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2016 iCAN Research and Advocacy Summit

2016 iCAN Research and Advocacy Summit

5th July 2016

The Young Person's Group, part of the Scottish Children's Research Network (ScotCRN), attended the International Children’s Advisory Network Summit in Barcelona helping improve paediatric health, medicine, research and innovation by sharing children’s voices in an impactful way. 

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 synergy, communication and collaboration.

The 2016 iCAN Research and Advocacy Summit was an engaging five-day conference held in Barcelona, Spain that brought together over 160 youth advisors, team leaders, parents and scientific partners representing 15 iCAN chapters from 6 countries on 2 continents. iCAN partnered with Sant Joan de Déu Hospital to host this event, which held a myriad of interactive sessions, workshops and expert panels.

In addition to meeting with other youth groups, listening to presentations from pharma, the FDA, and EMEA the summit included demonstrations in paediatric health care from the innovations team at the hospital.

The event provided our Young Person's Group 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 importance of the influence of children on research, medicine, and innovation. They represented the Network admirably in open discussion, came second in the GRIP (Global Research In Paediatrics )Good Clinical Practice Quiz and won the Best Poster.

Pictured from left to right: Rebecca, Scott, Katie, Andrei, Corrie, Anna, Theo, Emily


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