NEC Society Welcomes Distinguished Attorney to Board of Directors

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the neonatal disease necrotizing enterocolitis, is thrilled to welcome Adam Masin, Esq., to the organization’s Board of Directors. Adam Masin, a partner at the law firm Shipman & Goodwin LLP based in Connecticut, represents nationally recognized medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers in medical negligence and product liability litigation. Adam has actively participated in NEC Society programs for years, litigates cases involving NEC, and brings his legal experience, industry connections, and strong relationships with the NEC Society’s leadership and medical advisors to his service on the Board of Directors.

The NEC Society is the leading organization in the United States dedicated to NEC and organizes the biennial NEC Symposium, which brings together an international coalition of patient-families, clinicians, scientists, industry representatives, nonprofits, and others interested in understanding and defeating NEC. As a member of the Board of Directors, Adam Masin will play a critical role in helping to guide the NEC Society towards its long-term strategic plan as well as the organization’s vision, values, and goals. 

Jennifer Canvasser, founder and director of the NEC Society, shares “We are honored and thrilled to welcome Adam Masin to our Board! The NEC Society is a young nonprofit driven by an extraordinarily committed team who believes in our vision of a world without NEC. We know Adam shares that commitment and will be instrumental in guiding the NEC Society as we pursue our goals of raising awareness, securing additional resources, and driving research that matters to patient-families so that we can prevent NEC and improve outcomes for our most vulnerable babies.”

Adam participated in the initial 2017 NEC Symposium at UC Davis, presented as part of the NEC Society’s 2019 webinar series on probiotics, and served as faculty at the 2019 NEC Symposium at the University of Michigan, where he spoke alongside the Medical Director of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Adam shares, “I am honored and grateful to Jennifer Canvasser and the rest of the NEC Society’s leadership for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors. The NEC Society is truly remarkable because it brings together so many important voices sharing the same goal — creating a world without NEC.  I am committed to help the NEC Society work towards that important goal.”

By becoming part of the NEC Society, Adam Masin is joining a cohesive team of patient-families, scientists, clinicians, and other diverse stakeholders who have built a global movement focused on this devastating disease that affects thousands of babies every year.  Together, we will build a world without NEC.

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects premature and medically fragile infants. The NEC Society was established in 2014 and is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world without NEC. The organization is led by Jennifer Canvasser and Erin Umberger, who each lost a child to the disease.

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