NEC Symposium Registration Now Open

The NEC Society, in partnership with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan, is thrilled present the NEC Symposium, June 2 – 5, 2019 at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor. The NEC Symposium is made with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). 

IMG_3977 The meeting will convene some of the most committed NEC stakeholders to focus on the meeting’s theme of “Breaking Down the Barriers of NEC Prevention and Treatment.” The goal is to develop strategies that drive patient-centered outcomes research in an effort to improve outcomes for babies at risk of NEC and their families. 

The NEC Symposium will feature 51 academic and patient-family faculty members focused on critical topics that will guide research, including:

  • NEC: Recent Breakthroughs and Promising Directions 
  • Disparities in the Care of Fragile Infants and Opportunities to Overcome Them 
  • International Opportunities to Improve NEC Practices and the Patient Experience 
  • Risks and Benefits of Probiotic Use in Fragile Infants 
  • Evaluating Strategies to Increase the Use of Mothers Own Milk in the NICU
  • Promising Novel Therapies for NEC in Preclinical and Clinical Trials 
  • Opportunities for the Federal Government to Help Advance NEC Research 
  • NEC Biorepository

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There are a limited number of tickets available to join us for a tour of the largest football stadium in North America, where more than 110,000 fans cheer on the Michigan Wolverines on Football Saturdays. Participants will have the opportunity to run out on the field and take photos.  

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NEC Symposium

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