JA Conference

Join Us for the 2022 Juvenile Arthritis Conference – July 14-17, 2022

2022 - A Family Reunion!

We are excited to announce the return to an in-person JA Conference while introducing a new hybrid conference format that includes both in-person and virtual components. The 2022 National JA Conference will be held July 14-17 at the Renaissance at Sea World in Orlando, Florida.

Join us for this four-day educational event focusing on health, wellness and fun for families and children affected by JA and related childhood rheumatic diseases. Registration, hotel information (including discount room rate) and travel award applications will open in January 2022. The safety of our JA Community will always be our top priority, so we will continue to monitor the situation with the Coronavirus, adjust accordingly, and provide regular updates.

2021 National JA Conference Recap

The 2021 National JA Conference was a success!

The 2021 Virtual National Juvenile Arthritis Conference was a huge success, welcoming 852 total attendees from 42 states and three countries. There were 71 virtual sessions for participants to learn, grow and connect with other families battling JA who share similar challenges and triumphs. Want to see what we covered? Browse the videos!

Browse the Videos
The 2021 National JA Conference was a success!
Emotional Challenges

Navigating the Pandemic

COVID introduced a new layer of emotional challenges. Get strategies to support individual and family well-being. Speaker: Sara Gonzalez Rodrigues, PhD, LP

“My daughter was recently diagnosed and had never met any kids with JA. The JA Conference gave her a sense of community and that she wasn’t alone.”

From a JA Mom
Facing COVID With JA

Vaccines, Variants & More

Get updates on COVID variants and vaccines for pediatric patients, including safety information and status of vaccine trials for ages 11 and younger. Speaker: Wilbur Chen, MD

“Networking at the JA Conference is the BEST! This is what I've needed in my life — being able to talk to and meet other moms who ‘get it.’ Thank you!”

From a JA Mom

Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes.

Get involved with the arthritis community. Tell us a little about yourself and, based on your interests, you’ll receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.

I Want to Contribute
I Need Help
  • Donate


    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer


    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner


    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.


Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.


Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Become a Volunteer

More About Volunteering


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

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. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

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.