Biomedical Laboratory Science Day, April 15.

BLS Day is an opportunity to promote public awareness of the theme and the contributions made by the profession as it relates to health care.

The theme for 2017 and 2018 BLS Day is "Antibiotic Resistance".

In 1996 at the World Congress in Oslo, the General Assembly of Delegates (GAD) agreed to establish a world-wide Biomedical Laboratory Science Day (BLS Day). This day is for the promotion and celebration of the key role Biomedical Laboratory Scientists have in diagnosis and treatment of patients.

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 theme is used for two years.