controversies in nephrology

June 17, 2021


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Stretch your mind at Controversies in Nephrology, an evening of thoughtful and lively debate focused on examining the questions central to kidney disease. Groups of nephrology fellows representing Chicago’s academic medical centers will field teams, engage in a few bouts of friendly competition, and challenge one another to think critically about patient care, physical health, and research.  Whether or not you are part of a team, all attendees are encouraged to participate in the conversation.

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

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


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  • Event Only: $25

  • Event + Professional Advisory Board Membership: $150

  • Existing 2021 Professional Advisory Board members: Free

  • Fellows, residents & students: Free (registration still required)

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Controversies in Nephrology is hosted virtually this year.



6:00pm - 8:00pm

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details & debate topics

what's on the agenda

TOPIC #01:  

PRO: Loyola University vs.

CON: Northwestern University 


Balanced solutions vs. saline should be used for volume resuscitation

TOPIC #02: 

PRO: University of Illinois Chicago vs.

CON: Rush University


Peritoneal dialysis should be recommended as a first line treatment to patients requiring urgent renal replacement therapy


Sadaf Elahi, MD, NANI

Suneel Udani, MD, NANI


Stella Awua-Larbi, MD, Silver Cross Hospital

Veeda Landeras, MD, Associates in Nephrology

Edgar Lerma, MD, Advocate Aurora Health

Jeanette McLaughlin, MD, Advocate Health

Kareen Simpson, MD, Associates in Nephrology


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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. Interested in sponsoring this event? Review the 2021 Sponsorship Packet or contact Heidi Merritt at or 312-321-1500. 

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