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iCAN President Leanne West, Judge at National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation

College Park, April 30, 2019 - Leanne West, President of iCAN Research and Chief Engineer Pediatric Technologies, Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected as one of the Judges for this year's National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation through Innovate 4 Kids

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) serves as a critical device development resource by providing expert advice, support services, and fund management of pediatric device innovation. We bring together individuals and institutions that can support pediatric medical device progression through all stages of development – ideation, concept formation, prototyping, preclinical, clinical, manufacturing, marketing, and commercialization.

NCC-PDI long-term objective is to improve pediatric health care by increasing the number of effective pediatric medical devices and contribute to the national effort to address the unmet need for pediatric medical devices.

West, a leader in Pediatric Device technology through her work at Georgia Tech, is a long-standing believer in providing children with the best technology. Through her efforts within the International Children's Advisory Network (iCAN), West has begun the work of involving children to help innovate their own new devices and products. To learn more about iCAN's youth innovation, visit and see what kids are doing to help bring new product ideas to market.

To further be involved with iCAN Research, visit and register for the iCAN Summit to be held in Kansas City, MO from June 24th - June 28th, 2019 at the Kansas City Crown Center. Registration is open through June 1st, 2019 and speakers include topics on vaping, robotics, clinical research, technology, innovation, advocacy and science. iCAN youth ages 8-18 will be on hand to share their expertise within pediatric healthcare and help to spark the creativity and awareness that professionals are seeking within the industry. This is a not-to-miss fantastic opportunity to learn more about engaging young people to help pediatric healthcare.

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