An Educational Opportunity for Clinicians Specializing in the diagnosis of
Clostridium difficile Infections

Overview of the C. diff Formative Assessment CME Activity

Put your knowledge to the test and see how you stack up relative to your fellow clinicians! Challenge yourself with this self-paced interactive assessment designed to sharpen your knowledge and competency in the diagnosis and management of Clostridium difficile infections. 

Put your knowledge to the test and see how you stack up relative to your fellow clinicians.
Complete this assessment to obtain your personalized learning profile and earn CME credit
Challenge yourself with this self-paced activity that is chaired by thought leaders

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Outline diagnostic criteria and levels of disease severity for C. diff infection 
  • Discuss available and emerging pharmacotherapies for C. diff infection
  • Evaluate therapeutic interventions for the management of severe-complicated and recurrent C. diff infection



The following financial disclosures have been provided:

Stuart H. Cohen, MD, FACP, FIDSA (Chair)
Consultant: Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Pfizer
Research Support: Cubist Pharmaceuticals and ViroPharma
Dale N. Gerding, MD (Faculty) 
Advisory Board: Actelion, Merck and Rebiotix
Consultant: Sanofi-Pasteur and ViroPharma 
Steering Committee: Sanofi-Pasteur 
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD (Faculty) 
Advisory Board: Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug Use: The faculty may discuss the use of metronidazole for the treatment of C. diff infections

Staff and Reviewer Disclosures

ACHL staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.



This activity is supported by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals



Sponsored by the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning


Guest User

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As a guest user, you may complete this activity without creating a user profile/account. If you would like to save your progress or receive a certificate, you can create an account at any point during the activity, or upon completion. This also allows you to start/stop the activity as desired, and start back up where you left off. If you leave the activity without creating an account/logging in, your responses to the formative assessment questions will not be saved, and you will be asked to start the activity from the beginning upon returning. 

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