National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 19-25, 2020

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care. NSH and other medical organizations wanted to show our support and gratitude for the hard work laboratory professionals do. Lab Professionals Week is held annually during the last full week of April.

NMLPW is a time for medical laboratory personnel to celebrate their professionalism and be recognized for their efforts. Another goal is to inform and educate medical colleagues and the public about the medical laboratory and the impact of having these dedicated skilled professionals has on the overall patient care. Since lab techs often work behind the scenes, few people know much about the critical testing they perform every day. 


Art of the Stain Contest

This year, to celebrate Lab Week, NSH is running an Art of the Stain Contest. Participants may submit their original histology stains to the contest. Anyone can submit, but only NSH members will be able to vote for their favorites on April 24th to close out Lab Week. Submissions are due April 23rd. The winner of the contest will have their stain featured as the logo for Histology Professionals Day 2021 and recieve a free NSH membership. 

Download the official Medical Laboratory Professionals Week logo for use in your lab celebrations: