Friday October 26, 2018
Fight C. Diff 2018 Gala


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

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Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Dale Gerding

Dale Gerding is an infectious diseases specialist and hospital epidemiologist, research physician at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and retired professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. He is past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and past chair the antibiotic resistance committee of SHEA. He is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and past Chair of the National and Global Public Health Committee, the Antibiotic Resistance Subcommittee, and is co-chair of the of the guideline for Clostridium difficile Infection of IDSA and SHEA. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial distribution and kinetics. He holds patents and technology for the use of non-toxigenic C. difficile for the prevention and treatment of this disease.


Advocate Award – Lisa McGiffert

Lisa retired as director of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project (SPP) in May 2018. This national campaign worked on state and federal policies to end medical harm, focusing on healthcare-acquired infections, medical device safety, medical errors, and physician accountability. Beginning in 2003, the campaign developed a model law and initiated state laws to publish hospital infection rates and raise public awareness about the problem. Today, more than 30 states and the federal Medicare program require such reporting of all US hospitals.


as of September 7th, 2018





Joan Rothchild Hardin, PhD
Christian John Lillis & Chris Briggs Young
Liam & Melissa Lillis

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