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.
The 2014 MLP Summit is possible with generous support from:
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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Click here to download the full agenda. The Summit will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 10 and adjourn at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11.
Before March 1st
On / After March 1st
|Group Rate*:||$350 / person||$350 / person|
|Student / Resident Rate**:||$150||$150|
*All participants registering under the group rate must complete their own registration form. The group rate applies in two situations:
1. MLP legal / healthcare team attending the Summit together. To qualify:
- a minimum of three people (no maximum number) from the same partnership must register for the Summit, AND
- at least one member of the group must be a healthcare team member. This can be someone from the healthcare institution -- an MD, RN, MSW or healthcare administrator (not General Counsel or development officer) -- or a partner from a public health organization.
2. Multiple staff from the same health or legal association (e.g. American Bar Association, Association of American Medical College, state Primary Care Association, etc.) attending the Summit together. To qualify:
- a minimum of three people (no maximum number) from the same association must register.
Students registering with the student rate cannot be counted toward the group rate. Please email Kate Marple at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about who qualifies for the group rate.
**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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Outstanding MLP Award
Given by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
This award recognizes a medical-legal partnership that exemplifies the activities and integration of medical-legal partnership and demonstrates impact on healthcare clinic / institution practice. Nominations are due Monday, March 17, 2014. Click here to review the guidelines and submit a nomination.
Distinguished MLP Advocate Award
Given by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
This award honors an MLP practitioner (healthcare or legal) who has made a significant contribution to the research, policies, scaling or education that support the growth of the MLP movement nationally. Nominations are due Monday, March 17, 2014. Click here to review the guidelines and submit a nomination.
Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award
Given by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
This award recognizes an outstanding pro bono attorney, law firm or corporate legal department that has made a significant contribution to the field of medical-legal partnership. The nomination form and supporting materials must be submitted by March 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. CST to Steve Scudder at email@example.com. Please include MLP Pro Bono Award in the subject line.
Our room block at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is sold out and no additional rooms are available. Summit participants who have yet to book their accomodations should plan to stay at another hotel.
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.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 12.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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.
Contact Hours: 11.5 of which 0 is eligible for pharmacology credit.
For Social Workers
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES), provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: October 6, 2012- October 5, 2015. Social Workers should contact their regularity board to determine course approval.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive 12 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Attorneys seeking CLE credit will need to contact their individual state bar associations. Attorneys from Illinois should contact the CME Office at Boston University School of Medicine at (617) 638-4605 for more information.
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
Better integration of preventive medicine and pragmatic legal assistance will result in better care for individuals and a smarter deployment of our scarce health care resources. Our bill will encourage medical experts and lawyers to work together to improve the health and wellness of families and cut unnecessary spending on preventable medical conditions. This is a win-win program that can make a real difference in the lives of Hoosiers.
Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)