THIS WEEK - 1/24/2022



ASM 2022 News and Updates


Due to the current COVID-19 surge and associated stresses on CARRA members and investigators, we extended the Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract deadline to JAN. 25.

Check the guidelines and submit your abstract today!


  • All recipients of CARRA-Arthritis Foundation grants are required to submit abstracts yearly until the final grant results are presented at CARRA
  • Anyone may submit an abstract but at least one abstract author must be a current CARRA member
  • All abstracts will be published in an online supplement to Pediatric Rheumatology, which will be available after the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • All abstracts are required to adhere to the CARRA Abstract Submission Guidelines. Submissions not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered.

Need to Know

  • The online event will run May 2 - 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
  • Preconference and workgroup meetings will be held in the weeks prior
  • Schedule and details to come
  • Abstracts are due Jan. 25. Guidelines

2022 CARRA Awards

There are now five awards for which you can nominate yourself or a colleague.

Nominations are due March 1. Recipients will be recognized at ASM 2022.

  • CARRA Outstanding Service Award
  • CARRA Outstanding Research Coordinator Award
  • CARRA Outstanding Workgroup Leader Award
  • CARRA Outstanding Patient/Caregiver Service Award
  • CARRA Early Investigator Award


Funding Opportunities

All Spring Cycle Grants (Small, Fellow, Career Development, Implementation Science, ABC)

  • Application portal opens Feb. 14
  • Application portal closes March 14, 11:59 CT
  • Requests for DSSC approval and RROC Letters of Support due Feb. 1
    • Only applies to proposals intending to utilize CARRA Registry data or proposing the collection of new data/biosamples

Career Development Award and Implementation Science Testing Grant

  • Letters of Intent due Feb. 14

Advancing Biosample Collection in the CARRA Registry

  • Requests for TRTC Letters of Support due Feb. 1

Registry Opportunities

Registry Associate Role: You have 4 days to apply!

The CARRA Registry Associate role is designed to immerse applicants in the operational, scientific and leadership aspects of the CARRA Registry. Learn skills and gain knowledge that will enrich pediatric rheumatology research and practice. The role includes up to 20% salary effort for one year, with potential for a one-year renewal.

Learn More

The application deadline is Jan. 28.

Questions? Contact Research Manager Maria Vallejo.

Membership Opportunities


  • DUE JAN. 31
  • 10% off multi-year memberships
  • Late fees assessed and multi-year discount offer ends Feb. 1
  • Continue collaborating with your world-class colleagues
  • Dues and fees
  • Contact Administrative & Membership Manager Erica Bowring with questions


Upcoming CARRA Elections

  • Membership Committee &  Elections Committee
  • Call for Nominations: Jan. 31

Updates & Contracts

If you have a contract with CARRA, you might have some questions. Contact our contracts expert Mike Hopkins for the information you need.

Education Opportunities

PReS Academy:MAS-sJIA Hybrid Course

March 17-18 | Rome, Italy | 200 €

Subjects include:

  •     sJIA and MAS immunology and pathogenesis
  •     moving from clinical trials to early treatment to treat-to-target
  •     handling of refractory cases
  •     MAS-ILD pathogenesis and management

Expert speakers include CARRA members. Visit the course site for details.

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Foundation Champions College Scholarship

The Arthritis Foundation is proud to offer a college scholarship opportunity to deserving students who:

  • Have arthritis or a related rheumatic disease who impact the arthritis community
  • Serve as positive role models and leaders
  • Live their best life, empowering others to do the same

Application due March 31 at 5 p.m. ET. Application and FAQ's here.


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