Professionals Week (MLPW) provides the profession with a unique opportunity to
increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory
personnel. Medical Laboratory
Professionals Week (MLPW) will take place April
23-29. AGT is officially a
part of the coalition now and will join 300,000 medical laboratory
professionals around the country who perform and interpret more than 10 billion
laboratory tests in the US every year this year.
See below for more on the history of Lab Week.
Click here to read about the history of MLPW
Click here to see Lab Week's past themes, since 1975
Click here to read about fun ideas to celebrate, including accessing logos to download in black and white and color.
Contact us with any questions. Good luck and happy 2017 MLPW!
Cytogenetic Technologist Senior
Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratory
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7750
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Cytogenetic Technologist II
University of Chicago Medical Center
Cancer Cytogenetics Lab
5835 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60637
Senior Education Specialist
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
507/538-7634 Fax: 507-284-0043
Director – Association of Genetic Technologists
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week originated in 1975 as National Medical Laboratory Week, or NMLW, under the auspices of the American Society for Medical Technology, now called the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). In subsequent years, other organizations have served as cosponsors and campaign supporters. These organizations include AABB, AACC, American Society of Cytopathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Cytotechnology, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, American Society for Microbiology, Association of Public Health Laboratories, CLMA, College of American Pathologists (CAP), and National Society for Histotechnology. The goals of the lab week is to make more people aware of who clinical lab people are and to celebrate the contributions they make to the overall health care system. AGT will participate and sponsor activities during this year’s celebration. A Lab Week Committee has been assembled under Public Relations (see above).