NephMadness Tournament Is Back in 2024

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NephMadness is back again this year for participants to celebrate and discuss the many exciting advances in nephrology. Now in its 12th year, NephMadness is an engaging way for your practice, division, department, residency, or fellowship program to showcase your knowledge and celebrate the future of kidney health during National Kidney Month.

NephMadness is a single-elimination tournament consisting of 16 nephrology concepts divided into 8 distinct regions. The purpose of the tournament is to learn, discuss, and debate each topic, with a little friendly competition! We encourage you and your group to throw a NephMadness party, and we made it easy with a PowerPoint presentation describing each of the concepts. You can engage with the online nephrology community on social media using the hashtag #NephMadness. 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, GN in Ten, EMCRIT, The Intern At Work, Curious Clinicians, Critical Care Time, and PD Exchange.

Fill out your brackets either individually or as a team, and discover if your picks match those of the diverse nine-member Blue Ribbon Panel of fellows, nephrologists, and kidney patients. Winners of each matchup will be determined by the panel. The four rounds of voting will culminate in the crowning of the 2024 NephMadness champion.

A Zoom virtual background and instructions for completing your bracket as a group with Zoom polls can be found at NephMadness is free to enter, and you can get Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit! NephMadness bracket submissions are open from March 1 through March 31, 2024.

This year's regions are Preeclampsia (PE), Animal House 4, Hyponatremia, Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), Journal of Hospital Medicine’s “Things We Do For No Reason” (JHM’S TWDFNR™), Toxicology, Metabolic Acidosis (MA), and Transplant (Figure 1).

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2024 NephMadness Tournament Bracket

Citation: Kidney News 16, 3