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 22-28.  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.

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 for this Lab Week, DLS is launching “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. Beginning April 23rd and into the weeks ahead, get to know 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.

This Lab Week, DLS is joining forces with our partners to maximize impact. We developed 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)

Short excerpt

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

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, held April 22-28 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!”

Insert name of organization is excited to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) with the CDC and other partners this year from April 22-28. 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 22-28, 2018!
  • 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. https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
  • 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! https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
  • Know any #LabHeroes? Tell us about your favorite and the amazing work they do! https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
  • The Lab-Signal! The League of Laboratory Superheroes are called into action! Follow the #LabLeague in their journey for laboratory excellence! https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
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. https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
  • 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! https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
  • Want to get involved with #LabWeek? Leave a comment about your very own #LabHeroes and the heroic work they do every day! https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
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! https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
  • #LabHeroes come in all shapes and sizes. Tag your favorite one and celebrate all their work during #LabWeek! https://go.usa.gov/xPH6YExternal
Page last reviewed: November 15, 2018