Diagnosis and Management of Influenza in the Acute Care Setting

With poor rapid tests, and non-specific symptoms, rapid diagnosis of influenza continues to challenge providers. However, expeditious recognition and treatment of influenza is critical as more and more studies show the benefits of early treatment in high risk populations.

Andrea Dugas is an Assistant Professor and Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Following her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Dugas joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2010 where she completed a research fellowship and PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Dugas’ current research focus is the detection and management of infectious diseases in the emergency department. Her work spans from initial detection of infection through clinical application of surveillance tools, to directed antimicrobial use based on integration of surveillance and diagnostic testing. She is currently involved in numerous NIH funded cross-disciplinary efforts integrating clinical medicine with public health, engineering, and the basic sciences.

The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

These free talks are held Fridays at noon at Christiana Hospital but can be viewed from your home or office computer. Earn CMEs by participating in-person or online. Lunch is served and all are welcome to attend.

To see the full calendar of events, visit the Value Institute Events page or the ACCEL website, or subscribe to the ID Series mailing list.

Contact Sarahfaye Dolman at sarahfaye.f.dolman@christianacare.org with any questions.


  • Andrea Dugas, MD, PhD