Join us for MPHCA's 30th Annual Conference as we celebrate the past 30 years, focus on the present and plan for the future of healthcare in Mississippi. 


MPHCA Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 30th Annual Conference 'Caring Together Toward Tomorrow'

Dr. Tom Ward:  'Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty'
Presentation of Dr. Ward's book "Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty" The book focuses on a Great Society project, the Tufts-Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou, Miss., the first rural community health center in the U.S. Situated in one of the most impoverished areas of the nation. The Tufts-Delta Health Center became the model for the now more than 1,300 health centers that serve over 25 million Americans annually.

Dr. Tom Ward is the chair of the history department of Spring Hill College, in Mobile, Alabama. He has written numerous articles on African-American history and the history of health care in the American South, including his first book, "Black Physicians in the Jim Crow South" (University of Arkansas Press, 2003).

Denise Price Thomas: “Shine Today ~ Sparkle Tomorrow" ...Making a Difference with Customer Service 

Denise Price Thomas is “Home Grown & Nationally Known” as an inspirational & motivational speaker, author and “edu-tainer” (educating while entertaining). She’s funny, inspiring, motivating and encouraging and has been referred to as the “Healthcare Evangelist” because she will tell it like it is! Certified in Healthcare Management through Pfeiffer College, she retired as a surgical practice administrator after being employed there for 32 years.

 Thursday Luncheon - Motivational Speaker: Jay Hewitt 

Jay Hewitt is an athlete, attorney and professional speaker.  He is the only person with Type 1 diabetes to qualify for the U.S. National Long Course Triathlon Team, racing three years for Team USA at the World Championships in Denmark, Sweden and Australia. He raced 14 ultra distance and Ironman triathlons - a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race and 26.2-marathon mile run - 140 miles in one day, all while injecting insulin and managing his blood sugar.  At the same time, he balanced work and life practicing business litigation as trial counsel and argued appeals to the South Carolina Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Learn proper blood sugar management and motivation to overcome obstacles and achieve goals in life and work.

Now Posted! Schedule-at-a-Glance

Extra! Oral Health Mini Track, June 2, 2017 Only 

We are offering a one-day Oral Health Mini Track as a stand-alone training session. This track is included with your full conference registration or can be purchased as a one-day only session: $99.00 MPHCA member or $149.00 Non-member rates apply. One-day registration includes conference T-shirt and a ticket to the 30th Anniversary Party on Thursday evening.

This year's conference will be held on the sunny beaches of Biloxi, MS at the Golden Nugget Casino & Resort. 

ROOM BLOCK CLOSED! Book your room at the MPHCA Group Rate of $99.00 standard rooms or $149.00 for a Junior Suite until the cut-off date May 8, 2017. Guests can go to the Golden Nugget Casino website and enter your dates and select “Special Rates & Offer Code.”  Or you can call the toll free number: 1-800-777-7568 to speak with a reservation agent. MPHCA Group Code is S176131

Registration is closed.

All registrations include entry into sessions, conference meals, Vendor Appreciation event, Employee Awards Luncheon, 30th Anniversary Gala and a T-shirt. 

Member rate: $350.00 closed 
$50.00 late fee after May 12, 2017*

Non-Member rate:

$450.00 closed

$50.00 late fee after May 12, 2017*

Join Us for the Black and White Affair 

Featured Conference Sponsors





Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Exhibiting at the Conference? Visit our Sponsorship Page. 

Conference Extras! 

Bringing your family or additional guest? We have extra tickets for meals, special events or t-shirts available through our registration page. 

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast webpage for more information on attractions, family friendly events, and more to do while visiting. 

Also, the Golden Nugget Casino & Resort is next door to the newest family-friendly resort, Margaritaville
While you are at the conference, your family and friends can have fun at the Escape Family Entertainment Center or the Water Playground.  

*A $50.00 Cancellation Fee will be deducted from all cancellation requests. After May 22, 2017 we cannot refund your registration fees. MPHCA will only accept substitutions after this date.