Friday November 3, 2017


7 PM – 11 PM

Grand Ballroom
Dyker Beach Golf Course
1030 86th Street (86th St & 7th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11228

cocktail reception ∙ 4-course dinner ∙ full open bar ∙ raffle & 50/50 prizes ∙ dessert ∙ dancing

To book a hotel room at the nearby Best Western Gregory Hotel (8315 4th Avenue), please click here.



Leadership Award – Dr. L. Clifford “C. diff Cliff” McDonald, MD

Clifford McDonald MDDr. McDonald graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University, and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of South Alabama, following which he completed a fellowship in Medical Microbiology at Duke University. Past positions have included Associate Investigator at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville. Dr. McDonald is a former officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service and former Chief of the Prevention and Response Branch in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC where he currently serves as the Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity in the same division. He is the author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications with his main interests in the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections, especially Clostridium difficile infections, and the prevention of antimicrobial resistance. Dr. McDonald is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and American Society for Microbiology.


Advocate Award – Dr. Carl Flatley, DDS, MDS

On April 30, 2002, Carl Flatley’s life changed. It was the day his daughter Erin died from septic shock, something Dr. Flatley, a retired endodontist, had never heard of. After Erin’s death, Dr. Flatley learned everything he could about sepsis and he was astounded at what he – and millions of other Americans – didn’t know about the condition. He was shocked to learn that sepsis killed well over 200,000 people in the U.S. every year and affected so many more survivors. In 2004, Dr. Flatley founded the American Sepsis Alliance, which in 2007, became Sepsis Alliance. He made it his mission that sepsis would become as well known as cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses, and that as few people as possible would get sepsis, let alone die from it. His unending devotion to Erin’s memory has had a significant impact on many people.


Innovator Award – Saint Joseph Hospital | SCL Health





as of September 7th, 2017










Joan Rothchild Hardin, PhD

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Randy Demeyers
Christian John Lillis & Chris Briggs Young
Liam Lillis & Melissa Parmigiani


Helen Beigel
Drs. Martin J. Blaser & Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello
Mary Beth Dorr
Dorothy “Baby Ann” Manzo


Cynthia Bens
Warren Fraser, MD
Kat & Kevin McCartney
Donna McColgan
Lisa Rogers & Blair Neal
Jeffrey & Carmela Pollack

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