Category: Raising Awareness


Becoming an Advocate for My Son

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

Read More

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….

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

NEC Symposium

The NEC Symposium is made possible through a partnership between the NEC Society and Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan, with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Symposium will take place on the University…

Read More

NEC Society Research Collaborative Launches NEC Biorepository

First ever NEC biobank established!

Read More

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…

Read More