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C. difficile Infection (CDI) Prevention, Treatment, Environmental Safety, Research, Clinical Trials Being Discussed with World Topic Experts On September 20th In Atlanta, Georgia USA


September 20th

It is with great pride and certainty in the power of the healthcare community to present the 4th Annual International Raising. C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo

being hosted at the

DoubleTree by Hilton — Atlanta Airport 
3400 Norman Berry Drive
Atlanta,Georgia 30344 USA  (Hotel Phone: 1-404-763-1600)

Doors open at 7:15 a.m — Sign In and Continental Breakfast

Conference begins at: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Raising C. difficile awareness is essential to build upon and advance existing knowledge and necessary for overcoming the challenges our healthcare communities are faced with today.

“None of us can do this alone — All of us can do this together”

Nearly half a million Americans suffered from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released February 25, 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   C. diff. is a leading cause of infectious disease death worldwide; 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis in the USA.   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.


Clinical professionals gather for one day to present up-to-date data to expand on the existing knowledge and raise awareness of the urgency focused on a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) —

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


  • Microbiome research, studies
  • Infection Prevention
  • Fecal Microbiota Restoration and Transplants for Adults & Pediatrics
  • A Panel Of C. diff. Infection Survivors
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Healthcare EXPO
    ……………………and much more.

You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn from
International topic experts delivering data directed at evidence-based
prevention, treatments, and environmental safety in the C. diff.
and healthcare community.

Gain insights on September 20th that will not be available anywhere else with an opportunity to receive up-to-date data on major topics in this program being presented in one day.

5 Leading reasons to attend this dynamic conference:

  • Learn from leading healthcare professionals, clinicians, researchers, and industry.
  • Networking opportunities with new and reconnect with those in the healthcare community with similar interests.
  • Gain breakthrough results through research in progress and gaining positive results. Programs focused on Antibiotic-resistance such as the  Antibiotic Stewardship making a difference. Front line developments in progress focused on C. diff. infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety.
  • Implement and share the knowledge well after the conference ends.  Every attendee receives a booklet with guest speakers information, media to review audio programs, and Health Expo Sponsor information focused on the important agenda topics.
  • Embrace the opportunity, with all of the topic experts presenting, and hold the conference in the highest priority from the participation in this conference to an audience of medical students, and fellow healthcare professionals, who will benefit the most from the data and gain tools to overcome the barriers facing healthcare each day.

“The information and up-to-date studies shared at the 2015 conference added to an existing knowledge base that helps us to continue delivering quality care in the medical community.”   Linda Davis, RN,BSN



$75.00  —  Conference Registration

$30.00  —  Student Conference Registration (Student ID To Be Presented At the Door)

TO REGISTER Click on the “Raising C. diff. Awareness” Ribbon below

Room accommodations are available —  Complete and Confirm 

by August 19th to reserve your hotel reservations.   

To create a reservation please click on the DoubleTree By Hilton Logo below – – – – – –


 A suggested travel coordinator, for your convenience

Michael Beckman — Team Leader,  Liberty Travel, 467 Washington Street, Boston, MA  02111

 For Additional Information visit the C Diff Foundation Website:



And Click on the 2016 September Conference Tab


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C. difficile Pediatric; Three Year Old Son Receives FMT To Treat C. difficile Infection

After nine months of hospital and doctor visits, a young boy received an unusual, life-saving stool transplant from his brother.

Doctors diagnosed 3-year-old Michael Ham with Clostridium difficile (C. diff), an intestinal tract infection resulting from the use of antibiotics

“Initially, we went to the hospital for dehydration in February,” (2014) said Michael’s mom,       Rachel Donegan Ham.

“He stayed there for eight days because he couldn’t stop throwing up and having diarrhea.”

Doctors took a chance giving Michael another antibiotic. It worked for a few weeks, then he relapsed and began wasting away.

Four months of constant doctor visits finally turned into a diagnosis.

Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in intestines. In some cases they cause the bad bacteria, C. diff, to multiply and cause life-altering and sometimes deadly infections.

Dr. Sujal Rangwalla, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Seton Dell Children’s Hospital, (Texas) suggested an experimental treatment only performed on two patients at that facility. He recommended Michael have a fecal transplant.

“We take a stool specimen from a sibling or family member and place it in the patient to see if it helps regenerate their normal florum,” Rangwalla said.

So on Aug. 7, Michael and his older brother Bryan arrived at Dell Children’s in hopes of a miracle.

He was improving a few days after the transplant. Within weeks, doctors declared him cured.

“So many doctors want the proof before they do the treatment, and he listened to his heart and it saved Michael,” Rachel Ham said.

Hospital records show C. diff is linked to more than * 30,000 deaths a year in the United States. It sickens more than half a million Americans a year, mostly older people.

About 500 people around the world have undergone fecal transplants, and doctors say this antibiotic-resistant bacteria is evidence of a bigger problem.

Tips to fight antibiotic resistance include avoiding taking antibiotics unless necessary. Anyone who is prescribed an antibiotic should take the full dosage.

People should also limit the amount of antibiotic soap and hand sanitizer used in their households.

Rachel Ham reigns as the C Diff Foundation’s Pediatric Support Team Leader working in cooperation with Tiffani Eberflus, Chairperson of the Pediatric Support, Research and Development Committee.    The Foundation sincerely applauds their efforts and participation in both their support of the Foundation and their diligent strides in raising C. difficile awareness/prevention/treatments worldwide.

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