H3095- Joint Program: Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and Section on Infectious Diseases

Clostridium Difficile: Changes in Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Topic: Gastroenterology & Infectious Diseases

Sponsors: Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (SOGHN)|Section on Infectious Diseases (SOID)

Monday, October 24
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Moscone West, 2003

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This joint program will review recent changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile, diagnostic approaches, and new treatments such as probiotics and fecal microbial transplant. The session will review emerging practices for treating this severe, recurrent, and refractory disease.

1:00PM Introduction
Robert Frenck Jr., MD, FAAP
1:05PM The Changing Epidemiology of C. difficile
Robert Frenck Jr., MD, FAAP
1:30PM Testing in High-Risk Populations
Robert Frenck Jr., MD, FAAP
1:55PM Probiotics for the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea and C. difficile-Associated Diarrhea
Daniel Mallon, MD, FAAP
2:20PM Fecal Transplant in the Treatment of C. difficile Infection
Daniel Mallon, MD, FAAP
2:45PM Question & Answer Session
3:00PM Adjourn

Robert Frenck, Jr., MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Daniel Mallon, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

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