2020 Conference Info

Save the date for the NCRA's annual conference.

2020 Conference Info

The NCRA provides its members with an annual state-of-the-art educational experience right here in North Carolina. In addition to being a fully accredited CME opportunity, the meeting also provides members an opportunity to network and discuss concerns affecting their practice and profession.

North Carolina Rheumatology Association

Official notice of cancellation of NCRA March 28-29, 2020

Dear NCRA Members and Conference Attendees

In view of recent developments, including the NC Governor’s declaration of State of Emergency for NC,  we are officially cancelling the annual NCRA meeting.

For those members who have paid registration, we will be happy to refund you.  However, if you wish to donate your registration that would be most appreciated, as it appears we are still responsible for considerable cost.  Please let Tammy know if you wish to receive a refund.

If you made hotel reservations call 704-375-2600 to cancel your reservation.

Thank you for your patience while we wrestled with this unprecedented event. This pandemic has been difficult to gauge, but clearly it is in the best interest of all to limit travel at this time.  It is also clearly prudent to avoid large gatherings of people for any reason with the goal of slowing the spread of the virus.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me, Tammy or any board member.

Stay well,


Jill S. Vargo,MD
President, North Carolina Rheumatology Association

Conference Details –

Friday, March 27

Registration 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, March 28

7am Breakfast
7:45am Welcome Remarks
8am Sessions begin
Sessions end at 5:30pm
5:30 – 6:30pm Reception

Sunday, March 29

7am Breakfast
7:45am Welcome Remarks
Sessions begin at 8am
Sessions end 12:15pm
Lunch and Networking for NCRA Members  12:15pm
Lunch and Networking for NCRA APP Members 12:15pm

Accommodation Information

Accommodations for the NCRA meeting can be made through the Westin Charlotte. To make reservations  please call 866-837-4148 to see if rooms are available at the hotel. The NCRA block sold out before closing on March 2.

Hotels in walking distance of the Westin Charlotte are:

Marriott Courtyard City Center
Marriott City Center
Aloft at the Epicenter
Residence Inn at the Epicenter
The Ritz-Carlton

Parking Information

Self parking at the Westin Charlotte is $20 for overnight for hotel guests.

Conference Mobile App

Look for an email from NCRA <support@crowdcompassmail.com> in mid March 2020. This email will provide your log-in information.

Corporate Member Opportunities

Please see the Corporate Member Opportunities available here.

Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities

Please see the Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities available here.



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