The International Children's Advisory Network, Inc. (iCAN) is a worldwide consortium of children's advisory groups, known as Kids Impacting Diseases Through Science (KIDS) and Young Persons Advisory Groups (YPAGS). These dedicated youth member groups work in unison around the world to provide a voice for children and families in medicine, research, and innovation.
Our goal is to get kids where they need to be to have their voice heard. Our amazing youth make a difference throughout all facets of pediatric healthcare and clinical research, through interactions with industry, by presenting original research at conferences, by innovating new solutions, by advocating for the pediatric patient voice in healthcare world-wide, and by telling their at stories at conferences and to organizations like the FDA, NIH, NORD.
iCAN DC Chapter
Hope for Henry and Children’s National Hospital is the iCAN DC Chapter. They have taken an important step in celebrating, incorporating, and communicating the needs of children in medicine, research, and innovation in the greater Washington, DC area with the founding of the iCAN chapter. This group focuses on providing children with past clinical experience, experience using hospital services, chronic medical conditions and/or take medication regularly, and/or an interest in medicine and/or research, opportunities to share their experience with key stakeholders and learn more about child health.
iCAN Clinical Day at Children's National
iCAN members explored clinical practice with a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit and emergency transportation services. As a part of the tours, the members learned how physicians and nurses treat very small, premature, or congenitally ill babies and how paramedics perform a wide range of emergency care skills, such as automated defibrillation, care of spinal injuries, and oxygen therapy.
iCAN Research Day at Children's National