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 2023 NAVREF Conference Agenda (with presentations linked)

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Sunday, September 17th

 1:00 PM  - 5:00 PM Registration Desk Opens
 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference Breakout Sessions:
 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Welcome Reception: Welcome to the Viking Village

Monday, September 18th

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast at the Viking Village Exhibit Hall

  • Visit "VAhall" to interact with OGC STAR, NPPO, and other VA ORD representation
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony with a live performance of the National Anthem by SMSgt Ryan Kelly, USAF

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Session: The Magic of Empathetic LeadershipNash Fung

Speaker: Magician, Nash Fung

“The Magic of Empathetic Leadership”, will share empathetic communication techniques that will help you lead with empathy, make others feel heard, understood, valued, and empowered.

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

     Breakout Sessions:

    Speaker(s): Michele Packard-Milam
    Speaker(s): Matt Johnson, Stacey Seeger and Ashley Drewes of ProResources HR
        • WOC/IPA Process: What to Know and How to do It
         Speaker(s): Tony Laracuente and Kim Collins
               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):

                Speaker(s): Kim Collins and Paula Floyd
                Speaker(s): Tony Laracuente and Jason Berlow
                     1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                     Breakout Sessions:

                    Speaker(s): Mary Reeder and Rebecca Walker
                    Speaker(s): Bill Winkler, Lori Gould, Peggy Bradley, Nadine Rogers 
                    Moderator: Jennifer Mock

                      Speaker(s): Carl Grunfeld, Irma Molina, Risa Richardson

                         2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                        Breakout Sessions:

                        Speaker(s): Rebecca Field, Christiane Perry, Mary Reeder
                        • Navigating QuickBooks for Success (Same Slide deck as 1 pm session)
                        Speakers: Bill Winkler Lori Gould Peggy Bradley, Nadine Rogers 
                        Moderated: by Jennifer Mock 
                        Speakers: Brooks Robey, Bill Banks , Allison Williams
                           3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                           Refreshment Break

                           3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Breakout Sessions:
                          Speaker(s): Elaine Staats, Jeremy Greene, and Mary Thornton
                            Speaker(s): Bennie Lewis
                            Speaker(s): Tony Laracuente, Irma Molina, Irene Zoesch, River Smith, Suzanne Milbourne
                               5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

                               8th Annual NAVREF Awards Dinner and VA Recognition Ceremony

                              Join this evening of celebration and recognition for champions in our unique VA Research arena. 

                              Guest Speakers:

                              Molly Klote, MD

                              Dr. Molly Klote, Deputy VA Chief Research and Development Officer

                              Senator Nicole L. Mitchell

                              Minnesota Senator Nicole Mitchell

                              Rep. Sandra Feist
                              Minnesota Representative Sandra Feist 

                                Tuesday, September 19th

                                8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                Breakfast at the Viking Village Exhibit Hall

                                  • Meet Industry Partners at the "Fire Pit" for presentations:

                                8:15 am- 8:30 am: Greenphire

                                8:35 am- 8:50 am: Mirati

                                  • Visit "VAhall" to interact with OGC STAR, NPPO, and other VA ORD representation
                                  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                                   ORD Enterprise Presentation

                                  Speaker: Dr. Rachel Ramoni, VA Chief Research and Development Officer
                                   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Refreshment Break
                                   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                   Breakout Sessions:

                                  Featured Documents:

                                  Speaker(s): Caitlin Mahaney
                                  Speaker(s): Steven Fu, Laura Meis, Mary Wyman
                                  Speaker(s): Risa Richardson and Brooks Robey
                                       11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  

                                      Lunch On Your Own: Go Enjoy the City! 

                                      Private Luncheon: 2024 Conference Committee Volunteers (Designated Individuals Only)

                                       1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


                                      Speaker(s): Michelle Trimble
                                      Speaker(s): Hawk Tran and Elizabeth Stout
                                      Speaker(s): Brad Doboszenski; Bruce Friedland; Alice Huang; Josh Nixon
                                         2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                         Breakout Sessions:

                                        Speaker(s): Adam Cassius, Rebecca Field, Steven Zuraf 
                                        • Going ROGUE: The CTMS Platform Built by NPCs for the NPCs
                                        Speaker(s): Michelle Trimble and Jennifer Mock
                                        Speaker(s): Grant Huang and Chris Bever
                                         3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Refreshment Break
                                         3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Breakout Sessions:
                                        • Looking Beyond Our Landscape: Incorporating the CVSO

                                        Speaker(s): Greg Peterson, Jon Lovald, Stephen Whitehead, and Nadine Rogers

                                        Moderator: NAVREF

                                        Speaker(s): Beth Averbeck and Ezgi Tiryaki
                                        Speaker(s): Mark Roltsch, Kristin Mattocks, Jennifer Lee
                                           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 

                                          Meet Industry Partners at the "Fire Pit" for presentations

                                            • 8:30- 8:45: RCM&D

                                          • Farewell Brunch at the Viking Village Exhibit Hall
                                          • Visit "VAhall" to interact with OGC STAR, NPPO, and other VA ORD representation
                                           9:00 AM - 10:00 AM The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act and Military Exposures Research Program

                                          Speaker(s): Grant Huang

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

                                          The new EHR and what the transition means to the research office and NPC

                                          Speaker(s): Dr. Molly Klote

                                           11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                                           Conference Wrap-up Sessions:

                                          Speaker(s): Rashi Romanoff, Hawk Tran, Angie Smith
                                             12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Lunch:
                                            • Industry Partner Consortium Working Lunch (Provided Lunch)
                                            • Lunch on Your Own for NPC Attendees
                                            • Wrap-up with ORD: Key Take-Aways, Action Items, and Strategic Planning
                                              Speaker(s): Gery Schulteis and Jacob Lindheimer
                                             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(s): Hawk Tran
                                               3:00 PM  Close of all Conference Activities
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