Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

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


2022 Sponsors

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Contact us to inquire about our sponsor/exhibitor opportunities by emailing info@navref.org or by
calling 301-656-5005


Conference Questions?

Peter Martin - Program Support Specialist
pmartin@navref.org

Safety Measures and COVID-19

NAVREF is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all in-person NAVREF meeting and event participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff. NAVREF is closely monitoring the situation in connection with COVID-19. Information about COVID-19 for travelers and tips for prevention are available on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website. In addition, NAVREF is in close coordination and ongoing conversations with all meeting venues. NAVREF is committed to compliance with all applicable requirements imposed by federal, state, and local health authorities in connection with the location of the applicable in-person NAVREF meeting or event.

NAVREF recognizes that COVID-19 is a serious and evolving situation. NAVREF will review and update applicable policies and procedures on an ongoing basis, as indicated. NAVREF will implement specific health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the applicable in-person meeting or event and will provide further details about the comprehensive on-site preparedness plan to address the safety and well-being of all participants.

The responsibility for safe and healthy in-person NAVREF meeting and event environments is shared among the venues, hotels, speakers, meeting or event organizers, participants, exhibitors, and staff.  Compliance with some or all of the protocols adopted by NAVREF may be mandatory for attendance and participation at the in-person meeting or event.

*Please note that by registering for any in-person NAVREF meeting or event you acknowledge and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, COVID-19. Further, you understand that refusal to adhere to any NAVREF policy and to abide by NAVREF’s published safety measures and precautions may result in a participant’s expulsion from the event and cancellation of their registration, without receiving a refund.

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



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