NIHR CYP MedTech at iCAN Summit
We would like to thank the organisers of the 4th iCAN summit which was held in Edinburgh last week. We were part of the ‘technology showcase’ day on Friday on July 13th. Our Clinical Director Professor Paul Dimitri spoke to the young people on ‘Advancing the health of children and young people through technology’ We would like to thank everyone who attended to showcase their technologies and of course the young people who took part and gave some new ideas on how we can all work together to solve some common issues in child health. Watch this space as we will be uploading a video link from the event soon.
The intention was to give the children and young people at the conference an opportunity to meet with our collaborators to discuss how their technology will impact on children’s health. It also gave the young people the chance to play with and use the technology.
iCAN Research 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. iCAN’s Chapters work both locally in partnerships with their local children’s hospitals and communities, and collaborate together network-wide to have a global impact. Through our chapters, youth-led councils, committees and focus groups, we address needs of paediatric clinical research and healthcare, influence state and federal regulations, and advocate for paediatric patients across the globe. Our goal is to educate the world about the importance of children’s involvement in the development of research trials, and to provide our children and families with resources and opportunities to provide their feedback and input into studies and products intended for children.