Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Integrating Health and Legal Services to Transform Care Delivery
The 12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
April 5-7, 2017 • National Harbor, Maryland
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Download the full agenda.

Click here for answers to the most FAQs about the 2017 MLP Summit. If you have additional questions, please contact Kate Marple at





As the nation moves toward a system of value-based healthcare, the Summit is a chance for those in the allied health, 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 healthcare and community services to improve individual and population health, and to transform the nation’s healthcare system to be one based on value and health equity. Download the full agenda.

The 2017 Summit features plenary sessions on medical-legal partnership’s value in veteran and complex care settings, as well as sessions on quality improvement measures and the future of MLP in the current healthcare landscape. Workshops, affinity groups, and an accredited poster session will offer new research and practices related to the integration of care. The Summit is approved for continuing education credit for doctors, lawyers, nurses, and social workers who attend.

The Summit starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and adjourns at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7.  It’s hosted by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, in conjunction with Boston University School of Medicine.

Wednesday MLP 101 Pre-Conference

There will be an optional pre-conference on Wednesday, April 5 from 1 – 6 p.m., which will discuss the intersection of communities’ health and legal needs, help participants begin to develop and evaluate integrated health and legal programs in their organizations, and provide a critical introduction to more advanced Summit topics on Thursday and Friday. We strongly encourage all first time Summit attendees to register for the pre-conference.


*The views expressed during the Summit do not necessarily reflect the views of these foundations and companies.

Registration Information

*The Early Bird Registration Deadline is February 24!
*The deadline to apply for a tuition scholarship has passed.

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 allied health, healthcare, legal, and public health practitioners working on the front-lines of service delivery. We encourage attendance from: (1) Administrators and front-line practitioners from allied health, healthcare, law, and public health fields; (2) Faculty, researchers, and students from law, medical, nursing, public health, and social work schools; and (3) Representatives from government and professional associations.


  1. Go to:
  2. Create an account and login
  3. Select “Make a Payment”
  4. Select your conference rate. *Note: if you submitted a workshop proposal, please wait to register until you know if your session has been accepted and you qualify for the workshop speaker rate. Everyone who submitted a proposal will be notified in late January, in advance of the early bird registration deadline.
  5. If you wish to also attend Wednesday’s MLP 101 pre-conference, select that option.
  6. Enter your information, credit card information, and submit.


  1. Contact the Boston University CME office to register and pay by check at (617) 638-4605, (800) 688-2475, or
  2. When paying by check, we recommend creating an account at before calling the BU CME office so that they may address your request with the most expediency. However, do not fill out the Summit registration form, as you will not be able to submit it without entering credit card information.


tuition-pricing*Full-time undergraudate and post-graduate students are eligible for the student rate. Medical residents may also register at the student rate.
**Individuals who submit workshop proposals will be notified if their session was accepted by late January (in advance of the early bird registration deadline.)
***The early bird registration rate is valid until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Information on press registrations can be found below.

Hotel Information

Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 2Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland, 20745

We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $259 / night. Click here to book your room online (the discounted rate will automatically be applied). The discounted room rate is available until March 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time or until the block sells out, whichever comes first.

*Note: our room block is sold out on Tuesday, April 4 and Friday, April 7. Rooms are still available for Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6.

Professional Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit will be available for attorneys, nurses, physicians, and social workers who attend the conference. Information on the number of credits will be updated below in early 2017 once the agenda has been released.

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 Category 1 credit™.

This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly-provided by the 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.

Press Registration

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership wel­comes media cov­er­age by mem­bers of the press at the annual Summit. We require that press register at least three days before the start of the meeting. NCMLP provides free registration to accred­ited pro­fes­sional jour­nal­ists rep­re­sent­ing media orga­ni­za­tions for the express pur­pose of gath­er­ing news and infor­ma­tion to pro­duce media cov­er­age of the meet­ing. We do not pro­vide com­pli­men­tary reg­is­tra­tion to pub­lic rela­tions pro­fes­sion­als, or mar­ket­ing or health care pro­fes­sion­als rep­re­sent­ing them­selves as press.

Conference sessions are open to the press on a back­ground basis only.  No audio or video record­ings are allowed dur­ing these ses­sions. Still pho­tog­ra­phy may be allowed with the prior con­sent of pre­sen­ters or atten­dees and in a man­ner that is not dis­rup­tive. Requests for on-the-record inter­views with pre­sen­ters, speak­ers, or atten­dees must be coor­di­nated with NCMLP com­mu­ni­ca­tions staff in advance.

Questions and registration requests should be directed to Kate Marple at