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Arthritis Foundation Hosts 30th National Juvenile Arthritis Conference in Keystone, CO

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SOURCE Arthritis Foundation

Event Celebrates Milestones and Medical Advances

KEYSTONE, Colo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with arthritis, caregivers, doctors and researchers from across the nation will convene in Keystone, Colo., for the Arthritis Foundation  National Juvenile Arthritis Conference, held July 3 - 6 in conjunction with Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.

Approximately 1,000 attendees will have the opportunity to network with those who share similar challenges and learn of the latest in juvenile research and care. Conference participants also will celebrate the significant advances in juvenile arthritis medication, awareness and treatments since the conference's founding in Keystone in 1984.

WHEN: Thursday, July 3, through Sunday, July 6, 2014
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WHERE: Keystone Lodge & Spa
22010 U.S. Highway 6
Keystone, CO 80435

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Children with arthritis and their families, conference founders, pediatric rheumatologists, arthritis researchers and Arthritis Foundation executives

VISUALS: Commemorative tree planting ceremony with children, Friday, July 4, at 2:15 p.m. MDT

BACKGROUND: Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common, chronic childhood diseases affecting approximately 300,000 children in the U.S. The National Juvenile Arthritis Conference is an Arthritis Foundation hallmark event and source of hope for caretakers and families coping with the disease.  As the Arthritis Foundation marks the 30th anniversary of the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference, the organization reaffirms its commitment to meeting the evolving needs of families with juvenile arthritis and its commitment to fighting for a cure.

The National Juvenile Arthritis Conference is supported by national sponsors Amgen, AbbVie, Genentech, and Novartis, and local sponsors Anschutz Foundation, Assistance Fund, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, Triple Bypass/Team Evergreen Cycling and Questcor.For more information about juvenile arthritis, visit www.kgat.org. For more information about the Arthritis Foundation, visit www.arthritis.org.

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