2022 iCAN Summit

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$0 – $500

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8 Av. Rockefeller

8 Avenue Rockefeller

69008 Lyon


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Join iCAN for the innovative and exciting iCAN Research & Advocacy Summit in Lyon, France to support pediatric healthcare and research.

About this event

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Join the International Children's Advisory Network, Inc. (iCAN) in Lyon, France from July 11th - July 15th, 2022, for an exciting week-long event at our 8th annual "iCAN Research & Advocacy Summit", presented by Jumo Health. This event is designed to provide children and young people with an invaluable opportunity to learn from one another, and to network with leading professionals from around the globe, while being immersed in science, medicine, advocacy, innovation, leadership, and more.

Since the inception of iCAN in 2014, an annual "iCAN Research & Advisory Summit" has been offered to provide children and young people an opportunity of working with medical professionals, community leaders, scientists, researchers, regulators in medicine, science, health, advocacy, and technology to improve the health and well-being of children with chronic and complicated conditions and rare diseases.

10 Exciting Reasons to Attend the 8th Annual 2022 iCAN Summit:

  • Travel to France and be immersed in culture and community.
  • Learn about rare, chronic, and complicated pediatric medical conditions.
  • Share your unique expertise and participate in our poster session.
  • Shape the future of clinical research.
  • Be hands on with innovative, cutting edge STEAM opportunities.
  • Support new pediatric innovation.
  • Engage with global leaders.
  • Make friends from around the world.
  • Learn about careers in healthcare.​
  • Have fun and make memories that last a lifetime!

During this important week, the iCAN Research & Advocacy Summit will also offer the pediatric scientific community an opportunity to engage directly with children, young people, and parents, to better understand the significant importance of the influence of children on research, medicine, and innovation. To understand how the iCAN Summit has helped projects around the world, please visit our Partners page at https://www.icanresearch.org/support-us.

Who should attend the iCAN Summit?

  • Children and young people, ranging from 8-18 years of age.
  • Young adult leaders, interested in pursuing degrees in healthcare, science, pharma, business, and advocacy.
  • Parents, legal guardians/caregivers, and iCAN Chapter Leaders of attending youth members.
  • Representatives of government agencies.
  • Medical professionals (pediatricians, nurses, child life, researchers, interns, and medical students).
  • Industry (pharmaceutical, biotech, device, and clinical research organizations).
  • Patient advocacy groups.
  • Community partners.
  • Investigator groups.
  • Academic institutions.
  • Anyone interested in the health and well being of Pediatric Patients.

For Sponsoring and Community Partners:

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. For sponsorship inquiries to help support the iCAN Summit, with benefits such as logo placement, focus group sessions/summit speaking sessions, summit tables and more, please email info@iCANResearch.org. The International Children's Advisory Network Inc., (iCAN) is a tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Download the NEW 2022 Summit App:

Thank you to KIDS France for creating a new way to stay connected during the iCAN Summit! Visit https://www.eventool.com/en/wa/ICANKFR22 and use the following code: ICANKIDSFR when creating a new profile. As part of our "green" initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the 2022 iCAN Summit, the agenda, venue, and fun information about our week in Lyon will be made available. Check out the flyer below to scan the QR code for easy access to downloading the app.

2022 iCAN Summit Poster Session:

Learn more about the 2022 iCAN Summit Poster Session by visiting www.icanresearch.org/2022-Summit. All posters must be submitted by June 1st, 2022. Additional details on the website.

2022 iCAN Scholarship Opportunity for Youth Members ages 8-18:

Apply for the 2022 iCAN Scholarship by submitting either a video or a written essay in response to the prompt: "Why iCAN is Important to Me." Learn more at www.icanresearch.org/2022-Summit. All entries must be submitted by May 15th, 2022. Additional details on the website.

For Discounted Hotel Reservations:

For all summit attendees, iCAN has secured discounted hotel rates at the Lagrange Apart Hotel, located at 81/85 cours Albert Thomas – 69003 LYON. It is the responsibility of the attendee to reserve their room and it is recommended to do so immediately to ensure availability at the discounted rate. iCAN respectfully asks that single attendee participants reserve single rooms to allow larger families to reserve double or triple sized rooms. Additionally, the venue has 9 fully accessible rooms that should be utilized only by those in need. Breakfast will be provided daily, and we have asked for an assortment of breakfast items to accommodate dairy/nut/gluten free and vegan diets, but if an attendee has a dietary need, we suggest the attendees bring those necessary items as they may not be available. Current breakfast menu items (varies by season) include: hot drinks (tea, coffee, milk, cappuccino), juice (apple and orange), ham, coppa, dried sausage, assorted cereal, hard-boiled eggs, warm tortilla, butter, jam, yogurt, French pastries, assorted breads, fresh fruit/salad, and locally made brioche.

All room service expenses are the responsibility of the attendee and payment will be required by the attendee upon check-out. Discounted Hotel Rooms are limited and on a first come/first serve basis and should be reserved immediately. All attendees must email Amy Ohmer at AmyOhmer@iCANResearch.org to reserve a room.

The 2022 Summit Discounted Hotel Room Rates (subject to availability after June 1st, 2022):

Attendees must contact the hotel directly after June 1st, 2022 to make any reservations or changes to previously reserved hotel rooms. Attendees should email discount code ICAN2022 to lyonlumiere@langrange-city.com when booking:

Single bed (single person) - 74.00 euro per night

Double bed (two people) - 84.00 euro per night

Triple apartment (one double sofa bed + one double or two twin beds) - 134.00 euro per night

Quad apartment (one double sofa bed + one double or two twin beds) - 144.00 euro per night

Daily Arrival Check in at 2:00 p.m. and Departure Check out by 11:00 a.m.

For guests driving, the hotel parking charge is 15.00 euro (not reimbursable by iCAN).

Additionally, the hotel charges a Lyon City Tax charge of 2.50 euro per person/per day.

Please note: VAT charges are included in the price of the hotel.

For Questions:

For any questions related to the 2022 iCAN Summit, please submit inquiries directly to info@icanresearch.org.

Registration to virtually attend the 2022 iCAN Summit remains open through June 11th, 2022.

In-person attendees should contact info@icanresearch.org for any registrations placed after June 1st to verify ability and space limitations.

Discounted hotels are subject to limited availability after June 1st, 2022 and arrangements should be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Please note before completing registration: For a full refund of participant registration, requests must be made by June 30th, 2022 in writing to info@icanresearch.org. iCAN is not responsible or liable for any and all travel arrangements, including cancellation of: (including but not limited to) flights, trains, cars, transport of any kind, accommodations, meals, reservations or other rental / vacation services acquired by/for participants for any reason. iCAN is not responsible for any attendee medical needs. iCAN advises attendees to purchase travel insurance for the iCAN Summit.

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