Tuesday, April 28
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For more information about the speakers, please visit the CARRA website.
Meeting Registration (closes April 1)
Housing (closes April 1 or until room block is full)
For additional questions about the Annual Scientific Meeting, please contact Gretchen Ponzer, Meetings Manager, at [email protected] or 414-918-9822.
Thank you to CARRA’s partner, the Arthritis Foundation, for sponsoring the CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting.
CARRA is offering an exciting opportunity for up to 3 CARRA Early Investigators to receive sponsorship to attend the 2020 Utrecht Summer School translational research course, “Translational Medicine: Doing the Right Research Right”, in Utrecht from July 12-17, 2020.
This course, run by faculty of Utrecht University and the Eureka Institute, tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field. A full course description can be found on the Utrecht Summer School program website here. This course is open to young or early faculty from a wide range of disciplines. Fellows with established translational research interests will also be considered for this opportunity.
In addition to the research course, CARRA, PReS and UCAN-CANDU have agreed to support Early/ Young Investigators to meet for an extra day (Saturday, July 18) to work on personal development plans and brainstorm ideas for collaborative research projects guided by Eureka Institute faculty and CARRA, PRES and UCAN-CANDU senior clinician scientists. Projects arising from this activity will receive priority consideration for a 2021 joint CARRA-PReS RFA that will support the development of projects from cross-organizational collaborative groups.
For more information about this opportunity, including application information, eligibility requirements, and link to submit your application, please visit the CARRA website. If you have any questions about the program or applying for sponsorship, please contact Brian Mondragón Jones at [email protected].
This opportunity is made possible via the generous financial support of the Arthritis Foundation.
These open positions provide an excellent opportunity to be more involved with CARRA while cultivating the benefits of being part of our thriving organization and helping shape the future of the profession.
The CARRA Elections Committee seeks nominations for the following CARRA Committee positions:
1Position receives 5% salary support
|March 16||Nominations Due (by 8pm ET)|
|March 30||Nominee Applications Due (by 8pm ET)|
|April 6||Voting Opens|
|April 20||Voting Closes|
|April 23||Elected candidates announced to the membership|
If you have any questions about the election and nomination process, please contact Annie Lindenberg at [email protected].
Congratulations to our recently elected Early Investigator Committee Vice Chair, Sabrina Gmuca! Her term for this position is July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023.
Thank you to all the candidates who participated and to everyone who voted!
VERITY (Value and Evidence in Rheumatology using bioInformaTics, and advanced analYtics) is a NIAMS-funded P30 research program awarded to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The next VERITY course is Tuesday, May 12, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020, in Boston, MA. The course is aimed at clinical investigators pursuing rheumatic disease epidemiologic and patient-oriented research. Course attendees will consist of early-stage (typically residents, fellows, or junior faculty) investigators pursuing clinical/patient-oriented/epidemiologic research studies in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Attendees will develop or refine a research protocol or specific aims for a grant proposal during the course
Through a partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, CARRA is able to select one member to receive full travel support and participate in the VERITY/Brigham Course in Rheumatology Clinical Research in Boston, MA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Funding for this travel award is provided by NIAMS. The 2020 recipient for the full travel award is Patricia Vega Fernandez.
|Patricia Vega Fernandez
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
CARRA also selected several applicants to receive partial sponsorship to participate in the VERITY/Brigham Course. Funding for this travel award is supported by the Arthritis Foundation. The 2020 recipients for partial travel support are Nicole Bitencourt, Jessica Bloom, and John Bridges.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
University of Colorado/Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's of Alabama/University of Alabama Birmingham
Congratulations to the 2020 recipients!
As of February 14, CARRA has enrolled 10,235 patients in the CARRA Registry, including:
Other highlights include:
Thank you to all of our CARRA Registry sites for all of your hard work!
In cooperation with the Congressional Arthritis Caucus, join the Arthritis Foundation at this special briefing as we unveil a groundbreaking new report from our patient INSIGHTS program. We'll reveal the stories behind the more than 18,000 survey responses from people with arthritis around the country. The report paints a dire picture of the experiences of people with arthritis and demands swift action from federal policymakers. Change is needed now to address America's number one cause of disability. Please RSVP by Friday, March 6 to Stephanie Livingston at [email protected].
The Arthritis Foundation’s LIVE Yes! Online Community offers 24/7 support and education for parents/caregivers of kids and teens with arthritis and related childhood rheumatic diseases. The JA Families discussion forum connects parent/caregivers to the most powerful source of support for families living with the daily struggles of JA – each other, and there is even a place to ask questions directly to a Rheumatologist. Over 300 questions have been answered by Health Care Providers in our “Ask the Professionals” discussion forum. Register or login to the Online Community by visiting https://arthritis.org/liveyes. Once logged in click “Join a Discussion” to see all discussion forums.