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Tuesday, November 27

11:30am – 1:30pm
Medical Fitness Association Registration for Conference Attendees

8:00am – 5:00pm
AKTA Executive Board Meeting *Private*

8:00am – 3:00pm
Medical Fitness Association Board of Directors Meeting *Private*

9:00am – 5:00pm
Preconference Wellcoaches Workshop - "Core Coaching Competencies in Health, Fitness and Wellness" *Additional registration is required* ~ Margaret Moore, MBA

10:00am – 6:00pm National Posture Institute Workshop - "Posture Analysis & Correction" *Additional registration is required* ~ Ken Baldwin, Certified Posture Specialist, MPT, ACSM-HFS

Wednesday,November 28

7:00am – 4:00pm
Medical Fitness Association Registration for Conference Attendees

8:00am – 11:00am
AKTA General Assembly & Awards Ceremony *Private*

8:00am – 11:00am
Facility Examiner Training *Register by calling (804) 897-5701*

11:30am – 12:45pm
Concurrent Sessions

Activities-Based Restorative Therapy
~ David Dolbow, DPT, PhD, RKT

How to Get the Medical Community to Buy In - TITLE CHANGE
~ Bill Sonnemaker, MS, PES, CES, CSCS

A Global Perspective on Medical Fitness
~ Phil Raper, MSHA, ACE

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

What Hospital Leadership Wants/Needs to know about Medical Fitness - SPEAKER CHANGE
~ Elizabeth Glenn-Bottari, MA, RN, CRRN

Successful Integration of Wellcoaching Into the Health & Fitness Management of Your Members in an Outcomes Based Model
~ Margaret Moore, MBA

Exercise in the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain
~ Thomas Dreisinger, PhD, FACSM, RCEP

Kinetic Chain Testing and Corrective Exercise
~ Bill Sonnemaker, MS, PES, CES, CSCS

2:15pm – 4:00pm
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Michael O’Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH, presents "Producing the Best Health and Financial Outcomes by Using the Most Effective Health Promotion Strategies”

4:15pm – 5:30pm
Medical Fitness Association Awards Ceremony ~ "Where Worlds Meet”

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Medical Fitness Association Global Welcome Reception
at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum
*Medical Fitness Registered Attendees Only*

Thursday,November 29

7:30am – 5:00pm
Medical Fitness Association Registration for Conference Attendees

8:00am – 12:45pm
Physician Track

8:00am – 9:15am
The Future of Healthcare Delivery: Putting the Patient in Control
~ Keynote Speaker, Mohammad Al Ubaydli, MD

9:30am – 11:00am
Medical Fitness and the Patient Centered Medical Home
~ Russ Certo, PT, OCS

11:15am – 12:45pm
Integration of the Mind Body Component
~Keynote Speaker, Roger Jahnke, OMD

8:15am – 9:45am
Concurrent Sessions

Outcomes: The Silver Bullet
~ David Evans BS, MA, Judy Martin BS

Organizational Effectiveness
~ Art Slowinski, MS

Medical Fitness and the Experience Economy: The Integrated Model
~ Jeff Bensky, PhD

Looking at Cancer and Exercise as a Healthcare Component
~ Eric Durak, MS

Thanking a Veteran through Medical Fitness - Untapped Opportunities
~ Lori Shuart, MA, RKT

10:00am – 11:30am
Concurrent Sessions

Medical Fitness & Clinical Integration, "The Outcome and Business Solution”
~ Doug Ribley, MS

Hospital Wellness Platform Integration
~ Tom Nelson, MA

IMPORTANT KEYNOTE JUST ADDED
Digital Prevention Examples from the European Well-Being Industry
~ Peter Ohnemus, Founder and CEO QUENTIQ

"Active Anywhere” A Medical Fitness Association Partner Program
~ Gary McCoy, CSCS, RSCC*D

The Medical Weight Management Spectrum and Where Medical Fitness Centers Fit
~ Raina Childers, MS, RD LD
~ Hannah Schultz, MBA

1:00pm – 6:00pm
Athletic Business Expo Exhibit Halls D & E

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

Management Roundtable

Marketing Roundtable

Facility Committee Meeting *Private*

Technology Roundtable

Facility Certification Roundtable with Presentation by:
~ Amanda Meschi, MS
~ Deb Riggs, MEd
~ Art Slowinski, MS
~ Medical Fitness Association Staff

7:00pm – Midnight
Night on the Town ~ Choose Your Destination!

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Athletic Business Happy Hour Reception ~ Located in the Generations Hall *Open to all Attendees*

Friday,November 30

6:00am – 8:00am
Early Morning Workouts

7:30am – 5:00pm
Medical Fitness Association Registration for Conference Attendees

7:30am – 10:00am
Supporters Appreciation Breakfast Buffet *By Invitation Only*

8:00am – 12:45pm
CEO Forum

8:00am – 9:15am
Measuring and Managing the Value of a Medical Fitness Center to a Hospital: A Hospital C-Level Perspective
~ Nicholas Tejeda, MHA, FACHE

9:30am – 10:30am
Evidence Based Chronic Disease Tools, Resources and Effective Models
~ Stewart Levy, RPh

10:45am – 11:30am - SPEAKER & TOPIC CHANGE
Population Health Management-The Medical Fitness Role and Revenue Opportunity
~ Maracie Wilson, BS, MS Nursing

11:45am – 12:45pm
CEO Roundtable
~ Robin Klaus, Tom Rhind, Sam Young, and Nicholas Tejeda

8:30am – 10:00am
Concurrent Sessions

Distinguish your Medical Fitness Facility from all Competitors in your Market - SPEAKER CHANGE
~ Elizabeth Glenn-Bottari, MA, RN, CRRN

"Back to Business”, Creating the Opportunity to Practice Medical Fitness
~ John Caliri

From Stabilization to Function
~ Doug Kleber, RKT, LMT, ND

Coaching for Health and Wellbeing; the Critical Hinge for Successful Delivery
~ Peg Calvario

Functional Chain – Train the Kinetic Chain Functionally
~ Donald Gallucci, BS

10:15am – 11:45am
Concurrent Sessions

Train and Rehab Naturally: Supplements to Promote Healing and Manage Pain - CANCELLED
~ Nick Potochny, DO, ABPMR

New Technology Challenges Theory of Inevitability of Osteoporosis
~ Jason Conviser, MBA, PhD, MS

Exercise is Medicine Referral Utilizing an EMR
~ Deb Riggs, MEd

Dysfunctional Functional Training
~ Eric Beard

Renovations – How to Evaluate Club Improvements That Will Raise Retention, Market Share and Success
~ Rudy Fabiano, AIA

12:00pm – 4:00pm
Athletic Business EXPO – Dedicated Trade Show Hours

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Medical Fitness Association Regional Meetings:

Central
Northeast
SE MFA
South Central
West
AKTA Roundtable

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

Learn What Customers Really Want from a Medical Fitness Facility
~ Kerry Olsen, MD
~ Beth Warren, MBA

Managing to Medical Fitness Standards
~ Jeramie Hinojosa, MS

The Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program; A Collaborative Approach to Serving our Oncology Patients and Community
~ Jay Groves, MS

How to "Tap” into your Water - Aquatic Program Growth
~ Wes King, LGI, WSI, CPR

Medical Fitness Centers and the Future of Profitable Medicine
~ Dan Lynch, MS, BS

5:30pm – Midnight
Night on the Town ~ Choose Your Destination!

Saturday, December 1

7:45am – Noon
Medical Fitness Association CEU Card Drop off at Registration Desk

8:30am – 10:00am
Concurrent Sessions

Engage Your Community in Wellness Partnerships that Extend yourAudience
~ Collette Carter, MA
~ Jeanne Clark, BS

The Medical Fitness Expert - Leading the Change in Healthcare Delivery
~ Dianne McCaughey, PhD

The Proper Environment and Power of Play for Autistic Populations
~ Suzanne Gray, MS

How to Operate the Successful Medical Fitness Aquatic Program
~ Sue Parker, BS, MS

Put Me in Coach, I’m Ready to Play
~ Beth Cecil, BS
~ Isaac Coffey, BS, PHED

9:00am - 11:00am
Medical Fitness Forum
~ Art Curtis, PhD
~ Ken Germano, PhD

10:15am – 11:45am
Concurrent Sessions

Nutrition and Exercise for the Bariatric Client
~ Shelly Wegman, MS, RD, LDN

New Member Onboarding
~ Tom Arnold, PhD
~ Justin Thompson, BS

Providing Access and Changing Lives of the Underserved Community
~ Lisa Carson, MS, MBA

Reaching Your Community Through Competitive Events for All Ages
~ Jodi Heimrich

Functional Training for Clients with Low Back Pain - SPEAKER CHANGE
~ Dianne McCaughey, PhD

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