NIDCAP Symposium, Bad Boll, Germany
7 October 2022 (in-person & virtual)
Open Day at 33rd Annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting

This one-day conference, hosted by NIDCAP Germany, Training Center Tübingen, on behalf of the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI), is held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting. NIDCAP Trainers, NIDCAP Professionals and NIDCAP Training Centre Directors from around the world convene to discuss issues around optimizing preterm and term infant care through the NIDCAP approach.

Our focus this year will be on the changes that occur from NIDCAP implementation, such as what developmental care may mean for the immature brain, or how it affects our relationship with our small patients‘ parents and families. We will also learn from the experiences of other countries in how they have implemented the NIDCAP model of care through advocating for preterm infants and their families in the political arena. In addition to scientific reviews, we will relate the theoretical framework to our daily work in the NICU.

The conference will be a hybrid format so as to accommodate those who wish to attend in person as well as those whose preference is to attend virtually.  We look forward to seeing you in whichever format you choose to attend!

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Our first ever World NIDCAP Day
Virtual Benefit Gala


In March of this year we introduced many new people to NIDCAP, the NFI, and the work that we do and its critical importance through our first ever Virtual Benefit Gala. We increased our membership and raised funds along the way.

The funds raised will help develop educational and training resources for our new online NFI Learning Center.


  • Watch the Gala video (still available from link below)
  • Donate to the NFI
  • Become a Member of the NFI
Gala Event Page

World NIDCAP Day Toolkit

Visit our World NIDCAP Day page for our WND poster, logos and other materials.

World NIDCAP Day

Twenty years ago, the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) was founded as a membership and educational certifying non-profit organization (501c3)

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Preterm Children Growing Up: Thinking and Learning

Date: Monday, 12 July 2021
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
(2:00PM-2:40PM: Presentation; 2:40PM-3:00PM: Q & A Session, moderated by Dr. Gloria McAnulty)
Speaker: Jane Holmes Bernstein, PhD
The recording of this presentation will be available on our Learning Center soon.

Introducing the Family Resource Series

The NFI introduces its Family Resource Series – a series of videos produced, with support from Dräger, to support parents who have a premature or medically fragile baby in the hospital. NIDCAP trainers and NICU graduate parents answer questions that are frequently asked by families that have babies in an intensive care setting.

Click here for the press release

Watch on the Learning Center page

Learning Center

The NFI Enters the World of Podcasts

The NFI is pleased to announce the release of several podcasts of Series One, entitled NICU Care with NIDCAP:

  • Episode 1: How NICU Babies Communicate, Heidelise Als, PhD
  • Episode 2: NICU Family Partnerships, Jennifer Degl, MS, Latoshia Rouse, and Melissa Johnson, PhD
  • Episode 3: NIDCAP Goes Beyond The NICU, James Helm, PhD
  • Episode 4: Everyone Matters in the NICU, Dorothy Vittner, PhD, RN, CHPE and gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Episode 5: Everything Matters in the NICU, gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, FAAN and Dorothy Vittner, PhD, RN, CHPE

The NFI thanks Jennifer Degl for supporting the effort to produce these podcasts. The first three episodes are available for listening in our Learning Center​.

Learning Center

Our free podcasts are available also on Captivate, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Overcast.

EFCNI recognizes the NFI’s NIDCAP Nursery Program as a Lighthouse Project

The NFI is pleased to announce that the EFCNI has recognized the NIDCAP Nursery Program as a Lighthouse Project. The EFCNI promotes their Lighthouse Projects as outstanding projects which are exemplary in their respective field of newborn health. Our initiative has been described and published as a guest article. It can be found on the EFNCI/European Standards of Care for Newborn Health Lighthouse Projects page.

Lighthouse Project

The NFI Marks its 3rd World NIDCAP Day,
20 March 2021

Every day, the NIDCAP Federation International, its NIDCAP Training Centers, and their NIDCAP Trainers and NIDCAP Trained Professionals and Supporters strive to improve the experience of newborns and families in hospitals all over the world. World NIDCAP Day (WND) is an opportunity to recognize these efforts and build awareness of the importance of providing NIDCAP care for hospitalized infants and their families.

See how the NIDCAP Community celebrated this year’s WND:
World NIDCAP Day 2021

See our World NIDCAP Day page for more information about the day and the WND toolkit.