Meetings & Events

2020 Annual Meeting


CARRA's Annual Scientific Meeting- CANCELED

Updated March 13, 2020

Since the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic and the recent National State of Emergency issued by President Trump, CARRA has no choice but to cancel the upcoming in-person Annual Scientific Meeting scheduled for April 26-29, 2020 in New Orleans. The American College of Rheumatology's Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, which immediately follows CARRA’s program, has also been canceled as of March 12, 2020.

This decision was not made lightly as we know how important this meeting is to the continued success of CARRA and how much our attendees look forward to this annual event. However, the science is clear and the recommendation from top health officials around the world is to limit large gatherings of any kind.

We want to extend our gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the development of CARRA’s Annual Scientific Meeting over the past year. Your work will not go unseen as we are currently discussing next steps and ideas for disseminating information that would have been presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting. 

We ask for your patience and understanding while we work through next steps at this time. More communication regarding cancellation and reimbursement issues will follow next week.

Click here to view the cancellation/reimbursement process


If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gretchen Ponzer, CARRA Meetings Manager at 414-918-9822 or via email at [email protected].

CARRA is grateful to the following organizations for their generous support of the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting

With additional support provided by BMS and Genentech.