Annual Conference

ican 12th International Conference

July 15-17, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Dear ican Families and Friends,

The Planning Committee of the ican Conference invites you to the 2022 International Children’s Anophthalmia Network conference in Philadelphia, PA. As you read through the registration packet, know that the Planning Committee is working hard on your behalf to make this an informative and rewarding conference. You will hear excellent speakers and attend workshops in which participants share experiences and learn not only from the experts leading the sessions, but also from one another.

If you are unable to participate, but would like to help out in other ways, or if you know of anyone who may be willing to donate to this worthy cause, please email us at We will email or mail all necessary forms to you. 

Ryan McGrady
President, ican


The conference will be held at the Notary Hotel in Philadelphia, a world renowned Hotel and Conference site owned by Marriott Hotels.  The ICAN clinic on Friday, July 15 will also be held at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and hosted by professionals from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Legrand Associates, and select independent professionals.  Please note that separate registration for the clinic is required (form is included in the registration packet linked above).

Child care will be provided by a team who is experienced working with children who are blind or visually impaired. Accommodations at a special ican Conference Rate of $169/night at the Notary Hotel.


Registration will be open through 6/15/22 (it is necessary to close registration 30 days prior to the event to provide final numbers for Childcare and Meals).  The registration fee includes the Friday night social, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on Saturday and brunch on Sunday, the facility for our sessions, printed materials, and speaker costs.




The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection
21 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia USA Pennsylvania 19107
Tel: +1 215-496-3200

Discover a compelling blend of historic architecture and modern luxury at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our landmark hotel in downtown Philadelphia showcases an inspired 1920s décor combined with all of today’s modern amenities. Unpack in recently-renovated accommodations with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, luxurious beds, pristine marble bathrooms and expansive work stations. Satisfy your cravings with Spanish tapas and sangria at our signature restaurant, fuel up with a latte at our onsite coffee house or stay fit in our modern gym. Easily explore Philadelphia from our hotel’s prime Center City location near the Liberty Bell, City Hall, Kimmel Center, Reading Terminal Market and the Convention Center. If visiting for event planning reasons, you’ll appreciate our sophisticated venues with 10,500 square feet of versatile space. We provide everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Philadelphia at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection.



Childcare will be on site at the Notary Hotel and will be provided by Corporate Kids Events (a company specializing in event childcare, including children with special needs).  This will allow parents to come and go easily from the sessions to check in with their children.  There will also be some fun activities for the children during this time that will be provided by Corporate Kids Events.


Some of ican members wish to attend the educational conference but due to financial constraints may not be able to do so. We are looking for people to donate to the Conference Scholarship Fund to help those who cannot afford to come. If you are interested in fully or partially sponsoring those in need, send a check to the address below. Your donation is tax-deductible and a great way to help others touched by A/M.


Ryan McGrady
4527 Deep Creek Way
Doylestown PA, 18902