Professor Howard Morris is currently the President of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and has served as Chair of the IFCC – International Osteoporosis Foundation Joint Working Group on Standardization of Bone Marker Assays as well as a Joint IFCC – WASPaLM Working Group on the Value of Laboratory Medicine. His current professional interest is researching the quality use of laboratory medicine and demonstrating the value of laboratory medicine within the healthcare system.
Professor Morris is Professor of Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia and a Clinical Scientist in Chemical Pathology at SA Pathology, Adelaide, South Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in Clinical Biochemistry largely managing an Endocrinology laboratory of a large public pathology service as well as Director of a major research institute. His basic and clinical research interests include the pathophysiology of metabolic bone disease and nutritional strategies for the prevention of osteoporosis with particular emphasis on the effects of vitamin D and dietary calcium.