2014 FIGHT C. DIFF Gala Committee
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
Apr 9, 2018
Monday, April 9th, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Milken Institute School of Public Health | George Washington University Advocates and Presenters at the 2015 Advocates Summit PLF is hosting an annual convening of diverse stakeholders to grow the movement to fight C. diff through education and advocacy. Summit Outcomes Align key stakeholder groups with PLF’s vision for combating C. diff at state and federal level Educate and train ~30 new and returning C. diff advocates to increase their leadership and impact Produce enduring education and advocacy materials The Summit will offer training for advocates with presentations and panel discussions featuring…...Read More
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
PLF Executive Director Christian John Lillis will be presenting the keynote speech at the Kentucky Hospital Association’s 2018 Quality Conference Marriott Louisville East Hotel 1903 Embassy Square Blvd Louisville, KY Christian will present at 8:30 am on Friday, March 16 Click here to see Conference Brochure...Read More
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
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
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
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