Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

The 12th annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit will be held April 5-7, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center! If you have questions about the MLP Summit, please contact Kate Marple at kmarple@gwu.edu.

About the Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Attendees at the 2015 MLP Summit. Photo Credit: Z Miller Photography

The annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit hosts leaders and practitioners from the public and private sectors for a national conversation about how to build healthier communities by taking an integrated approach to addressing the many social and legal needs—related to health insurance, housing, education, safety and more—that negatively affect individual and population health. Nearly 300 hospitals and health centers across the United States already embed lawyers in their health care teams to tackle some of the most complex problems impeding health and wellbeing, to improve the quality of health care, and to reduce health care costs. As the nation moves toward a system of value-based health care, the Summit is a chance for those in the health, allied health, law, and public health fields to advance this transformation by sharing research, insights, and best practices about where and how to most effectively integrate civil legal assistance with health care and community services to maximize outcomes. The Summit is hosted each spring by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, in conjunction with Boston University School of Medicine.

12th Annual MLP Summit
April 5-7, 2017  •  National Harbor, Maryland

Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 2The 12th annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit will be held April 5-7, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center!

Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland, 20745

Who should attend?

In 2016, the Summit was attended by 400 people, including health center and hospital CEOs; civil legal aid executive directors; leaders from government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; staff from professional organizations, including the Association of American Medical Colleges; and health care, legal, and public health practitioners working on the front-lines of service delivery.

The Summit is approved for continuing education credit for doctors, lawyers, nurses, and social workers who attend. We encourage attendance from: (1) Administrators and front-line practitioners from health care, law, and public health organizations; (2) Faculty, researchers, and students from  law, medical, nursing, public health, and social work schools; and (3) Representatives from government and professional associations.

Workshop and Poster Session Proposals

We will release a call for workshop proposals and poster session abstracts in October 2016. Submissions will be due in December. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when the call for proposals has been issued. A full agenda will be available online in January 2017.

Registration and Hotel Information

Registration will open in November 2016. You will also be able to book a hotel room in our block of discounted rooms starting in November.

Professional Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit will be available for attorneys, nurses, physicians, and social workers who attend the conference. Detailed information will be available in the fall.

Apply to be the Host City for the 13th Annual MLP Summit
April 2018

Due to an increase in interest over the last couple years in hosting the Summit, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is, for the first time, taking applications from cities interested in hosting the 2018 Summit. The purpose of the application process is to identify medical-legal partnerships that are interested in playing a host role, and that have a vision for how hosting the Summit locally can help catalyze medical-legal partnership growth in their community, region and/or state. Applications must come from active medical-legal partnership partners, and should not be completed by hotels or tourist bureaus.

Click here to read application instructions and FAQs, and then click here to complete a host city application. Applications are due August 26, 2016 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time / 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Previous MLP Summits

On odd years, the Summit is held in the greater Washington, D.C. area to incorporate participation from government partners and to allow health care, legal, and public health practitioners to meet with the Congressional Representatives. On even years, the Summit travels to target regional leadership and participation.

Health is a Shared Value
11th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 6-8, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
Click here to download the agenda
Click here to watch selected sessions on our YouTube channel.

Applying the Medical-Legal Partnership Approach to Population Health
10th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 8-10, 2015
McLean, Virginia

Medical-Legal Partnership in the Era of Health Reform
9th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 10-11, 2014
Seattle, WA

8th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 11-12, 2013
Bethesda, MD

7th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 26-27, 2012
San Antonio, TX

6th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 24-25, 2011
Baltimore, MD

5th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 25-26, 2010
Arlington, VA

4th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 26-27, 2009
Cleveland, OH

3rd Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
March 12-13, 2008
Kansas City, MO

2nd Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
May 4, 2007
Toronto, ON

1st Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 28, 2006
San Francisco, CA