The 11th annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit will be held April 6-8, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis! If you have questions about the MLP Summit, please contact Kate Marple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the 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 government, law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work to share ideas, insights and best practices about how integrating legal care into health care can help combat health-harming social conditions.
The Summit aims to bridge education, practice and policy by helping participants: (1) Better understand how medical-legal partnership fits within the broader health care and civil legal aid landscapes and advances their work; (2) Develop new skills and knowledge to apply to their own medical-legal partnership practice; and (3) Network with other MLP practitioners.
It is intended for (1) civil legal aid lawyers and paralegals, community health workers, doctors, patient navigators, public health practitioners, nurses, and social workers; (2) faculty, researchers and students from law, medical, nursing, public health and social work schools; and (3) representatives from government and professional associations related to law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work. Past Summits have been approved for professional credit for doctors, lawyers, nurses, and social workers 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.
11th Annual MLP Summit: “Health is a Shared Value”
April 6-8, 2016 • Indianapolis, Indiana
The 11th annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, “Health is a Shared Value,” will be held April 6 – 8, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis!
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
This year’s Summit will pay particular attention to how partners are re-orienting their practice, policies or data collection efforts in the interest of more efficient and meaningful collaboration.
On Wednesday, April 6, an optional half-day Medical-Legal Partnership 101 Intensive pre-meeting will help ground individuals in the medical-legal partnership approach and provide an introduction to the more advanced topics covered during the main Summit on Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8. A full Summit agenda will be available on our website in January 2016.
We recognize that Indiana was in the news this year for the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, which has now been overturned. In making the decision to bring the Summit to Indianapolis, we carefully selected a hotel that is an LGBT-friendly company, and that actively supports a welcoming and inclusive environment which values and respects others regardless of sexuality or gender identity. We will look for similar practices from all local vendors we use.
We are now accepting workshop proposals for the 2016 Summit. We will select 20 proposals for inclusion in the final agenda. Strong preference will be given to proposals that:
- Incorporate data to reinforce learnings;
- Discuss strategies and successes in catalyzing non-philanthropic investment;
- Adopt statewide strategies to advancing medical-legal partnership (through legislation, work of bar
associations, Primary Care Associations, etc.)
- Involve city or state agencies (public health or others) in public/private projects; and/or
- Describe innovations and successes in redefining policy or practice on the individual or community level.
We welcome proposals from (1) front-line civil legal aid attorneys and paralegals, community health workers, doctors, nurses, patient navigators, public health practitioners, and social workers; (2) faculty, researchers and students from law, medical, nursing, public health, and social work schools; and (3) representatives from government and professional associations related to law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work. Individuals do NOT need to be part of an active medical-legal partnership to submit a session proposal.
If you have questions, please email Kate Marple at email@example.com.
Poster Session Proposals
As part of the 2016 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, there will be an accredited poster session on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. A poster session is an opportunity to present an author’s research in a graphic presentation.
We are looking for two types of posters, those that (1) share data (including survey data, training data or clinical data); and those that (2) share lessons learned about practice or policy innovations. 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:
- Transformation of practice (e.g. training / interprofessional education; analysis of practice among special populations)
- Patient outcomes (e.g. legal needs assessments, individual health and well-being outcomes)
- Community or policy level outcomes (e.g. systematic analysis of legal needs; population health and well-being indicators); and
- Cost analysis (e.g. return on investment, analysis of legal interventions as health care interventions).
Poster presenters can be from any professional background relevant to medical-legal partnership, including law, medicine, nursing, patient navigation, public health and social work. Individuals do NOT need to be part of an active medical-legal partnership to submit a session proposal.
Want more information? NCMLP Medical Director Megan Sandel hosted a webinar that shared tips for submitting a successful poster abstract sample posters from previous MLP Summits. Click here to watch the recording.
* Students enrolled full-time in any undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program are eligible for the student rate as are medical residents.
**Poster session presenters are not eligible. Workshop speakers will be notified in January if their session was selected.
***The early bird rate is available through midnight EST on Friday, February 26, 2016.
We offer 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. Please note that scholarships cannot be applied to the student rate, and students should not apply as the $200 student rate is a better option for students.
The scholarship application will be available here in early December, and applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions in advance of the early bird registration deadline.
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
We reserved a block of King and Double guest rooms at the Hyatt at special conference rate of $149 / night.
- To book online: Visit the Hyatt’s special reservation website for the Summit: https://aws.passkey.com/event/14123690/owner/1663/home The discounted rate is automatically applied.
- To book by phone: Call (888) 421-1442 and mention that you are part of the “Medical-Legal Partnership Conference”
The special conference rate is available until Tuesday, March 15, 2016, or until the room block is full. Please note that our room block for previous conferences has sold out approximately three weeks prior to the Summit, so we encourage you to book early.
Professional Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education credit will be available for physicians, nurses, social workers and attorneys who attend. Medical and nursing accreditation information is below. Additional information for lawyers and social workers will be posted shortly.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements 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 credit.
This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly-provided by National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University.
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.
Previous MLP Summits
More than 400 people gathered for the 10th anniversary MLP Summit. Here are a few of the snapshots from around the Summit.
MLPers from around the country stopped by the Summit photo booth to show off their MLP teamwork and pride!
8th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 11-12, 2013
7th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 26-27, 2012
San Antonio, TX
6th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 24-25, 2011
5th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 25-26, 2010
4th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 26-27, 2009
3rd Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 12-13, 2008
Kansas City, MO
2nd Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
May 4, 2007
1st Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 28, 2006
San Francisco, CA