Peggy Lillis Foundation Holding National C. Diff Advocacy Summit April 2024


The Annual summit is the largest gathering of C diff advocates and allies in industry, academia, and policymaking in the country to discuss urgent public health threats.

WASHINGTON D.C.—April 10, 2024 – The Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF), a non-profit for C. diff Education & Advocacy, has announced its 2024 C. diff Advocacy Summit, unveiling its outlined agenda and confirmed speakers. The annual Summit will be held on April 15th at the Kellogg Conference Hotel in Washington, DC. 

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The Summit is the largest gathering of C. diff advocates and allies in industry, academia, and policymaking in the country. It provides a unique opportunity for clinicians, industry leaders, policy experts, and academics to meet and strategize with C. diff survivors, caregivers, and family members committed to ending the epidemic.

PLF’s Chief Executive Officer Christian John Lillis said, “Our national Summit is one of my favorite events of the year. Each year, we gather the largest group of C. diff survivors and family members to network, learn, and, most importantly, advocate so that people battling C. diff today and in the future will have better treatment options, a clearer understanding of the disease, and its socio-emotional impacts, and - ultimately - significantly decrease the number of people who suffer and perish from C. diff infections.”

PLF will gather advocates, allies, and stakeholders and open the Summit with remarks from PLF’s CEO, Christian John Lillis, and presenting sponsors. The day's first presentation will discuss “Educating the Public on AMR” led by Bobbi Jo Stoner, University of Kentucky Healthcare pharmacist and infectious disease expert.

PLF’s lineup of physicians, experts and thought leaders will hold sessions and panels diving into various topics like performing and interpreting C. diff diagnostics, obstacles to optimal treatment, antibiotic stewardship opportunities for C. diff patients, and racial disparities in C. diff testing. The day will close with an advocacy panel moderated by Christian John Lillis and featuring Kee Kee Buckley, Carol Raye, and Pam McCollister. The full summit agenda is available here.

Nestle Health Science and Seres Therapeutics are the presenting sponsors of this year’s Summit. Other sponsors who helped make this event possible include Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Acurx Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., BD, Bactolife, OpenBiome, and Techlab.

If you are a C. diff patient/survivor, family member, and caregiver, congressional staff, regulatory staff, academic, policymaker, industry leader, or other stakeholder in antimicrobial resistance and C. diff infections who is interested in attending the Summit, join us and register for free via PLF’s online registration form.

About Peggy Lillis Foundation

Founded in response to the April 2010 death of a 56-year-old kindergarten teacher, the Peggy Lillis Foundation for C. diff Education & Advocacy (PLF) is the leading national organization dedicated to combating C. difficile infections through educating the public, empowering advocates, and shaping policy.

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