Category: News


President of VON to Keynote the NEC Symposium

The NEC Society, in partnership with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, is honored to announce that Dr. Roger Soll, President of the Vermont Oxford Network (VON), will keynote the NEC Symposium….

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Fighting the Phantom Menace of NEC

Written by David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in- Chief Johns Hopkins Children’s Center “They don’t just suffer, they suffer alone.” Necrotizing enterocolitis is not just a major disease that affects premature infants. Rather, it is the very…

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Dr. Mark Underwood to Open the 2019 NEC Symposium

The NEC Society, in partnership with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, is proud to announce that Dr. Mark Underwood will provide the opening keynote presentation for the 2019 NEC Symposium. Dr. Mark…

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NEC Society Research Collaborative Launches NEC Biorepository

The NEC Society is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the incidence of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating intestinal disease with high morbidity and mortality rates. The NEC Society Research Collaborative emerged from the groundbreaking 2017 NEC Symposium, and has…

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NEC Society Welcomes Renowned Clinician to Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing necrotizing enterocolitis, is thrilled to announce that Dr. Ravi Patel has joined the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Patel is a neonatologist and clinician-scientist at Emory University & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,…

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NEC Society’s Inclusivity Policy

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society is a 501(c)(3), nonpartisan organization that deliberately prioritizes diversity. We are committed to building an inclusive community that serves as a voice for all, including the most vulnerable among us. The NEC Society intentionally supports…

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NEC Society Launches Groundbreaking Research Collaborative

The NEC Society has launched the first Research Collaborative focused on advancing the study of neonatal NEC!

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KicKee Pants Sponsors NEC Society

The NEC Society is incredibly honored to welcome KicKee Pants as an  NEC Society sponsor. KicKee Pants is committed to creating the most buttery soft, whimsical clothing for babies, children and women. The company is well known for its philanthropic, generous nature,…

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NEC Society Expands Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Founded in 2014 by a mother who lost her son to NEC, the NEC Society brings together diverse clinicians, investigators, family-patient advocates and…

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How Babywearing in the NICU Changed My Life

My twins’ premature birth was traumatizing. Micah and Zachary were born at 27 weeks gestation, weighing just over two pounds each. As the twins fought to live, our family and friends surrounded us with love and support. During the twins’…

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