The NEC Society is excited to present a webinar series on human milk feeding in the NICU. This Fall 2019 webinar series is dedicated to the memory of Makenna Mebane. You can learn more about Makenna and her family's story here: https://necsociety.org/2019/04/16/mebane-family-honors-daughter-makenna-with-generous-donation-to-nec-society/
Our first webinar will be on October 7, 2019 (12pm ET) and will be led by Dr. Margaret Parker, MD, Boston University. She is a neonatologist and health services researcher of human milk and feeding among preterm infants. She will be discussing the use of mother's own milk to prevent NEC and review evidence-based hospital practices to help mothers of very low birth weight infants.
Our second webinar will be on November 18, 2019 (12pm ET) and will be led by Dr. Erin Hamilton Spence, MD, IBCLC, Fort Worth, TX. She is a neonatologist and certified lactation consultant and will be discussing the provision of donor human milk in the NICU.
Our final webinar in this series is on December 16, 2019 (12pm ET) and will be led by Dr. Deborah O'Connor, PhD, RD. She is a Senior Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She will be discussing human milk fortifiers and highlighting clinical trials examining the effects of different human milk fortifiers on the risk of NEC.
A single registration will allow access to all 3 webinars. The webinar series will be hosted by Jennifer Canvasser, MSW, founder and director of the NEC Society and Ravi Patel, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.