2013 Scientific Advisory Board Membership
Letter from Tipu Puri, MD, PhD, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board
I would like to thank the more than 120 providers who joined the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois in 2012. My term as Chairman of the SAB began January 2013. I look forward to another successful year working with my colleagues in the Illinois nephrology community and with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) Board and staff.
As you may know, the Scientific Advisory Board of the NKFI was developed many years ago to assist and direct the staff in the development of community, patient and professional education programs. My goals as SAB Chair include:
- To better engage SAB members in the mission of the NKFI. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois improves the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education, and empowerment.
- To develop the SAB into a more active professional group providing benefits to its members and the NKFI.
As a member of the 2013 NKFI SAB you will receive the following benefits:
- Your name will be listed on the NKFI’s NEW website (with your permission), which will launch on World Kidney Day, March 14th, 2013 (www.nkfi.org).
- You will have the opportunity to attend the Sixth Annual Controversies in Nephrology debate (date TBD) at Maggiano's Little Italy Chicago (a great networking opportunity with Chicago area colleagues in both nephrology and transplant fields).
- Physicians will be included on the NKFI physician list, which is available upon request to patients
- An opportunity to serve on active advisory committees including: Education, Research, Programming, Community Outreach.
Membership on the 2013 SAB is again $100 and this year we will continue to offer free membership to all fellows and medical residents and students. Click on the applicable form below to register and pay via fax (312.321.1505) or mail. Please encourage interested fellows, residents, and students to join by printing and distributing these membership forms. Online registration coming soon!
If you have not been involved with the SAB in the past, I would like to invite you to join this year. If you have then I hope you will choose to remain a member. Together we can play an active role in helping the NKFI to develop and offer relevant, thought-provoking and cutting edge programs.
Tipu Puri, MD, PhD
Chairman, NKFI Scientific Advisory Board
For questions, please contact Mara Lidacis at email@example.com or 312-321-1500, ext. 246.
5th Annual Controversies in Nephrology
HELD June 7, 2012
The 5th Annual Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate was held on Thursday, June 7 at Maggiano's Little Italy in Chicago. The purpose of this program was to provide an educational experience for nephrology professionals on relevant and potentially controversial topics in kidney disease management and transplantation. More than 100 medical profressionals participated in the evening and enjoyed presentations from four institutional teams comprised of two fellows from the following academic institutions: Northwestern University, Rush University, University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Loyola University rotated off this year and lead the program and questions for the evening. Presentations were judged on the case presented, literature support, presentation skills, summarization of the case and audiovisual content and style.
We are excited to announce the winners of the debates!
Title: Should simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation be performed in cirrhotic patients requiring dialysis due to hepatorenal syndrome?
The CON case presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago debate team defeated the PRO case presented by the University of Chicago debate team.
Title: Calcium based phosphorus binders should be avoided if possible in individuals with ESKD.
The CON case presented by the Northwestern University debate team defeated the PRO case presented by the Rush University debate team.
Congratulations to the winning teams and thank you to moderators David Leehey, MD and Mohamed Rahman, MD for your time and support in making this another successful program!
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