Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week at Michigan Medicine

April 19, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) 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.

It is also critical for the public to understand the quality and professional accountability the lab has as it relates to the patient. Laboratorians play a vital role as a member of the health care team.

MLPW will be held from April 21-27 and in celebration, the Department of Pathology has planned a week of engaging activities to recognize and educate everyone on the excellent patient care the laboratories provide.

The events include:

  • 10th Clinical Pathology Symposium: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday, April 22, NCRC, Building 10, Research Auditorium
    • 11 a.m.: Clinical and Laboratory-based Approaches for Assessment of Alcohol Use Disorders (Register using MLearning code PATH-92046)
    • 12:05 p.m.: The Shifting Paradigms for Hemophilia Treatment (Register using MLearning code PATH-92047)
    • 1:10 p.m.: 3rd annual Batsakis Lecture-Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigations in Michigan: Notes from the Field with Justin Henderson, M.P.H. (Register using MLearning coade PATH-90235)
    • P.A.C.E has approved a total of 3 credits for the program.
  • Café table: Monday, April 22. Stop by a table in the UH cafeteria to meet the Lab Ambassadors, learn more about the profession and pick up a few giveaways.
  • Lab tours: Friday, April 26. Tours begin in front of the Specimen Processing area at 2UH. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes. Click here for more information.