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 2023 NAVREF Conference Agenda (updated May 22, 2023)

All times shown are local to the conference location

This agenda is preliminary and subject to change

Sunday, September 17th

 1:00 PM  - 5:00 PM Registration Desk Opens
 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference Breakout Sessions:
  • VA-NPC-Academic Cohesiveness Session: The "Triforce" Legend
 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ANNUAL MEETINGS:
  • NAVREF Annual Membership Meeting for NPC Members
  • ACOS/VA Personnel Meeting (Closed Meeting)
 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Welcome Reception: Welcome to the Viking Village


Monday, September 18th

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

 Breakfast with the Industry Partners

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Opening Ceremony with a live performance of the National Anthem
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Keynote Speaker: Exploring Your New Horizon
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Refreshment Break
 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Breakout Sessions:

  • The Three "S"s: Strategic, Succession, and Security
  • PEO Advantages, Expectations, and How to Select One
  • WOC/IPA Process: What to Know and How to do It
 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Hybrid Lunch Period: Either Lunch on Your Own OR Brown Bag Session (Requires Pre-Registration)
 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Brown Bag Lunch Sessions (requires pre-registration):

  • What is the role of NPPO?
  • NPPO Best Practices
  • ACOS/VA Brown Bag Breakout
 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Breakout Sessions:

  • Completing Grants Online: eRA Commons, Grants.gov, and eBRAP
  • Accounting: What's important when settings up and foundations of a good accounting system
  • VA Breakout Session TBD
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions:

  • Pre and Post Award Grant Management
  • NPC Accountability: Financial Communication to PIs, Preparing and Reporting financials, manage admin budgets
    Speakers: Nadine Rogers (CVRE), Peggy Bradley (BREFSA)
    Moderated by Jennifer Mock (VMRF)
  • VA Breakout Session TBD
 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 Refreshment Break

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Breakout Sessions:
  • Diversifying Your Research Portfolio: extramural opportunities and developing your "tool kit"
  • Auditing: What to look for and ask as well as knowing the law and limitations
  • VA Breakout Session TBD
 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 8th Annual NAVREF Awards Dinner and VA Recognition Ceremony

  • Guest Speakers: Dr. Rachel Ramoni, VA Chief Research and Development Officer


Tuesday, September 19th

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 Breakfast with the Industry Partners

 Breakfast on the STAR-ship

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 ORD Presentation with Dr. Rachel Ramoni with special remarks by Dr. Carolyn Clancy

 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Refreshment Break
 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Breakout Sessions:

  • Budgeting: How to budget a study and managing it
  • Involving VSOs in the bigger picture
  • VA Breakout TBD
     11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Lunch On Your Own: Go Enjoy the City!
     1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

     WORKSHOPS:

    • CT Budgeting with the  NAVREF Clinical Trial Committee
    • Relationship building within and outside your NPC
    • VA Workshop TBD
       2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

       Breakout Sessions with Kim Collins and Paula Floyd:

      • IDC Rate Development
      • Advocacy Case Studies and Developing Your NPC Voice
      • VA Breakout TBD
       3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Refreshment Break
       3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Breakout Sessions:
      • Website Development in 2023 and with no staff or resources to do it
      • Patient Recruitment: Implications of Social Media
      • VA Breakout TBD
       5:00 PM  Evening Social Activities - Check-in at Registration Desk!!!


      Wednesday, September 20th

       7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

      The Mindful Viking's Time:

      • Meditation Room 
      • Beginner's Yoga
      • Run Groups
       8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 

       Farewell Brunch

       9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  PACT Act and Cleland-Dole Panel Discussion
       10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Break
       10:30 AM - 11:30Cerner-Oracle Presentation: Dr. Molly Klote
       11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

       Conference Wrap-up Sessions:

      • Wrap-up with NPCs: Key Take-Aways and Action Items
      • Wrap-up with ORD: Key Take-Aways and Action Items
       12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Lunch:
      • Industry Partner Consortium Working Lunch (Provided Lunch)
      • Lunch on Your Own for NPC and VA Attendees
       1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

      Post-Conference Sessions:

      • Industry Partner Consortium General Quarterly Meeting
      • NPC Workshop: How to Implement Lessons Learned from the Conference
        Speaker: Danielle Fleumer, MPA
      • VA Strategic Workshop and Using Conference Takeaways
       3:00 PM  Close of all Conference Activities

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