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. 


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 

We hope to see you at the BDC next summer, August 25-27, 2022 in Houston, TX!

NHF’s BDC features educational sessions, poster abstract presentations, industry symposia, networking and social events, and exhibits. A lineup of dynamic speakers who provide essential information and insights on the evolving landscape in this exciting new era of treatment for hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and rare bleeding disorders. To end the conference, the NHF Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding leaders of the bleeding disorders community whose achievements and contributions have helped transform treatment and care.

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Meeting: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Annual Symposium

HFA Symposium will be held October 18-28, 2021

Will the conference be held in-person or virtually? Originally set to take place in San Antonio in October of 2021, the annual conference is being reimagined for a virtual event. HFA’s concern for the safety of attendees, speakers and volunteers, along with travel restrictions still in place for vendors, HTC staff, exhibitors and session speakers, and the continued unknown of any future changes due to the ongoing pandemic led the executive committee and staff to make this decision.

This beloved family event has become known as a national “family reunion” for the bleeding disorders community, allowing community members, their families and caregivers to come together for camaraderie and education, and the decision to move virtual again in 2021 may be difficult news for community members looking for that personal connection. HFA has formed a mental health task force to continue addressing the concerns of the bleeding disorders community around depression, anxiety and the personal disconnect some may be feeling due to the pandemic. The organization will continue to host monthly opportunities for blood brothers and blood sisters to connect through Zoom chats, as well as webinars and virtual sessions on a variety of topics to continue to keep the community connected and provide the latest education.

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