Thank you for participating in the 19th annual International Street Medicine Symposium! 


The Street Medicine Institute is excited to announce that registration is open for the 19th annual International Street Medicine Symposium, to be held September 28-30, 2023 in London, England. We are grateful to our co-hosts Transformation Partners in Health & Care and UCLH Find&Treat, and their London partners, for hosting this year’s symposium.

The International Street Medicine Symposium (ISMS) is the world’s premier educational event dedicated to the health care of rough-sleeper and unsheltered homeless populations. As always, ISMS will offer an impressive slate of homeless health care experts from around the globe presenting clinical topics, innovations, research outcomes, and best practices relevant to street medicine through the popular format mix of large-group lectures, interactive small-group presentations and workshops, and poster presentations. 

For the purposes of this symposium, “street medicine” is used interchangeably with “inclusion health.” All people working in the area of health and homelessness are invited, and we encourage and celebrate the diversity of professional roles and disciplines represented among participants. 

The symposium will be held at Mary Ward House in Central London on September 28 – 30, 2023. A pre-symposium workshop will be held at Whitechapel Mission on Wednesday, September 27.

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Host City Welcome | Registration | Pre-symposium Workshop | Continuing Education | Schedule | Keynote Venue | Lodging Options | Transportation | COVID-19 Safety

Host City Welcome

London is a lens that brings global health challenges into sharp focus. Recent events, not least the pandemic, have amplified pre-existing inequities across the world, reversing a century of gains in life expectancy and exposing millions to the injuries of poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Increasing numbers of people are now sleeping rough in London and facing huge danger and life limiting health harms. This is a collective moral injury to society. Street Medicine has grown into an international movement bringing compassion, solutions and innovation into the widening void between people and essential services. Healthcare informed by both lived and learned experience is central to its values. We share these values and are delighted to host ISMS in London 2023. We very much look forward to welcoming you. 

-Professor Al Story (University College London Hospitals Find&Treat) and Professor Andrew Hayward (UCL/UKHSA) 

We are honoured to be appointed as the London based delivery partner for this International Street Medicine Symposium.  We will be working with the Street Medicine Institute to design a programme for 2023 that showcases the lived experience of people in London alongside London’s latest improvements and innovations in street medicine. Global exchange of learning is essential to transforming care and we look forward to forging generative relationships with other world cities.

-Jemma Gilbert OBE FRSA (Director of Transformation) & Liza Collins (Deputy Director Homeless Health) at Transformation Partners in Health and Care

Registration Information- 

ISMS is sold out! Registration is closed, and onsite registration will not be available. 

Members of the Street Medicine Institute receive a 50% discount on ISMS registration, the pre-symposium workshop, and continuing education fees.


Group Memberships: If you are registering a group of people from your program, please ensure they have first all been included in your Group Membership account. You may continue to add individuals to your Group Membership and register them for the symposium at any time until the symposium. Please contact [email protected] if you require assistance.

U.S. Registration Rates

  Non-Member SMI Member
Persons With Lived Experience* Free Free
Physicians & Admin $550 $275
Advanced Practice Providers $350 $175
Healthcare & Other Professionals $250 $125
Community Stakeholders $250 $125
Residents & Fellows, Physicians In-Training $150 $75
Non-Medical Outreach Workers & Volunteers $150 $75
Students $150 $75

To find your registration category, click here.

*If you are a person with lived experience of homelessness, we ask that you select the registration category that represents your recent highest level of professional achievements. The PWLE category is right for you if you have experienced homelessness in the past five years and you are not currently in a professional role.

International Registration Rates

If you live outside of the United States, click here to learn about discounted international membership.

  Non-Member SMI Member
International Group A:
Physicians & Administrators
$375 $188
International Group A: Healthcare & Other Professionals $250 $125
International Group B: Physicians & Administrators $220 $110
International Group B: Healthcare & Other Professionals $175 $88
International Group C: All categories $80 $40

To find your registration category, click here.

Conference Add-Ons

Continuing Education & Professional Development

The AAFP has reviewed 19th annual International Street Medicine Symposium and deemed it acceptable for up to 19.50 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/27/2023 to 09/30/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

For all AAFP credit equivalencies and recognition, please see the AAFP Credit System website.

Pre-symposium Workshop- Wednesday, September 27- SOLD OUT

Update 8/30/23: Both pre-symposium workshops are sold out. We are pleased to announce newly reformatted pre-symposium workshops for 2023! Our pre-symposium sessions (formerly Street Medicine 101) have always offered practical content on how to start and grow a street medicine program and this year we continue to offer a similar “Street Medicine Essentials” workshop relevant to street medicine workers at any stage of their career. 

Additionally, we will offer a “Street Medicine Explorations” workshop for street medicine workers with at least 4-5 years of experience in the field (excluding time as a student). In this session, we will explore philosophical and existential concepts in street medicine, such as what street medicine is and isn’t, who are we as people who do street medicine, and where street medicine exists as a discipline in medicine or as a social justice movement. By signing up for Explorations, you are agreeing to be an active participant in the conversation.

Wednesday morning- Combined workshop for all attendees

Wednesday afternoon- “Street Medicine Essentials” workshop or “Street Medicine Explorations” workshop

  Non-Member SMI Member 
CME $250 $125
Pre-symposium Workshop- USA $80 $40
Pre-symposium Workshop- Students $60 $30
Pre-symposium Workshop- International Group A $70 $35
Pre-symposium Workshop- International Group B $60 $30
Pre-symposium Workshop- International Group C Free Free

Symposium Schedule

Click below to view the full program schedule.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023- Pre-symposium workshop (sold out)

8 am  Registration
9 am - 12 pm Pre-symposium workshop combined session
12 - 1:45 pm Lunch on your own
1:45 - 4:30 pm Street Medicine Essentials OR Street Medicine Explorations


Thursday, September 28, 2023

8 am Registration
9 am - 5 pm Host City Day Lectures and Breakout Sessions
6 pm Social event at Mary Ward House


Friday, September 29, 2023

8 am Registration
9 am - 5 pm Invited International Lectures, Interactive Sessions, & Poster Presentations

Saturday, September 30, 2023

8 am Registration
8 am - 1 pm Invited International Lectures, Interactive Sessions


Keynote Presenter: Dr. Steph GrohmannSteph Grohmann

Steph Grohmann is an anthropologist with a background in social care. She has been studying homelessness and displacement for many years. More recently, she has focused on the extreme health inequities affecting people who are considered "out of place," such as people experiencing homelessness and refugees. Wearing many hats, she also works on developing fair and equitable research ethics practices in research with people who are socially excluded. She is the author of The Ethics of Space: Homelessness and Squatting in Urban England. Steph currently works at the University of Edinburgh and the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft in Austria.


ISMS will be held at the historic Mary Ward House, located at 7 Tavistock Place, London, England, WC1H 9SN, United Kingdom.

The Wednesday pre-symposium workshop will be held at Whitechapel Mission, located at 212 Whitechapel Road, London, England, E1 1BJ, United Kingdom.

Lodging Options

The area surrounding Mary Ward House has numerous lodging options at many price points within a short walk or easy transit ride to both venues. Because of the abundance of lodging options in this part of London, there is not a hotel room block reserved for ISMS attendees. We encourage you to explore lodging options that meet your preferences and needs. 

Some hotels in the immediate vicinity of the venue include:

Royal National Hotel
Alhambra Hotel
Ambassadors Bloomsbury
Kings Cross Inn Hotel
Premier Inn London St Pancras

Please note that SMI does not have direct knowledge of these hotels and therefore cannot recommend them. This is a small sample of the many hotels in the symposium neighborhood. We encourage attendees to research hotel, hostel, or Airbnb options near the venue address, which is located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood of London.


Air Travel

Click here for information on travel to Mary Ward House from London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.


Kings Cross & St Pancras stations are a 12-minute walk from Mary Ward House. 

London Public Transit

London has a robust public transit system. Mary Ward House is located near several underground/tube stations and bus stops. Read about London transit. 

COVID-19 Safety

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, and no requirements to take a test or quarantine when you arrive in the UK. 

We plan to follow local health guidelines at ISMS. The Street Medicine Institute and our hosts in London encourage the use of masks during the symposium to protect our vulnerable clients and colleagues.