Guidance Around the COVID-19 Pandemic


The NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) holds as a primary goal the support of parents as the optimal caregivers of their infant. Parental presence, including skin-to-skin holding and breastfeeding, and active collaboration with their hospitalized infant and the health care team, enhances the infant’s neurodevelopment.

Despite increasingly stringent rules for access to hospitalized newborns and infants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFI recognizes that the safety and health of infants, parents and the health care team may require modification of guidelines and policies. Screening for fever and other symptoms of illness now becomes more important than ever before.

The NFI recommends that parental presence, active participation and advocacy continue to be considered a unique aspect of care that shortens the duration of hospitalization and improves other outcomes. The NFI commends the valiant efforts of health care teams around the world in their support and care to infants, their families and one another during these unprecedented times. The NFI sends support, strength and hope as we navigate this challenging pandemic crisis.

Board of Directors
NIDCAP Federation International
March 31, 2020

NIDCAP Training

Trainers Meeting

Through state of the art presentations, integrative workshops and reflective processing sessions, the Annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting is designed to educate, support and inspire NIDCAP and APIB Trainers as well as members of the NFI.

The Trainers Meeting is by invitation only.
(Invitation sent May 21, 2018)

Porto Image - MainThe 29th Annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting

October 20-23, 2018

Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
Rua Tenente Valadim, 146,
4100-476 Porto, Portugal

Hosted by the São João NIDCAP Training Center, Porto, Portugal


Meeting Invitation and Registration Packet
Meeting Registration Packet 29th Annual NIDCAP Trainers Mtg

Preliminary Program
Updated Program 29th NIDCAP Trainers Mtg Porto (updated Oct 12)

Call for Abstracts — Now closed
Call for Abstracts 29th Annual NIDCAP Trainers Mtg Porto Portugal

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To access materials from the 28th Annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting click here.



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