CARRA January 2021 Newsletter - Issue 1


Register Now! CARRA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting

Things may look a little different this year with the Annual Scientific Meeting being all-virtual, but CARRA is committed to continuing to support the membership in conducting collaborative research, even in these difficult times.

  • Disease Committees will hold virtual Kick-Off Meetings in January and early February.
  • Workgroups will meet virtually throughout February and March.
  • The Annual Scientific Meeting will be held online April 16-17, 2021.

Click here to access the complete schedule of events.

2021 CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Pediatric Resident Program
Registration Now Open!

Registration Deadline: February 15

Traditionally, CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation provide funding for Pediatric Residents to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting in person. This year, we are continuing the program virtually. The Pediatric Residents primary session will be held on March 18, and residents are encouraged to register for and attend any/all Committee and Workgroup meetings of interest to them.


The goals of the CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Pediatric Residents Program are to:

  • Provide pediatric residents with access to the broad pediatric rheumatologic community through participation in CARRA’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Encourage interested pediatric residents to consider pediatric rheumatology as a subspecialty, thus improve patient access to pediatric rheumatologists.
  • Introduce pediatric residents to the resources of the Arthritis Foundation.

To register for the CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Pediatric Residents program, we ask participants to complete two steps by February 15:

Step 1. Complete the Pediatric Resident Program sign-up form*.

Step 2. Register for the Annual Scientific Meeting

* Submitting your application to the CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Pediatric Residents Program includes applying for CARRA membership as a Trainee member. You do not need to submit a separate membership application.

Visit the CARRA website for more information about the CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Pediatric Residents program and to register.

Correction to CARRA ACR Convergence Awardees

We would like to acknowledge an additional CARRA member who was left off the list of awardees in last month’s newsletter.

Distinguished Fellow Awards

The Distinguished Fellow Award recognizes clinical and research fellows who are in a rheumatology fellowship training program and have performed meritoriously. Congratulations to:

  • Sarah Baxter, MD, PHD, Seattle Children’s

Reminder: Renew Your CARRA Membership Now to Avoid Late Fees

Membership Renewal Due Date: February 1, 2020

As a CARRA member, you can:

New in 2021: Membership Directory!

  • After the renewal process, members will be asked to complete their member profile for the new membership directory.
  • The new membership directory will allow members to find and connect with one another based on areas of research interest, professional goals, location and other searchable fields. 
  • The directory is available here. 

Click here to renew your membership today!

Arthritis Foundation Updates

Arthritis Foundation Champions College Scholarship

The Arthritis Foundation is proud to offer a college scholarship opportunity. The Arthritis Champions Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with arthritis or a related rheumatic disease who impact the arthritis community, serving as positive role models and leaders; and live their best life, empowering others to do the same.  Application process open until March 31, 2021.

Additional details here:


Important Dates and Deadlines: