June 18, 2020

Peggy Lillis Foundation’s annual Summit has often created the opportunity for C. diff advocates to connect with clinicians, researchers, and industry representatives. We feared that taking it virtual would hinder those connections. Turns out we needn’t have worried. Among the connections made at this year’s Summit was one between Idaho-based …

May 28, 2020

April 2020 marked a decade since we lost Peggy Lillis to a community-acquired C. difficile infection and founded the Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF) to combat this disease. It also marked our fifth National C. diff Advocacy Summit. Initially planned to once again be held in Washington, DC, due to COVID-19 PLF …

March 15, 2020

On March 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert that eight patients were infected following fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) using material from a company which was later confirmed to be OpenBiome, an independent stool bank. Two of the patients subsequently died. FDA did not name OpenBiome …

April 17, 2019

On Monday, April 8th Peggy Lillis Foundation convened its fourth annual National C. diff Summit at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The Summit welcomed more than 70 participants, including 25 members of PLF’s Advocates Council for a day of learning, discussion and networking. Another 100 people watched the Summit sessions …