Influenza 2022 – 2023: Rapid Assessment and Treatment Strategies


Title: Influenza 2022 – 2023: Rapid Assessment and Treatment Strategies

Date: November 17, 2022

Time: 1 to 2 p.m. ET

Presenters: Bruce Lobaugh, PhD, HCLD (ABB) and Michael Green, MD

Co-sponsored by Abbott


The Importance of Early and Accurate Influenza Diagnoses

In this webinar, you’ll get insight into global influenza activity and the upcoming respiratory illness season in the northern hemisphere.

The presenters will discuss diagnostic guidelines for influenza and initiatives associated with antimicrobial stewardship and care efficiencies.

Leaders and members of antibiotic stewardship committees and healthcare professionals involved in time-sensitive and other acute-care areas are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Discuss influenza risks and the importance of an early diagnosis in time-sensitive areas
  • Review Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for diagnosing influenza
  • Examine accuracy and technology differences between antigen and molecular tests
  • Investigate the impact of early and accurate influenza diagnoses on care, infection control, and antibiotic and antiviral stewardship

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Fisher Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. One P.A.C.E.™ credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level program.



Bruce Lobaugh, PhD, HCLD (ABB)

Dr. Bruce Lobaugh is a professor in the Department of Pathology at Duke University, where he has spent his entire 42-year career. He began as a postdoctoral research investigator in 1980 before fully transitioning to clinical laboratory medicine. Lobaugh has served in many roles and is currently director of the Central Automated Laboratory, director of the Point-of-Care Testing Program, and administrative director overseeing the operation of all Duke University Health System Clinical Laboratories.


Michael Green, MD

Dr. Michael Green is the associate medical director of GoHealth Urgent Care and an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell Health. He has earned multiple awards for his achievements, including an Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award from the College of Urgent Care Medicine, the Urgent Care Association, and the Urgent Care Foundation in 2020 and a Herald Long Island Excellence in Healthcare award in 2022.