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Serologic Investigations for Neonatal and Maternal Health

About Our Speaker: 

Prof. Robert Flower, PhD, FFSc(RCPA), FASM

Research Program Leader at The Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Brisbane, Australia


Dr. Flower is a national leader in research and development at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. He has been teaching and supervising hospital and university blood banks for over 30 years. He has published over 400 publications with over 4,000 citations and has helped over 50 students complete post-graduate research. In 2018, Dr. Flower was granted the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence at Queensland University of Technology. The following year, he was awarded the Peter Schiff Award from the Australia and New Zealand Society for Blood Transfusion. Dr. Flower’s current interests include translating genetics to routine investigations, molecular modeling the structures defining blood groups and evidence-based modeling of the risk of transfusion-transmission for various agents.

What you’ll learn:

  • How serology testing applies to current maternal health protocols
  • How to best manage pregnancies at high risk for Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN)