The first ever US national NEC conference will be held in the spring of 2017 in northern California. The conference is made possible by an engagement award from PCORI and is being organized in partnership with the University of California at Davis. The goals of the conference are:
- Review the current understanding of the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of NEC.
- Establish a transdisciplinary collaboration of stakeholders in NEC to accelerate the implementation and standardization of established evidence based practices that can help to reduce the incidence and morbidity of NEC.
- Explore methods for empowering parents/families and supporting their engagement as part of their baby’s care team.
- Serve as a venue for researchers to create new collaborations and lines of investigation including shared clinical databases and tissue banking.