2014 FIGHT C. DIFF Gala Committee
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Saturday
Jun 4, 2016
            Saturday, June 4, 2016 12 PM – 5 PM Savage Park 8400 Fair St, Savage, MD 20763 We are thrilled to have the Dexter family host their 3rd Annual Picnic and Cornhole Tournament in memory of the late Judy. Last year, the Dexters raised more than $10,000 to support PLF’s mission. In 2014, we honored them with our first-ever Advocates Award. Click below to learn more and join us on June 4, or to donate in memory of Judy. Toss to Stop C. diff Loss...Read More
Wednesday
May 25, 2016
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
1:30 – 3:00 PM EST REGISTER NOW Please join NQF’s National Quality Partners for a webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 1:30-3:00 pm ET, to launch “Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook,” a new resource to help hospitals and health systems strengthen existing antibiotic stewardship initiatives or create antibiotic stewardship programs from the ground up. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, the Playbook offers practical strategies for implementing high-quality antibiotic stewardship programs in hospitals nationwide. The Playbook was developed by National Quality Partners’ Antibiotic Stewardship Action Team, a group…...Read More
Thursday
Apr 7, 2016
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Friday
Apr 8, 2016
PLF’s Executive Director Christian John Lillis will be on the Advancing Antibiotic Stewardship panel at the National Quality Forum’s Annual Meeting, along with Ed Septimus, MD, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, Clinical Services Group, Hospital Corporation of America; Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; and Lynne Batshon, Director of Policy and Practice, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Thursday, April 7, 2015 – 1:45 PM Washington Hilton Learn more and register...Read More
Friday
Oct 23, 2015
  7 PM – 11 PM Grand Ballroom | Dyker Beach Golf Course 1030 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11228 Join PLF to celebrate 5 years of fighting C. diff infections through education and advocacy Cocktail Reception ∙ 4 Course Dinner ∙ Open Bar ∙ Raffles, 50/50 ∙ Dessert & Dancing   2015 Honorees JUST ANNOUNCED Congresswoman Yvette Clarke to receive PLF’s 2015 Advocates Award! Read Rep. Clarke’s Biography Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Lawrence J. Brandt Read Dr. Brandt’s Biography Innovator Award Dr. Trevor Lawley Read Dr. Lawley’s Biography   Join Us!          2015 Gala Sponsors List in formation…...Read More
Wednesday
Sep 16, 2015
HealthWatch USA and Peggy Lillis Foundation are co-hosting a webinar featuring Dr. Cliff McDonald of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Dr. McDonald will present the latest on diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and prevention of C. diff, including how C. diff differs from MRSA and why different approaches are needed. Speaker: L. Clifford McDonald, MD, Senior Adviser for Science and Integrity, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To Join Go To C. diff Webinar at 7 PM EST on Wednesday, September 16th....Read More
Friday
Aug 21, 2015
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Saturday
Aug 22, 2015
PLF believes that patient and citizen advocacy — combined with efforts by public health experts, healthcare workers, and facility administrators — is the key to reversing the tide of harm caused by CDIs. The goal of the Inaugural C. diff Advocates Summit is to prepare 25 powerful advocates to engage in building a nationwide C. diff awareness movement by educating the public, empowering fellow advocates, and playing a role in shaping state and federal policy. Over two days, PLF will provide training and knowledge to 25 advocates – both those who’ve suffered CDI directly and through loved ones – on…...Read More
Wednesday
Jul 15, 2015
Clinical Management of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Presented by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET Register L. Clifford McDonald, MD with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dale N. Gerding, MD with Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital will discuss the burden of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) and present best practices for the management of CDI, from diagnosis to treatment. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to: Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of CDI Identify the strengths and weaknesses of recommended tests to confirm a diagnosis of CDI…...Read More
Saturday
May 30, 2015
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Saturday
May 30, 2015
The second annual Toss to Stop C. diff Loss was held on Saturday, May 30 at Savage Park in Maryland. Organized by the family of Judy Dexter, it is a lasting tribute to a beloved mother and grandmother who lost her fight against C. diff on May 30, 2013. Judy fought the disease for 6 months with courage, faith and a strong spirit. This year, the picnic raised over $10,000 to support the Peggy Lillis Foundation’s work!...Read More