Imagine meeting in a city where cultures collide in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions, and sounds. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine and rich with history and culture. It is centrally located with a walkable downtown and world class convention facilities. And because most of the city’s restaurants, attractions, tours, accommodations and event venues are within walking distance of each other, it’s easy to get around the “Big Easy” and is the perfect setting for networking. Come enjoy the charm of New Orleans, all while attending a successful meeting in the Crescent City, Sportsman’s Paradise…the Big Easy.

Annual Conference

MFA 27th Annual International Conference

27 Years of Commitment; 27 Years of Care

November 7-9, 2018

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Registration Ticket Includes:

  • Over 100 Educational Seminars to choose from
  • Endless networking with like minded peers
  • Welcome Receptions hosted by MFA and Athletic Business
  • Participation in Round Table Discussions
  • Access to the 5th Annual Physician Track
  • Celebration for the 2018 Winners during the MFA Award Ceremony
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits
  • Enter to win raffle prizes by playing the MFA Bingo Game: the 2017 winner, Russell Allen, won the 2018 Free MFA Conference Registration Ticket! Who will win in 2018?
  • Gain access to over 250 Exhibitors

Continue to submit your proposal(s)

Members and non-members are encouraged to share their expertise and knowledge by submitting presentation proposals. Even though our deadline for consideration in our 2018 events has passed, we will continue to accept online submissions throughout the year for our annual events:

Continuing Education Credits

  • ACE credits are pending
  • ACPM CME credits are pending
  • ACSM credits are pending
  • AKTA credits are pending
  • Certificates of Attendance will be available

Who Should Attend?

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Physicians
  • Medical Directors
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Kinesiotherapists
  • Fitness Center Directors and Managers
  • Medical Fitness Students
  • Marketing Directors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Aquatic and Childcare Staff
  • Registered Nurses
  • Healthcare Business Planners and Developers
  • Program Leaders
  • Hospital CEOS and Administrators
  • Clinicians/Rehab Specialists
  • Therapists

Hotel Reservations

Information will be provided by May 1st, 2018 for online reservations.

Trade Shows

Features over 250 Booths.

Medical Fitness Association Welcome Reception – Wednesday, November 7

MFA members may attend the MFA Welcome Reception Social sponsored by Global Wellness Partner, Technogym.

Enjoy Spirits and appetizers!

Annual Physician Track

Your registration ticket provides you with access to the 5th Annual Physician Track.

Fees include AMA/PRA Category 1™ credits (credits pending).

Conference Attendee Testimonials

“Great conference – first large MFA conference I’ve attended. I could take something away from almost every seminar.”

“This conference is always AWESOME. It gets better and better every year.”

“First and foremost, I would like to say ‘Thank You’ for hosting and being active members of this event. The conference was alive with energy and the level of hospitality was extraordinary. The individuals at this conference collectively encompassed what it means to be a medical professional and the kind of passion needed to help others through physical fitness and rehabilitation therapy. Once again, thank you for the shared wisdom and the involvement in such a wonderful group of organizations!”

“As this was my first MFA annual conference, I was blown away by the amount of education. Truly motivational and uplifting as we continue to fight the healthcare issues.”

“By attending this annual event, I can proceed to further my groundwork at a fitness center expansion that is clinically integrated.”

“I’m looking forward to the next one. It truly is the Medical Fitness Industry Conference of the year!”