Celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

April 21, 2014

It’s that time of year again: National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is underway—April 20 through April 26. It’s an opportunity, first of all, for clinical laboratory professionals to pat themselves on the back—to congratulate one another on the vitally important work they do for others day in and day out, often under increasingly challenging circumstances. But it’s also a time to learn from one another, and from the professional organizations that serve laboratorians. The Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) is urging laboratorians to make the most of their week. CLMA organizes ways to do that under five categories: “Spread the Word” (including via social media); “Take Time for Professional Development” (including via available webinars); “Open the Laboratory” (among other ways, by hosting a “laboraTOURy Open House”); “Get Out Into the Community” (for example, through volunteerism or speaking before students); and “Celebrate Your Team” (through a pot luck, awards ceremony, or many other ways to build team spirit). We at LABline would like to stress the value of using Lab Week to reach out to other departments within your institution whose people may not know as much as they could and should about all you do to contribute to its effectiveness and success.  Read more details from the CLMA.

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