On two long weekends in July and August, families will descend on the desert in Phoenix, Arizona and the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2016 National Juvenile Arthritis Conferences. The JA Conference is an unforgettable annual family event, where more than 2,000 kids, teens, young adults, siblings, parents and caretakers come together to meet, learn and play.
Visit and bookmark our Things You Should Know page, where information about the JA Conference will be updated!
Learn more and sign up for the inaugural Parent Buddy Program, where families that are new to the conference will be paired up with veteran families.
- Get in the spirit by participating in Conference Theme days! Learn more about what to pack to represent your home state and Walk to Cure Arthritis or Jingle Bell Run team!
- Save time on Opening Night by filling out consent forms for your children or teens.
How Are You Stronger Than Juvenile Arthritis?
Tell us how you, your child and/or your family is Stronger than Arthritis! Use this link to print, write, take a picture or selfie and send it in to let us know!
Join the #StrongerThanJA Conversation
- Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
- Tag us in your posts with #StrongerThanJA – we will be sharing posts with that hashtag on the big screen at the conference – we want to see your faces and stories there!
Highlights of the 2015 Juvenile Arthritis Conference