Meetings & Events

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. A Registry Retreat is also offered during Winter. Read on below to learn more about each of these events.


The 2020 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting will be held November 6-11 in Washington, D.C.

At the annual ACR/ARP (American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology 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/ARP

Annual Registry Retreat

The 2020 Registry Retreat will be held February 23-24 in Dallas, Texas.

This is a one-day event aimed at engaging principal investigators, sub-investigators, and site coordinators in an interactive retreat promoting active participation in small group and panel discussions, brainstorming, role-playing, and training. The purpose of the retreat is to get both PIs and site coordinators together to train on Registry processes with the benefit of both perspectives. CARRA is encouraging participation from sub-investigators as well. Each site may send the PI, site coordinator, and 1 Registry sub-investigator to this retreat.

Annual Scientific Meeting

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!

Future Meeting Dates/Locations
2021: April 14-17, Austin, TX

Past CARRA Annual Scientific Meetings