Histotechnology Professionals Day

March 10, 2022

On March 10, 2010, The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) announced the inaugural celebration of an annual Histotechnology Professionals Day (HPD); a day dedicated to raising awareness about the field of Histotechnology. Much has changed in the last decade, but one thing that has stayed the same, is the dedication of the individuals in the histology profession. 

Each year the NSH has a variety of ways you can promote Histotechnology Professionals Day. Check back for more information in 2023. 

Art of the Stain Contest

Every year NSH holds an Art of the Stain Contest, celebrating the combination of art and science that is histotechnology. 

The winner of the 2022 Art of Stain Contest is Catarina Ferreira (Stain pictured on the left). The stain type is haematoxylin and eosin and the tissue type is mouse prostate.


Recognize HPD in Your State

One of the most important things that your organization can do to build awareness for the Histology profession is to receive official recognition from your local elected official, mayor and/or governor. One way to do this is by requesting an official government proclamation honoring Histotechnology Professionals Day. Requirements for submission of proclamation requests vary from state to state so be sure to look up guidelines for your district in advance. 

Proclamation Resource

Histology Professionals Day Proclamation