Registration is now open for the 20th annual International Street Medicine Symposium! 

The Street Medicine Institute is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 20th annual International Street Medicine Symposium, to be held September 15 – 18, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. We are grateful to our local co-host Care Beyond the Boulevard for helping to organize this 20th anniversary 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. Each year, ISMS offers 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. All people working in the area of health and homelessness are invited, and we encourage and celebrate the diversity of lived expertise and professional roles represented among participants.

The symposium will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in on September 16 – 18, 2024, with an optional pre-symposium Street Medicine 101 workshop Sunday, September 15.

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ISMS 2024 will showcase the work of Care Beyond the Boulevard (CBB), a completely independent street medicine organization that has continually evolved since its inception. CBB is unique from many other street medicine organizations due to its independence from any hospital systems, clinics, or schools of medicine. We collaborate with multiple systems in all these realms daily, but our governance is independent.

Our organization has grown from a one night a week street team into a multi-disciplinary program that provides street medicine, multiple clinics per week, and medical respite. We employ 10 full-time staff and 3 contract workers and have over 200 volunteers who provide healthcare to thousands of Kansas Citians. Volunteers are the heart of our work and contribute to the consistency and quality of care we deliver. We offer patients medical care, physical therapy, case management, medical respite, point of care labs, vision screenings, and dental care.
Due to the geography of Kansas City, which straddles the Missouri and Kansas state line, CBB faces unusual issues that our team works to navigate routinely: multi-state licensure, neighboring states with vastly different laws, one state with Medicaid expansion and one without, opposite abortion laws, opposing laws on marijuana, and varying regulations on provider practice regulations for PAs and NPs.

We are honored to be the host for this year's symposium and are excited to share the work done by CBB and the collaborations in place to deliver care to the streets of Kansas City. 

-Jaynell (KK) Assmann, APRN, Founder and CEO, Care Beyond the Boulevard


Registration Information 

Inclusive Registration Rates for 2024

The street medicine community includes individuals and organizations of all types, sizes, and budgets and we want all of you to be able to participate in the 20th annual International Street Medicine Symposium. This year, the Street Medicine Institute (SMI) is offering three paid registration tiers to help enable our colleagues with recent lived experience of homelessness and our colleagues from countries that are offered free SMI membership to register for free.

As a non-profit organization dependent upon this income for our sustainability, SMI asks that you register at the price tier best reflecting your resources and the value you place on participation in the symposium. Paying at the highest tier possible for you allows SMI to include colleagues who have fewer financial resources. As you weigh the most appropriate tier for you and your team, please factor in that ISMS 2024 will include approximately 20 hours of educational content. Also, please remember:

Members of the Street Medicine Institute receive a 50% discount on ISMS registration and the Street Medicine 101 pre-symposium workshop. 

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Tier 1- Full-price Tier

This registration tier is suggested for physicians, administrators, advanced practice providers, and others from organizations that provide professional-development budgets for employees. This tier includes continuing education credit.

$750 $375

Tier 2

This discounted registration tier is suggested for other professionals who need continuing education credit and are paying their own way, or who work for an organization that cannot support a full-price registration. This tier includes continuing education credit.

$550 $275

Tier 3

This registration tier is suggested for students (including residents and fellows), outreach workers, and others who are paying for their own registration and do not need continuing education credit.

$150 $75
People with Recent Lived Experience Free for SMI Members Free
International C Free for SMI Members Free


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. 

Accessing Free Registration

If you live in one of the countries in our International C group or have recently experienced homelessness, please become a member of the Street Medicine Institute for free at the beginning of the ISMS registration process. Once you sign up as a member, you will be able to register for the symposium for free.

The “People with Recent Lived Experience” category is right for you if you have experienced homelessness in the past five years and you are not currently in a professional role. If you are working in a professional role, we kindly ask that you register at the highest registration tier that you or your organization can support. 


Street Medicine 101 Workshop

Symposium Add-on- Sunday, September 15, 2024

We are pleased to offer this special pre-symposium workshop, updated this year to address common challenges among new and developing Street Medicine programs around the world. This high-yield introductory session is targeted to those individuals and organizations new to Street Medicine or in need of expert guidance to launch or enhance their Street Medicine activities. This workshop will provide an instructive overview of the history, principles, and practice of Street Medicine, as well as interaction with experts in the field for guidance and problem-solving. 

  Non-member SMI Member

Street Medicine 101 Workshop 

$70 $35


Continuing Education

Application for CME credit is pending for this event. Registration in Tier 1 or 2 includes continuing education credits. Tier 3 registration does not include continuing education credits. 


Symposium Schedule

Sunday, September 15, 2024- Street Medicine 101 Add-on

8 - 9 am  Registration
9 am - 12 pm Street Medicine 101 Workshop
12 - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 - 4:40 pm Street Medicine 101 Workshop


Monday, September 16, 2024

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am - 5 pm Host City Day Lectures and Breakout Sessions (lunch included)


Tuesday, September 17, 2024

7:45 - 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast
8:45 am - 5 pm Invited International Lectures, Interactive Sessions, & Poster Presentations (lunch included)
6 - 9 pm Evening Social Event at Lightwell KC (included)

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

7:45 - 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast
8:45 am - 12:30 pm Invited International Lectures, Interactive Sessions


Keynote Presenter: Chastity Bowick

Chastity Bowick will provide the Keynote Address at ISMS 2024. Chastity is an award-winning activist, civil rights leader, and transgender health advocate. For seven years, she led the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts, which is the leading crisis agency for transgender communities in Massachusetts.

Chastity is currently a board member at the Boston Women’s Fund, LGBTQ Senior Housing, the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, and Trans Relations Organizing Committee- Boston Pride 4 the People. She strives to provide services for transgender survivors of homelessness, domestic violence, drug use, sexual assault and survival sex-work.

Read more about Chastity Bowick here


ISMS, including the Street Medicine 101 workshop, will be held at Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center, located at 301 West 13th Street, Suite 10, Kansas City, Missouri 64105, USA.



A limited number of discounted rooms are available in the ISMS room block at the Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton for $199 USD/ night, excluding taxes. Click here to reserve a room at Hotel Phillips

The area surrounding Kansas City Convention Center also has numerous other lodging options at many price points within a short walk to the ISMS venue. We encourage you to explore lodging options that meet your preferences and needs. 



Air Travel

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is approximately a 20-minute drive from the ISMS venue. Click here for travel information to & from MCI. 


Amtrak serves Kansas City Union Station and offers direct trips from St. Louis, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as connections from elsewhere in the USA.

Kansas City Transit

Kansas City operates a free streetcar near our ISMS venue and connecting to Union Station. Click here to read about other transportation options in and around Kanas City, including public transit busses.

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