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Canadian Arthritis Research Conference: Arthritis Across the Lifespan

Canadian Arthritis Research Conference: Research with Impact

Are you a part of our broad and inclusive Arthritis community? Then the Canadian Arthritis Research Conference (CARC) 2023 is the event for you!

Arthritis Society Canada, Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA) are co-hosting the fourth annual Canadian Arthritis Research Conference (CARC), virtually on Feb. 15-16, 2023.

This conference will feature a range of presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities with experts, researchers, patient partners, and emerging leaders from the arthritis community.

CARC provides a unique platform for the arthritis research communities from across Canada to collaborate and share learnings among clinicians, scientists, patients and stakeholders nationally and internationally. There will be networking opportunities for all levels of trainees and researchers (clinical fellows and MSc/PhD/Postdoc/Medical Residents/etc.) to present and engage with consumers, researchers, clinicians, and other experts in the field. If you are a part of the world of arthritis researchers, clinicians, patients, and trainees, we encourage you to consider attending this event.

This conference (and its predecessor, the CAN Meetings of the early 2000s) have traditionally been well attended by rehabilitation researchers, other clinicians, basic scientists, patient partners, and health systems researchers.

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We look forward to seeing you virtually in 2023!

Important Dates

Pre-Conference Event: Research Presentation Days
January 31, 2023 | 11:00am - 2:15pm EST - register here 
February 6, 2023 | 11:00am - 2:15pm EST - register here 
February 14, 2023 | 11:00am - 2:15pm EST - register here 

Held in advance of the two-day conference, Research Presentation Days will provide a public platform for research presentations including systematic reviews, all types of original research, and evidence synthesis. This pre-CARC event will provide an environment that will allow for brief conversations & questions about the research with select members of the CARC Scientific Committee and other research presenters. There will be expert tips for all presenters from the Scientific Committee. As presentation spaces are limited, presenters for research presentation day will be selected by the scientific committee through the call for abstracts competition. 

Keynote and Symposia Days:
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023

Join us for keynotes and symposia speakers, including ‘Best Research’ presentations from researchers of all career stages.

Registration Opening Date:
Friday Nov. 4, 2022
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$25 CDN - Early bird price (until January 20, 2023)
$50 CDN - Regular price (until February 13, 2023)