Aug 12 2024

Abstract Submission Opens

Oct 4 2024

Abstract Submission Closes

Oct 25 2024

CRA Membership Early Bird Registration Opens

Nov 1 2024

ASM Registration Opens

Dec 13 2024

ASM Early Bird Registration Deadline

Jan 31 2025

ASM Registration Closes

Jan 31 2025

CRA Membership Early Bird Registration Deadline

Feb 26-Mar 1 2025

Annual Scientific Meeting

All registrations close at 11:59 p.m. EST unless noted.

Join us for the 2025 CRA Annual Scientific Meeting, hosted IN PERSON at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre!

Prepare to be inspired! Our conference offers an extraordinary blend of cutting-edge science, interactive sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Dive into a program curated to deliver insights from top Canadian and international experts, ensuring you leave with a wealth of knowledge and connections that will elevate your professional journey.

The 2025 conference theme is, Ascending to New Heights: Peaks of Innovation in Rheumatology, celebrates the latest advancements and breakthroughs in the field of rheumatology with a community who pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of rheumatic diseases.

2025 Feb 26 – Mar 1

You won’t want to miss this event!
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Important: Annual Scientific Meeting Updates

You spoke and we’ve listened! In response to member feedback, the CRA is making significant changes to our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) timing and programming.

Please watch the video below to learn about these important changes from CRA President Dr. Trudy Taylor and CEO Dr. Ahmad Zbib.


  • State-of-the-Art & Crowd-Sourced Workshops
  • Keynote Lectures
  • Abstracts and Poster Tours
  • Satellite Symposia
  • Clinical Pearls and Mysterious Cases
  • RheumJeopardy
  • The Great Debate
  • Awards of Distinction
  • Exhibitors’ Hall
  • … and much more!


On-demand content will be available to all registered delegates for six months on the virtual platform (using your desktop or laptop) and on the mobile app. Please check your junk or spam folders if you have not received your access link from


Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy

Dunlop-Dottridge Lecture: Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy

Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy is a Professor of Medicine and Immunology at the University of Manitoba, and a senior clinician-scientist at the Arthritis Centre and the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology. Dr. El-Gabalawy will be delivering a Dunlop-Dottridge Lecture on Indigenous Health and Shared Decision Making.
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Dr. Lihi Eder

State-of-the-Art Lecture: Dr. Lihi Eder

Dr. Lihi Eder is a Clinician-Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Eder will be delivering a State-of-the-Art lecture on Psoriatic Arthritis.
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Dr. Jillian Horton

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Jillian Horton

Dr. Jillian Horton is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Health Sciences Centre and the University of Manitoba. Dr. Horton will be presenting a keynote lecture on Physician Wellness & Burnout Facing Healthcare Professionals.
Learn more…

Never been to Winninpeg?
Check out the video below for the top 10 things to see and do while you’re attending the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!


CRA RheumReview (Virtual)
Feb 23, 2024

CRA Residents Pre-Course:
(Offered in Two Parts)

Day 1: Virtual | Feb 16, 2024
Day 2: In-Person | Feb 28, 2024

AHPA Pre-Course (Virtual)
Feb 9-10, 2024

Faculty and Program Committee disclosures are available upon request (contact

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