24th Annual
NICU Leadership Forum
April 19 – 23, 2020
Naples Grande Hotel
Naples, FL

NICU Leadership Forum
– Additional Conference Information

Hotel Accommodations

The 2019 NICU Leadership Forum will be held at The Wigwam Resort.

The Wigwam Resort
300 Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

The Wigwam is a historic hotel that sprang from the state’s early cotton ranching business. The 331-room resort features: three championship golf courses, nine tennis courts; four swimming pools including a 25′ dual water slide; a luxury spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and 29 fireplaces and fire pits.

When Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company discovered that long-staple cotton extended the life of its tires, the company bought 16,000 acres of Arizona land for cotton farming. In 1918, the company established the Organization House, the first building on the site, as lodging for ranch suppliers. These guests suggested that it would be a great place to spend a winter vacation, as did Goodyear executives who sometimes brought their families when visiting the farm. On Thanksgiving Day, 1929, The Wigwam officially opened its doors as a guest ranch with enough rooms for 24 guests. Although this resort and hotel in Litchfield Park has steadily grown over the past 85 years, a portion of the original structure, The Organizational House, remains as the cornerstone of The Wigwam’s authenticity and southwestern charm.

A limited block of rooms is being held at a special group rate of $215 per night (plus tax). The resort fee is waived but there will be a $2/day housekeeping gratuity and a one-time $8 bellman fee.

The hotel rooms are available until April 5 or until the room block is filled, which ever comes first.

Click here to make your online reservation now. You may also call the hotel directly at 623-935-3811 and mention Synova Associates 23rd Annual NICU Leadership forum for the group rate. All hotel reservations are guaranteed for late arrival.

Air and Ground Transportation

Phoenix International Airport is the closest airport to the conference center. Super shuttle, rental cars, taxis and Ubers are available.


The NICU Leadership Forum is approved for approximately 18 contact hours through Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The pre-conferences will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program.


Conference cancellation policy: A $100 fee will be assessed if an attendee cancels on or before March 31, 2019. There will be no refunds for cancellations after March 31, 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing to Pre-conference cancellation policy: If the attendee cancels the pre-conference on or before March 31, 2019, a $100 cancellation fee will be assessed. There will be no refunds for cancellations after March 31, 2019.

Program Changes

Synova reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. Please look here for the most up-to-date agenda.


Please contact Chrissy Burke at or 617-320-5017.

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