About NSH

NSH Today

The National Society for Histotechnology is a professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the histology field. Since its founding over 40 years ago, NSH's member community has grown to include over 3,000 histology professionals from around the world. Though much has changed, our mission has stayed the same; to empower the profession of histotechnology through collaboration, education and innovation. 

NSH Membership


NSH Mission

To empower the profession of histotechnology through collaboration, education and innovation.

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Access histology focused continuing education through webinars and in-person training sessions, including forums on special topics and NSH's Annual Symposium/Convention.



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Share knowledge and resources with a community of peers, online on NSH's member community The Block, and face-to-face at NSH events.



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See the latest technology at NSH's Symposium/Convention, and learn cutting edge techniques through NSH's new programs , such as the Digital Pathology Certificate sessions. 

History of NSH

On October 3, 1973 The National Society for Histotechnology was officially formed. The Founding Board determined that the "intentions of this professional organization was to fulfill the needs of the profession and was not a union or politically motivated organization"...

NSH History

NSH Governance 

View our Governance page to learn more about National Society for Histotechnology's code of ethics, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and state Histology societies. 

Governance