controversies in nephrology



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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 + Professional Advisory Board Membership: $150

  • Event Only: $125

  • Existing 2020 Professional Advisory Board members: Free

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

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Controversies in Nephrology is hosted virtually this year.



5:45pm - 6:30pm



6:30pm - 9:00pm

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details & debate topics

what's on the agenda

TOPIC #01: 

PRO: TBD vs.



Topic TBD

TOPIC #02: 

PRO: TBD vs.



Topic TBD



Suneel Udani, MD, NANI

Andrew Kowalski, MD, NANI


Patrick Cunningham, MD, University of Chicago

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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 2020 Sponsorship Packet or contact Heidi Merritt at or 312-321-1500. 

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