Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Each spring, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership hosts a national conference that brings together hundreds of leaders in health care, law, public health, social work and government to share ideas, insights and best practices about how the integration of legal care and health care can help address social determinants of health for vulnerable people and how these practitioners benefit from working together.

The Summit aims to bridge education, practice and policy. It is intended for (1) front-line practitioners from healthcare, public health and legal services; (2) faculty, researchers and students from medical, nursing, social work, public health and law schools; and (3) representatives from government and professional associations related to healthcare, public health and law. Past Summits have been approved for professional credit for physicians, nurses, social workers and attorneys who attend.

On odd years, the Summit is held in the greater Washington, DC area to incorporate participation from government partners and to allow medical-legal partnership practitioners to meet with the Congressional Representatives. On even years, the Summit travels to target regional leadership and participation.

10th Anniversary MLP Summit — April 8-10, 2015

10th Anniversary Summit LogoThank you to the 400 people who joined us in McLean, Virginia for our biggest gathering yet!

The Summit agenda is available for download here, and you can follow the Summit conversation on Twitter at #medleg15

Presentations and materials from the Summit are available only to people who attended the meeting. If you attended the Summit, session slides and handouts are available here. You should have already received the password to access these materials. Contact Kate Marple at kmarple@gwu.edu with any questions.

Video from plenary sessions and photos from the Summit will be online in early May. Check back shortly.

Professional Credit

CME, CEU and CLE credit is available for doctors, nurses, social workers and attorneys who attended the Summit. See below for details. If you have follow up questions, please contact the Boston University CME office at cme@bu.edu or 617-638-4605,

Physicians

Three day meeting (Wednesday – Friday)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 15.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Two day meeting (Thursday and Friday only)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Three day meeting (Wednesday – Friday)

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours:  15.75  of which 0 is eligible for pharmacology credit.

Nurses will receive contact hours for those sessions attended, after completion of the evaluation.

Two day meeting (Thursday and Friday only)

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours:  11  of which 0 is eligible for pharmacology credit.

Nurses will receive contact hours for those sessions attended, after completion of the evaluation.

Social Workers

Three day meeting (Wednesday – Friday)

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES), provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: October 6, 2012- October 5, 2015. Social Workers should contact their regularity board to determine course approval.

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 15 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Two day meeting (Thursday and Friday only)

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES), provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: October 6, 2012- October 5, 2015. Social Workers should contact their regularity board to determine course approval.

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 10.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Attorneys

Attorney’s seeking CLE credit will need to contact their individual bar associations.  For questions on the above continuing education credits, please contact the Boston University CME office at cme@bu.edu or 617-638-4605.

Diane Goffinet from Southern Illinois MLP and Samantha Morton from MLP Boston at the MLP poster session.

Diane Goffinet from Southern Illinois MLP and Samantha Morton from MLP Boston at the MLP poster session.

2016 MLP Summit

The dates and location for the spring 2016 MLP Summit will be posted here in July 2015. Stay tuned!

Previous MLP Summits

April 8-19, 2015
McLean, Virginia
Download the 2015 MLP Summit agenda

April 10-11, 2014
Seattle, WA
Download the 2014 MLP Summit agenda
Revisit Summit highlights and selected full sessions through our YouTube channel.

April 11-12, 2013
Bethesda, MD

March 26-27, 2012
San Antonio, TX

March 24-25, 2011
Baltimore, MD

March 25-26, 2010
Arlington, VA

March 26-27, 2009
Cleveland, OH

March 12-13, 2008
Kansas City, MO

May 4, 2007
Toronto, ON

April 28, 2006
San Francisco, CA