Submit research abstracts for 2017 MLP Summit

Monday, December 5, 2016

Two research abstracts will be selected for 20-minute oral presentations in general session, and 20 additional abstracts will be selected for poster presentations. Abstracts are due January 27, 2017. Note: The deadline to submit workshop proposals was Friday, December 2, 2016. Presenters will be notified of session decision by late January 2017.

Submission Guidelines

Due Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time / 5 p.m. Pacific Time
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Submit a research abstract

We want to feature the newest and best quantitative and qualitative research highlighting the value of integrating health and legal services for individuals, for communities, and for the healthcare system. Two research abstracts will be selected for 20-minute oral presentations in general session on Friday, April 7. Each oral presentation will be delivered by a single speaker. Twenty additional abstracts will be selected for poster presentations during an accredited poster session on Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Click here to see a poster example from a previous MLP Summit.

Abstracts must focus on original research and outline specific findings on the impact of integrated health and legal services on individuals, communities, or the healthcare system. We seek two types of abstracts, those that share: (1) quantitative or qualitative data (including survey data, training data, or clinical data); (2) descriptions of lessons learned about practice or policy innovations.

About the Summit

Dr. Jeff Brenner, Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, is the keynote speaker for the 2017 Summit.

Dr. Jeff Brenner, Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, is the keynote speaker for the 2017 Summit.

Integrating Health and Legal Services to Transform Care Delivery
The 12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 5-7, 2017 • National Harbor, Maryland
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

This year’s Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, headlined by keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Brenner from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, will host leaders and practitioners from the public and private sectors for a national conversation about how to integrate health and legal services to better address the social determinants of health.

Nearly 300 hospitals and health centers across the United States already embed lawyers in their healthcare teams to tackle some of the most complex social problems impeding health and wellbeing, to improve the quality of healthcare, and to reduce healthcare costs. As the nation moves toward a system of value-based healthcare, the Summit is a chance for those in the allied health, health, law, and public health fields to advance this transformation by sharing research, insights, and best practices about where and how to most effectively integrate civil legal assistance with healthcare and community services to improve individual and population health, and to transform the nation’s healthcare system to be one based on value and health equity.