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 2022 Conference Preliminary Agenda (updated September 7th, 2022)

All times shown are Eastern Time.

Welcome back!

After a year off, we are happy to say that we will be holding our annual in-person conference once again. Come and reconnect with your industry peers and learn the Pearls of Wisdom!

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Sunday, September 11th

 1:00 PM  - 6:00 PM  Registration Desk Opens
 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 A Comprehensive look at 1200.17
 Speaker: Derwood Haskell, JD

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 ACOS-Only Session: Field Priorities and Needs, Engaging the Field in the Research Enterprise Initiative.
 Speakers: ORD, ACOS CONFERENCE PLANNING GROUP

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  NAVREF Annual Membership Meeting
 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Reception: Welcome to the Pearl Lounge


Monday, September 12th

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

 Breakfast with the Industry Partners

  • Session 1

     8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
  • Session 2:
     
    8:00 AM - 8:10 AM


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Opening Ceremony with a live performance of the National Anthem

 Welcome remarks by a special guest appearance

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Singh, PhD
 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Refreshment Break: Presented by Lincoln Financial Group

 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

 Breakout Session 1:

 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Lunch
 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 Breakout Session 2:

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 Refreshment Break
 Sponsored by 

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Breakout Session 3:
  • VISN Support for Sustaining and Enhancing Research
     
    Speakers: Kristin Mattocks, MBA (ACOS Western MA, VISN 1); Jennifer Lee, MD (ACOS Palo Alto, VISN 21); Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, MD, MPH (ACOS Minneapolis, MN, VISN 23); Dr. Ann Rosenthal, MD (ACOS Milwaukee, WI, VISN 12)
 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  

Breakout Session 4:

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 7th Annual NAVREF Awards Dinner

 Special Guest Speaker: Rosie Torres, Executive Director of BurnPits360


Tuesday, September 13th

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

 Breakfast with the Industry Partners

  • Session 3 

    7:45 AM - 7:55 AM

  • Session 4

    7:45 AM - 7:55 AM

  • Session 5
  • 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM


  • Session 6 

    8:00 AM - 8:10 AM


  • Session 7

    8:15 AM - 8:25 AM


  • Session 8

    8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
  • Meet your STAR Attorney
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

 Day 2 Opening Remarks

 Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Clancy, MD

 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

 The ORD Enterprise Presentation

 Speaker: Dr. Rachel Ramoni, DMD, ScD

 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM  Using Technology and Outreach to Fuel Diversity in VA Research
 Panelists: Dr. Kousick Biswas, PhD, MD (CTMS); Dr. David Thompson, MD (ORD Volunteer Research Program); Dr. Maria Souden, MSI, PhD
 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Refreshment Break
 Sponsored by
 
 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Breakout Session 5:

  • Speakers: Rebecca Walker, MPA & Maggie McCarthy 
     12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Lunch
     1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

     Breakout Session 6:

       2:30 PM - 3:00 PM  Refreshment Break
       3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Breakout Session 7:
       4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  

      Breakout Session 8:

      • DEI: Health Disparities Research
        Speakers: Dr. Ernest Moy, MD, MPH (Exec Director VHA Office for Health Equity); Dr. Louis Dell'italia, MD (ACOS Birmingham); Dr. Mark Roltsch, PhD(Program Officer, ORD)


      Wednesday, September 14th

       7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

       Mindful Yoga and Meditation: An Opportunity to Pause and Absorb 
       Instructor: Vicky Tay, CHC, CYT, RP III Certified

       8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 

       Farewell Brunch

       9:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Diving into the Deep: A Discussion on the Future Impacts of Decentralized Clinical Trials
       Speakers: Noelle Gaskill, MBA (Mirati), Sean Cunningham, MBA (Janssen), Teresa Devins DrPH, MS (Eisai), Angie Smith, MPH; Hawk Tran, MPH; Ken Myrie
       10:15 AM - 10:30 AM  Break
       10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

       Wrap-up Sessions

       11:15 AM - 12:00 PM  General Session Conference Wrap Up Session: Key Takeaways with speakers and Board members
       12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Industry Partner Consortium Luncheon
       1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Industry Partner Consortium Meeting
       2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Nadvocacy Final Prep Session 
       3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Nadvocacy Day @ Capitol Hill

      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.

      Nominations Are Now Open: Submit Your Nomination 


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      2021 Award Winners

      Barbara West Award

      Maria Sittmann, CEO

      Veterans Medical Research Foundation

      Board of Directors Award

      Leslie Hughes, Executive Director

      Foundation for Atlanta Veterans Education and Research

      Innovations and Best Practice Award

      Paige Webb, Operations Manager

      North Florida Foundation for Research and Education

      North Florida Foundation for Research and Education



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