NephMadness 2023: It's Back

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NephMadness signals the beginning of spring—a time to get together to celebrate, and debate, the many advances in our field. NephMadness is a great way for your practice, division, department, residency, or fellowship program to showcase your knowledge of kidney health.

NephMadness, now in its 11th year, is a single-elimination tournament consisting of 16 nephrology concepts (decreased from the 32 teams last year), divided into 8 distinct regions. NephMadness serves as a vehicle to discuss and debate each topic during the month of March. We made it easy for your group to throw a NephMadness party by making a PowerPoint presentation describing each of the concepts. Go on social media using the hashtag #NephMadness to engage with the online nephrology community. NephMadness will also feature eight podcasts covering each of the regions in what is called a PodCrawl, featuring podcasts by The Nephron Segment, Freely Filtered, Core IM, The Curbsiders, The Cribsiders, Cardionerds, The Fellow on Call, and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Global Kidney Care Podcast.

Fill out your brackets (individually or as a team), and see if your picks match the nine-member Blue Ribbon Panel consisting of a diverse group of fellows, nephrologists, and kidney patients. Winners of each match-up will be determined by this group. The four rounds of voting will finish in the crowning of the NephMadness champion. You can even get Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit! NephMadness bracket submissions are open from March 1 through March 31, 2023.

This year's regions are Transplant Access, Heart Failure (HF) Devices, Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA), IgA Nephropathy (IgAN), Mineralocorticoid Antagonists (MRAs), Onconephrology, Transitions of Care, and Transgender (TG) Health. (Figure 1).

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2023 NephMadness Tournament

Citation: Kidney News 15, 3