THIS WEEK - 2/14/2022



Meet the New CARRA Steering Committee Vice Chairs

 JIA Vice Chair
 Daniel Horton, MD, MSCE
 Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School



 Cross Cutting Vice Chair
 Peter Chira, MD, MS
 University of California San Diego



 RCN Vice Chair
 Logan Lentini
 University of Florida



 Rare Diseases Vice Chair
 Jessica Bloom, MD, MSCS
 University of Colorado



Registration opens March 1 for 2022 CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting!

ASM 2022 will run May 2 - 3 online from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

We'll send you a link to register via email. You'll also be able to find it on the ASM 2022 web page.

You'll want to block the time on your calendar before it fills up. Click on your calendar provider below to easily add.

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Need to Know

  • The online event will run May 2 - 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
  • Abstract portal is closed
  • Abstract acceptances will be made mid-March
  • Preconference and workgroup meetings will be held in the weeks prior
  • Schedule and details to come

Is your membership up to date?

To register for some of our CARRA ASM sessions, you must be a current member. Renew today! Late fees apply.


Deadline Extended: Nominations for Membership and Elections Committees

The deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague to the elections committee and membership committee has been extended to Feb. 18.

  • The elections committee (2 positions) is chartered to ensure the fairness and integrity of CARRA elections
  • The membership committee (4 positions) reviews, develops and recommends membership policies and procedures

Nominate yourself or a colleague today!


2022 CARRA Awards

The deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague for a CARRA award is March 1. Submit a nomination today!

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


CARRA Funding Opportunities

The Spring Cycle Grant application portal opens TODAY!

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

  • Application portal opens Feb. 14
  • Application portal closes March 14 at 11:59 p.m. CT

Career Development Award and Implementation Science Testing Grant

  • Letters of Intent due Feb. 14 by 11:59 p.m. CT

External Opportunities

Funding and educational opportunities for researchers, patients and families.

Education Opportunities for Researchers

PReS Academy: MAS-sJIA Hybrid Course

March 17 - 18 | Rome, Italy | 200 €

  • 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.

PReS Academy: Vasculitis Hybrid Course

March 28 - 29 | Barcelona, Spain | 200 €

Subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Classification and epidemiology
  • Histopathology
  • IgA vasculitis
  • Interactive clinical cases

Visit the course site for full details.

Funding Opportunities for Researchers

Lupus Foundation of America

Now accepting grant applications aimed to develop the next generation of lupus scientific leaders. Applications are due April 15 by 4 p.m. CT.


NIAMS PORTICO is seeking applications for innovative research in approaches that will support development of precision medicine in pediatric rheumatic and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases (PMSKD). This includes:

  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • childhood-onset lupus
  • juvenile fibromyalgia

You must be a PORTICO Associate member to apply. There is no membership fee, and early career investigators and fellows are encouraged to apply.

Funding Opportunities for Your Patients

Arthritis Foundation Champions College Scholarship

The Arthritis Champions Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with arthritis or a related rheumatic disease who:

  • Impact the ommunity and serve as positive role models and leaders
  • Live their best life, while empowering others to do the same
  • Guidelines | Application

Applications are due March 31 by 5 p.m. ET.

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