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.


ACR Convergence 2020 is now happening online, November 5–9.

Past CARRA Meetings at ACR/ARP

Annual Registry Retreat

Details for the 2021 Registry Retreat Coming Soon...

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.

Past CARRA Registry Retreats

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