Chicago Research Rally: New Directions in Glomerular Disease

        New Directions in Glomerular Disease
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
October 25, 2019

Activity Overview
This CME event is dedicated to knowledge sharing around rare protein-spilling kidney diseases (glomerular diseases) and clinical trials. This Rally will help further clinical practice in an area that contains large knowledge and performance gaps. Without a forum, a large gap develops between the research and the day to day care of patients. The result is an uneven quality of care and missed opportunities for patients to gain access to new treatments and clinical trials. Sessions will detail the complexities of treating glomerular disease patients, the wide variations of patient reactions to treatment, prevention strategies, and the optimal management of care. Expert faculty will present the most current research issues and practice recommendations to support clinicians and providers in the care of patients with glomerular diseases. Additionally, nephrology has lagged in the coordination and execution of clinical trials and a session will be devoted to educating attendees about interventional research.
Target Audience
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Other allied healthcare professionals
  • Patient families

Course Directors
Suneel Udani, MD
Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI)
Patrick Cunningham, MD
UChicago Medicine
Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD
Rush University
Cybele Ghossein, MD
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Vasil Peev, MD
Rush University
Shikha Wadhwani, MD, MS
Northwestern Medicine
Pravir V. Baxi, MD
Rush University
8:30 am                                          Welcome and Panel Introduction
8:45-9:15 am                                 Patient Storytelling
9:15-9:45 am                                 Importance of Disease registries for rare renal diseases
                                                        (Ambarish Athavale, MBBS, MD - Cook County                                                                               Hospital)

9:45-10:30 am                              Translational Nephrology (Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD - Rush)
10:30-10:45 am                            Break
10:45-11:15 am                            Updates on Lupus Nephritis Management (Samir Parikh,                                                               MD - Ohio State University)
11:15 am-12:00 pm                     Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult (Cybele Ghossein,                                                                  MD Northwestern)
12:00 pm-12:30 pm                     Proteinuria reduction as a surrogate outcome for renal                                                                  disease progression-implications for drug approval (George                                                           Bakris, MD - University of Chicago)

12:30-1:45 pm                              Lunch – HCPs return to HCP breakouts, Patient Families
                                                        convene for patient-focused breakout sessions
1:45-2:45 pm                                 Treatment Paths for Protein-Spilling Kidney Diseases for                                                                Adult and Pediatric Patients
                                                                Pediatric: Jerome C. Lane, MD - Lurie Children's
                                                                Adult: Suneel Udani, MD - NANI
2:45-3:15 pm                                 Nutrition for Your Kidneys

3:15-3:30 pm                                 Break
3:30-4:00 pm                                 NephCure Update & Demo
4:00-4:30 pm                                 Volunteer Roundtables with NephCure Staff
1:45-2:15 pm                                Updates in diagnosis and treatment of MN (Pravir V. Baxi,                                                             MD - Rush)                 
2:15-2:45 pm                                 Successfully Incorporating clinical trials into Nephrology                                                               Practice (Shikha Wadhwani, MD, MS - Northwestern)
2:45-3:15 pm                                 Renal pathology-clinician coordination-how to best 
                                                        discuss to risk stratify patients and refer for appropriate                                                               therapies (Carla L. Ellis, MD, MS - Northwestern)
3:15-3:45 pm                                 Alternative treatments for patients with recurrent FSGS                                                               after Transplant (Vasil Peev, MD - Rush)
3:45–4:15 pm                                Podocyte-directed drug discovery for developing novel
                                                        therapeutics for glomerular disease (Vineet Gupta, PhD -                                                              Rush)

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Satisfactory completion 
Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.  
Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and NephCure Kidney International. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Acknowledgement of Sponsors
NephCure Kidney International gratefully acknowledges Retrophin, Inc. as a sponsor of this activity.
QUESTIONS? Contact: Rebecca Cook at (610) 540-0186 ext. 20 or at for more information about this event.

Registration Information


For nephrologists and other MDs.


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Other Allied Health Professionals

For nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physicians assistants, socials workers, researchers, dietitians, and other allied healthcare professionals.


Residents & Students

For residents, fellows, and students.


Adult Patient

For adult patients.


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Patient Parent

For parents of patients with rare protein-spilling kidney diseases.


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Patient caregiver

For patient caregivers that are not patient parents, including friends and family members of patients.




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Industry Professionals

For pharmaceutical representatives.



For event speakers.


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Event Details

October 25, 2019
Palmer House Hilton: 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
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