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 email@example.com.
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, medcine, 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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an accredited poster session on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Summit. A 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.
We will issue a call for poster abstracts in early November 2015.
Registration and Hotel Rooms
Registration will open in November as will the reservation system for the block of hotel rooms at the Hyatt.
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