ESCMID Study Group for Clostridioides difficile - ESGCD

ESGCD Annual Report

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News & Activities

ESGCD Websymposium: Treatment and management of severe CDI

ESGCD will be hosting a websymposium on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 17:00 CET.

Chairpersons: Dr. Kerrie Davies and Prof. Fidelma Fitzpatrick
Speakers: Dr Aaron Doherty, Dr Conor Mulrooney and Dr Joffrey Van Prehn
Expert Speakers: Prof. Mark Wilcox and Prof. Deborah McNamara

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ESGCD Promotional Video

ESGCD Newsletter Spring/Summer 2021

The ESGCD Newsletter for Spring and Summer 2021 has just been published. Inside, the ESGCD Executive Committee describe the latest developments in research projects, educational activities and publications. You can download the full newsletter here

ESGCD Websymposium on recurrent CDI

Save the date! ESGCD will be hosting a websymposium on recurrent CDI on 27th April at 17:00 CEST. The websymposium will include the presentation of two clinical cases and an expert discussion, led by Prof Ed Kuijper and Prof Emilio Bouza.


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2020 Annual Report Published

The Annual Report showcasing the achievements of the previous year is now available to view. 2020 was a challenging year due to COVID-19, but check out the report to see what the Study Group was able to accomplish or plan for the future.

New ESGCD Executive Committee elected

Here is the new ESGCP Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Ireland
  • Secretary: Marcela Krutova, Czech Republic
  • Treasurer: Elena Reigadas, Spain
  • Education Officer: Kerrie Davies, United Kingdom
  • Science Officer: Benoit Guery, Switzerland

We thank all previous Executive Committee for their excellent work over the last years. We are looking forward to continuing this work.

You can find the full election report here

ESGCD Study Group Poster 2020

April 23, 2020

Here we present the ESGCD Study Group poster for ECCMID 2020. Inside you can see what publications and activities ESGCD has been focusing on and what they have planned coming up soon. Click here to learn more!

ESGCD Newsletter, January 2020

January 20, 2020

The new ESGCD newsletter has just been finished. Take a look at all of the activities that have been done this year and what is ahead along with ECCMID 2020. Read the full article here

ESCMID Clinical Guidelines

Still difficult; clinical practice guidelines for Clostridioides difficile infection


ESCMID guidelines concerning CDI and CDAD


C. difficile culture collection

The ESGCD culture collection of C. difficile is based in the Anaerobe Reference Laboratory at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Cultures are kept on beads at -80 degrees Celsius. Colleagues wishing to deposit isolates should apply to Dr. J.S. Brazier via email.

The collection is meant for collaborative study purposes and to act as a bank of European isolates representing those strains causing infections across Europe.