About iCAN

The International Children's Advisory Network (iCAN) is a worldwide consortium of children’s advisory groups, known as Kids Impacting Disease Through Science (KIDS) and Young Persons Advisory Groups (YPAGS). These dedicated youth member groups work in unison around the world to provide a voice for children and families in medicine, research, and innovation. iCAN is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit through the Foundation for Children, Inc., and is a collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT), Georgia Institute of Technology (Pediatrics@GT), local AAP Chapters, children’s hospitals, local academia, and other non-profits.

Our goal is to get our kids where they need to be to have their voice heard. Our amazing youth make a difference in pediatric healthcare , through interactions with industry, by presenting original research at conferences, by innovating new solutions, by advocating for the pediatric patient voice in healthcare world-wide, and by telling their at stories at conferences and to organizations like the FDA, NIH, NORD, AAP.

With 22 chapters worldwide,

together we can change the future of pediatric medicine.

Our Mission

To foster greater global understanding about the importance of the pediatric patient and caregiver voice in healthcare, clinical trials, and research.


Our Vision

To be a global consortium of Youth Advisory Groups working together to provide a voice for children and families in health and research.

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iCAN is a Registered 501(c)3

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