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

Each spring, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, in conjunction with Boston University School of Medicine, 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 continuing education credit for doctors, lawyers, nurses, and social workers who attend.

On odd years, the Summit is held in the greater Washington, D.C. 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.

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

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!

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

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.

11th Annual MLP Summit: “Health is a Shared Value”
April 6-8, 2016  •  Indianapolis, Indiana

MLP16 11th Annual LogoMore than 400 people gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 6 – 8, 2016, for our biggest conference yet! This year’s Summit featured plenary sessions on medical-legal partnership financing, statewide growth strategies, and quality improvement measures. We were thrilled to welcome James Corbett senior vice president of community health and values integration at Centura Health, as the keynote speaker.

Workshops, affinity groups, and an accredited poster session offered new research and practices related to the impact of integrating health and legal care for vulnerable individuals and families. Click here to download the 2016 Summit agenda. The materials from the 2016 Summit are available online here for attendees only (the password is on page three of the Summit program). Videos of certain sessions are available to everyone on our YouTube channel.

Previous MLP Summits

10th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 8-10, 2015
McLean, Virginia

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