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Canadian Arthritis Research Conference: Advancing Arthritis Research: Team Science for Greater Impact

Canadian Arthritis Research Conference: Research with Impact

Register now for the 5th Annual Canadian Arthritis Research Conference!

Are you a part of our broad and inclusive arthritis community? Then the Canadian Arthritis Research Conference (CARC) 2024 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 fifth annual Canadian Arthritis Research Conference (CARC), virtually on April 3-4, 2024.

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. 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.

Email us at if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you virtually in April!

Important Dates:

Pre-Conference Event: Research Presentation Days

  • ​March 18, 2024 - register here

  • March 25, 2024 - register here 

  • April 2, 2024 - 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, April 3, 2024

  • Thursday, April 4, 2024

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

Registration Opening Date:
Monday, January 8, 2024

Register Now

$25 CDN - Early bird price (until March 8, 2024)
$50 CDN - Regular price (until March 29, 2024)

Free tickets are available for all patient partners. Please email for a unique code that can be applied at checkout. 

CRA Members, please login with the email address associated with your CRA membership.

A special thank you to our 2024 sponsor: Research Supporter, Nordic Pharma
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