Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 22, 2020

April 19-25, 2020

Logo for Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2020.
Logo for Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2020.
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 United States. 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.

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

Go inside a microbiology lab to explore various clinical microbiology careers.

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

Congrats to Dr. Daniel Amsterdam (University of Buffalo) and Mr. Sijo Asokan (St. Berchmans College, Changanassery) for their winning captions!


Cartoons generously provided by Mikkiel V. Cheng, M(ASCP)CM, UCLA Health.