Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

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

2022 Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Contact us to inquire about our sponsor/exhibitor opportunities by emailing or by
calling 202-951-7701

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Celebrating 30 Years of NAVREF!

PEARLS of Wisdom: Persistence, Energy, Ambition, Resilience, Longevity, Sustainability

As we begin to shake off the shadow of the past, we begin to look towards the future through our PEARLS of Wisdom. The 30th NAVREF Annual Conference will begin Sunday, September 11 in the Washington, DC area. In addition to the forward-focused educational program, we are also planning social experiences and enhanced networking activities to make the most out of our 30th celebration.

CONFERENCE DATES: September 11 - 14, 2022

Register Here

View the Preliminary Agenda Here


Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City welcomes visitors to the Washington, DC area 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.

Room Rate: $257 plus tax

Room Rate Cutoff Date: August 10, 2022

Hotel Phone: (703) 415-5000

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NAVREF Conference Swag Store 

Not coming to the conference 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.

If your NPC is interested in applying for this scholarship, please download and complete the application and send it to

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 

*Please note the submission form will open in a new tab/window.

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

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