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.

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 LogoHilton McLean Tyson’s Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
*The Hilton is accessible from the D.C. Metro.  It is a 5 – 10 minute walk from the Tyson’s Corner stop on the Silver Line.

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Who Should Attend?

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.

Karen Dale, Executive Director of AmeriHealth DC, delivering keynote at 2014 Summit in Seattle, WA.

Karen Dale, Executive Director of AmeriHealth DC, delivering keynote at 2014 Summit in Seattle, WA.

Agenda

The main Summit will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 9 and adjourn at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

There will be an optional Medical-Legal Partnership Toolkit intensive on Wednesday, April 8 from 1 – 6 p.m. The half day pre-meeting will help ground individuals in the medical-legal partnership approach and provide an introduction to more advanced topics on Thursday and Friday.  Everyone is welcome to attend Wednesday’s pre-meeting, but we strongly encourage anyone who is new within the last two years to medical-legal partnership or the Summit to attend.  This pre-meeting was designed specifically in response to feedback from participants at last year’s conference who asked for additional introductory content.

A full conference agenda will be linked here in January 2015.  To get a sense of Summit content, please download the 2014 Summit agenda linked below.

Call for Session and Poster Proposals

Download the Session Proposal Guidelines
Submit a Proposal
Deadline:  Friday, December 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific.

We will accept twenty sessions from an open call for proposals for inclusion in the agenda. Final selection of sessions will balance diversity of topics, content for partnerships in start-up and those in advanced stages of implementation audience and presenter’s disciplines. We welcome proposals from (1) front-line practitioners from health care, public health, and civil 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 health care, public health and law. Individuals do NOT need to be part of an active medical-legal partnership to submit a session proposal.

Please carefully review the full proposal guidelines before submitting a proposal.  All proposals must be received through the online submission form by the December 5 deadline.  Presenters will be notified in late January if their session has been accepted (in advance of the early bird registration deadline). For questions, please contact Kate Marple at kmarple@gwu.edu.

A separate call for posters will be issued in late October 2014.

Accreditation Information

Past Summits have been approved for professional credit for physicians, nurses, social workers and attorneys who attend.  Information for the 2015 Summit is below; the number of credits available for attendance will be updated as accrediation applications are approved.

Physicians
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.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Nurses
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.

This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly provided by The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University.

Social Workers

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 TBD 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.

Registration

Registration for the Summit will open at the end of October 2014.

Tuition Rates

Rate Type

Thursday / Friday
Summit Only

Thursday / Friday Summit PLUS
Wednesday Toolkit Intensive

Student*

$200

$275

Workshop Presenter**

$300

$375

Individual***

$400 (before Feb 13) /
$500 (after Feb 14)

$475 (before Feb 13) /
$575 (after Feb 14)

Note: there are no group rates or single day rates for the MLP Summit.

*Students enrolled full-time in any undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program are eligible for the student rate as are medical residents.

**Up to 3 speakers per accepted workshop are eligible for the speaker rate. Poster session presenters are not eligible. Speakers will be notified in January if their session was selected.

***The early bird rate is available through midnight EST on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Hotel Information

Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102

The Hilton is accessible from the D.C. Metro. It is a 5 – 10 minute walk from the Tyson’s Corner stop on the Silver Line.

Information about room rates and instructions for booking accommodations will be posted in late October.

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.

Previous MLP Summits

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