Understanding C. difficile: New Clinical Insights from Recent Research
Recent research studies on C. difficile have rapidly advanced our understanding of important factors that influence the growth and virulence of this important pathogen – including diet, digestive function, and the commensal microbiome.
Supporting research studies will be discussed, along with case examples that illustrate how the recent advances can provide better clinical insights, as well as potential new therapeutic options.
Presented by Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP
Tom is a clinical laboratory consultant, translational science expert, functional nutrition practitioner, educator, and speaker. He is a former biomedical research scientist with deep expertise in the role of the human microbiome in health, chronic disease, and aging. As a leading expert in translational applications of microbiome research in functional medicine and integrative health settings, Tom’s primary focus is on providing educational resources and consulting services for practitioners, and consulting and advisory services for clinical testing laboratories. On a limited basis, he also works with individual clients to improve gastrointestinal health and optimize healthspan.