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Professional EventsCitywide Grand Rounds

citywide grand rounds

September 19, 2024

Maggiano's Little Italy

pushing the field forward

education drives progress

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' Citywide Grand Rounds brings together experienced clinicians, notable educators, and young investigators for an evening of enlightening discussion and continuing education. The night's program provides attendees with an open forum, and affords them the opportunity to learn about advancements in research and medicine which may be outside of their core practice.


Upon arrival, guests will connect with new colleagues and enjoy a cocktail hour. The program will begin over dinner, where presenters will detail case studies, conduct moderated panel discussions, and offer brief updates on NKFI supported research. In addition to case discussions, previous Grand Rounds topics have included:


  • Communicating with chronic patients

  • Risk factors in minority groups

  • Statin medications and dialysis patients 

For More Information


Please contact the NKFI's Director of Programs, Rachel DePauw.

email:  |  phone: (312) 321 - 1500  x 258


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Citywide Grand Rounds will be

fully in person this year.


September 19, 2024 

6:30pm - 9:00pm


Maggiano's Little Italy

516 North Clark St

Chicago, IL 

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Details & Agenda

details & agenda

a small serving of the evening's discussions



5:45pm  - Check-in, Networking, Appetizers, Cocktails 

6:30pm  - Welcome 

Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, FACHE | CEO, NKFI

Dr. Suneel Udani | Professional Advisory Board Chair


6:35pm  -  Presentation on Medical Student Summer Research

6:45pm  -  Case Presentation Rules


6:50pm  -  Clinical Pathologic Case Presentation 1


7:20pm  -  Break, Visit Exhibitors, Networking

7:30pm  -  Clinical Pathologic Case Presentation 2

8:10pm  -  Closing Remarks, Networking, Photographs



We want your interesting nephrology cases! This program will follow a clinical pathologic case model with audience participation. Should your case be chosen for presentation, the NKFI will pay $1,000 toward case publication in the medical journal of your choice. This opportunity is open to nephrology professionals at all levels. Submissions are due July 14.

Notification for Grand Rounds selected cases will be by August 1.


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featured speakers

meet the experts

Suneel Udani.jfif

Dr. Suneel Udani


Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois & Indiana


Dr. Suneel Udani is an Internal Medicine physician at Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana who specializes in Nephrology with focused training in Nephrotic Syndrome. He is well-known for his specialty expertise. His clinical research experience includes collaborative studies and published articles related to glomerular diseases, like FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome


Dr. Roger A. Rodby


Rush Medical College

Nephrology and Internal Medicine


Roger Rodby’s is a Professor of Medicine within the Renal Division at Rush University Medical Center. As a researcher, he has focused on lupus nephritis and diabetic nephropathy through his involvement with the Collaborative Study Group, where he now serves on the Executive Committee. He is an Associate Editor for Seminars in Dialysis where he has his own section entitled Dialysis Rounds

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The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to offer professional development programming, conduct educational seminars, and support research with the help of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. Please contact Wesley Bauer at for more information on sponsorship.

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