2020 Advocates Summit

April 2020 marked a decade since we lost Peggy Lillis to a community-acquired C. difficile infection and founded the Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF) to combat this disease. It also marked our fifth National C. diff Advocacy Summit.

Initially planned to once again be held in Washington, DC, due to COVID-19 PLF moved to a virtual Summit which took place on April 20 - 22, 2020. We had a record 300+ in attendance, including advocates, presenters, health care professionals, sponsors and the public.

2019 Advocates Summit

On Monday, April 8th Peggy Lillis Foundation convened its fourth annual National C. diff Summit at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The Summit welcomed more than 70 participants, including 25 members of PLF’s Advocates Council for a day of learning, discussion and networking. Another 100 people watched the Summit sessions via live stream. Our Summit is the sole national event bringing together advocates, researchers, industry leaders and healthcare workers to fight C. diff.

2017 Advocates Summit

On April 27, 2017, 60 people attended the Peggy Lillis Foundation’s (PLF) second Advocates Summit & National Strategy Meeting in New York City. Experts in the fields of medicine, public health, activism, microbiology and more came together to offer ten fascinating presentations and panel discussions to help 20 volunteer C. diff Advocates enhance their activism and leadership. Click below to find the collected resources from our second Advocates Summit & National Strategy Meeting.

2015 Advocates Summit

On August 21-22, 2015, the Peggy Lillis Foundation welcomed more than 20 emerging Advocates and 20 experts across the healthcare, policy, and nonprofit sectors to share how we all can become better Advocates against harm done by C. diff infections. Click below to find the collected resources from this inaugural Advocates Summit.