The planners of NMLPW
had the insight to finally add "professional" to the title, indicating that we are celebrating individuals, not a room in a building.
is a time to recognize and celebrate the significant contributions of approximately 300,000 medical-laboratory professionals and 15,000 board-certified pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of healthcare.
Since it is a long time between each year's NMLPW in April, our laboratory also celebrates "Mini Lab Week" in October offering the same types of activities as those in April.
Bottom line: Take the opportunity during NMLPW to recognize lab professionals, educate the public (and future laboratorians), and celebrate.
Plan at least one NMLPW
activity that will take you beyond your facility's walls, as the ASCLS-NJ colleagues did last April by holding up a NMLPW
banner in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza for the "Today Show.
Develop a proposal to the public-relations (PR) department to help sponsor this NMLPW project.
The first step would be to place NMLPW posters throughout the facility--cafeterias, drawing stations, and the front entrance.
is a chance for medical laboratory personnel to celebrate their professionalism and be recognized for their efforts.