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*Schedule is Subject to Change*


Tuesday, April 29 - Central Standard Time


12:00 pm – 12:45 pm          Registration at Owensboro Health Healthpark 1006 Ford Avenue Owensboro, KY 42301              Description: Check in at the registration booth

12:50 - 1:00 pm                     Welcome by MFA President & CEO, Bob Boone

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm              The Medical Fitness Value Proposition. “There Really is a Contribution to Health System Success"
Presenter: Doug Ribley

Description: Attendees will be presented practical information showing the positive impact that a true medical fitness center has on patient outcomes, clinical volumes and the financial success of the sponsoring health care organization. The audience will be shown how to position the value of the medical fitness center to show the positive impact on health system success and justify the medical fitness center model as a vital component of the health care continuum. 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm              Becoming an Integral Part of Your Health System’s Population Health Management Strategy
                                                Presenter: Mike Combes

Description: To define Population Health Management and explain why it is such a necessary component in successfully navigating health care reform. To provide a health system's perspective of Population Health Management (PHM) and their goals and objectives from PHM strategy. To give actual of examples of how Midtown Health collaborated with health system executives and physicians to develop wellness programs and services to improve patient outcomes and become an integral part of the system's Population Health Management Strategy.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm              New Innovations for Health Management through establishing a Telemedicine Clinic in a Medical Fitness Center 
Presenter: Stewart Levy        

Description: Participants will understand the difference between telehealth, telemedicine, and telepresence to promote consumer health and wellness at medical fitness centers. Participants will learn about successful case studies of telemedicine clinics and implementation of telemedicine home medical instruments to consumers to improve health care access and outcomes. Participants will be able to identify regulatory obstacles, reimbursement challenges, and technology barriers to successful telemedicine clinic deployment

4:35 pm – 5:15 pm              Tour the MFA Certified Facility, Owensboro Health Healthpark

6pm - 8pm                            Ice Breaker Social Sponsored by Global Wellness Partner, Technogym
Located at The Milller House (directions given at time of registration check in)

Wednesday, April 30 - Central Standard Time

*Today’s sessions take place at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
1201 Pleasant Valley Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

8:00 am – 8:15 am              Welcome and Introduction

8:15 am - 8:45 am                Interactive Roundtables: Certification, Clinical Integration, Membership Sales/Marketing and                                                   Outcomes

8:45 am - 9:00 am               Global Wellness Partner Technogym presents


9:30 am – 10:30 am           Enhancing Your Facility: Internship 
                                                Presenter: Lane Yahiro

Description: By the end of this presentation, each participant will be able to:  Identify steps in developing an internship   program.  Present a convincing argument to administration for the importance of having an internship program.  Identify benefits of having an internship program for the medical fitness center and the student.

                                                Mastering Management – How to Make Better Decisions                                     
Presenter: Jim Gallagher

                                                Description: Participants will learn the four stages of decision making - framing, gathering intelligence, coming to conclusions, and learning from experience. Good decision making is one of the most critical skills needed to be a successful manager. Participants will learn the advantages and pitfalls involved in group decision making. Participants will learn the advantages and pitfalls involved in group decision making.

10:45 am – 11:45 am         Growing your Retail Footprint in the Corporate Wellness Marketplace              
                                                Presenter: Amy Upp

Description: The audience will learn the overall importance of corporate wellness programs and how Medical Fitness Centers can play an integral part in the development and delivery of these programs. Provide ideas and options for taking your current programs into corporations. The audience will be provided case studies of how our programs have grown over the last several years and specific programs we have used to get corporations and associates on board with programming.

                                               The Interactive Resource Guide to Programming Challenges.
                                               What to do when programs do not go as planned.     
                                                Presenter: James Conner & Brian King

Description: Attendees will be provided with interactive activities, games and demonstrations that can immediately be applied to their organizations for meetings, camps and/or events. Participants will learn the key ingredient(s) for making programs successful in your business/organization. Understand why and how training will affect your programming long-term, and what one type of training is lacking when it comes to fulfilling programs.

11:30 am – 12:pm          Lunch & Visit Best Practice Partner Exhibits                                                                                                                      
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm           Visit Best Practice Partner Exhibits

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm           Medical Fitness Association Announcements


12:45pm - 1:45pm              Creating the Medically Integrated Patient Wellness Factory                        
                                                Presenters: Jeff Wolfe and Joshua Southards

Description: The audience will learn a highly effective way to get patients from the exam room to completing a 10 week behavior change class.  Learn effective strategies to create provider involvement in patient whole body wellness. It's takes a village to raise a healthy child, as the saying goes.  For unhealthy adults, the same applies, but who and what comprises of the village?  Learn the effective use of university and community volunteers to successfully aid in patient whole body wellness.  And you will learn about an innovative quarterly program aimed towards improving diabetic patient care. 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm            Exercise Prescription for the Cancer Patient: Current Recommendations and Possible                                                               Interventions
                                                Presenter: Amy Kleski

Description: Participants will discuss the current guidelines for exercise prescription for cancer survivors and areas for future research. Discussions of specific case studies within the Wolfe Cancer wellness program including contraindications and recommendations for specific types of cancer will be presented to the audience. The Wolfe Cancer Wellness Program placed Honorable Mention for the 2013 Medical Fitness Association Program Innovation Awards.


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm              Connecting Individual Goals in a Metric Driven Culture                      

                                                Presenter: Brad Higgins


Description: Participants will learn to develop individual goals from department or organization goals. Learn how to communicate these goals and expectations to staff and connect these goals to metrics and to performance reviews for accountability and consistency. Establish a program of metrics that align with your goals and implement a formal measuring process. Audience will learn how to utilize this data to drive performance and expectations.


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm              Diabetes & Exercise for the Fitness Professional                              

                                                Presenter: Michelle Adams

                                                Description: The audience will understand the basic Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and exercise physiology                                                     as it relates to clients with diabetes. Participants will gain confidence managing common exercise and                                                             diabetes situations effectively. The audience will obtain confidence distinguishing when and how to help                                                         diabetic clients achieve fitness goals with varying diabetes related exercise challenges.


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