Scotland to host the International Children's Advisory Network (iCAN) summit
9th August 2017
Scotland is set to host the International Children Advisory Network (iCAN) Summit in 2018 bringing together young people across the globe and supporting the scientific community to engage with children on research, medicine, and innovation.
Organised by the NRS Children's Network, the week-long summit will take place in Edinburgh.
iCAN is a worldwide consortium of children’s advisory groups working together to provide a voice for children and families in health, medicine, research, and innovation through communication and collaboration. iCAN’s chapters work locally in partnerships with their local children’s hospitals and communities, and collaborate together network-wide to have a global impact. Through youth-led councils, committees and focus groups, they address needs of pediatric clinical research and healthcare, influence state and federal regulations, and advocate for pediatric patients across the globe.
The summit provides the young people of the Network with an invaluable opportunity to learn from one another and network with professionals from across the globe, while allowing the scientific community to engage with children and learn about the value and the significant importance of the influence of children on research, medicine, and innovation.