Patient and Family Symposium January 15, 2021 ♥

♥ Patient, Family, Caregiver Symposium






Intended Audience: 

Patients Diagnosed With a C. diff. Infection, Being Treated For a Clostridioides diffiicile infection, Recovering From a Clostridioides difficile Infection and Recurrences with Family Members and Caregivers.

Welcome to a Symposium specifically developed for patients, families, and caregivers.

The Patient & Family C. diff. Symposium will be a gathering of healthcare professionals, keynote speakers, health advocates, practitioners, educators, thought leaders, and patients who are transforming the patient experience, and changing the way people experience
C. diff. infections worldwide.

Distinguished members and keynote speakers will provide insight as to what impacts the patient and families on both quality and economic topics, what role leadership plays in creating the right culture for patient-centered care, and how to identify, evaluate, and prioritize innovations that can quickly touch the lives of patients battling C. diff. infections.

Unlike other conferences on this topic, patients will share their C. diff. infection journeys, providing a real-world perspective on patient experience. Our attendees will learn more from this virtual-online symposium and gain knowledge on important topics that will better aid their care and recovery through tools and strategies delivered by keynote speakers.  

Articles will be available to view and download on the day of the Symposium in .pdf file format for attendee reference.  

C Diff Foundation Mission statement –   Educating and Advocating for the prevention, treatments, clinical trials, diagnostics, and environmental safety of Clostridioides difficile
(C. diff.) infections worldwide.

Keynote speakers will present up-to-date data to expand on the existing knowledge and provide important information focused on, yet not limited to,  a Clostridioides difficile infection (also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDAD, CDI) —

  • Prevention
  • Treatments
  • Diagnostics
  • Research
  • Environmental Safety
  • Clinical trials and studies


  • Introduction to Microbiome Research and Studies
  • Infection Prevention
  • Fecal Microbiota Restoration and Transplants
  • Antibiotic Stewardship

Symposium Registration is free of charge and is a live online event.

Registration Is Open!






                                       Program Agenda:

Program Presenter:  Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG

1:00          Barbara McGovern, MD     “Treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection with                                                                                        SER-109, an investigational microbiome drug.”

1:20          Paul Feuerstadt, MD          ” C. diff. Overview – What is a C. diff. Infection?”

1:35          Sahil Khanna, MD               “C. diff. Treatments + FMT Overview. “

1:50          Simon Cutting, Ph. D.         “Bacillus, and C. diff.  Spore Overview. “

2:05          Larry Kociolek, MD              “C. diff. Infections in Pediatrics.”

2:20          Doe Kley, RN, MPH              “C. diff. Transitioning from Hospital to Home. “

2:35          Courtney Jones                    ” Microbiome, Microbiota, and Gut Health.”

2:50          Denise Cardo, MD                “Everyone Has a Role in Antibiotic Awareness.”

3:05          Caterina Oneto, MD              “C. diff. – Patient and Family Key Points.”

3:20          Teena Chopra, MD                ” Introduction to Infection Prevention.”

3:35          Kathy Bischoff                        “My C. diff.  Journey.”

3:45          Renata Johnson                      “My C. diff. Journey.”

3:55          Closing Comments


This Symposium is Hosted by C Diff Foundation 

Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics