NEC Symposium Call for Abstracts IS CLOSED


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The NEC Society, in partnership with UC Davis, will host the nation’s first symposium on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), made possible by a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award. The NEC Symposium will take place April 6 & 7, 2017 on the UC Davis campus in northern California.  Micah_NECsociety_2017

The NEC Symposium will feature a robust agenda, with talks from renowned clinicians, scientists and family-patient advocates. The Symposium seeks to attract diverse stakeholders in the neonatal NEC community, including physicians, nurses, nonprofits and governmental agencies. Continuing medical education units will be available. 

Poster sessions will be held on both days of the conference and the call for scientific abstracts is now open. While the majority of posters will be novel research, authored by clinicians and scientists, a select few will be authored by family-patient advocates and nonprofit organizations with compelling stories to share, thus providing participants with an enriched learning experience.

The poster sessions will facilitate the realization of the symposium’s overarching goals, which include to:

  • Establish a transdisciplinary collaboration of stakeholders in NEC to accelerate the implementation and standardization of evidence based practices that can reduce the incidence and morbidity of NEC.
  • Explore methods for empowering families and supporting their engagement as part of their baby’s care team.
  • Serve as a venue for leading researchers to create new collaborations and lines of investigation, including shared clinical databases and tissue banking.  

Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by the NEC Society’s scientific advisory council. Accepted abstracts will be featured in a poster session. Early submission is strongly encouraged as space is limited and abstract acceptance will be on a rolling basis.

Guidelines are below. We look forward to learning about and featuring your work!

Who should submit an abstract?

  • Individuals or teams engaged in understanding the pathogenesis or improving the prevention and treatment of neonatal NEC
  • Neonatology fellows, pediatric surgery fellows, pediatrics residents
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Graduate students, medical students, post-docs, others scholars and researchers
  • NEC patient-family advocates with compelling stories and learning objectives to share
  • Nonprofit organizations committed to reducing the incidence of NEC

Priority will be given to abstracts focused on neonatal NEC and:

  • Human milk
  • Patient-family centered care
  • Parent engagement and empowerment
  • Animal models of NEC
  • Defining NEC
  • Early detection and prevention
  • Probiotics/Prebiotics
  • Lactoferrin
  • Increasing research funding/awareness
  • Innate immunity
  • Neurodevelopment  
  • NEC registry and biorepository
  • Transfusion associated NEC
  • Treatment options

Please note: Authors submitting scientific abstracts are expected to register for and attend the 2017 NEC Symposium.

Deadline to submit abstracts: February 15, 2017 Abstracts submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by February 20, 2017

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