Category: Raising Awareness


NEC Society’s 10-step guide for an All-In Meeting

The NEC Symposium was an incredible success and everyone wants to know how we did it. Why and how was the NEC Symposium different from other medical conferences? For starters, unlike other medical conferences, the NEC Symposium – like the…

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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…

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Learning to Live After Loss

Melissa Dlugolecki and Jennifer Canvasser share a love for running, healthy lifestyles, and green smoothies. But, unfortunately, that’s not what brought them together. Melissa and Jennifer each lost a child to necrotizing enterocolitis, and their children, Leyden and Micah, brought…

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NEC Symposium

The comprehensive summary of the NEC Symposium is now available for download by clicking here! The Symposium Summary covers every session and highlights all aspects of our meeting. The NEC Symposium attracted 217 diverse participants from Japan, Brazil, Sweden, the…

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9 Things You Need to Know About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder and director of the NEC Society When my son Micah was six weeks old, I thought he had overcome his fiercest battles that are common to babies born at 27 weeks gestation. He had doubled…

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Working Through Infertility, NEC, and Child Loss as an L&D Nurse

Written by Julie Cavellini, Labor & Delivery nurse and mother of Brooks and Carys Cossey After struggling with infertility for years, I was ecstatic to finally be pregnant with my son, Brooks. After three rounds of IVF, I was willing to do…

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Mebane Family Honors Daughter Makenna with Generous Donation to NEC Society

Amena and Brandon Mebane welcomed their daughter Makenna to the world on November 12, 2018. Makenna was born at 35 weeks gestation with a genetic condition and heart defect. When Makenna was just eight days old, she developed necrotizing enterocolitis…

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I Gave My Baby Breast Milk. Why Did She Develop NEC?

Written by Dr. Steven McElroy, University of Iowa, and Dr. Misty Good, Washington University I Gave My Baby Breast Milk. Why Did She Develop NEC? As neonatologists who have dedicated their careers to understanding necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), this is a…

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NEC Society Welcomes Accomplished Attorney to Board of Directors

The NEC Society is honored to welcome Hayley Rohn, an accomplished estate planning attorney, to the organization’s Board of Directors. Hayley hails from Michigan and is an attorney at Hayley E. Rohn PLLC, an innovative virtual law firm. Hayley has…

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NEC Society Welcomes Distinguished Neonatologist to Advisory Council

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society, a nonprofit dedicated to improving outcomes for babies at risk of NEC, is honored to welcome Dr. Camilia R. Martin to the NEC Society’s 12-seat Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor of…

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