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
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
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