EFCNI - European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants

For the best start in life

The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families.

We bring together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children. Our vision is to ensure the best start in life for every baby.

With our activities we want to reduce preterm birth rates, ensure the best possible treatment, care, and support and to improve the long-term health of preterm infants and newborns with illnesses.

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Campaigns & projects

11 months – 11 topics: Infant- & family-centred developmental care

November is dedicated to the topic Infant- & family-centred developmental care, featuring lighthouse projects, news, guest articles, and interviews.

11 months – 11 topics: Infant- & family-centred developmental care

World Prematurity Day

“World Prematurity Day” is an awareness day on 17 November that honours preterm infants and their families. It was first celebrated by EFCNI and our partner parent organisations in 2009…

World Prematurity Day

Socks for Life

Socks for Life is a worldwide and year-round campaign to raise awareness for preterm birth, while at the same time working in partnership to improve the situation and to make a difference for preterm babies, their families, and the care team around the infant. 

Socks for Life

News

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Neonatologie der Zukunft – neue Wege gehen: EFCNI Jubiläumskonferenz setzt neue Impulse

Am Freitag, 30. November und Samstag 1. Dezember 2018, lud EFCNI anlässlich des 10-jährigen Stiftungsjubiläums,...
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The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health are published

This set of standards will have an impact on future generations in Europe and beyond,...
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Munich Olympic Tower goes purple to celebrate World Prematurity Day

On November 17, once again, many buildings all over the world were gleaming in purple...
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Experts call for father- and family-friendly processes in the neonatal units

The importance of bonding between mother and child is widely known, but a recent literature...
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AbbVie is a Platinum Partner of EFCNI.

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EFCNI Academy 

German pilot (took place in October/November 2018)
for the setup and organisation of milk banks.

Further workshops are planned for 2019.

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The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project is an interdisciplinary collaboration to develop standards of care for key topics in newborn health. The newly developed standards are supported by 108 healthcare professional societies and 50 parent organisations worldwide. The standards were launched in the European Parliament in Brussels on 28 November 2018.

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Upcoming events

13 Dec 2018

Frühgeburt – Interdisziplinäres, interprofessionelles, evidenzbasiert

21 Feb 2019

Congenital CMV – From Pregnancy to Infancy: Let’s Face It

22 Feb 2019

Familienzentrierte Versorgung von Frühgeborenen

07 Mar 2019

10th Dresden Symposium

07 Mar 2019

1st Lung Ultrasound in Critical Neonates and Children

14 Mar 2019

4th ECIC: European Congress on Intrapartum Care

04 Apr 2019

2nd World Congress Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine

05 May 2019

COINN 2019 Enriched Family – Enhanced Care

06 Jun 2019

Sharing Progress in Neonatology (SPIN 2019)

09 Jun 2019

10th ICCN International Conference on Clinical Neonatology

26 Jun 2019

Summer Discussions on Neonatology

26 Jun 2019

4th Summer Conference on Neonatology

12 Aug 2019

28th International Conference on Pediatrics Health

17 Sep 2019

13th European Paediatric Neurology Society Congress

23 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019

12. Deutscher Still- und Laktationskongress

23 Oct 2019

40th UMEMPS Congress/ 15th International Workshop on Neonatology (meet EFCNI)

24 Oct 2019

Serious Problems – Simple Solutions

31 Oct 2019

World of Microbiome: Pregnancy, Birth & Infancy

27 Nov 2019

29. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Perinatale Medizin (DGPM)