Lab Week Resources

Dear colleagues, partners, and supporters.

The Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) is excited to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) on April 21–27. The purpose of this annual event is to increase public awareness on the importance of laboratory professionals and their role in every aspect of health care. The exceptional efforts and behind-the-scenes work of laboratories is essential to protecting public health.

League of Laboratory Superheroes

DLS truly believes heroes are among us – disguised in lab coats – and applauds the superhero-like qualities of laboratory professionals who protect the public’s health. The exceptional work of these heroes often go unnoticed, so in 2018, DLS launched “The League of Laboratory Superheroes” to shine a spotlight on their extraordinary work while highlighting the resources and services that DLS provides to support their efforts. Website visitors met the Luminary of Laboratory Excellence, the Safety Sentinel, the Workforce Wonder, the Ready Responder, Quantum Quality, and the Invincible Informatician. These superheroes recognize that quality, safety, preparedness, data science, and a well-trained workforce all pave the road toward laboratory excellence.

Real Life Laboratory Heroes

Real Life Laboratory Heroes

Real Life Laboratory Heroes

For 2019, beginning April 21 and into the months ahead, get to know real-life heroes  who share qualities found in the Luminary of Laboratory Excellence, the Safety Sentinel, the Workforce Wonder, the Ready Responder, Quantum Quality, and the Invincible Informatician. These superheroes recognize that quality, safety, preparedness, data science, and a well-trained workforce all pave the road toward laboratory excellence.

Get Free Resources to Observe Lab Week

During Lab Week, DLS joins forces with our partners to maximize impact. Find a Lab Week partner toolkit containing a range of downloadable materials, posters, sample social media posts, and a sample organization newsletter excerpt we hope you find useful in spreading our message.

Get involved!

CDC encourages you to help spread the word.

  • Share the provided newsletter excerpt with your organization and colleagues.
  • Share this Lab Week information through social media using the hashtag #Labweek. Sample Twitter and Facebook posts are provided in this toolkit, or you can use your own!
  • Visit the DLS Lab Week web page for more information.

Thank you for your valued support as we work together to draw well-deserved attention to our #Labheroes.

Sincerely,

Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

League of Laboratory Superheroes Coloring Book
The League Laboratory Superheroes

Get a coloring book of all the laboratory superheroes pdf icon[PDF], including a page to draw yourself, a friend, family member, or any aspiring hero-in-a-lab-coat you know!

Short excerpt

Join us in celebrating Lab Week with “The League of Laboratory Superheroes!”

The League Laboratory Superheroes

Get graphics for your newsletter

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, held April 21-27 this year, provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.

Celebrate with us and learn more about “The League of Laboratory Superheroes” by visiting the CDC Division of Laboratory Systems’ Lab Week webpage for more information.

Long excerpt

Join us in Celebrating Lab Week with “The League of Laboratory Superheroes!”

The League Laboratory Superheroes

Insert name of organization is excited to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) with the CDC and other partners this year from April 21-27. The purpose of this annual event is to increase public awareness on the importance of laboratory professionals and their role in every aspect of health care.  The exceptional efforts and behind-the-scenes work of laboratories is essential to protecting public health. CDC supports laboratories as they safeguard the public’s health by continually improving quality and safety, informatics and data science, laboratory preparedness and workforce competencies.

Get involved and help spread the word!

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week promotes laboratory medicine and science as a viable career option through advertisements, trending hashtags, and many other social media activities that attract the public. Help encourage others by spreading the word about the importance of laboratory professionals. Retweet or repost CDC social media messages using #LabWeek on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Celebrate with us and learn more about “The League of Laboratory Superheroes” by visiting the CDC Division of Laboratory Systems’ Lab Week webpage for more information.

Sample Social Media Messages

How to use: Copy and paste the social media messages below to your organization’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Additionally, stay tuned to @CDCgov, and CDC’s Facebook page and repost CDC social messages about #LabWeek.

CDC Lab Week Sample Tweets
  • Heroes among us disguised in lab coats! #LabHeroes get ready for #LabWeek on April 21-27, 2019!
  • Up, up, and away! This is the start of #LabWeek. Come celebrate the vital work of laboratory professionals. Together, we will recognize these #LabHeroes for the important contributions they make in creating a healthier nation. http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s the League of Laboratory Superheroes! This #LabLeague embodies the qualities of laboratory excellence. Celebrate your #LabHeroes and the life-saving work they do every day! http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
  • Know any #LabHeroes? Tell us about your favorite and the amazing work they do! http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
  • The Lab-Signal! The League of Laboratory Superheroes are called into action! Follow the #LabLeague in their journey for laboratory excellence! http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
CDC Lab Week Sample Facebook/LinkedIn Posts
  • Not all heroes wear capes – some wear lab coats! Celebrate the start of #LabWeek and the critical work laboratory professionals do around the country every day. http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
  • With great laboratory powers, comes great responsibilities. Meet the League of Laboratory Superheroes! This #LabLeague represents the best of laboratory excellence. Learn more about them during #LabWeek! http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
  • Want to get involved with #LabWeek? Leave a comment about your very own #LabHeroes and the heroic work they do every day! http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
CDC Lab Week Sample Instagram Posts
  • BAM! KAPOW! POP! Welcome our new League of Laboratory Superheroes! Together, these superheroes fight alongside our #LabHeroes to strive for laboratory excellence! http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
  • #LabHeroes come in all shapes and sizes. Tag your favorite one and celebrate all their work during #LabWeek! http://bit.ly/2SRqJhEexternal icon
Page last reviewed: April 16, 2019