Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18-24, 2021, is an annual celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals and Pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. It provides the Laboratory Profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of the Profession and appreciation for Medical Laboratory Personnel. The Laboratory profession consists of Pathologists, Cytologists, Histologists, Phlebotomists, Medical Laboratory Technologists Medical Laboratory Technicians, Blood Bank Specialist, Hematologists and Microbiologists, to name a few.
Our Practice includes but is not limited to contributing to the prevention of disease, and the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of pathophysiological conditions in humans. Medical laboratory personnel are responsible for assuring reliable and accurate laboratory test results.
As Laboratory Professionals we uphold the ethics of our profession and we serve our country with integrity, excellence, and professionalism with a special emphasis on quality. The Caribbean Association of Medical Technologist (CASMET) - Cayman Islands Branch, along with all Laboratory Professionals across these our Cayman Islands have joined forces in celebrating our profession.
AVENGERS OF THE LABORATORY: We believe in Heroes is our 2021 theme and it truly highlights that as Laboratory Professionals we are heroes (in lab coats) as we work day and night to get accurate results to improve the health of our children and adults alike.
Our Cayman Islands Laboratory week celebration began with Prayer and Praise at the Church of God Chapel, Bodden Town and continued with a Radio Interview at Praise 87.9FM as three fearless and sagacious Avengers, Mr. Archibald Campbell; Laboratory Supervisor at MedLab INC, Mr. Hugh Gardner; Medical Laboratory Technologist at Doctors Hospital: CTMH and Mr. John Miller; Blood Bank Supervisor at HCCI merged their mental and physical prowess to deliver an informative, impressive and impactful interview under the questioning watch of Mr. Dwayne Euter interviewer/host at Praise 87.9FM.
The celebratory mode will be taken to the Cayman Brac this weekend where a group of Lab Professionals from Grand Cayman will be participating in various activities within the Brac. On Friday, Laboratory Professionals Mrs. Marcia Robinson Walters; Microbiology Team Lead, Mr. Martin Mckenzie; Laboratory Quality Coordinator of the Health Services Authority along with Mrs. Sashoy Duncan of MedLab INC; CASMET Cayman Islands Chairperson will be sharing with 60 children at the Layman E. Scott Snr. High School on Laboratory Professions as a Career of choice.
On Friday afternoon at 3:30pm there will be a Continuing Medical Education Presentation on the Impact of the Coronavirus on the Society and finally an Awards Ceremony at the Alexander Hotel.
We return to Grand Cayman to close Medical Laboratory Professionals week with a Radio Interview with Radio Cayman on Thursday 29th at 1-1:30pm and our Annual Lab Run/Walk planned for Sunday, May 02, 2021at 5:30am.
Our Sponsors and Stakeholders have played a vital role in our Success thus far and we would like to use this medium to say a Huge Thank You to CTMH|Doctors Hospital, Health City Cayman Islands, Health Services Authority, MedLab INC, Pheonix Health Services LTD, Royale Medical and Wellness Center and the Church of God Chapel Bodden Town, and all others who have played a role in our Lab Week Celebration.
By our skills we save lives every day and together as an organization and as professionals we work for the betterment of the people of these our Cayman Islands.
Sashoy Duncan – Chairperson
CASMET - Cayman Islands Branch