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A Global Stroll In the Park To Raise C. diff. Awareness On September 25th

Join Us For a Stroll In the Park on September 25th In-Person, and On-Line To Raise C. diff. Awareness Around the Globe!

 

 

 

 

September 25th is right around the corner and we are so excited to have this opportunity to walk together either in-person at the following park locations:

Sims Park, New Port Richey, FL

Milton A. Votee Park, Teaneck, NJ 

Brown Street Park Complex, Spring City, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are truly grateful for your efforts, support, and participation of the Annual Walk events and it will be amazing to walk, or stroll,  with you on a path in a local park, or virtually on a path across the globe on September 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

 

Walking, and Strolling,  is a fun, and relaxing way  to enjoy a change of scenery. Taking a stroll among the pleasant sights and sounds of nature, in-person or online,  has the ability to renew the mind and body simultaneously. Walking with your family, and friends, for a cause is even better ~ as you join the many C. diff. Awareness Walkers around the world sharing time to Raise C. diff. Awareness while spending time together to enjoy a way to add a little extra positive activity of the day.

All Registered Awareness Walkers will receive:

A C. diff. Awareness T-Shirt
C. diff. Awareness Literature and Giveaways,
The opportunity to “Raise C. diff. Awareness” together worldwide!
* Children 10 years of age and under walk for free!

  • All items will be sent directly to all registered Awareness Walkers to the address provided in the registration.

To Register For This Global Event, Please Click On The Button Below:

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS

We thank the Sponsors for their support of the global walks, and for joining us in  “Raising C. diff. Awareness” across the globe.

Click on the graphics below to visit the Sponsor’s website and learn more about the organizations that are making a difference in the C. diff. community worldwide.

 

 

 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you in September!

If you have any questions — please direct them to info@cdifffoundation.org or telephone the main C Diff Foundation office:  +1 (727) 205-3922

 


2020 C. diff. Awareness Walkers

C. diff. Spores and More Live Broadcast to Podcast Is Available: Prevent CDI: Boost Immunity, Restore Microbiome, Replace the Bug

 

We are pleased to share  “C. diff. Spores and More ”  with you because, as advocates of  C. diff.,  we know the importance of this cutting-edge new weekly radio show and what it means for our Foundation’s community worldwide.

 

 

July 20, 2021:  Prevent CDI: Boost Immunity, Restore Microbiome, Replace the Bug

With Guests:

Neil Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Destiny Pharma, PLC

Mr. Clark qualified as an accountant with PwC in Cambridge, UK and worked for over ten years on a variety of national and international assignments in audit, corporate finance and consultancy. In 1997, Mr Clark joined CeNeS Pharmaceuticals plc, a venture capital backed private UK biotech company. Following the successful flotation of CeNeS in 1999, he was appointed CFO. In 2005, he became CEO and led the company through to its sale in 2008. He then joined Ergomed in January 2009 and was CFO during its IPO in July 2014. Mr. Clark joined Destiny Pharma as CEO in early 2017. Mr. Clark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a BSc in Bioscience from the University of Nottingham.

Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

Dr. Dale Gerding is Research Physician at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and Professor of Medicine (Retired) at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is an infectious diseases specialist and hospital epidemiologist, past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 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 board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. His major research interest is in the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection and he is the discoverer of non-toxigenic C. difficile strain M3. (NTCD-M3)

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/132305/prevent-cdi-boost-immunity-restore-microbiome-replace-the-bug

Neil Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Destiny Pharma PLC and Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, with our Guest Host: Kevin Hersh, shared a robust discussion which touched upon important topics focused on the what, why, and how to Prevent a C. diff. infection: Boost Immunity, Restore Microbiome, Replace the Bug. Our guests exchanged a dialogue about the science to answer the many questions about a C. difficile infection, prevention, treatments, what is recurrent C. diff., and the immune system, and how the microbiome plays a part in everything.  Click on the link provided above to access the archived episode and expand your basic CDI knowledge today.

Patient, Family, Caregiver January Symposium Broadcasts During March On C. diff. Spores and More Live Program

CDIFFRADIO.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES to listen in to the leading topic expert presentations

shared on January 15, 2021, at the Patient, Family, Caregiver Symposium:

Beginning Tuesday, March 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST following through on

March 16,  March 23, and  March 30.

A Symposium specifically developed for 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.

The Patient & Family C. diff. Symposium was 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.

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.  

The Symposium followed the 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 presented 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

WITH

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

We hope you enjoy the broadcasts!

 

Program Chair:  Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Teena Chopra, MD                ” Introduction to Infection Prevention.”

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

Courtney Jones                    ” Microbiome, Microbiota, and Gut Health.”

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

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

Kathy Bischoff                        “My C. diff.  Journey.”

Renata Johnson                      “My C. diff. Journey.”

Paul Feuerstadt, MD      &    Barbara McGovern, MD

 

This Symposium was hosted by the C Diff Foundation and

Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics  

CDI and Recurrence; Microbiome – Based Therapy Publication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To read the article in its entirety, please download the .pdf format below

2021-MicrobiomeBasedTherapyCDI

 

 

World Patient Safety Day 2020

World Patient Safety Day, is an initiative by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of the need to continuously improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems.

World Patient Safety Day 2020 will bring together health workers, patients, families, caregivers, communities, health care leaders and policy-makers, all showing commitment to health worker safety and patient safety. Health workers include all people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health. The year 2020 has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 

‘Safe health workers, Safe patients’ 

Members of the C Diff Foundation recognize the importance of this annual WHO “World Patient Safety Day” campaign and we ask fellow patients, health workers, health care leaders, patients, and healthcare professionals to actively participate and share this information with others.

Share using any of the following hashtags: #PatientSafety #WorldPatientSafetyDay #HealthWorker 

Thursday, September 17th is World Patient Safety Day. No one should be harmed in health care. And yet, every day, thousands of patients suffer avoidable harm while receiving care. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exerted unprecedented pressure on health systems and health workers. An alarming number of health workers have also been harmed while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety of health workers has a significant impact on the safety of patients In view of this, the theme of World Patient Safety Day this year is Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety. If you or a loved one are a patient, be actively involved in your own care. Enhance your knowledge about safety in health care and raise safety concerns with your health providers. Ask questions to be aware of your health condition and treatment. Speak up for the safety of your care as well as the safety of health workers!