2014 FIGHT C. DIFF Gala Committee
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Tuesday
Mar 6, 2018
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s Patient Safety Conference FFA Enrichment Center- DMACC Campus 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway Ankeny, Iowa 50023 Keynote: Learning from Patient Stories On April 21, 2010 Peggy Lillis, a 56-year-old kindergarten teacher from Brooklyn lost her life to a community acquired clostridium di cile infection. Through her and other patients’ stories, her son Christian will show how engaging patients and families can aid clinical and administrative sta in building programs to combat healthcare-associated infections. • Discuss how our fragmented healthcare system leads to deaths like that of Peggy Lillis. • Examine how antibiotic overuse and misuse contributes to…...Read More
Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
Our Executive Director will be presenting as part of this practical workshop about antibiotic stewardship hosted by the National Quality Forum. Increasingly, having an effective antibiotic stewardship program in place in your hospital is a must. Successful antibiotic stewardship programs foster a continuous and system-wide culture of quality improvement that meet national guidelines while making care safer and more effective for all patients. Join the NQF on Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Washington, DC, for a fully accredited workshop designed specifically for quality improvement professionals in acute care settings, including quality directors, compliance officers, patient safety professionals,…...Read More
Thursday
Nov 9, 2017
Music Matters | A benefit for Peggy Lillis Foundation    Door Open: 6:00 PM Show Starts: 7:00 PM $50 per person featuring HIP Pocket (Paying tribute to Gregg Allman, Levon Helm, and Butch Trucks) The Cutting Room 44 East 32 Street New York, NY Purchase Tickets...Read More
Friday
Nov 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 Online Tickets Sales are Over. There are limited number of door tickets available. Please notify Kit Curl at kit@peggyfoundation.org if you wish to attend.   2017 HONOREES Leadership Award – Dr. L. Clifford “C. diff Cliff” McDonald, MD Dr. McDonald graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University, and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at…...Read More
Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
Dr. Stephen M. Brecher Wednesday, October 25th | 1:30 PM EST For many patients and caregivers, getting properly diagnosed with a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can be a struggle. As CDIs are increasingly found in the community among previously low-risk populations, many clinicians mistake these dangerous infections for norovirus or irritable bowel syndrome. Led by Dr. Stephen Brecher, director of the Microbiology Laboratories of the Boston VA Healthcare System, this webinar will cover: Different types of diagnostic tests for C. diff How clinicians use tests to diagnose C. diff How patients and caregivers can engage smartly with clinicians to achieve…...Read More
Tuesday
Jul 25, 2017
Healthcare Association of New York State Webinar 4 – 5 p.m. Registration is open to HANYS Members Only. Through its Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative, HANYS is supporting members as they accelerate their focus on antibiotic stewardship. The Collaborative uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs as a framework, and includes support for National Healthcare Safety Network reporting readiness. This webinar will address patient and family engagement as part of a hospital antibiotic stewardship program. Mr. Lillis will share the story of his mother, Peggy, who died from community-acquired C. difficile, as well as other patient stories that highlight…...Read More
Wednesday
Jun 14, 2017
Our Executive Director will be speak on a panel covering Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms/Antibiotic Stewardship Program/Clostridium difficile at the Ohio Hospital Association’s 2017 Quality Summit. Click here to learn more: OHA Quality Summit...Read More