Meet-the-Professor Session:
25. Clostridium difficile Infection: What's New, What's Hot?
Friday, October 21, 2011: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Room: 153ABC

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • understand the recent changes in epidemiology of Clostridium difficile
  • review recent changes in the diagnostics of Clostridium difficile
  • review prevention and treatment strategies and immunotherapy for Clostridium difficile-associated disease

Target Audience: Scientists, Public Health Practitioners, Pharmacists, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infection Preventionists, Hospital Epidemiologists, Health Care Workers, Fellows-in-Training, Epidemiologists, Clinicians

Tracks: Investigative ID, Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Meet-the-professors:  Ciaran Kelly, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Carolyn Gould, MD, Emory University School of Medicine


7:30 AM
Carolyn Gould, MD

8:00 AM
Ciaran Kelly, MD

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit possible

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.0 knowledge-based contact hours (0.1 CEU) of Pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0461-9999-11-108-L01-P


C. Kelly, Actelion: Consultant and Research Contractor, Consulting fee and Research grant
Merck: Consultant, Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Research grant and Speaker honorarium
Optimer: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
Sanofi-Pasteur: Consultant, Research Contractor and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee, Research support and Speaker honorarium
ViroPharma: Consultant and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
CSL Behring: Research Contractor and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee and Research support

C. Gould, None

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.