8th International C. difficile Symposium

17th to 19th September 2024

Programme and speakers ICDS 2024

Additional information on topics, programme will be available shortly.


Session titleInvited speakersTopic
C. difficile virulenceMeera Unnikrishnan (UK)In vitro infection models
Update on tools for C. difficileOlga Soutourina (France)Genetic tools for C. difficile
C. difficile on the bench10-min presentations selected from abstractsCoping with C. diff in the lab and navigating the unexpected twists of spore preparation, cultivation, animal models... Hang on—it's a wild journey!
C. difficile and microbiotaSkye Fishbein (USA)C. difficile and microbiota
Round table: FMT -sooner or later?TBA
Diagnostics and surveillanceFrédéric Barbut (France)
Marcela Krutova (Czech Republic)
Korakrit Imwattana (Thailand)
Diagnostics - unanswered questions
CDI surveillance: from fragments to genomes

C. difficile and CDI in Asia
Epidemiology Tom Riley (Australia)
Ed Kuijper (The Netherlands)
Community CDI
Antibiotic resistance in C. difficile
One Health &
Veterinary focus
Francisco Uzal (USA)
Cesar Rodríguez Sánchez (Costa Rica)
Update on C. difficile in animals
CDI, One health and genomics
Clinical trials and developmental researchAndrew Skinner (USA)CDI at the bed side - Current treatment options

8th ICDS 2024 Preliminary programme

17th September 2024
18th September 2024
19th September 2024
8.30 to 10.00SESSION 3SESSION 7
10.00 to 10.30RegistrationCoffee breakCoffee break
10.30 to 12.00RegistrationSESSION 4SESSION 8
12.00 to 13.00RegistrationPoster sessionPoster session
13.00 to 14.00RegistrationLunchLunch
14.00 to 15.0014.00 OpeningPoster session (coffee)Poster session (coffee)
15.00 to 16.30SESSION 1 (14.30-16.30)SESSION 5SESSION 9
16.30 to 17.00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
17.00 to 18.30SESSION 2SESSION 6SESSION 10
EveningWelcome receptionDinnerCongress dinner