@KidneyCathy explains NephMadness in this short video.

NephMadness is a celebration of all things nephrology by the AJKD Blog team. We pit 32 unique aspects of nephrology against each other.

How to enter:

  1. Visit AJKD Blog to learn about all the teams in the tournament.
  2. Submit your picks (after which you'll be asked to register/log in).
  3. Claim up to 8.0 CME credits and MOC points.
  4. Encourage your friends, family, patients, and co-workers to fill out brackets!

How are Matches Determined?

Blue Ribbon Panel

Winners for each matchup are determined by majority vote from the Blue Ribbon Panel before the start of the tournament. 


One copy of Brenner and Rector's The Kidney, 10th Edition, will be awarded to:

  • Top Overall score

One copy of National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases, 7th Edition, will be awarded to each of the following:

  • Top Medical Student score*
  • Top Resident score*
  • Top Fellow score*
  • Top Attending score*

One NephMadness Plaque will be awarded to:

One NephMadness insulated lunch bag will be awarded to:

  • Best Tweeter
  • Best Blogger

30 NephMadness insulated lunch bags (per group) will be awarded to:

  • Group with Most Entries
  • Group with Highest Score
  • Group with Best NephMadness Party

*Registration question must be answered for prize eligibility. See scoring & rules.



NephMadness is powered by AJKD Blog. NephMadness details and instructions can be found here.


Final Standings Are In

The tournament is finished and the final results are published. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for playing in the contest.

Rank User Entry ID Points Comments
1 zacerra 791306 53 0
2 gpflores 791739 52 0
3 Anamikaadwaney 791826 49 0
4 Urine Good Hands - UNMC Kidney Faculty 791302 48 0
4 BrightonNeph 791213 48 0
Scoring Details
  • Round 1 correct picks receive 1 point(s)
  • Round 2 correct picks receive 2 point(s)
  • Round 3 correct picks receive 3 point(s)
  • Round 4 correct picks receive 4 point(s)
  • Round 5 correct picks receive 5 point(s)
Recent Comments
I did not see where group name had to be entered but our group name is "NephKidsUnited"
Posted by rpgeorg on entry 792019. 4/30/2020 8:04:44 PM
This entry (791963) represents Team Midwest Nephrology
Posted by ggsinger on entry 791963. 4/30/2020 5:14:19 PM
Advocate Children’s Hospital Div of Pediatric Nephrology Official Picks
Posted by jrajpal on entry 791597. 4/28/2020 2:59:48 PM

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