JA Conference

Save the Date – July 20-23, 2023 in Atlanta, GA

2023 National JA Conference – Atlanta, Georgia

The annual National Juvenile Arthritis Conference is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. This four-day educational conference focuses on health, wellness and fun for families, children/teens (ages 6 months and up) and young adults (ages 18-30) affected by JA and related childhood rheumatic diseases.

Conference registration includes educational sessions for parents/caregivers, young adults (ages 18-30, kids (ages 6 months and up) and teen-specific programs and activities; siblings are also invited. In addition to the educational programming, registration includes four meals, opening dinner (Thursday), lunch (Friday), closing dinner (Saturday), a light continental breakfast (Sunday) and attendee T-shirts.

The safety and security of our conference attendees is important to us. Therefore, registration for every family member attending any portion of conference events (adult and child) is required. Walk-up or onsite registrations are not available.
 

NOTE: Hotel reservations at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly are NOT included in your conference registration and should be made separately.

Volunteer Opportunities: if you are registering to attend the conference and would also like to volunteer, please register using the registration type for your conference attendance (enter family/individual instead of the volunteer registration type). You will be prompted to review and select volunteer shifts within your conference registration. If you are just registering as a volunteer for the JA Conference and not as an attendee, please use the volunteer registration type.

2023 National JA Conference – Atlanta, Georgia 
July 20-23, 2023 

We encourage you to register early, to secure your space and take advantage of the reduced early bird registration fee. JA Conference registration opens in January and does sell out once maximum capacity is reached. Check back for more information and to register to secure your spot!

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2023 JA Conference COVID Policy

The Arthritis Foundation continues to keep safety a top priority for our JA Conference. We strongly recommend that immunocompromised and other high-risk arthritis patients (e.g., the elderly and those with comorbid conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes) and their families get the original vaccine series as well as additional primary and booster shots as recommended.
 
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Registration Fees: Register Early and Save!

Early Bird Special Registration: Must be received by April 30, 2023

Family Rate (up to 4 members): $275
Each Additional Family Member: $25
Individual Rate: $175
College Student: $75
 

Registration Received After April 30, 2023

Family Rate (up to 4 members): $375
Each additional family member: $35
Individual Rate: $200
 
PLEASE NOTE: The JA Conference does sell out. Please register for the conference and make your hotel reservations by the early bird deadline of April 30, 2023. After that date, we cannot guarantee registration will be available. 
HOTEL INFORMATION

Hotel Location

HOTEL INFORMATION
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 953-4500
 
For more hotel information, please visit https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/atlrb-renaissance-atlanta-waverly-hotel-and-convention-center/overview

PLEASE CHECK BACK IN FEBURARY TO SECURE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS
 

Room Rates

The Arthritis Foundation has negotiated the following nightly rates for attendees. If lodging is available, this rate will be honored three days before and three days after the published meeting dates (based on availability). The group rate is available until June 26, 2023. After this date, we cannot guarantee the group rate will be available.   
 
One Standard Guest Room: $174.00 (plus 14% taxes and $8.00 per night fee). Standard room options: one king bed or two queen beds (up to four people maximum).
 

Room Amenities

For your convenience, the following items are available:

Recommended Dress/Weather

The dress for the conference is casual, so you are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. The temperature in Atlanta in July averages a high of 92 degrees and a low of 75 degrees. Remember to bring a sweater or jacket since the temperature inside those hotel meeting rooms may be cool.
 

Parking

Self-parking costs $4 per night
 

Travel & Maps

The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel is 22 miles from the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Please visit the hotel website for more details driving directions and maps.
 

Airport Transportation

Airport Phone: (800) 897-1910
Hotel direction: 22 miles north of airport

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Alternate transportation: Mears Shuttle Service. Fee: $20 (one-way), reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: $4 (one-way)
  • Uber/Lyft: Approximately $25-$35 (one-way), varies on time of day and car size
2022 JA Conference (Photos)
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2022 JA Conference Video Series

Recorded Live at the 2022 Juvenile Arthritis Conference, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation in Orlando, Florida.

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National Sponsors

Thank you to our 2023 National JA Conference sponsor for making this incredible opportunity possible.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


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.

Trailblazer

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

Visionary

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.

Pioneer

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.

Pacesetter

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.

Signature

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.

Supporting

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