Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy, takes place April 21-27, 2019. CLSI is one of 17 laboratory medicine organizations responsible for coordinating this high-profile celebration of your profession. Meet the professional organizations celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.
Lab Week provides the opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for laboratory professionals. There are approximately 300,000 medical laboratory professionals in the US today. 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. The American Society for Microbiology provides resources to celebrate and build awareness about the profession. CLSI provides resources for medical laboratory professionals to help improve quality and accuracy in the lab. CLSI’s Basic Laboratory Safety Specialty Collection provides information on management of laboratory waste, how to implement a high-quality laboratory safety program, and how to protect laboratory workers from occupationally acquired infections
Join us in celebrating by visiting our Lab Week 2019 page. Try your skills at our microbiology crossword puzzle, see what's new from CLSI, and enter contests to win lunch for your lab or an Amazon gift card. Our contests end on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern (US) Time and winners will be notified by Wednesday, May 1 by 5:00 PM Eastern (US) Time.