Category: NEC Society Blog


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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NEC Symposium Call for Abstracts IS CLOSED

The 2017 NEC Symposium will host a poster session featuring the work of researchers as well as educational family stories.

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Hope’s Story

The NEC Society is honored to share stories of babies impacted by NEC- this is Hope’s story. By Hope’s Mom: After over 8 years of trying and many fertility treatments our dreams finally came true and I got pregnant.  The…

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Moby® Wrap Giveaway for your NICU!

The 2016 Miracle Milk Stroll was a HUGE success, taking place in over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, garnering media attention, and raising thousands of dollars to increase fragile infants’ access to human milk! Several mothers at the…

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NEC Society Announces Full Agenda for Nation’s First NEC Symposium

The NEC Society, in partnership with the University of California at Davis, is pleased to announce the full agenda for the nation’s first symposium on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The NEC Symposium will take place April 6 and 7, 2017 on…

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Baby Alexander Beat the Odds and Survived NEC

Written by Baby Alexander’s Mother, Alicia.  Baby Alexander was born at 22 weeks gestation on November 17, 2014, weighing just 1 lb. 6 oz. He was given little to no chance of survival.  As his mother, I was overwhelmed and…

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Keynote Address by Dr. David J. Hackam at NEC Symposium

The NEC Society, in partnership with the University of California at Davis, is thrilled to announce Dr. David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, as the NEC Symposium’s day two opening speaker. Dr. Hackam is the Garrett Family Professor of Pediatric Surgery…

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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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NEC Society Announces Dr. Michael S. Caplan as Opening Keynote Speaker at the First National NEC Symposium

The NEC Society, in partnership with the University of California at Davis, is proud to announce Dr. Michael S. Caplan as the opening keynote speaker for the groundbreaking NEC Symposium. Dr. Caplan, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief…

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NICU Prize Pack Giveaway in Honor of World Prematurity Day

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and November 17 is World Prematurity Day. To celebrate the tiniest fighters and all of those working to protect them, the NEC Society is giving away a “Preemie Courage” prize pack to one deserving NICU!…

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