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. If applying for travel assistance for a national meeting typical award amounts depend on the availability of travel scholarships offered by the national organization. See below to learn more and contact VHF at 804-740-8643 or info@vahemophilia.org if you have any questions. 

Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Washington Days

NHF’s Washington Days is an opportunity for people affected by inherited blood disorders to advocate for issues that are important to them. In 2021, Washington Days had more than 400 volunteer advocates from 44 states that met with legislators and staff to discuss federal funding for bleeding disorder programs and support policies that increase affordability of coverage and access to care.

Please note that Washington Days 2023 is planned to be an in-person experience. Registration opportunities and Issues will be announced soon, go here to learn more.

When: March 8 – 10, 2023

Where: Washington DC


VHF Travel Award: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship award can be used to cover costs for Washington Days. Typical award amounts vary. You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals.

VHF Travel Award Deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, December 12, 2023

Choose one of these links below to apply for Washington Days Travel Award via the Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship: 

» Go Here to fill out the application online

» Go Here to download the paper application

Meeting: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Symposium

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. » Go here to learn more

When: April 13-16, 2023

Where: Sea World Renaissance Hotel, Orlando, FL


VHF Travel Award: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover travel costs for the HFA Symposium. Typical award amounts are in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $1,000 per family). 

VHF Travel Award Deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, January 6, 2023

Choose one of these links below to apply for HFA Symposium Travel Award via the Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship: 

» Go Here to fill out the application online

» Go Here to download the paper application


HFA offers a scholarship that will cover the cost of your hotel room stay (one (1) hotel room for up to four (4) nights). To apply, you must first register for the HFA Symposium (REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN YET – CHECK BACK SOON) and then a link to the scholarship information will be found in your confirmation email. Scholarships are based on financial need and first-time attendees of Symposium will be given priority. Previous attendees of Symposium will be considered dependent upon space and availability. The HFA scholarship is on a first come, first-serve basis so apply soon. For more information about the HFA Symposium scholarship go here.

Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference 

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. » Go here to learn more

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023 – NHF BDC WILL BE IN WASHINGTON DC!

When: August 17-19, 2023

Where: Washington DC

Check back here soon for more information on 2023’s deadline and travel award application.


NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference Scholarship: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover costs for the NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference. Typical award amounts are in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $2,000 per family). You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals.

NHF offers Connections for Learning, Inhibitor, and Ultra-Rare Bleeding Disorders Travel Grants. Go here to learn more about NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference travel grants.

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