CARRA's Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting Kicks Off April 16th!


CARRA's first all-virtual Annual Scientific Meeting is coming up! On Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, this two-day meeting will feature engaging plenary speakers and topics relevant to the rheumatology community, networking opportunities with sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees along with the latest updates from CARRA and the Steering Committee. 

All registered attendees should have received a separate email to access the Annual Scientific Meeting website. If you did not receive this email, please contact our Meetings Manager, Gretchen Ponzer, at [email protected].

It's not too late to register! Use the button below to complete the process. Click hereto learn more. 


**After registering, don't forget to download the Online Event Guide and Mobile App  to access upcoming sessions or view recorded sessions. 


CARRA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting Schedule (all times in Eastern): 


Friday, April 16, 2021

  • 10:00am-11:00am: Virtual Exhibitor Hours
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting Opening Session and Plenary Speaker
    • Emily von Scheven, CARRA President
    • Ann Palmer, Arthritis Foundation CEO
    • Chasing My Cure: Lessons Learned for Collaborative Research for Rare Diseases with David Fajgenbaum, University of Pennsylvania
  • 12:45pm-1:45pm: Steering Committee Report Outs and PReS Update
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: CARRA Business Meeting (CARRA Members only)
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Virtual Exhibitor Hours

Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 10:00am-11:00am: Virtual Exhibitor Hours 
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: General Session
    • Diversity in Academic Medicine by Lisa Robinson, The Hospital for Sick Children 
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Steering Committee Report Outs
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Panel Session
    • COVID-19: Challenges, Resilience, and Finding Opportunities through Collaboration  with Jay-Sheree Allen, CentraCare Health; Jinoos Yazdany, University of California, San Francisco; Dawn Wahezi, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • 2:45pm-3:15pm: Closing Session
  • 3:15pm-4:15pm: Virtual Exhibitor Hours