Program Schedule

Clostridium difficile: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Impact

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 109-AB

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Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Epidemiologists

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Cleveland VA Medical Center and Matthew Samore, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology

2:00 PM
National estimates of incidence, recurrence, hospitalization, and death of nursing home-onset Clostridium difficile infections — United States, 2012
Jennifer C. Hunter, DrPH ; Yi Mu, PhD ; Ghinwa K. Dumyati, MD, FSHEA ; Monica M. Farley, MD ; Lisa G. Winston, MD ; Helen L. Johnston, MPH ; James I. Meek, MPH ; Lucy E. Wilson, MD ; Stacy M, Holzbauer, DVM, MPH, DACVPM ; Zintars G. Beldavs, MS ; Erin C. Phipps, DVM ; John R. Dunn, DVM, PhD ; Jessica a. Cohen, MPH ; Nimalie D. Stone, MD, MS ; L. Clifford Mcdonald, MD, FACP, FSHEA ; Fernanda C. Lessa, MD
2:15 PM
Epidemiology and burden of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections
Caroline Sheitoyan-Pesant, MD ; Claire Nour Abou Chakra, MSc ; Jacques Pepin, MD, MSc ; Anais Marcil-Héguy, MSc ; Vincent Nault, MSc ; Louis Valiquette, MD, MSc
2:30 PM
Longitudinal Epidmiology of Clostridium difficile among Patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System
Vanessa Stevens, PhD ; Karim Khader, PhD ; Makoto Jones, MD, MS ; Richard E. Nelson, PhD ; Michael Rubin, MD, PhD ; Matthew Samore, MD
3:00 PM
Evaluating Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adult and Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients
Nicole Boyle, MPH ; Sara Podczervinski, RN, MPH ; Alex Morrison, BS ; Susan Butler-Wu, PhD ; Danielle Zerr, MD, MPH, FPIDS ; Karin Rogers, RN, BSN, CIC ; Zach Stednick, MPH ; Amalia Magaret, PhD ; Anna Wald, MD, MPH, FIDSA ; Steven Pergam, MD, MPH
3:15 PM
Frequent Transmission of Clostridium Difficile by Asymptomatically Colonized Long-term Care Facility Residents during Hospital Admissions
Curtis J. Donskey, MD ; Venkata C.K. Sunkesula, M.D., M.S ; Nimalie D. Stone, MD, MS ; Carolyn V. Gould, MD, MS ; L. Clifford Mcdonald, MD, FACP, FSHEA ; Matthew Samore, MD ; Jeanmarie Mayer, MD ; Susan M. Pacheco, MD ; Annette Jencson, BSMT(ASCP)SM, CIC ; Susan Sambol, MT ; Laurica a. Petrella, BS ; Dale Gerding, MD

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C. J. Donskey, Clorox: Grant Investigator, Grant recipient and Research grant
EcoLab: Grant Investigator, Research grant
GOJO: Grant Investigator, Grant recipient
3M: Grant Investigator, Grant recipient
3M: Scientific Advisor, Research support
Merck: Scientific Advisor, Research support
AvidBiotics: Grant Investigator, Grant recipient

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