Understanding the transmission of superbug, Clostridium difficile – Community Conversation
Researchers from the University of Western Australia are investigating the transmission of a superbug known as Clostridium difficile so that better infectious disease interventions can be designed and implemented.
Specific objective of this Community Conversation
- Present information about C. difficile and our work.
- Engage with interested consumers and community members to hear their opinions and thoughts on our research.
- Generate ideas on how to inform the wider community about our findings and engage with related stakeholders for greater impact.
Consumers and community members who are interested in forming an ongoing collaborative relationship with researchers for a stronger research impact and ensuring timely translation of research findings to patient care and community health.
Experience required from attendees
Ideally, the event should have equal representatives from all 3 groups listed below:
- An experience with C. difficile infection (as a sufferer or carer)
- An experience with medical conditions that predisposed an individual to C. difficile infection (such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, cystic fibrosis, organ transplantation, being immunocompromised and >65 years old)
- Have an interest in the transmission of superbugs in the community
An honorarium of $70 is offered to those who attend. Light refreshments will be provided on the night.
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