March 16th, 2024 - San Diego, CA


ANRF Annual Research Scholar Symposium

Join us for this one-of-a-kind Event!
March 16th - San Diego

ANRF’s Annual Research Scholar Symposium is THE place to learn about the latest science-based research in:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Gout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis

This year’s program will also include keynotes from Hal Hoffman, MD, “From Disease Gene to Targeted Therapy in CAPS,” and Lori Broderick, MD, PhD, “An Age of Dysregulation: Bench to Bedside Studies of Pediatric Immune Disorders.”

The best part? All of this information is brought to you by ANRF Scholars! Bringing together the most sought-after scientists in arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, the Symposium offers attendees exposure to cutting-edge research they cannot find anywhere else. It also provides a venue for networking among professionals, such as early-career researchers, healthcare professionals and industry partners. This engagement truly helps drive the continued innovation and collaboration needed to help people impacted by all forms of arthritis.

Join us this year at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology on March 16th from 8:30 AM to 5 PM for breakthrough discoveries, impactful keynotes, and panels featuring industry leaders!


Who Attends?

The Symposium is a one-day event designed for researchers, healthcare professionals, industry leaders and patients interested in learning more about the latest research covering a variety of arthritis-focused and other auto-immune disease topics. The event features a full day of educational programming, panels from industry leaders, and a brand new poster session featuring first-year ANRF Scholars.

Topics and Speakers

Keynote: From Disease Gene to Targeted Therapy in CAPS

Hal Hoffman, MD

Mechanisms of Th1.17 Cell Development in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Anna Patrick, MD, PhD

The Role of Cytokines in Monocytes During Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Susan Canny, MD, PhD

The Role of Neutrophils and NETs in the Pathogenesis of Scleroderma

Ramadan Ali, PhD

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Macrophages during Gouty Inflammation 

Isidoro Cobo, PhD

Panel: Finding Funding Success

Keynote 2: An Age of Dysregulation: Bench to Bedside Studies of Pediatric Immune Disorders 

Lori Broderick, MD, PhD

Role of A20 in Restricting Psoriatic Skin and Joint Disease

Bahram Razani, MD, PhD

Removal of Apoptotic Cells in Inflammatory Arthritis 

Sanja Arandjelovic, PhD

Adipose Tissue as a Memory T Cell Storage Site in Inflammatory Arthritis

Heather Faust, PhD

Elucidating the Role of miR-126-3p in Osteoarthritis

S. Amanda Ali, PhD

Panel: The Business of Running a Lab

Interested in Sponsoring the Symposium?

Sponsoring the ANRF Annual Symposium is an excellent way to show your support of this unique event. ANRF prides itself on aligning with the most engaging and promising early-career researchers. The Symposium is a great way for these professionals to showcase their work, receive early-career development skills and most importantly – continue their research to make the world a better place for people living with all forms of arthritis. To learn more about sponsorship and marketing opportunities, contact us here.

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