TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT) is proud to celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week (NMLW) which runs April 16th - 22nd 2017. The OSMT has been representing laboratory professionals in Ontario since 1963.
Every day in Ontario thousands of lab tests are performed by qualified and certified laboratory professionals.
“Ontario laboratory professionals are an essential part of our healthcare team, but as they work behind the scenes, they are easily forgotten. This week is an opportunity to showcase our profession and appreciate the hard work that is done each and every day in Ontario laboratories,” says Michelle Hoad, OSMT Executive Director.
During this week, across Ontario and the country, laboratory professionals participate in a variety of activities to help raise the profile of the profession and bring awareness to this essential health care team comprised of Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) and Medial Laboratory Assistants/Technicians (MLA/Ts).
“This year Ontario laboratory professionals will be seen wearing an OSMT pin, which has a picture of the Ontario flag. The flag represents pride in the profession and in our province. If you are getting blood work done, or walk by a lab in a hospital and see one of our team members, take a minute to say thank you for their hard work,” says OSMT President, Karim Bhaloo.
The Ontario Society of Medical Technologists is the provincial organization for medical laboratory technologist and medical laboratory assistant/technicians. Incorporated in 1963, as the OSMT, it represents over 2500 lab professionals across Ontario and is growing.