JA Conference

The Arthritis Foundation is excited to announce that the 2020 JA Conference is combining locations into one epic event – our first ever family reunion next summer in Orlando! July 23-26, 2020 Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld.

JA Conference

National Juvenile Arthritis Conference

Since 1984, the Arthritis Foundation’s annual National Juvenile Arthritis Conference has been a place where kids, teens, young adults, and their families (siblings included) come together to get better informed about juvenile arthritis (JA) and other rheumatic diseases, as well as share stories and exchange tips that can make living with the condition easier.
At this four-day educational conference, attendees will learn about the latest medical research and treatments, how to deal with challenges at school and home, how you can become an advocate for your child and for all kids with arthritis and much more. There’s plenty of time for fun, too, all while you connect with other families and make new friends. The whole family is invited!

March 25, 2020 - The Arthritis Foundation is closely monitoring the public health recommendations around Covid-19 and possible impacts this could have on our summer events. At this point, we have not made a final determination whether we can continue with hosting the JA Conference scheduled for July 23 -26, 2020, and we are delaying some of the operations we would normally do at this point, including notifying travel award recipients and booking travel. We recommend participants also delay making firm plans until we can provide a definite decision regarding this even

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Learn about available Travel Award opportunities to attend the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference, which connects children and families affected by juvenile arthritis.
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The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

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As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.


Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000


Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.


Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.


Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.


Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.


Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

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