The 'Necrotising Enterocolitis' Special Interest Group

Welcome to the 'Necrotising Enterocolitis' Special Interest Group of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)

The Necrotising Enterocolitis SIG is a multi-disciplinary international group of ESPR researchers and stakeholders working together to discover and translate the newest advances in NEC prevention and therapeutics. We aim to link with the ESPR sections as this is a systemic multiorgan disorder with longer term neurodevelopmental consequences. We plan to enhance collaboration and accelerate new therapies through this SIG.

  • Our objectives

    The overall aims of the 'Necrotising Enterocolitis' SIG are:

    • To enhance collaboration of interested ESPR members, researchers and stakeholders in NEC;
    • To help disseminate important discoveries and learning amongst ESPR members in the field of NEC;
    • To bring together the NEC research community and broader pediatric/neonatal fraternity to focused symposia and other activities;
    • To serve as a platform for young and early career researchers to access world leading research laboratories to further their academic pursuits;
    • To harmonise regulatory aspects within the clinical and translational path internationally and linked from bench-to-bedside between Europe and other regions of the world.
  • Meet the SIG Chair

    Eleanor Molloy
    Neonatologist & Paediatrician, PhD
    Necrotising Enterocolitis SIG Chair
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Upcoming meetings of the SIG
    • Regular online meetings of SIG members and interested parties;
    • Regular NEC symposia at JENS and EAPS conferences;
    • Online learning and teaching modules in NEC diagnosis, management, and outcome;
  • How to engage with us

    Please contact the ESPR Secretariat via We will be more than happy to forward your request to the members of the 'Necrotising Enterocolitis' SIG.

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