Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week originated in 1975 as National Medical Laboratory Week, or NMLW, under the auspices of the American Society for Medical Technology, now called the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). In subsequent years, other organizations have served as cosponsors and campaign supporters.
MLPW takes place the last full week in April each year, and is coordinated by a collaborative committee with representatives from 17 national clinical laboratory organizations. CLSI is proud to be one of the laboratory medicine organizations responsible for coordinating this high-profile celebration of your profession.
Celebrate with CLSI by participating in fun Lab Week activities, such as our Lab Week crossword, and enter contest to win prizes for you and your colleagues!