NephMadness 2018 is officially in full swing. Now in its 6th year, the educational tournament tipped-off on March 15 when the brackets listing 32 nephrology topics were announced.
Developed by the team at AJKD Blog (the official blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases), the tournament fosters a good-natured competition, while highlighting the latest advances and breakthroughs in nephrology.
Modeled on March Madness, the NCAA college basketball tournament, NephMadness starts with eight regions, or topics, that are divided into four competing concepts. Each topic is introduced by an in-depth review of the subject written by an expert in the field. The winner of each round is determined by a blue-ribbon panel of nine.
Students, residents, fellows, and healthcare workers with an interest in nephrology are encouraged to participate, either as individuals or as a team. As a bonus, this will be the first year that CME/CE credit will be offered to players. Up to eight credits are available, one for each region.
Dr. Tim Yau, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology here at Washington University, is the Social Media Editor for AJKD Blog and one of the game-makers this year. “The Wash U fellows will be making a bracket on March 28. “We encourage other nephrology fellowship programs to participate as well!” Follow Dr. Yau @Maximal_Change.
Visit AJKD Blog to register, learn about the topics, and make your choices. Follow Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram sites for NephMadness 2018 to join in on the conversation about the topics. Use #NephMadness when posting and let yourselves be heard!
Entries will be accepted until Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:59:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Watch this video for an introductory guide to NephMadness 2018.
The regions and competing concepts this year are: