ATLANTA, GA - Calling all International Children's Advisory Network, Inc. (iCAN) chapters, now is the time to submit a bid to host the upcoming 2023 iCAN Summit.
In accordance with the formal process of selecting a host location for the 2023 iCAN Summit, the iCAN Board of Directors announces an Invitation to Bid (ITB) to iCAN Chapters located in North America.
Please note: the ITB is rotated between Europe and North America on an annual basis. For 2024, the selection will be made within European based iCAN Chapters.
The iCAN Summit is an international week-long event, hosting up to 150 people in a selected location. Approximately 75 attendees are youth members under the age of 25 years old, while the remaining attendees comprise a mixture of parents, community members, pediatric healthcare professionals: including doctors, researchers, and scientists. During the week, attendees are provided a world-class opportunity to have week-long family-friendly and accessible hotel accommodations in a local chapter community. For five days, attendees will participate in learning sessions focused on improving pediatric health, science, clinical research trials, medicine, medical device development, innovation, and patient advocacy. The hosting venue will offer attendees a meeting venue that supports virtual learnings for chapter members unable to attend, as well as space for multiple meetings, poster sessions, sponsored tables, attendee meals, bathrooms – all with accessibility to support all guests, while meeting the needs of sponsoring iCAN partners. Throughout the week, attendees are provided with opportunities to participate in group cultural events. To view previous iCAN summits, please visit www.icanresearch.org.
To participate in the ITB, a designated iCAN Chapter Leader (or representative authorized to share the ITB), must submit a written response with supporting documentation (all documentation has already been emailed to chapter leaders on March 23rd, 2022) Amy Ohmer, Director, iCAN Research no later than May 30th, 2022, for review.
The selected location for 2023 will be announced at the 2022 iCAN Summit hosted by Jumo Health on Friday, July 15th, 2022. To learn more or to register for the summit, please visit www.icanresearch.org/2022-summit.