The Bracket is Complete!

Behold, the full bracket for RheumMadness 2022! What happens next? Bracket submissions will open on Monday, March 14, and the first round of the tournament will happen on Saturday, March 26.

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The Scouting Reports

Over 70 collaborators from 13 institutions wrote the scouting reports for RheumMadness 2022. This includes 43 fellows, 23 faculty, 3 residents, and 1 medical student. What an amazing collaboration! We are also thankful to collaborate with the editorial staff of the Rheumatologist. Each report is available on their website, and we have posted links here so you can find them.

Use the links below to access each scouting report:

Scouting Report Archive

Click here to access the scouting reports from RheumMadness 2021

People Region

By now, you have probably realized that the other regions are also about people. But this region is REALLY about people. The People Region challenges participants to explore an often neglected area of care: reproductive health and treatment during pregnancy. In addition, the region explores what’s “normal” in people, given recent evidence of increasing ANA positivity and a high prevalence of MRI findings that look like SpA in healthy young adults. Power to the people!

Reproductive Health Guide, written by the Duke University Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Catherine Sims, MD; Sonali Bracken, MD, PhD; Megan Milne, MD; Nathaniel Harris, MD, PhD; Poorva Apte, MD; Lena Eder, MD; Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, Med; Megan Clowse, MD; & David Leverenz, MD

TNFi in Cord Blood, written by Lauren He, MD & Cuoghi Edens, MD from the University of Chicago School of Medicine

Increasing positive ANA, written by Lauren He, MD; Ana B. Arevalo, MD; & Kichul Ko, MD from the University of Chicago School of Medicine

False positive MRI in Axial Spondyloarthritis, written by the University of South Florida Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Anastasiya (Stacy) Bagrova, MD; Shreya Gor, MD; Joanne Valeriano-Marcet, MD; Larry Young, MD; & John Carter, MD

Click here to see the full bracket and read more scouting reports for RheumMadness 2022.

How to Play RheumMadness

Bracket submissions for the 2022 tournament will open March 14, 2022. For updates, you can join our email newsletter, listen to the RheumMadness Podcast, and/or join the conversation on Twitter using #RheumMadness. Important dates for RheumMadness 2022 are below:

  • Monday, March 14: Bracket entries open
  • Friday, March 24: Bracket entries close
  • Saturday, March 25: Round 1
  • Monday, March 28: Round 2
  • Saturday, April 2: Round 3
  • Monday, April 4: Round 4

Want to learn more about RheumMadness?

For a quick summary, head to our “RheumMadness 101” page and/or read our write-up in the July 2021 issue of The Rheumatologist.

Machines Region Scouting Reports

It’s the rise of the machines! The scouting reports for the Machines Region are posted on the website of The Rheumatologist. Click on the team names below for a link to each report.

Artificial Intelligence: JIA Subtypes, written by the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Alisha Akinsete, MD; Malki Peskin, MD; & Jessica Perfetto, MD

Artificial Intelligence: TNFi Response, written by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Saja Almaaitah, MD; Shashank Cheemalavagu, MD; Rupal Shastri, MD; Perry Fuchs, MD; Melany Gonzalez Orta, MD; & James Vondenberg,

DECT in Gout, written by the MedStar Georgetown Washington Hospital Center: Leen Al Saleh, MD; Ajita Acharya, MD; Elena Obreja, MD; & Akrithi U. Garren, MD

PET in LVV, written by the Medical University of South Carolina Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Sean Carter, MD; Jessica English, MD; Brad Collins, DO; Ana Tucker, MD; Jen Schmidt, MD; Whitney Elg-Salsman, DO; & Faye Hant, DO

Click here to see the rest of the bracket and read more scouting reports for RheumMadness 2022.

How to Play RheumMadness

Bracket submissions for the 2022 tournament will open March 14, 2022. For updates, you can join our email newsletter, listen to the RheumMadness Podcast, and/or join the conversation on Twitter using #RheumMadness. Important dates for RheumMadness 2022 are below:

  • Monday, March 14: Bracket entries open
  • Friday, March 24: Bracket entries close
  • Saturday, March 25: Round 1
  • Monday, March 28: Round 2
  • Saturday, April 2: Round 3
  • Monday, April 4: Round 4

Want to learn more about RheumMadness?

For a quick summary, head to our “What is RheumMadness?” page and/or read our write-up in the July 2021 issue of The Rheumatologist.

 

Animal House Region Scouting Reports

The Animal House Region scouting reports are here! The reports are posted on the website of The Rheumatologist. Click on the team names below for a link to each report.

Axolotl limbs, written by the Wake Forest School of Medicine Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Khiem Vu, MD; Alyssa Strazanac, MD; John Herion, DO; & Rami Diab, MD

Dinosaur SpA, written by the Virginia Commonwealth University Rheumatology Fellowship Program: David Shoemaker, MD; Evan Dombrosky, MD; Nima Madanchi, MD; Abhishek Nandan, MD; & Huzaefah Syed, MD

Dalmatian Urate, written by the University of Texas Southwestern Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Kubra Bugdayli, MD; Brett Capel, MD; Yusuf Chao, MD; Melissa DeFoe, MD; Daniel Emesiani, MD; Joad Eseddi, MD; Nagendra Pokala, MD; Komal Patel, MD; Bonnie Bermas, MD; Haidy Galous, MD; Andreas Reimold, MD; & Guillermo Andres Quiceno, MD

Dog Osteoarthritis, written by the Ohio State University Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Nina Couette, DO; Jesse Reisner, DO; & Sheryl Mascarenhas, MD, Fellowship Program Director

Click here to see the rest of the bracket and read more scouting reports for RheumMadness 2022.

How to Play RheumMadness

Bracket submissions for the 2022 tournament will open March 14, 2022. For updates, you can join our email newsletter, listen to the RheumMadness Podcast, and/or join the conversation on Twitter using #RheumMadness. Important dates for RheumMadness 2022 are below:

  • Monday, March 14: Bracket entries open
  • Friday, March 24: Bracket entries close
  • Saturday, March 25: Round 1
  • Monday, March 28: Round 2
  • Saturday, April 2: Round 3
  • Monday, April 4: Round 4

Want to learn more about RheumMadness?

For a quick summary, head to our “What is RheumMadness?” page and/or read our write-up in the July 2021 issue of The Rheumatologist.

 

Cells Region Scouting Reports

The scouting reports for the Cells Region are here!  The reports are posted on the website of The Rheumatologist. Click on the team names below for a link to each report.

Anti-NET Antibodies, written by the UNC Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Leah Bettner, MD; Shruti Chandramouli, MD; Christopher Overton, MD; Astia Allenzara, MD; Michael Cunningham, MD; & Luis Palomino, MD

Cytokine networks, written by The RheumMadness Leadership Team: David Leverenz, MD; Akrithi Udupa, MD; Guy Katz, MD; Lauren He, MD; Ben Kellog, MD; Michael Macklin, MD; Courtney Bair; Matthew Sparks, MD; & Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd

CAR-T Cells, written by the Mass General Hospital Rheumatology Fellowship Program: Guy Katz, MD; Ian Cooley, MD; Duncan Moore, MD; Jacquelyn Nestor, MD, PhD; & Steven Witte, MD, PhD

Pim kinases, written by the residents from the RheumMadness Leadership team: Michael Macklin, MD, PharmD; Ben Kellogg, MD; Lauren He, MD; & David Leverenz, MD

How to Play RheumMadness

Bracket submissions for the 2022 tournament will open in March 2022. For updates, you can join our email newsletter, listen to the RheumMadness Podcast, and/or join the conversation on Twitter using #RheumMadness. Important dates for RheumMadness 2022 are below:

  • Monday, March 14: Bracket entries open
  • Friday, March 24: Bracket entries close
  • Saturday, March 25: Round 1
  • Monday, March 28: Round 2
  • Saturday, April 2: Round 3
  • Monday, April 4: Round 4

Want to learn more about RheumMadness?

For a quick summary, head to our “What is RheumMadness?” page, read our write-up in the July 2021 issue of The Rheumatologist, or just watch the 4-minute explainer video below: