Travel Grants for National Meetings

Travel Grants for National Meetings

VHF is pleased to offer travel grants to attend national meetings. National meetings enable our community to come together and exchange information on a wide variety of topics, from the basics of diagnosis to the most relevant developments in treatment and technology. It is the premier opportunity for networking and support for individuals and families affected by inherited bleeding disorders. 

*COVID-19 Update: The health and safety of our constituents are always a top priority. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and at this time we are not planning in-person events or offering travel grants until it is safe to do so. Continue to check back here for updated information on national meetings.

Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Washington Days

NHF’s Washington Days is an opportunity for people affected by bleeding disorders to advocate for issues that are important to them. In 2020, Washington Days had more than 450 volunteer advocates from 45 states that met with legislators and staff to discuss federal funding for bleeding disorder programs and access to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). » Go here to learn more

Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference 

When is NHF BDC 2021? NHF’s BDC will be held August 26 – 28.

Will the conference be held in-person or virtually? Building on the tremendous success of BDC 2020, NHF is once again planning a virtual conference for 2021. This virtual event will enable NHF to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Additionally, hosting a virtual BDC will allow NHF to expand access to a larger audience and welcome many more people from the bleeding disorders community to the event – individuals anywhere in the U.S. and countries worldwide will be able to attend the virtual sessions and explore the resources and other offerings on BDC 2021’s virtual platform.

When will registration open? Be sure to mark your calendar and visit the BDC2021 site for more information on January 15. Registration will open on February 10.

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Meeting: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Annual Symposium

When is Symposium 2021? Symposium 2021 will be held in October 2021. Specific dates to be announced soon.

Will the conference be held in-person or virtually? HFA is planning to be able to meet safely in person, but, especially after the success of the 2020 virtual Symposium, they are exploring ways to ensure that Symposium’s content and offerings can be accessed by everyone who wants it in-person and virtually.

Where will HFA Symposium 2021 be held? San Antonio, Texas – conference location and hotel accommodations to be announced soon.

When will registration open? Check for registration information in late winter/early spring 2021.

Will VHF offer a travel grant for constituents to attend this meeting? Once HFA has released more details about the in-person meeting the VHF scholarship committee will meet to decide. Check back here in late winter/early spring 2021 for more information.

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