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 if you have any questions. 

Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference (BDC)

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

When: August 17-19, 2023

Where: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland (Washington DC area)

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.

VHF is thrilled that the 75th Annual NHF BDC will take place in National Harbor, Maryland (DC Area), at the beautiful Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. With the meeting being so close we hope to send as many VHF community members as possible using our VHF travel award via the Terry Lamb Scholarship!

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

How to apply for the VHF travel award for NHF’s BDC: Fill out the application online or Download the paper application and email the application to  

» Go Here to fill out the application online

» Go Here to download the paper application

VHF travel award deadline for NHF’s BDC: 11:59 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2023

VHF travel award eligibility: These scholarships were designed for individuals living with an inherited bleeding disorder and their immediate family and/or household members. Applicants must have participated in VHF activities and live in the territorial jurisdiction of VHF; which include the Commonwealth of Virginia, with exception of the following: The cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Vienna and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon, Prince William and Stafford

VHF travel award guidelines: Scholarship recipients will be determined through a review process conducted by volunteers on the VHF Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are limited to funding availability and priority/special consideration is given to: First time applicants and those individuals not previously funded by VHF, Individuals diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder, Individuals who have volunteered and/or are an active participant of VHF, Those individuals who are clearly able to communicate a need and would benefit from participating in such a program, Applicant’s intention to make effective use of the program (write an article for the newsletter or speak about the experience at an upcoming VHF event).

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. We are looking forward to gather together in person with hundreds of volunteer advocates from across the United States to meet with legislators and staff to discuss issues important to our community such as federal funding for bleeding disorder programs and supporting policies that increase affordability of coverage, and access to care.

Registration is now open, go here to learn more (registration deadline – Monday, January 30, 2023 at 11:59PM.)

When: Wednesday, March 8 – Friday, March 10, 2023

Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC

VHF travel award for NHF Washington Days deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, January 6, 2023


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.

Registration is now open, go here to learn more.

When: April 13-16, 2023

Where: Sea World Renaissance Hotel, Orlando, FL

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 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.

VHF travel award for HFA Symposium Deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, January 6, 2023



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