THIS WEEK - 2/7/2022



CARRA 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Updates

ASM 2022 will run May 2 - 3 online from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Registration opens March 1!


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


In the meantime, while we work to finalize the details of our 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting, you'll want to block the time on your calendar before it fills up. Click on your calendar provider to easily add.

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Need to Know

  • Preconference and workgroup meetings will be held in the weeks prior
  • Schedule and details to come
  • Abstract portal is now closed
  • Abstract review decisions will be available mid-March.

You can still renew your membership!



Call for Nominations: Membership and Elections Committees

The elections committee is chartered to ensure the fairness and integrity of CARRA elections. The membership committee reviews, develops and recommends membership policies and procedures.

Nominate yourself or a colleague today!


2022 CARRA Awards

There are now five awards for which you can nominate yourself or a colleague. Nominations are due March 1.

  • 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 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

Other 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.

Funding Opportunities for Your Patients

Arthritis Foundation Champions College Scholarship

  • For patients who serve the arthritis community as positive role models and leaders.
  • Due March 31 at 5 p.m. ET. Apply here

Updates & Contracts

Have you changed institutions? Or your mailing address? Whatever the change might be, CARRA can best support you when we have your most current contact information. Update your profile today!

Education Opportunities

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.

Arthritis Foundation Webinar: Real Talk About JA & Emotional Health: Balance and Boundaries

Feb. 9 | 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. ET


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