Call for Host Cities: ISMS 2024

The Street Medicine Institute is pleased to announce a call for host cities for the 20th annual International Street Medicine Symposium! The 20th annual symposium will be held in September or October of 2024.

Learn more about the history of ISMS here

See a list of previous ISMS locations

In previous years, the symposium has been held on a Thursday through Saturday morning with a pre-symposium Street Medicine 101 workshop on Wednesday. The hosting organization will have an opportunity to present lectures, panels, and/or workshops highlighting the host city’s work to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals sleeping rough/unsheltered.

The cost of the symposium is shared between the Street Medicine Institute and the host city.

Below are examples of the host city organization's responsibilities:
  • planning the Host City Day presentations, panels, and workshops; 
  • advertising for local attendees;
  • arranging location and refreshments for an evening networking event; and
  • securing food, venue space, and other necessary equipment for the symposium with guidance from the Street Medicine Institute. 

Below are examples of The Street Medicine Institute’s responsibilities:

  • designing the content of the symposium;
  • international advertising;
  • symposium registration;
  • coordinating with non-local presenters; and
  • assisting the host city with their responsibilities. 

Please complete this form to indicate your city’s interest in applying to host the 2024 symposium. SMI staff will contact you to share more detail about the application process, discuss the responsibilities of each party in more detail, and provide the full application.

The deadline to submit an inquiry is March 3, 2023.

Apply to Host ISMS 2024