MONDAY, April 27th – 6:00 p.m. EST
Hosts and Co-Directors
Doctors Caterina Oneto, MD &
Paul Feuerstadt, MD
Topic: Doctors Oneto and Feuerstadt will discuss C. difficile Infections; The What, Where and How. There will be opportunities to ask a brief question to the physicians. We appreciate Dr.’s Oneto and Dr. Feuerstadt for donating their time to discuss C. difficile Infections and to provide information regarding prevention, treatments available, and environmental safety products available. Join Dr. Oneto and Dr. Feuerstadt’s session hosted on the fourth Monday of each month.
Via: Teleconference Call: 1 – 646 -927 – 0297 Conference ID: 123560#
3:00 p.m. PT 4:00 p.m. MT 5:00 p.m. CT 6:00 p.m ET
NOTE: The Physicians will not prescribe, diagnose, or provide medical assessment answers to any individuals participating in their support session. Please contact the Physician providing care for a C. diff. Infection or other diagnoses that are being treated. Thank you.
SUPPORT IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY
Support and information sessions are for everyone especially for —
C. diff. survivors continuing their recovery from a prolonged illness.
Patients working their way through any long-term wellness draining diagnosis.
All Sessions are FREE and accessible from the USA and 57 countries *
Support is available to anyone seeking additional information with the desire to speak with others that understand the journey.
PLEASE NOTE * If you, or anyone you know, are experiencing mental or physical symptoms causing pain, fever, discomfort, C. difficile symptoms or changes in a diagnosed infection, or a change in emotional behavior or having suicidal thoughts, DO NOT wait for a scheduled support session. Contact a physician or seek medical attention at a local clinic or hospital immediately. Thank you.
The C. diff. Global TeleSupport Network program is the first-ever FREE GLOBAL patient and family educational support program developed by a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) — The C Diff Foundation is dedicated to educating and advocating for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, clinical trials, support, and environmental safety worldwide.
C Diff Foundation ( https://cdifffoundation.org/) is a one hundred percent volunteer, world-renowned 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and has announced that the Foundation will offer a November clinic sponsored by the C Diff Foundation and dedicated to patients diagnosed and recovering from a C. difficile infection (CDI).
The November 19th C Diff Foundation Clinic will be hosted by Concorde Gastroenterology at their 233 Broadway Suite 840, New York, NY 10279 office. The clinic will hold office hours from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. ET
With Doctor’s Caterina Oneto, MD and Paul Feuerstadt, MD Please call +1 212 889 5544 Ext 199 To schedule an appointment.
The August clinic received an overwhelming response from patients in various stages of recovery, including 15 individuals already scheduled with multiple spots planned for patients with recently diagnosed infection or those who have had multiple episodes and need further guidance and management.
Dr. Oneto said, “Through this clinic, we will provide access to high-level care to a number of new consults, as well as existing patients, who are recovering from the infection. It is my pleasure to partner with the C Diff Foundation and lend my expertise to the management and hopefully, eradication of this debilitating disease.”
“We are delighted with the immediate and overwhelming response from the patient community. It is a testament to the needs of those suffering from this infection. With this clinic, we hope to bring awareness, education and more importantly, cutting edge treatment to the general public,” stated Dr. Feuerstadt.
There are plans for additional clinic dates in 2020 in Florida, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, and Minnesota.
“The clinics demonstrate Doctor Oneto and Feuerstadt’s commitment over the years raising C. diff. awareness while providing management of those suffering with
a C. diff. infection. Patients who might not otherwise be able to gain access to providers sub-specializing and caring for those with this infection will have this opportunity available. Doctor’s Oneto and Feuerstadt’s dedication resonates within the C. diff. community and we are grateful for their participation and support.” stated Nancy Caralla, Founding President and Executive Director of the C Diff Foundation.
About C Diff Foundation
C Diff Foundation’s mission is dedicated to reaching out to communities from villages to cities, to medical practitioners, medical students, C. diff. survivors, caregivers, and the patients combating a C. difficile infection (CDI) while providing the general public important information on prevention, treatments available, clinical trials in progress, nutrition, diagnostics, and EPA registered products available for environmental safety worldwide.
About Caterina Oneto, MD
Dr. Caterina Oneto, MD is a Gastroenterologist in private practice in New York and is affiliated with NYU Langone. She completed her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Oneto is the Co-Director of Clinical trials at Concorde Medical Group. Her main focus is Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD),
About Paul Feuerstadt, MD
His areas of interest Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) and ischemic diseases of the gut and in these areas he has presented his research extensively, authored and co-authored many manuscripts, textbook chapters, and online modules. Another passion of Dr. Feuerstadt is teaching, frequently giving lectures locally, regionally and nationally. He holds a clinical appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and is a full-time attending physician at the Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut seeing patients with a broad spectrum of clinical gastroenterological diseases.
Dr. Feuerstadt attended the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Manhattan for medical school and completed his residency in internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. His clinical fellowship training was completed at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
Clostridioides difficile infections (AKA C. diff., C.difficile, CDI) and Microbiome modification.
Dr Oneto is also Co-Director of the C.diff. Community Global Support program offered by the
C Diff Foundation. Dr. Oneto appears regularly on Doctor Radio on Sirius Xm
and C. diff. Spores and More Radio (cdiffradio.com).
It is the most common Healthcare-associated infection affecting an estimated 450,000 people annually in the United States alone with ~28,000 deaths from complications of this infection. This infection accounts for ~16% of all healthcare-associated infections.
In the USA: Nearly half a million Americans suffer from Clostridioides difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released on February 25, 2015, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
**Approximately 29,000 patients died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis of C. difficile. Of those, about 15,000 deaths were estimated to be directly attributable to C. difficile infections (CDI), making C. difficile a very important cause of infectious disease death in the United States alone. More than 80 percent of the deaths associated with C. difficile occurred among Americans aged 65 years or older. C. difficile causes an inflammation of the colon and deadly diarrhea.
C Diff Foundation, a one hundred percent volunteer, world renowned 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has appointed nationally renowned Gastroenterologist, Dr. Paul Feuerstadt as its first Director of Medical Education.
Dr. Feuerstadt said, “It is my honor to accept this position. I have been involved with the C Diff Foundation over the last 4.5 years and I look forward to assisting in the continued growth of the organization and ensuring that forward progress, awareness and education increases under my tenure. I look forward to working with the board and volunteers to increase awareness and funding across the country and around the world to highlight this disease through in person events, social media, and in the press.”
Dr. Feuerstadt has spent his career refining his practice and expertise in C. difficile. He is dedicated to educating the public through his work with this organization.
Additionally, he plans to offer free patient and provider education through the launch of his new educational website, EverythingCdifficile.com. The goal of the site is to provide education through short videos with relevant clinical information for educational purposes. The site provides concise 3-5 minute lectures covering core topics, recent publications and major conferences about C. difficile infection to educate both patients and providers.
Nancy C. Caralla, Founding President, C Diff Foundation, commented: “Dr. Feuerstadt is a pre-eminent doctor in this space. His dedication and donation of his time and energy to this worthy cause has helped so many patients to date. We look forward to his enhanced leadership and knowledge as the organization grows and strengthens through our advocacy in
the C.diff. community. Dr. Feuerstadt’s new role as Director of Medical Education will provide an additional avenue of support to patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare providers through his educational media available on EverythingCdifficile.com. We are grateful for Dr. Feuerstadt’s time and dedication as we continue fighting this debilitating disease worldwide.”
About Dr. Paul Feuerstadt:
His areas of interest Clostridioides difficile infection and ischemic diseases of the gut and in these areas he has presented his research extensively, authored and co-authored many manuscripts, textbook chapters and online modules. Another passion of Dr. Feuerstadt’s is teaching, frequently giving lectures locally, regionally and nationally. He holds a clinical appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and is a full time attending physician at the Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut seeing patients with a broad spectrum of clinical gastroenterological diseases.
Dr. Feuerstadt attended the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Manhattan for medical school and completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. His clinical fellowship training was completed at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
Raising global awareness with leading international topic experts have proven to be effective over the years with audiences attending our annual conferences.
The Global C. difficile Congress took place on November 11th, 2016 and broadened existing knowledge surrounding C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, research, and environmental safety worldwide.
The drive and passion takes us forward in promoting the practical and technical advancements taking place across the globe. Healthcare Professionals from every area of expertise, discussed the control and treatment options, the healthcare perspectives, antibiotic-resistance stewardship programs, and much more to raise C. diff. awareness and share successful implementations and guidelines.
This free webinar is available to you and with the ease of learning without having to travel.
The Global C. difficile Congress — eight sessions presented by topic experts – in four hours – in one day – with goals to change the C. difficile world with a common focus; To
improve awareness of C. diff. infection prevention, treatments, research, and environmental safety in the healthcare communities worldwide.
Dr. Paul Feuerstadt; Native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Feuerstadt attended the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, with distinction in research and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following completion of his undergraduate training, Dr. Feuerstadt attended the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Manhattan, New York where he earned his Medical Doctor degree and stayed at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell medical center for his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. Following completion of his residency
Dr. Feuerstadt then moved on to the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY for his clinical fellowship training.His areas of interest include ischemic diseases of the gut and chronic diarrheal syndromes with a specific focus on C.diff. infections.Dr. Feuerstadt is affiliated with St. Raphael campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital and
Milford Hospital seeing outpatients in his offices in Hamden and Milford, CT Topic: Welcome – Introduction
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. 1:15 – 1:45 Jean de Gunzburg, PhD
Dr. de Gunzburg is Chief Scientific Officer of Da Volterra, an emerging biotechnology company, headquartered in Paris, France. Prior to this, Jean de Gunzburg led an academic research career in molecular and cell biology at the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France), the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, MA, USA) and the Institut Curie (Paris, France). He is the author of over 70 publications in international peer reviewed scientific journals, and continues to serve on several grant review committees. Topic: “DAV132, A Novel Product Destined To Prevent Antibiotic-Induced
Clostridium difficile Infections.”
8:45 – 9:15 1:45 – 2:15 Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Dr. Arjun Srinivasan is the Associate Director for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Dr. Srinivasan is also a captain in the US Public Health Service. An infectious disease doctor, Dr. Srinivasan oversees several CDC programs aimed at eliminating healthcare-associated infections and improving antibiotic use. For much of his CDC career, Dr. Srinivasan ran the healthcare outbreak investigation unit, helping hospitals and other healthcare facilities track down bacteria and stop them from infecting other patients. Dr. Srinivasan leads the CDC’s work to improve antibiotic prescribing and works with a team of CDC experts researching new strategies. Topic: “Antibiotic Stewardship- Improving Antibiotic Use to Combat C diff.”
9:15 – 9:45 2:15 – 2:45 Clifford McDonald, MD
Dr. McDonald graduated from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed a medical microbiology fellowship at Duke University and is a former member of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. Dr. McDonald is currently the Associate Director for Science in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC. He has first authored or co-authored over 100 peer reviewed publications on subjects related to healthcare and infectious disease epidemiology Dr. McDonald joins fellow world-renowned topic experts to discuss the burden of C. difficileinfections with the risk factors pertaining to current and emerging treatment options along with the importance of applying evidence-based clinical approaches to the prevention of a C. difficile infection (CDI), one of the leading community and healthcare-associated infections. Topic: “Challenges and Opportunities Posed by Current Diagnostics
for Clostridium difficile Infection”
Barley Chironda a Nurse, National Healthcare Sales Director and Infection Control Specialist Clorox Canada, Social Media Manager of IPAC Canada, and the current President of IPAC- GTA. Mr. Chironda is certified in Infection prevention and control (CIC) and has worked extensively in Infection Control. He is typically found engaged in motivating hospital staff, patients and the public on proper infection prevention practices. Mr. Chironda’s roles allow great participation in quality improvement interventions related to patient and public safety. Therefore Barley has been an integral to the successful decline in Clostridium difficile infections through implementing innovative technology and quality improvement behavioral change. Topic: “The C.diff.. Disinfection Debate: To Use
Or Not To Use Sporicidal Disinfectants Every-Time In Healthcare Facilities.”
10:15 -10:45 3:15 – 3:45 Dale Gerding, MD
Dr. Dale Gerding, Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywod, Illinois and Research Physician at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. Prior to his present position Dr. Gerding was Chief of Medicine at VA Chicago, Lakeside Division, and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an infectious diseases specialist and hospital epidemiologist, past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and past chair the antibiotic resistance committee of SHEA. He is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and past Chair of the National and Global Public Health Committee and the Antibiotic Resistance Subcommittee of IDSA. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of IDSA from 2005-2008. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and the 2013 recipient of the William Middleton Award, the highest research award given by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of Clostridium difficile disease, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial distribution and kinetics. He has been a Merit Review funded research investigator in the VA for over 40 years and is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and review articles. He holds patents for the use of non-toxigenic C. difficile for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Topic: “Non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile for Prevention of CDI”
10:45 – 11:15 3:45 – 4:15 Richard Vickers, PhD
Dr. Richard Vickers is the Chief Scientific Officer, Antimicrobials and Programme Lead for CDI,
Summit Therapeutics. He joined Summit in 2003 and during his time has worked in a variety of roles involved in the development and management of various antibacterial therapeutic programs. This includes leading the discovery and development of ridinilazole, the investigational antibiotic for the treatment of C. difficile infection. Prior to joining Summit, Dr Vickers undertook postdoctoral research studies with Professor Stephen Davies at the University of Oxford and held a Stipendiary Lectureship in organic chemistry at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford. Dr Vickers received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Reading and a B.Sc. in chemistry from King’s College London. Topic: “Ridinilazole; A Selective Therapy for the Treatment
of C. difficile Infections (CDI)”
11:15 – 11:45 4:15 – 4:45 Simon Cutting, PhD
Professor Cutting of Molecular Microbiology at Royal Holloway, University of London is a bacterial geneticist with over 25 years of experience with Bacillus since graduating from Oxford University with a D. Phil in 1986. His D.Phil was on understanding the genetic control of spore formation in Bacillus Clostridium difficile.. His other expertise is in the use of Bacillus spores as probiotics and has a number of contracts and consultancies with European and US companies in the food and feed sectors. Topic: “Thwarting the Opportunist: An Anti-adhesion
Vaccine That Prevents C.difficult Colonization.”
11:45 – 12:15 4:45 – 5:15 Hudson Garrett, Jr, PhD
Dr. Garrett is currently employed as the Global Chief Clinical Officer for Pentax Medical. He holds a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Post-Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology program, and is board certified in family practice, critical care, vascular access, moderate sedation, infection prevention, legal nurse consulting, and a director of nursing in long term care. Dr. Garrett is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care. Topic: “Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Clostridium difficile
through Collaboration with Clinical Nursing and Environmental Services Professionals”
For more information please visit the Global C. difficile Congress
Join us for live broadcasting on Tuesday January 19th, 2016 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time,
11 a.m. Mountain Time, 12 p.m. Central Time, 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Programming for Tuesday, January 19th: “C. difficile Infections; The What, Where and How.”
This episode of “C. diff. Spores and More” is focused on
“C. difficile Infections; The What, Where and How.”
What is it, What can be done to prevent acquiring it,
Where is it acquired, Where can clinicians and patients
learn more about this infection, How is it being prevented at home
and in the hospitals, How CDI’s are being treated, and How to learn more about the
prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products available With our special guests:
Dr. Caterina Oneto,, MD
and Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD,
Both professors and physicians specializing in Gastroenterology with
a wealth of knowledge and experience treating patients
with a CDI and through ongoing scientific/medical research.
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Hard Facts: Deaths and illnesses are much higher than reports have shown Nearly half a million Americans suffered from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released today, February 25, 2015, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Previous studies indicate that C. diff. has become the most common
microbial cause of Healthcare-Associated Infections found in U.S. hospitals
driving up costs to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs in acute
care facilities alone. Approximately two-thirds of C. diff. infections
were found to be associated with an inpatient stay in a health care facility,
only 24% of the total cases occurred in patients while they were hospitalized.
The study also revealed that almost as many cases occurred in nursing homes as
in hospitals and the remainder of individuals acquired the
Healthcare-Associated infection, C. diff., recently discharged from
a health care facility.
This new study finds that 1 out of every 5 patients with the
Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI), C. diff., experience
a recurrence of the infection and 1 out of every 9 patients over the
age of 65 diagnosed with a HAI – C. diff. infection died
within 30 days of being diagnosed. Older Americans are quite vulnerable
to this life-threatening diarrhea infection. The CDC study also found
that women and Caucasian individuals are at an increased risk of
acquiring a C. diff. infection.
The CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH said, “C. difficile
infections cause immense suffering and death for thousands of Americans
each year.” “These infections can be prevented by improving antibiotic
prescribing and by improving infection control in the health care system.
CDC hopes to ramp up prevention of this deadly infection by supporting
State Antibiotic Resistance Prevention Programs in all 50 states.”
“This does not include the number of C. diff. infections taking place
and being treated in other countries.” “The C Diff Foundation supports hundreds
of communities by sharing the Foundation’s mission and
Raising C. diff. awareness to healthcare professionals,patients,
families, and communities working towards a shared goal ~ witnessing a
reduction of newly diagnosed C. diff. cases by 2020 .”
” The C Diff Foundation volunteer Advocates are truly appreciated and stand
with the Foundation members creating positive changes through
time and dedication in “Raising C. diff. awareness ” worldwide.
“C. diff. Spores and More “ spotlights world
renowned topic experts, research scientists, healthcare professionals,
organization representatives, C. diff. survivors, board members,
and C Diff Foundation volunteer advocates – all working together to
create positive changes in the C. diff. community and more.
Through their interviews, the C Diff Foundation mission will
connect, educate, and empower our worldwide listeners.
Do you have Questions? Email them to the C Diff Foundation at
firstname.lastname@example.org or through the show page portal.
Questions will be addressed by the show’s Medical Correspondent, Dr. Fred Zar, MD, FACP,
Dr. Fred Zar is a Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Vice Head for Education in the Department of Medicine, and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Over the last two decades he has
been a pioneer in the study of the treatment of Clostridium difficile disease
and the need to stratify patients by disease severity.
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