Novel Approaches in the Management of Clostridium Difficile Infection

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

Confronting the Burden of Serious Infections: Managed Care Considerations in an Evolving
Treatment Landscape is a 3-part webcast series that will provide critical updates on the
advances of antimicrobial use in serious infections, including how to translate the most
recent data into clinical and administrative practice.

This is Part 2 of the series focusing on the Treatment and Management of Clostridium Difficile Infection

This activity is an archive from the webinar held September 10, 2019

This activity is valid from October 1, 2019 to October 1, 2021

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria, C. Difficile bacterium, and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) are a significant concern and can have serious consequences. These infections are increasing in prevalence, and their management is complicated by limited treatment options. New clinical practice guidelines are out and clinical best practices for optimal treatment of these challenging clinical situations will be discussed by experts in the infectious disease field, within the wider clinical context of responsible antimicrobial stewardship and managed care decision making. Each webinar will offer a new, specific view into the evolving management paradigm of serious infections, especially as it relates to overcoming barriers found amongst clinicians and managed care professionals.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the recently updated IDSA and SHEA clinical practice guidelines for the management of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)

  • Discuss how changes to the clinical practice guidelines will change management in CDI

  • Differentiate current antibiotic treatments for CDI by their cure rates, effects on microbiota colonization, and efficacy in reducing recurrent infection

  • Apply practice guidelines and evidence from clinical trials and studies to inform managed care decisions for reducing C. diff recurrence and managing recurrent episodes

  • Discuss treatment of CDI with a focus on sustained clinical response

Faculty: Dale N Gerding, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Research Physician
Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital
Hines, IL
Professor of Medicine (Retired), Division of Infectious Diseases
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine


Dr. Gerding serves as a consultant for Pfizer, MGB Pharma, Sanofi Pasteur, Medpace, and Prodigy. She has served as an advisory board member for Ferring, Rebiotix, Merck, DaVolterra, Summit, and Actelion. She has in the past received grant or research support from the CDC and US Dept Veterans Affairs. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category I creditsTM.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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