NEC Symposium Registration Now Open

The NEC Society, in partnership with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan, is thrilled to open registration for the NEC Symposium, taking place June 2 – 5, 2019 at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor. The NEC Symposium is partially funded through an Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

IMG_3977 The meeting will convene some of the most committed NEC stakeholders from around the world 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 and comparative effectiveness 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.  

The Symposium will feature a poster session- the call for abstracts will open December 3rd. More information on the poster sessions will be announced soon. 

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NEC Symposium

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