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

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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.

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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.

Agenda

Taylor photo

Lauren Taylor, MPH, Co-author of The American Health Care Paradox

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SUMMIT 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.

This year’s Summit will pay particular attention to how medical-legal partnership can be used to address population health. We are excited to welcome keynote speaker Lauren Taylor, co-author of The American Health Care Paradox (pictured right.)

Attendees have the option to register for the Medical-Legal Partnership Summit only (Thursday and Friday), or the Medical-Legal Partnership 101 Intensive pre-meeting on Wednesday along with the Summit (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.) Attendees cannot register for the Wednesday pre-meeting only. Academic credit is available for all three days to physicians, nurses, social workers and attorneys who attend.

MLP 101 Intensive Pre-Meeting — April 8

On Wednesday, a half-day Medical-Legal Partnership 101 Intensive pre-meeting from 1 – 6 p.m. will help ground individuals in the Medical-Legal Partnership approach and provide an introduction to more advanced topics on Thursday and Friday. Attendees will participate in three 90-minute workshops. Everyone is welcome to attend Wednesday’s pre-meeting, but anyone who is new to medical-legal partnership or the MLP Summit is strongly encouraged to attend.

MLP Summit — April 9 and 10
The Summit will feature plenary sessions connecting the medical-legal partnership approach to hospital community benefit practices, the delivery of care at community health centers, population health and health equity. Workshops, affinity groups and an accredited poster session will offer new research and practices related to the impact of integrating health and legal care for vulnerable individuals and families.

Registration

Registration for the Summit is now open.  Click here to register.  Tuition rates are listed below.  Please contact Kate Marple at kmarple@gwu.edu with any questions about rate eligibility.

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 27) /
$500 (after Feb 28)

$475 (before Feb 27) /
$575 (after Feb 28)

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 were notified in January if their session was selected.

***The early bird rate is available through midnight EST on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Scholarships

Read about eligibility guidelines and apply for a scholarship
Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific.

NCMLP offers a finite number of half-price tuition scholarships to participants. These scholarships apply to the individual tuition rate ($400 Thurs/Fri or $475 Wed/Thurs/Fri), and provide a discounted registration rate of $200 for Thurs/Fri or $250 for Wed/Thurs/Fri. These scholarships do NOT include hotel or travel expenses. Click here for details on eligibility and to apply for a scholarship.

We will grant scholarships to individuals from all professional backgrounds, but will use half the available scholarships to prioritize participation from (1) team members associated with community health centers, and (2) nurses. All applicants will be notified of waiver decisions by Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in advance of the early bird registration deadline.

Hotel and Guest Room Information

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

We have reserved a block of king and double rooms at the Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner at a discounted rate of $195 / night.  To book a room, please click here and make a reservation through the hotel’s conference website.  During past Summits, the conference hotel room block has sold out 3-4 weeks before the conference, so be sure to book early.

Travel from Reagan Airport: It will take 20 minutes by cab to get to the hotel from Reagan airport. The hotel is also accessible by the D.C. Metro from Reagan. Board the blue line at Reagan, transfer at “Rosslyn” to the silver line, and get off at the “Tysons Corner” stop. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the Metro stop to the hotel. The trip will take approximately 60 minutes.

Travel from Dulles Airport: It will take 20 minutes by cab to get to the hotel from Dulles airport. The hotel is NOT Metro accessible from Dulles.

Travel from the Union Station (Amtrak): It will take 30 minutes by cab to get to the hotel from Union Station. The hotel is also accessible by the D.C. Metro from Union Station. Board the red line at Union Station, transfer at “Metro Center” to the silver line, and get off at the “Tysons Corner” stop. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the Metro stop to the hotel. The trip will take approximately 60 minutes.

Call for Poster Session Abstracts

Download the poster session abstract guidelines
Submit a poster session abstract
Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific.

Summit Poster SessionA poster session is an opportunity to present an author’s research in a graphic presentation. Authors illustrate findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams and a small amount of text on the poster boards. As part of the MLP Summit, there will be an accredited poster session on Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Authors are required to stand with their posters during this hour.

We welcome poster submissions that present original research related to any aspect of medical-legal partnership. Posters will be grouped and displayed in four categories: (1) training and interprofessional education; (2) civil legal aid delivery / health care delivery / special population innovations; (3) clinic practice transformation; and (4) population health change. Poster presenters can be from any professional background. Medical, nursing, social work, law and public health students are also welcome to submit poster abstracts for their research. Individuals do NOT need to be part of an active medical-legal partnership to submit a session proposal.

Please carefully review the full poster session guidelines before submitting an abstract. All abstracts must be received through the online submission form by the January 30 deadline. Presenters will be notified in mid-February if their poster has been accepted (in advance of the early bird registration deadline). For questions, please contact Kate Marple at kmarple@gwu.edu.

Call for Workshop Session Proposals

The deadline to submit a workshop session proposal was December 5, 2014. Presenters were notified in late January 2015 if their session was accepted. For questions, please contact Kate Marple at kmarple@gwu.edu.

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 accreditation applications are approved.

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 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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