Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

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

2020 Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Contact NAVREF to inquire about our 2020 conference sponsor/exhibition opportunities by emailing or calling 301-656-5005

Conference Questions?

Hawk Tran - Operations Officer

David Grajales - Event Coordinator

We are going VIRTUAL! September 14-16, 2020



 NAVREF Member Site Rate - up to 3 attendees


 NAVREF Member Site Rate - up to 8 attendees

Unaffiliated VAMC Site Rate - up to 3 attendees$250
Non-Members Site Rate - up to 3 attendees$300
Industry Rate Per Person$300


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAVREF is taking our annual conference virtual. Updates and details about the conference will be posted on this page so please check back frequently. 

Preliminary Agenda

Click here to view the program schedule - (Updated July 23, 2020)       

NAVREF Conference Swag Store 

Just because we all can't meet in person doesn't mean you can't get some cool NAVREF branded swag. From apparel to accessories (including masks), the store will have everything you need to collect memories from our first ever virtual conference.

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 fourth 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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2019 Award Winners

Barbara West Award

Danielle Fleumer, Executive Director

Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research

Board of Directors Award

Angie Smith, Executive Director

Northern Florida Foundation for Research and Education

Innovations and Best Practice Award

Ashley Phillipps, Executive Director

Middle Tennessee Research Institute

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