Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 21-27, 2019

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.

Coordinated by a group of clinical laboratory organizations including ASM, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week provides a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.

To help you celebrate and build awareness about the profession, here are some resources you can use:

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.

 

Caption Contest

Congratulations to Deborah Josko and Jennifer Ort for winning the 2019 Lab Week Caption Contest! 

Cartoon 1
Caption submitted by: Jennifer Ort


Cartoon 2
Caption submitted by: Deborah Josko

Cartoons generously provided by Journal of Clinical Microbiology (JCM) Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alexander McAdam.

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