The goal of Arthritis Introspective is to improve the lives of adults living with arthritis and rheumatic diseases through wellness education, empowerment, and support groups.

Past Conferences

Arthritis Introspective and the Arthritis Foundation

are proud to present

the 9th Annual National Gathering Conference - G9

 at the Radisson Airport Hotel, Nashville Tennessee

#GrowTogether16

May 20 - 22, 2016

The National Gathering Conference brings together young- and middle-aged adults living with rheumatic disease (and their loved ones) from across the country for a weekend of education, empowerment, and relationship building. This three-day educational event is filled with both professional and volunteer-led physical and emotional health and wellness sessions, along with many opportunities to socialize and share the challenges and triumphs of living with these oh-so-unpredictable diseases. Since 2007, hundreds of people have taken part in this special weekend.

What is cool about Nashville?

Recently named the Destination of the Year by readers of Travel + Leisure, and a Top 10 City in the World by Lonely Planet, Nashville is the state capital and second largest city in the state of Tennessee.  The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking, and transportation industries.  It is also home to numerous colleges and universities, one reason Nashville has been called the “Athens of the South”.  Another reason it was given that moniker is because Nashville is home to the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, and the centerpiece of the expansive Centennial Park.  The most common nickname for Nashville, however, is “Music City”.  Visitors can find live music of many genres being performed any time of day or night.  While on the lookout for residents and musicians Taylor Swift or Jack White, visitors may also come across actors from the TV show ‘Nashville’ such as Connie Britton or Hayden Panettiere, or even Hollywood celeb and Nashville resident Nicole Kidman.  For the foodies among the group, Nashville is also home to many unique restaurants, including their very own ‘Hot Chicken’ places.   Please enjoy this wonderful G9 Gathering, and maybe even plan to spend some extra time in Nashville, exploring the sights and sounds of “Music City”!

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

 

 

Arthritis Introspective in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation

are proud to present

the 8th Annual National Gathering Conference - G8

 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 22 - 24, 2015

The Arthritis Introspective National Gathering Conference brings together young- and middle-aged adults living with rheumatic disease (and their loved ones) from across the country for a weekend of education, empowerment, and relationship building. This three-day educational event is filled with both professional and volunteer-led physical and emotional health and wellness sessions, along with many opportunities to socialize and share the challenges and triumphs of living with this oh-so-unpredictable disease. Since 2007, hundreds of people have taken part in this special weekend.

See you in at G9!

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

 

Arthritis Introspective's 7th Annual National Gathering Conference - G7

University Marriott Tucson, Arizona

June 13 – 15, 2014

The Arthritis Introspective National Gathering Conference brings together young- and middle-aged adults living with rheumatic disease (and their loved ones) from across the country for a weekend of education, empowerment, and relationship building. This three-day educational event is filled with both professional and volunteer-led physical and emotional health and wellness sessions, along with many opportunities to socialize and share the challenges and triumphs of living with this oh-so-unpredictable disease. Since 2007, hundreds of people have taken part in this special weekend.

Thank you to Crescendo Bioscience for their generous sponsorship of this event!

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 5:00pm

2013 Annual National Conference Scottsdale Arizona

The 6th annual Arthritis Introspective National Gathering took place in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Chaparral Suites Resort on Friday May 17, 2013 through Sunday May 19, 2013 with opportunities to participate in pre and post conference excursions.

Themed "You Rock!!" the conference showcased educational awareness with fifteen sessions. The topics included self-advocacy, wellness of the mind and biologic medications, just to name a few.

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 5:00pm

The 2012 AI National Gathering Conference (G5), held in Sugar Land, TX marked the fifth anniversary of the AI National Gathering. This was a milestone for Arthritis Introspective and we celebrated in style, by celebrating Sweet Memories of past Gatherings and creating an entire basket of new ones. 
 

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:00pm

The 2011 AI National Gathering Conference (G4) in Tempe, AZ was a weekend to Give, Grow, Gain & Gather and that is exactly what we did. The fourth annual AI Gathering was the largest event we had seen yet. At least 50% of the participants were first time attendees and they joined in and easily became part of the large AI Gathering community. Not only were the educational sessions interactive and informative, the pre and post event excursions, sailing on Tempe Town Lake and glider rides with the Tucson Soaring Club, were both exhilarating days to remember. 

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 12:00pm