ATLANTA, Ga - The International Children's Advisory Network (iCAN) is proud to unveil a new virtual series of discussions designed by kids for kids. This unique series of interactive events are aimed at providing youth around the world with an opportunity to ask questions to career experts, gain knowledge while participating in collaborative discussion, while further broadening educational growth. Hosted by Dr. Anthony Chang, Doctor and Founder of AIMed, and the International Society of Pediatric Innovation (iSPI), the monthly kid-friendly virtual series of discussions offer a unique opportunity to connect kids to field experts, something that iCAN youth members requested. Earlier in 2020, iCAN youth members participated in a survey to share feedback on what they wanted to learn more about as youth members within iCAN. Citing two universal top choices, kids explained that they wanted to know more about innovation in medicine, as well as, future careers. Both topics will be at the center of focus for Session 1: Innovation to be held on October 3rd at 10:00 a.m., and Session 2: Careers in Medicine. As the series continues, attendees will have the opportunity to choose what later sessions focus on, supporting immediate idea discovery and personal education growth under the understanding that #iCANMakeADifference.
Explains Amy Ohmer, iCAN Director, "Our hope is to have kids participate in the Ask the Expert monthly sessions to explore the topics that they want to know about. As future leaders, this provides an opportunity to deeply dive into their own ideas, brainstorm solutions, and innovate for the future. What better way than to talk to adults that have already blazed a path?"