NEC Society Accomplishments

AUGUST 2016

NEC Society Research Collaborative 

The NEC Society launches the NEC Society Research Collaborative: a collaborative committed to improving the prevention and treatment of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis by bringing together multidisciplinary investigators to conduct novel research as one collective team. The Research Collaborative values the patient-family voice in the development, implementation, and analysis of its projects.

JULY 2016

Sailing into the Future: Innovations and Advances in Pediatric Palliative Care

NEC Society founder and director, Jennifer Canvasser, served on the panel discussion: Perinatal Loss and Palliative Care Perspectives

MAY 2016

Miracle Milk Stroll

The NEC Society and Best for Babes Foundation hosted the 3rd annual – international – Miracle Milk Stroll to raise awareness, funds and human milk donation to ensure all premature infants receive the #MiracleMilk they need to reduce their risks of necrotizing enterocolitis. 

MARCH 2016

Perinatal Palliative Care Symposium

NEC Society founder and director, Jennifer Canvasser, presented: A Mother’s Perspective: how palliative care allowed me to place my son first 

OCTOBER 2015

National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Panel Presentation

Addressing the Special Needs of a Diverse NICU Parent Population, Jennifer Canvasser, NEC Society Founder and Director, served in this panel discussion. 

Preemie Parent Alliance Summit Presentation

Presented by the NEC Society’s Founder, Jennifer Canvasser: Nonprofit Collaboration: Building Partnerships to Enhance Your Effectiveness 

JUNE 2015

NEC Society receives PCORI Engagement Award to host first US-based NEC Conference

The NEC Society has been approved for a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support: Necrotizing Enterocolitis Symposium: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Improved NEC Outcomes. The conference will be held in northern California in spring 2017. More info here.

MAY 2015

Miracle Milk Stroll 

The NEC Society and Best for Babes Foundation held the second annual Miracle Milk Stroll to ensure all fragile infants receive the #MiracleMilk they need to reduce their risks of necrotizing enterocolitis. 

APRIL 2015

Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting Presentation

The NEC Society’s abstract, “International Survey of Parental Perspectives of NEC Communication” was presented at the PAS annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

DECEMBER 2014

Hot Topics in Neonatology Presentation “A Parent’s Perspective”

Presentation by NEC Society Founder Jennifer Canvasser at the Hot Topics conference in Washington, DC.

Hot Topics in Neonatology Poster Presentation

Poster abstract “Perspectives from parents of infants impacted by NEC: NEC communication in the NICU” presented at the Hot Topics conference in Washington, DC.

NOVEMBER 2014

Vermont Oxford Network Conference Poster Presentation

Poster abstract “Perspectives from parents of infants impacted by NEC: NEC communication in the NICU” presented at the VON Conference in Chicago.

MAY 2014

Miracle Milk Stroll

The NEC Society and the Best for Babes Foundation established the first Miracle Milk Stroll to raise awareness, funds and human milk donations to ensure all premature infants receive the #MiracleMilk they need to reduce their risks of NEC. 

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