Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

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

2020 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

1 Opportunity Available

Diamond Sponsor

3 Opportunities Available

Gold Sponsor

Opportunities Available

Silver Sponsors

Opportunities Available

Contact NAVREF to inquire about our 2020 conference sponsor/exhibition opportunities by emailing or calling 301-656-5005

NAVREF Scholarship Program

NAVREF encourages every VA-affiliated nonprofit research and education corporation (NPC) to send at least one individual to NAVREF’s Annual Conference. To make this goal more possible, NAVREF offers scholarships to assist member organizations with registration costs for one representative from the NPC to attend the annual conference.

Applications available soon!

Due to COVID-19, we are evaluating our approach for the 2020 conference.

More information coming soon!


 NPC and VA Rate: TBD                                                                   

 Academic or Industry Rate: $1000

2020 Hotel Information

For 2020, NAVREF will be holding our annual conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Attendees can reserve their rooms at the group rate of $240 per night. At The Ritz-Carlton discover a hotel where traditional beauty melts seamlessly into modern luxury. Where spacious suites incorporate sleek lines and classic finishes of marble and wood. This is the past, present and future wrapped into one distinctive Arlington hotel.  Reserve your room today!

Click here to make your hotel reservations   |  Phone Number: (703) 415-5000    Group Code: NAVREF

Preliminary Program Schedule & Presentation Downloads

Although our 2020 conference is still in development, rest assured our program is designed with the NPC and VA in mind, and is offering pragmatic sessions with dynamic speakers. 

Schedule and Presentations:

Click here to view the program schedule - (COMING SOON)

Download the 2020 Presentations and Handouts Here - (COMING SOON)


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 fourth 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.

2020 Nomination Form Download

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2019 Award Winners

Barbara West Award

Danielle Fleumer, Executive Director

Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research

Board of Directors Award

Angie Smith, Executive Director

Northern Florida Foundation for Research and Education

Innovations and Best Practice Award

Ashley Phillipps, Executive Director

Middle Tennessee Research Institute

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