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2017 Annual Meeting

CARRA Annual Meeting 2017 Texas Logo 2017 ANNUAL MEETING: Record attendance!

WOW! What a meeting! CARRA turned 15 this year and celebrated with (cake and) its largest annual meeting to date! 469 CARRA members and guests attended our 13th annual meeting at the Marriott Marquis Houston where over 40 preconference and working group meetings were held over the course of our 3-day meeting. Click here to see CARRA’s growth in sites, members and meeting attendees over the years and click here to view our final meeting program.

Norm Ilowite enjoying his tribute videoPreconference meetings included a beginner’s ultrasound workshop, programs for Early Investigators, Fellows and Research Coordinators, in addition to an investigator meeting for CARRA Registry investigators and coordinators. After the opening remarks, we enjoyed an outdoor reception by the lazy river pool—thank you to the Arthritis Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful event! A wonderful time was had by all who attended our CARRA dinner Tuesday night. We also celebrated the career of retiring founding member and former President Norm Ilowite, followed by dancing the night away country-western style!

At CARRA17Thank you to our keynote speaker, Eric Peterson from DCRI, and all of our plenary speakers (Nico Wulffraat, Brian Feldman, Emily von Scheven, Suz Schandt from the Arthritis Foundation, and parent Vincent Del Gaizo). Members will be able to view videos of the plenary sessions as well as photos from the meeting on the members-only website. We will let you know when they are available!

Remember to save the date—CARRA 2018 will be held April 12-15, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Denver. We hope to see you all there!

CARRA President, Yuki Kimura, getting ready to cut the CARRA anniversary cakeElectronic meeting evaluations and information on how to submit for travel reimbursement were distributed via email after the meeting. CARRA members should visit the CARRA Member Collaboration Site (“the wiki”) for more information. If you have not yet logged into the members only website, click here for more information. Members and non-members should email with any questions.






CARRA Annual Meeting Program

The 2017 CARRA Annual Meeting Program is available here.

Preliminary Schedule

The Preliminary Schedule is available here.

Session Descriptions

Click here to view descriptions of the sessions that were presented during the 2017 CARRA Annual Meeting.

CARRA’s 2017 Travel Reimbursement Policy

CARRA members may be eligible for travel reimbursement to help cover the costs associated with attending the meeting. More information about the reimbursement process will be provided prior to the Annual Meeting.

Requirements for Members to be reimbursed:

  • Annual dues paid prior to May 1.
  • Membership renewal complete (this includes updating/verifying all membership record information) prior to May 1.
  • Member must be present for the full conference (6 PM Monday May 15 through 5 PM Wednesday May 17).
  • Meeting evaluation completed.
  • Copies of original receipts must be provided. Credit card statements are not acceptable.

For details on what travel related expense are covered, please review the full Travel Reimbursement Policy.