C. diff. Community Patient and Family Symposium Nov 23rd

Patient and Family Symposium Nov.23, 2020

Inaugural Patient & Family C. diff. Community Symposium

Welcome to a Symposium specifically developed for patients, families, and individuals with a common interest.

The Inaugural Patient & Family C. diff. Community Symposium will be a gathering of healthcare professional 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

Our 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 Clostridiioides 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
  • Nutrition and Alterations in Digestion

Symposium Registration is free of charge and completely online.

Guest speaker audio and/or visual can be accessed by a computer and any mobile device (iPad, Mobile Phone, Laptop).  Registration is a two-step process and can easily be completed below.

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This event will be hosted on  ZOOM.

After the initial registration, please proceed to register on ZOOM:

Step Two:  Please click on the link below to be redirected to the ZOOM registration page:


After registering, on ZOOM you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on November 23rd.

                                       Program Agenda:

1:00          Seres Therapeutics      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.   Bacillius, 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        Antibiotic Awareness (CDC).

3:05          Caterina Oneto, MD     C. diff. – Patient and Family KeyPoints.

3:20          Kathy Bischoff               Survivor Journey – Support.

3:30          Closing Comments       Q & A

This Symposium is Hosted by C Diff Foundation 

Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics