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Peggy Lillis Foundation Convenes 2017 C. diff Advocates Summit & National Strategy Meeting
Date:4/19/2017

WHO: Peggy Lillis Foundation, the preeminent organization working to combat Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections through education and advocacy. Founded in 2010 in memory of a single-parent mom and kindergarten teacher who lost her life to a C. diff infection, the foundation has become the most-consulted source for patient-focused information on C. diff infections in the nation.

WHAT: The 2017 C. diff Advocates Summit & National Strategy Meeting, which will feature panel discussions on strategies to minimize the harm caused by C. diff. Topics include C. diff Advocacy Across Sectors, Antibiotic Stewardship Across The Healthcare Spectrum, and C. diff and Patient Rights.

The discussion will draw from the expertise of speakers and panelists from various public health, healthcare, and infection control-focused organizations, including:

  • Antibiotics Working Group
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Electronic Hand hygiene Compliance Organization
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Infonaut
  • Infection Control Consulting Services
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Merck & Co, Inc.
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Northwell Health
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Progressive Victory
  • Sepsis Alliance
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Symbiotic Health
  • Synthetic Biologics
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • The Fecal Transplant Foundation
  • Washington University

WHY: The Summit will bring C. diff survivors and caregivers together with leaders in C. diff prevention and treatment, healthcare policy, patient advocacy, and grassroots organizing to examine one of our nation’s most urgent public health threats and identify ways to increase awareness of and minimize harm caused by C. diff.

WHERE:     25 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10004
—OR—
Online via Facebook Live | http://www.facebook.com/PeggyFoundation

WHEN:     Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CONTACT: For more information about the Summit or to register to attend, please contact Christian John Lillis at 917.364.4658 or christian(at)peggyfoundation(dot)org

The Summit is generously sponsored by Cepheid, Crestovo, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Sanofi Pasteur.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/cdiffsummit/prweb14253637.htm.


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