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Labs are Vital

Labs Are Vital exists to support laboratory professionals everywhere by celebrating their contributions and extending the lab's influence within the health care community. This global initiative serves as a catalyst for change: investing in targeted programs, advancing ideas on relevant issues, promoting activities and enlisting partner support. LabsAreVital.com is a forum to communicate these efforts in a place where your voice can be heard. Because Labs Are Vital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:53

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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week


ASM is a supporter of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW). MLPW provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel. There are approximately 300,000 practitioners of clinical laboratory science in the U.S.  Since the development of this career group in the 1920s, the clinical laboratory science professional has played an increasingly vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease. Today, the clinical laboratorian is a key member of a health care team.

As team members of one of the largest industries in the U.S., the dedicated efforts of laboratory professionals often go unnoticed by the general public, as well as by the very institutions employing their services. With the public now demanding the assurance of quality health care and professional accountability, organizations representing practitioners of this critical science have a responsibility to ensure that the public is well informed about clinical laboratory competency.

For Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, share this flyer with your family and friends so they can learn how clinical microbiologists fight the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2017 16:07

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