Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

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 kmarple@gwu.edu.

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

MLP16 11th Annual LogoThe 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.

Sponsors

2016 MLP Summit Sponsors


Agenda

Download the full agenda.

This year’s Summit will feature plenary sessions on medical-legal partnership financing, statewide growth strategies, and quality improvement measures. 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. Download the full agenda to read about featured plenary speakers and for session descriptions.

Workshop Proposals

The deadline to submit workshop proposals was Friday, December 5, 2015, and has now passed. All presenters have been notified.

Poster Session Proposals

The deadline to submit an abstract for the poster session was Friday, January 29, 2016, and has now passed. We will notify all presenters in early February 2016. If you have questions about an abstract you already submitted, please email Kate Marple at kmarple@gwu.edu.

Registration

Click here to register.

Tuition Rates

Tuition Pricing

* 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.

Tuition Scholarships

Click here to apply by February 19, 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.

Click here for more information and to apply. Applicants will be notified on February 24, 2016, of scholarship decisions, in advance of the early bird registration deadline.

Hotel Rooms

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 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.

Please note that hotel’s policy states that room cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.

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.

Medicine

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.

Nursing

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

10th Anniversary Summit Logo10th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 8-10, 2015
McLean, Virginia
Download the 2015 MLP Summit agenda
Visit our YouTube page to watch full sessions.

9th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 10-11, 2014
Seattle, WA
Download the 2014 MLP Summit agenda
Revisit Summit highlights and selected full sessions through our YouTube channel.

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