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CARRA at the Arthritis Foundation’s JA Conference in Phoenix

By: CARRA | July 28, 2016 | Arthritis Foundation News, CARRA News

At the Arthritis Foundation’s JA Conference in Phoenix, July 14-17, CARRA had an increased presence! While CARRA members have presented at JA conferences for years, this represents the first time CARRA was an official participant, hosting a table with staff and members available to talk with attendees and information on CARRA publications and the CARRA Registry. “It was an amazing experience!” said CARRA’s Executive Director, Kelly Mieszkalski. “Over 1100 parents and kids were at the conference, and they were all so eager to hear about CARRA. They absolutely loved Emily von Scheven’s talk about research and couldn’t wait to come hear about CARRA and the Registry. Our new “cool pens” kept people coming back, as well!”

In addition to Emily von Scheven, CARRA members Will Bernal, Peter Chira, Kaleo Ede, Dana Gerstbacher, Susan Shenoi, and Michael Shishov, and long-time CARRA supporter/JIA Parent Vincent Delgaizo presented during the conference. Thank you to Peter Chira and parent Vincent Delgaizo for helping at our booth, and we look forward to CARRA’s participation in the JA Conference in Philadelphia, August 11-14. If you will be in Philadelphia, please stop by the CARRA booth and meet Executive Director, Kelly Mieszkalski, and Senior Director of Research Operations, Jason Jones.

CARRA is grateful to the Arthritis Foundation for including us in the 2016 JA Conferences.


Adalyn (4) and Ava (6) Hedrick, and Kelly Mieszkalski