyola University. A huge congrats also goes out to this years second annual audience favorite award recipient as well: Northwestern University.

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

Thank you everyone for coming out!

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.

2016 Debate Teams & Topics

  • Northwestern University (PRO) vs. University of Illinois at Chicago (CON): Steroids are an effective treatment for IgA nephropathy
  • University of Chicago (PRO) vs. Loyola University (CON): Patients with a Body Mass Index greater than 35 should be excluded from renal transplantation

Congratulations to the 2015 Debate Winners!

  • Rush University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 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


Gold Exhibitors

NxStage Kidney Care & NxStage Critical Care


Silver Exhibitors

Alexion Pharmaceuticals


Bristol Myers Squibb

Fresenius Medical Care

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals



Sanofi Genzyme


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 Megan Craig at or (312) 321-1500.

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