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 October 18th, 2018










Robert Daly
The Dexter Family
Randy Demeyers
Dr. Dale Gerding
Joan Rothichild Hardin, PhD
Christian John Lillis & Christopher Young
Liam & Melissa Lillis
Dorothy Manzo


Aviex Technologies LLC
Helen Beigel, RN
Drs. Martin Blaser & Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello
Thomas Daly
Daniel & Patricia Hayes
Drs. Bruce & Susan Hirsch
Phyllis & Brian McEwan
Brian & Mary Morgan
Victoria & Scott Newman
Jeff & Carmela Pollack
Tracey Real Estate Inc./Bob & Ann Tracey


Cynthia and Jarrett Bens
Robert & Alice Connaughton
John DeAngelis & Patty Yu, MD
Eileen DiBenedetto
Mary Beth Dorr
Joseph & Karen Fahey
Brian Flaherty
Drs. Gerard Honig & Laila Dadvand
Elaine Howard
Mary Howard
Donna McColgan
Kat and Kevin McCartney
Stephanie Miller
John & Mary Anne Morgan
James O’Sullivan & Kris Bungay, MD
Carl & Patricia Schanstra
Jeff & Melinda Young

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