The International Clinical Aromatherapy Network : ICAN
What is ICAN?
The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA) has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing the profession of clinical aromatherapy and supporting clinical aromatherapists since 2004.
Its reputation as the leading voice in clinical aromatherapy practice and development is well recognized and its twice yearly publications provide essential support to practitioners around the world.
To further support the journal’s goal of growing and supporting the international clinical aromatherapy community, the journal is proud to announce the development of the International Clinical Aromatherapy Network (ICAN).
The ICAN enables practitioners around the world to come together in a private, dedicated professional forum for further enhancing knowledge and skills, sharing experience, building aromatic care protocols for clinical challenges, establishing guidelines as well as discussing research that is pertinent to clinical aromatherapy practice.
The forum is currently under development and will be launched early 2017.
The entrance criteria to the ICAN is a current IJCA membership.
All current subscribers of the journal have automatic membership of the forum.
Key features of ICAN
ICAN is a professional support network for anyone involved in the clinical aromatherapy field who is an active current subscriber to the IJCA.
Each member has their own profile page that they can edit as needed to best reflect their professional identity
and scope of practice.
In addition to the general forum for topics that concern clinical aromatherapy as a whole, the ICAN will have separate specialty sub groups enabling each member to participate in the groups most related to their specialty/ interest thereby maintaining group focus and building constructive interactions between members.
Each sub group is overseen by an expert in that specialty.
All current ICAN members will have a special discount for attending the botanica2018 conference, a leading educational and networking event that is actively supported by the IJCA.
Botanica2018 will have a special part of the conference program reserved for ICAN members to meet in person and continue building community.
Each year, ICAN will award a bursary prize to the most innovative clinical aromatherapy project managed/initiated by an ICAN member. To demonstrate transparency, this prize will be awarded following review of submissions by an independent body.
What ICAN is not
ICAN is not a membership organisation.
It does not confer rights to practice clinical aromatherapy; nor is it an awarding body.
ICAN is not exclusively linked to any aromatherapy school, membership organisation or any other institution.
ICAN members cannot use the acronym ICAN after their name as it does not represent a qualification or level of study. Members may mention ICAN membership on their professional curriculum vitae
providing they are a current member at the time.
ICAN is not an advertising forum.
The future of ICAN
As the profession of clinical aromatherapy continues to evolve, it is expected that the ICAN will play a central role in the continued support of practitioners around the world.
Via the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy, ICAN members will continue to be informed of the latest information and developments in their field.