Assistant Manager Biochemistry, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, AustraliaBiography
Robert Flatman is the Assistant Manager in Biochemistry at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, a large private reference laboratory in Brisbane, Australia, and part of the Sonic Healthcare group. A longstanding interest in Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and IT has led in recent years to participation in eHealth and Pathology Harmonisation initiatives, including the AACB Harmonisation committee, AACB Critical Results Working Party, RCPA PUTS project (Pathology, Units and Terminology Standardisation) and its successor the RCPA PITUS project (Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation). These groups are working on recommendations for standardisation in pathology reporting, including reference intervals, critical results, terminology for requested and reporting, units and reporting formatting harmonisation. Robert is currently chair of the IFCC/IUPAC joint committee for Nomenclatures, Properties and Units (NPU). He also has interests in Pathology education (AACB state education representative), and attained his Fellowship in the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists in 2010 (FAACB).