IFBLS Poster 2018 2International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IAMLT) established BLS Day in 1996 at the World Congress in Oslo, Norway to promote and celebrate the key role of Biomedical Laboratory personnel in diagnostic and preventive health care systems.

Promote and celebrate

The purpose with the BLS Day is to increase the awareness of the role that Biomedical Laboratory Scientists have in providing health care. Biomedical Laboratory Scientists play a key role in diagnosis, quality development and assurance, treatment, research and development in the modern medical sciences.

International BLS Day gives our profession a day to promote and celebrate ourselves as a profession.

The theme for the day is selected by the IFBLS Board of Directors and is related to health 

issues and support the UN and WHO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The themes is used for two years.

The theme for 2018 is:

Antibiotic Resistance: Biomedical Laboratory Scientists respond to the global threat

Importance of BLS Day

Biomedical Laboratory Scientists are one of the largest groups of health-care professionals, and have a vital role in medicine and public health. The best person to promote our profession is a confident Biomedical Laboratory Scientist. We understand our role in healthcare and are the best to carry our message.

See also our Guidelines for Celebrating BLS Day.

Use the BLS Day actively and promote the BLS’ professional skills and contributions to ensure good health services. Happy BLS day!