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NOTICE: CARRA recently transitioned to a new membership management platform. Unfortunately, as part of the transition, we were not able to carry over the login information that members had previously set up. If this is your first time accessing the membership form, you will be asked to verify your email address and create new login credentials. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your patience as we complete the transition. If you have any questions or difficulty setting up your new login information, please contact the CARRA Business Office at [email protected] or by phone at (414) 918-9822.

Join Online

To join CARRA, please access the membership form here.

Paper Form

To join or renew your membership using a paper form, please download and complete the CARRA Membership Application: Word | PDF


Renew Online

Changes for Renewing Your 2018 CARRA Membership:

  • You will be required to designate your primary research group (e.g., JDM, JIA, Pain, SVARD, SLE, TRTC). Members of TRTC or Pain may select two primary research groups.
  • You will be required to designate your current workgroups. Members interested in joining a workgroup should contact the workgroup leader or the appropriate disease/research committee chair. Visit the CARRA website for more information on CARRA research committees and workgroups.
  • CARRA will no longer offer a separate membership category for international members. International Associate Members (pediatric rheumatologists outside of the US and Canada) are now eligible to be full voting members and should renew under the membership category of Pediatric Rheumatologist. You will have full voting rights and be eligible for annual meeting travel reimbursements per the policy posted on the 2018 Annual Meeting page on the CARRA website (annual dues: $150 USD).
  • The Health Care Associate Member category has been divided into two categories:
    • Associate Health Care Member, for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, psychologists and other non-physician healthcare providers who actively care for children with rheumatic diseases (annual dues: $50 USD).
    • Associate Physician Member, for physicians with a non-Pediatric Rheumatology specialty who actively cares for children with rheumatic diseases and who do not meet the criteria to become a sponsored voting member (annual dues: $100 USD).
  • Fellows should renew under the new membership category of Fellow Member (annual dues: none)

2018 Membership Renewal will start soon! Details will be sent out to all members via email.


2018 CARRA Membership Categories and Dues

Membership in CARRA includes access to the Members-Only Collaboration site, free registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting, and opportunities to engage with CARRA Research Committees.

The member categories and dues as of January 1, 2018, are as follows:

Membership Category New Membership Fee Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid prior to 2/1)
Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid on or after 2/1)
Pediatric Rheumatologist $150 $150 $200
Sponsored Voting Member $150 $150 $200
Emeritus Member $0 $0 $0
Associate Physician Member $100 $100 $125
Associate Health Care Member $50 $50 $75
Research Coordinator Member $0 $0 $0
Fellow Member $0 $0 $0
Trainee Member $0 $0 $0

Membership Categories

Voting Members

Pediatric Rheumatologist
Licensed pediatric rheumatologists who are either Board certified or Board eligible and who spend at least 50% of professional effort in pediatric rheumatology.

Sponsored Voting Member
Health care professionals or research scientists in the United States or Canada who meet the following requirements:

  • Sponsored by two CARRA Voting Members, one of whom must be from outside the candidate’s institution, AND served as the Principal Investigator of a study undertaken within CARRA

OR

  • for more than five (5) years committed at least 50% of professional effort in a field relevant to pediatric rheumatology, and published at least three peer reviewed articles in a field relevant to pediatric rheumatology.

Emeritus Member
At the discretion of the Steering Committee, a CARRA member who is no longer active in clinical research can be identified as an Emeritus Member.

Non-Voting Members

Associate Health Care Member
A nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician assistant, psychologist and other non-physician health care provider who actively cares for children with rheumatic diseases.

Associate Physician Member
A physician with a non-Pediatric Rheumatology specialty who actively cares for children with rheumatic diseases and who do not meet the criteria to become a sponsored voting member.

Fellow Member
A physician licensed in the United States or Canada who is currently participating in an approved Pediatric Rheumatology* Fellowship program in the United States or Canada.
*A fellow from another field such as dermatology, allergy/immunology, and nephrology will be considered for fellow membership if he/she is working directly with a CARRA member in a pediatric rheumatology clinic. Letter of sponsorship from CARRA voting member is required for non-pediatric rheumatology fellows.

Research Coordinator Member
A clinical research coordinator in the United States or Canada who actively works with studies related to children with rheumatic disease. A letter of sponsorship from a CARRA Voting Member is required.

Trainee Member
A pediatric resident, graduate or medical student in the United States or Canada. A letter of support/sponsorship from a CARRA Voting Member is required.


2017 CARRA Membership Categories and Dues

*Note: As of January 1, 2018 Membership Categories and Dues will change. See above for details.

Membership Category New Membership Fee Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid prior to 2/1)
Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid on or after 2/1)
Voting Member, Pediatric Rheumatologist $150 $150 $200
Voting Member, Sponsored $150 $150 $200
Associate Member $50 $50 $75
International Associate Member $50 $50 $75
Research Associate Member $0 $0 $0
Trainee Member $0 $0 $0
Emeritus Member $0 $0 $0

Membership Categories

Membership in CARRA includes access to the Members-Only Collaboration site, free registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting, and opportunities to engage with CARRA Research Committees.

Below is information about each category of membership and the qualifications that must be met.

Voting Member, Pediatric Rheumatologist
Licensed pediatric rheumatologists who are either Board certified or Board eligible and who spend at least 50% of professional effort in pediatric rheumatology and lives in United States or Canada.

Voting Member, Sponsored
Health care professionals or research scientists in the United States or Canada who meet the following requirements:

  • Sponsored by two CARRA Voting Members, one of whom must be from outside the candidate’s institution, AND served as the Principal Investigator of a study undertaken within CARRA

OR

  • for more than five (5) years committed at least 50% of professional effort in a field relevant to pediatric rheumatology, and published at least three peer reviewed articles in a field relevant to pediatric rheumatology.

Application Process: When applying for new membership as a Voting Member, Sponsored, you will be asked to provide the names of two CARRA voting members. Those members should submit their sponsorship letters to [email protected] Letter must comment on your % effort in pediatric rheumatology for the last 5 years.

Associate Member
A health care professional in the United States or Canada who actively cares for children with rheumatic disease.

International Associate Member
A practicing pediatric rheumatologist committed to at least 50% of professional effort in pediatric rheumatology who lives outside of United States or Canada.

Research Associate Member
A clinical research coordinator in the United States or Canada who actively works with studies related to children with rheumatic disease. Letter of sponsorship from CARRA Voting Member is required.

Trainee Member
A physician licensed in the United States or Canada who is currently participating in an approved Pediatric Rheumatology* Fellowship program in the United States or Canada.
*A fellow from another field such as dermatology, allergy/immunology, and nephrology will be considered for trainee membership if he/she is working directly with a CARRA member in a pediatric rheumatology clinic. Letter of sponsorship from CARRA voting member is required for non-pediatric rheumatology fellows.

Emeritus Member
At the discretion of the Steering Committee, a CARRA member who is no longer active in clinical research can be identified as an Emeritus Member.


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Questions

If you have any questions about CARRA membership or the application/renewal process, please contact the CARRA Business Office at [email protected] or by phone at (414) 918-9822.