CARRA Annual Meeting 2017 Texas ImageThe 2017 CARRA Annual Meeting will be held from May 15-17, 2017 (Monday-Wednesday) at the new Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. Pre-conference meetings and courses (including Early Investigators, Fellows, Research Coordinators, Introductory Ultrasound Course, CARRA Registry Meetings for Investigators & Coordinators) will be held during the day on Monday May 15 and the main CARRA meeting will start at 6:00 PM that evening. The CARRA conference will end by 5pm on Wednesday, May 17. As a reminder, the ACR’s Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) Meeting starts at 5:30 on Wednesday, May 17 at the same hotel.

The 2017 Annual Meeting is being held from May 15-17, 2017 at the newly opened Marriott Marquis, Houston. The ACR’s Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) meeting will be held directly following CARRA (May 17-20) in the same hotel.

Preliminary Schedule

The Preliminary Schedule is now available here.

Session Descriptions

Click here to view descriptions of the sessions being presented during the 2017 CARRA Annual Meeting. Be sure to review these descriptions before accessing the registration form. When registering for the meeting, you will need to select the sessions that you wish to participate in.

If you wish to make any changes to the sessions that you have selected, please contact Director of Administration, Brian Mondragon Jones ([email protected]).

Registration Is Now Open!

To register for the 2017 CARRA Annual Meeting, please use one of the links below. Please note: CARRA recently transitioned to a new online platform for membership and registration. If this is your first time accessing the new platform, you will be asked to set-up new login credentials. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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  • 2017 CARRA Members: CARRA members who have already paid their 2017 dues can register for the Annual Meeting using the online form. If you have not yet renewed for 2017, please renew your membership here.
  • Industry, guests from other nonprofit organizations, Parents/Patients & Pediatric Residents: Interested parties who are not members of CARRA can register for the Annual Meeting using the PDF form.

Registration will close on April 17. If you have any questions about registering for the meeting, or difficulty logging in, please contact the CARRA Business Office at [email protected] or by phone (414) 918-9822.


Reserve your hotel room for CARRA (& PRSYM) now here. If you are attending BOTH conferences, make sure you use our link! If you have already made your hotel reservation through PRSYM, please let us know. Rooms fill up fast, and are not guaranteed. Be sure to book your room by April 17, in order to get the meeting rate and qualify for reimbursement under the 2017 Travel Reimbursement Policy.

CARRA’s 2017 Travel Reimbursement Policy

CARRA members may be eligible for travel reimbursement to help cover the costs associated with attending the meeting.

Requirements for Members to be reimbursed:

  • Annual dues paid prior to May 1.
  • Membership renewal complete (this includes updating/verifying all membership record information) prior to May 1.
  • Member must be present for the full conference (6 PM Monday May 15 through 5 PM Wednesday May 17).
  • Meeting evaluation completed.
  • Copies of original receipts must be provided. Credit card statements are not acceptable.

For details on what travel related expense are covered, please review the full Travel Reimbursement Policy.

Airport Options

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Travel Distance: Approximately 20 miles

  • SuperShuttle; fee: $25 (one way); on request
  • Bus service; fee: $50 (one way)
  • Taxi; fee: approximately $50 (one way)
  • Uber is available

William P Hobby Airport (HOU)

Travel Distance: Approximately 10 miles

  • SuperShuttle; fee: $20 (one way); on request
  • Bus service; fee: $50 (one way)
  • Taxi; fee: approximately $35 (one way)
  • Uber is available