Meetings & Events

CARRA hosts meetings twice per year. In Spring, CARRA hosts an Annual Scientific Meeting and in the Fall, a smaller set of activities at the ACR/ARHP. Read on below to learn more about each of these events.

Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held April 26-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Each year, CARRA hosts a scientific meeting where the majority of our members come together to work on projects and advance their research in person. Over the course of several days, attendees have many opportunities to learn about the latest research and attend lectures from the leaders in the field. Members have the opportunity to meet and ensure that full committees are aware and engaged in the ongoing work being done, as well as facilitating increased participation over the coming year. Families and patients are invited to attend workshops about specific diseases and pain management. The event concludes with a CARRA dinner where all participants can relax, socialize, and have fun!

Past CARRA Annual Scientific Meetings


The 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting will be held November 8 - 13 in Atlanta, Georgia.

At the annual ACR/ARHP (American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals) Meeting, we host a CARRA general session, co-host a reception with the Arthritis Foundation, and host a Fellow/Early Investigator Reception. Additionally, several CARRA-related projects are presented in sessions and as posters.

Past CARRA Meetings at ACR/ARHP