Each year, NCMLP hosts a national two-day conference that brings together hundreds of leaders in healthcare, law, public health and government to share ideas, insights and best practices about how to integrate health and legal care for vulnerable people.
On odd years, the Summit is held in the greater Washington, DC area to incorporate an MLP Capitol Hill Day and participation from government partners. On even years, the Summit travels to target regional leadership.
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The 9th annual MLP Summit will be held Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11, 2014, in Seattle, Washington at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
The Summit will focus on medical-legal partnership in the era of health reform. Themes will address medical-legal partnership as a mechanism for better healthcare delivery (related to prevention and outcomes), interprofessional education and population health change.
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The Summit is intended for health, public health and legal communities. This includes:
- Front-line practitioners (e.g. attorneys, paralegals, doctors, nurses, social workers, patient navigators and healthcare administrators);
- Faculty, researchers and students from law, medicine, nursing, social work and public health; and
- State and federal representatives from government and professional associations (e.g. American Bar Association, National Association of Community Health Centers, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).
If you are part of an active MLP or are working to develop one, we strongly recommend that you attend with members of your legal AND healthcare teams. Healthcare team members -- physicians, nurses, social workers and administrators -- overwhelmingly cite participation in the Summit as triggering a dramatic shift in their participation in, and understanding of MLP.
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Please review the proposal guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal. Session proposals are due by Friday, December 20, 2013, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific.
We will accept 20 sessions for inclusion in the agenda. We welcome proposals from (1) institutions and individuals engaged in MLP practice; (2) academics engaged in medical, law, nursing and public health education, and (3) national organizations / government agencies engaged in health, law and public health work on behalf of vulnerable people.
We invite proposals on any aspect of medical-legal partnership, but we will place a strong preference on proposals that are able to draw a clear connection between the topic and one of the following areas of health reform: (1) healthcare delivery (prevention, outcomes); (2) interprofessional education; (3) population health change.
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Please review the poster guidelines carefully before submitting an abstract. Poster abstracts are due by Friday, January 24, 2014, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific.
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.
The accredited poster session will take place on Friday, April 11th from 8 – 9 a.m. Authors are required to stand with their posters during this hour, and will hold discussions with registrants who are circulating among the poster boards.
A finite number of 50% tuition waivers will be offered through an application process in early January. Note: the waivers will not be applicable to the student rate.
Before March 1st
On / After March 1st
|Group Rate*:||$350 / person||$350 / person|
|Student / Resident Rate**:||$150||$150|
*The rate applies to legal / healthcare teams attending the Summit together. To qualify, (1) a minimum of three people (no maximum number) from the same partnership must register for the Summit, AND (2) at least one member of the group must be a healthcare team member -- an MD, RN, MSW or healthcare administrator (not General Counsel or development officer).
**Students from all undergraduate, graduate and professional programs are eligible for the student registration rate. Medical residents are also welcome to take advantage of the student rate.
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Click here to book a room at the Fairmont Olympic at the Summit rate of $189.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel at a special conference rate of $189 / night. The special rate is available until March 18, 2014, or until all rooms are sold out. We encourage you to book early. There are king and double rooms available. By using the special booking website above, you will automatically book at the $189 rate.
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Boston University School of Medicine and The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. 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.
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.
Social Work credits are pending.
Attorneys seeking CLE credit will need to contact their individual state bar associations. Attorneys from Illinois should contact Claire Grimble at the Boston University School of Medicine CME office at email@example.com or 617-638-4905.
Attorneys will receive a certificate at the end of the Summit documenting hours and participation to report to their individual state bar associations.
Previous MLP Summits
April 11-12, 2013
March 26-27, 2012
March 24-25, 2011
March 25-26, 2010
March 26-27, 2009
March 12-13, 2008
May 4, 2007
April 28, 2006
When faced with a health crisis, people need to be able to turn to experts. Establishing these partnerships will help patients save money, and alleviate some of the stress of the unknown as they focus on what matters most – their health.
Senator Chris Murphy (CT)