Events & Forums

We host events and forums around the nation to bring together health research leaders and those who want to help research fulfill its promise of better health.

Our events recognize outstanding advocates, provide platforms for discussing emerging issues and foster a unified voice to advocate for research.

Our forums encourage dialogues about important research issues, engaging representatives from our member organizations, government research agencies, Congress, industry, the media and other thought leaders.

National Forum – Our annual national forum engages some of the nation's top research leaders, including the federal research agency directors, in dialogue concerning current medical, health and scientific research issues.

Research Partners Forums – Our forums feature engaging panel discussions addressing the national and regional issues of today and tomorrow.


Our awards honor significant contributions to advocacy for research and studies that demonstrate the economic value of research.

Advocacy Awards – Our annual awards honor individuals and organizations whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing the commitment to research.

Garfield Economic Impact Award – Our annual Garfield Award recognizes those whose work illustrates the economic and health impacts derived from medical and health research.

Upcoming Events

We plan and participate in a variety of events throughout the year that focus on the advancement of health research. Find an upcoming event.

Media Contacts

Suzanne Ffolkes
VP Communications

Anna Briseño
Senior Manager of Communications

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