ESCMID Study Group for Clostridioides difficile - ESGCD

ESGCD Annual Report

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News & Activities

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.