Best Practices in CDI Diagnosis
March 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, 2:00 p.m. CDT, 1:00 p.m. MDT, 12:00 p.m. PDT
(60 minutes)

Meet the Speaker:

Clifford McDonald, MD, Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Lance Peterson, MD
Director of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, and Associate Epidemiologist
NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois


IP Competency: Novice


Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2015


Straightforward, actionable advice for healthcare practitioners, at all levels, on the subject of Clostridium Difficile Infection


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the pathogenesis and public health importance of Clostridium difficile infections
  •  Articulate various diagnostic approaches available, performance of these tests, and the clinical criteria for ordering tests
  • Discuss best practices for migrating to more sensitive testing paradigms



Lance R. Peterson, MD

•       Research Grants

-      Bayer, Cepheid, NorthShore, GeneOhm, GSK, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, MicroPhage, Nanogen, Nanosphere, NIAID, Roche, 3M, Washington Square Health Foundation, Wyeth (Pfizer), Syntezza, Great Basin, AHRQ, CareFusion

•       Consultations (in conjunction with research projects and new diagnostics)

-      Cepheid, GeneOhm, GSK, MicroPhage, Nanogen, Nanosphere, Roche, 3M, Wyeth (Pfizer), CareFusion

Resolution - disclosure did not affected this educational activity


No other faculty or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interests that affected this educational activity.

References to specific brands of products or supplies during the course are for illustration only and do not represent an endorsement of the product by APIC or the speakers.


This resource is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Roche, a Strategic Partner.



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