The second installment of The NephroWorldCup launched at Kidney Week 2022 last month. Re-engineered from the 2018 inaugural tournament, The NephroWorldCup adds more fun and excitement to an improved learning experience. This year's tournament taps into the global knowledge of cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic (CVRM) disease medicine. Like the FIFA World Cup, The NephroWorldCup is a quadrennial learning event where CVRM science from 32 nations (teams) compete on study design, clinical applicability and patient impact. Each team is given its own scouting report in which 1) the science is succinctly summarized, 2) videos from global experts are available for added perspective, and 3) contributions from nephrology, cardiology, and metabolic disease social media communities are provided (https://sites.google.com/view/nephroworldcup/scouting-reports/group-b/usa).
CVRM enthusiasts (e.g., providers, patients, advocates, and caregivers) select winning teams in a format identical to the FIFA World Cup. The NephroWorldCup walks each player through the four tournament phases—group, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and championship—so players of all experience levels can successfully navigate the tournament.
Players earn points based on the concordance of their selections against the pool of players. The more players in the tournament, the more competitive the game. That competition is summarized in the players' dashboard (https://sites.google.com/view/nephroworldcup/dashboard). The dashboard updates player performances and predictions in real-time, giving all players the competitive intelligence they need to earn maximum points.
Generous prizes await those who win (https://sites.google.com/view/nephroworldcup/prizes). ASN, the European Renal Association, and The European Society for Organ Transplantation are offering a combined 15 years of complimentary memberships to the top 12-point earners.
Anyone with a passion for CVRM science can play The NephroWorldCup. Individual and team entries are welcome. Hybrid (e.g., patient-provider and faculty-fellow) and cross-functional (e.g., cardiology-nephrology and hospitalist-endocrinology) teams are encouraged.
The NephroWorldCup: For the Love of Science and Sport. Game on and good luck!