2014 FIGHT C. DIFF Gala Committee
Jul 14, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST Dr. John Alverdy In this webinar, eminent surgeon and microbiome expert Dr. John Alverdy of the University of Chicago discusses the impact of a degraded microbiome from a surgeon’s perspective. While microbiome dysbiosis is most closely associated with C. difficile infections, compromised gut immunity can make us vulnerable to a whole host of infections, particularly when we’re having surgery. Dr. Alverdy shares the risks of a degraded microbiome pre- and post-surgery, as well as under-appreciated risks of C. diff infections like post-infectious neuropathy.  The webinar is published on our YouTube…...Read More
Mar 1, 2021
  Peggy Lillis Foundation for C. diff Education & Advocacy (PLF) is hosting a virtual town hall on the state of C. difficile infections (CDI). CDI is the most common healthcare associated infection (HAI) causing an estimated 500,000 infections and 29,000 deaths annually. Since 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated CDI as an urgent threat to public health. This town hall will feature presentations by leading experts in the field, perspectives from C. diff advocates, and a panel discussion focusing on how we can end harm caused by this preventable infection.  Register Now Our Town Hall is…...Read More
Apr 20, 2020
Apr 22, 2020
  Join the leading C. diff advocacy and education organization to discuss one of our nation’s most urgent public health threats and share strategies to combat it. Our Summit trains advocates and features discussions by leaders in C. diff prevention and treatment, antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, healthcare policy, state and federal government and grassroots organizing. Confirmed Sessions PLF: A Decade of Fighting C. diff, Presenter: Christian John Lillis Beyond C. difficile: Consequences for Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics, Presenter: Norman Moore, Abbott Labs Infectious Disease 101, Presenter: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases The untold story of C. diff infections in dentistry, Presenter:…...Read More
Apr 8, 2019
Apr 9, 2019
Join the preeminent C. diff advocacy and education organization to discuss one of our nation’s most urgent public health threats and share strategies to combat it. The Summit will offer training for advocates with presentations and panel discussions featuring leaders in C. diff prevention and treatment, healthcare policy, state government, patient advocacy and grassroots organizing. 2019 Summit & Lobby Day Agenda   Online Registration to Attend the Summit in Person has Closed. If you would like to attend, please email christian [at] peggyfoundation.org to see if there’s availability. Live Stream Registration 2019 Summit Sponsors As of March 30, 2019 Lead…...Read More
Aug 19, 2018
Making the Personal, Political: How Losing Our Mother Inspired a Public Health Movement Christian John Lillis is executive director and co-founder, with his brother Liam, of the Peggy Lillis Foundation, a national disease advocacy and patient safety organization, created in response to the death of their mother from a clostridium difficile infection. World Fellowship Center Sunday, August 19 7:30 pm  ...Read More
Jul 25, 2018
Peggy Lillis Foundation is partnering with PULSE Center for Patient Safety & Education and South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation to hosting a FREE screening of THE BLEEDING EDGE, a new documentary about the danger of implantable medical devices.     America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet preventable medical harm has become one of the leading causes of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial. In THE BLEEDING EDGE, Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (THE INVISIBLE WAR, THE HUNTING GROUND) turn their sights…...Read More