Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

NAVREF is proud to recognize Cohen Veterans Bioscience as our Champion Sponsor

2021 Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Contact NAVREF to inquire about our 2021 conference sponsor/exhibition opportunities by emailing or by
calling 301-656-5005

Conference Questions?

Hawk Tran - Operations Officer

Sorry, but New Orleans is canceled :(

But some of those conference sessions are still on :) 

We regret to announce that due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, we have been forced to cancel the 2021 annual conference and all associated activities scheduled to take place in person in New Orleans during the second week of September. Our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our members, guests, and stakeholders.

For those of you holding reservations at the Intercontinental Hotel, the hotel will automatically cancel your reservation and send you confirmation of the cancellation via email. Therefore, no action is required on your part.

NAVREF will refund and redistribute 100% of conference registration fees at your direction. Each organization will need to identify which funds should be applied toward the virtual conference registration. We will work with each organization on a case-by-case basis. We apologize for this inconvenience, but it is the only way to manage the combined billing for separate events.

Additionally, we request you keep the dates of Sep 14-15 blocked on your calendars for virtual programming. We had some excellent educational content prepared for New Orleans and intend to repackage it in a virtual format. Please stand by for additional information on the timing and scheduling of this content.

Revisit the 2021 NAVREF Virtual Conference Here!

For those of you who missed out on a session or would like to review one, just click the link below to return to the virtual conference. Registered attendees have their accounts saved already!

             Re-Enter the 2021 Virtual Conference

Coming to the in-person conference in 2022? - Reservations Will Begin in Spring 2022

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City  -  Washington, DC

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City welcomes visitors to Arlington, VA, with luxury hotel suites and rooms, a chic club lounge and more than 17,000 square feet of newly redesigned, versatile event space. Find inspiration within the hotel’s classically inspired interiors or explore nearby attractions in DC and Crystal City.

NAVREF Conference Swag Store 

Not coming to New Orleans doesn't mean you can't get some cool NAVREF branded swag. From apparel to accessories (including masks), our store has practical items to show off your NAVREF pride.

Enter the NAVREF Merch Store

NAVREF Scholarship Program

NAVREF encourages every VA-affiliated nonprofit research and education corporation (NPC) to attend NAVREF’s Annual Conference. To make this goal more possible, NAVREF offers scholarships to assist member organizations with registration costs to attend our signature event.

NAVREF Awards Nominations

The National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) is pleased to continue our “Awards for Distinguished Service & Innovation” for its seventh year. The awards will recognize professional contributions by individuals to NAVREF, its member nonprofit corporations (NPCs) or affiliated organizations within the fields of VA research and education.


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2020 Award Winners

Barbara West Award

Amy Kimball, CEO

Boston VA Research Institute

Board of Directors Award

Elaine Staats, Director of Sponsored Research

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

Innovations and Best Practice Award

Margaret Tiktin, Director of Clinical Research

VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

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