Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week at Michigan Medicine

April 9, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week originated in 1975 in an effort to raise public understanding and appreciation of the impact of the laboratory as it relates to a patient’s diagnosis and care.

Indeed, laboratorians play a vital role as a member of the health care team at Michigan Medicine and across the globe.

With that in mind, the Department of Pathology has planned a full week of engaging activities from April 22-28 to recognize and educate everyone on the excellent patient care laboratories provide. The events are open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff:

  • 9th Clinical Pathology Symposium, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., April 23, Danto Auditorium (Register via MLearning).
    • The symposium includes an amazing program of topics that will be interesting to everyone:
      • 7 a.m. – 7:50 a.m., Transgender Medicine in the Lab with Daniel Shumer, M.D. (MLearning code: PATH-90235)
      • 8:05 a.m. – 8:55 a.m., Multiple Myeloma round table with Lina Shao, Ph.D., David Keren, M.D. and Craig Cole, M.D. (MLearning code: PATH-90236)
      • 9:10 a.m. – 10 a.m., Batsakis Lecture-Anti-Nuclear Antibody Testing: It Ain’t Easy Not Being Green with James Faix, M.D. (MLearning code: PATH-90235)
    • ASCLS P.A.C.E has approved a total of 3 credits for the program.
    • CME credit for the symposium has been approved for up to 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Attendees must record their attendance at umhscme.com using the program name and number listed above if you wish the credit to appear on your online CME report.
  • Café Table, April 23
    • Stop by the department’s table in the UH cafeteria to meet the lab ambassadors, learn more about the profession and pick up a few giveaways. 
  • Lab Tours, April 25
    • Tours begin in front of the specimen processing area. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes.
    • These tours are designed to showcase what each lab does to ensure quality patient care.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., April 25 & 26, Towsley Lobby

For a list of other upcoming drives, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code “goblue” to identify campus drives.

The Department of Pathology looks forward to seeing you during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!