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Get ready for the 2021 iCAN Summit 

Save the date and start planning now to join us in Lyon, France for the 2021 Summit! Look for registration to open in March 20201.

All who are interested in pediatric healthcare - children, parents, clinicians, industry, and other non-profits with similar interests are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Our youth are amazing, talented, inspiring. You won't want to miss it! 

Check back often for updated details.

iCAN Research and Advocacy Summit

Every year, all of our chapters come together for the innovative and exciting iCAN Research & Advocacy Summit.

 

This event provides our youth members with an invaluable opportunity to learn from one another, and to network with leading professionals from around the globe.  In turn, the iCAN Research & Advocacy Summit offers the scientific community an opportunity to engage with directly with children and parents, so that they may learn about the value and the significant importance of the influence of children on research, medicine, and innovation.

Since the inception of iCAN, an annual iCAN Research & Advisory Summit has been offered to provide young people an opportunity of working with medical professionals, community leaders, scientists, and researchers in medicine, science, health, advocacy, and technology to improve the health and well-being of children with chronic conditions and rare diseases.

 

Who should attend?

  • iCAN Youth members, ranging from 8-18 years of age 

  • Young adult leaders, interested in pursuing degrees in healthcare, science, pharma, business and advocacy

  • *Parents and legal guardians/caregivers of attending youth members

  • iCAN Chapter leaders and youth advisers

  • Representatives of government agencies (the FDA, Senate, Congress, Health Canada, National Institutes of Health, and many other national and international regulating entities)

  • Medical professionals (pediatricians, nurses, child life, researchers, interns)

  • Industry (pharmaceutical, biotech, device, and clinical research organizations)

  • Patient advocacy groups

  • Community partners

  • Investigator groups

  • Academic institutions

  • Anyone interested in the Health of Pediatric Patients

iCAN aims to continue to expand the global network and opportunities for our youth members, as well as increase the success of the Summit each year through partnership with community and sponsoring partners.  

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