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

It's a twofer! Get ready for our first two-part conference!

NAVREF is planning to host two conferences this year! The first will be our virtual conference from August 23-25th and then an in-person conference in New Orleans, September 12-15th.

So what's a twofer? A two for one special!

By registering for the in-person conference, you will automatically get free registration to the virtual conference as well! Not interested in NOLA? No problem. You can choose the Virtual-Only option below to register just for the virtual conference.

Register Here for New Orleans +PLUS        Register Here for Virtual-Only

Preliminary Agendas (updated July 14, 2021)

New Orleans Conference Agenda Overview             Virtual Conference Agenda Overview

Coming to the in-person conference? Don't forget to book your room!

Intercontinental Hotel, New Orleans

This is the place to immerse yourself in Big Easy culture, just steps away from the historic French Quarter and the riverfront. Business and leisure travelers alike soak in the subtle quiet of our downtown New Orleans hotel while remaining close to the exciting pace of the city.

Our richly-appointed, newly renovated guestrooms and hotel spaces envelop your senses, while our exquisite rooftop pool with stunning city views make your New Orleans experience complete.

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Our group rate follows GSA per diem which is $136 per night.

Reserve Your Room

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.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN - Download the form here

*Please download the PDF form to your desktop before completing the form. Information will not save if it is opened in your browser.

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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