“If I can get some students interested in science…, then my job's been done”. - Christa McAuliff, NASA Astronaut

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At iCAN we believe that our chapters are the heart of our community. Local chapters are where young minds come together to help further improve patient/caregiver voice in healthcare, clinical trials, research, advocacy, and science. 


Joining iCAN means new opportunities for your kids to share their voices locally and to amplify our collective voices to be heard by industry, thought leaders, decision makers, and each other. 

Starting a chapter is easy and highly rewarding, and it doesn't cost anything.

Most chapters are associated with a hospital, though some are not. Chapters have 10-50 kids who meet about once a month. 

Not ready to start a chapter but want to be involved?  Join our iCAN Virtual Chapter and share your voice through our greater iCAN network.


In addition to research, surveys, and activities that iCAN sends out to gather our kids ideas and voices for our industry and community partners, chapters participate in activities with local hospitals and universities. Chapters may bring in speakers, visit a museum, or participate in volunteer activities. The specific activities are up to the local chapter, but you can get ideas from our website, other chapters, and at our annual Summit.

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