Category: Raising Awareness


Patient-Family Keynote Panel Announced for 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 thrilled to announce the Patient-Family Keynote Panel at the 2019 NEC Symposium. The goal of the Patient-Family Panel is…

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NEC Awareness Day: What You Can Do

Nonprofit organizations from around the world are uniting to declare May 17th NEC Awareness Day. This international day will elevate the conversation around this devastating disease. NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) is a leading cause of death for premature and medically fragile…

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Becoming an Advocate for My Son

Mom Heather works tirelessly to get her son the care he needs.

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Honoring My Son by Working to Reduce the Burden of NEC

Written by Guy’s mother, Joanne Ferguson, contributor to the Special Interest Group (SIGNEC) in the United Kingdom This picture of my son, Guy, is used to raise awareness of what is possibly the most complex condition that affects premature babies….

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President of VON to Keynote 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 honored to announce that Dr. Roger Soll, President of the Vermont Oxford Network (VON), will keynote the 2019 NEC…

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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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Raising Awareness in Honor of Our Son

Written by Morrison and Dwight’s mother, Heather Driscoll After struggling with infertility for two years and spending thousands of dollars, we were finally pregnant. With twins. After all that pain and suffering, I smiled at the thought of being repaid with…

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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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Baby Zachary, a 36-Weeker who Developed NEC

Written by Sarah Landry, Zachary’s mother After a few miscarriages and the birth of our oldest son, Jackson, we were thrilled to find out we were pregnant with our second baby boy. My previous pregnancies were not easy and I…

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2019 NEC Symposium

LATEST NEWS ON 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 the following updates. Please stay tuned for more details and…

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