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Histotechnology Professionals Day celebrated March 10

March 15, 2023 - 00:00
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Back in the 1700’s when Marie François Xavier Bicha, who is known as the father of modern histology, worked on tissues, I am sure he did not envision that centuries later there would be a day dedicated to raising awareness for the profession of histotechnology. That day is Histotechnology Professionals Day (HPD), celebrated on March 10

each year.


The first HPD took place March 10, 2010. Its purpose is to educate other allied health professionals, aspiring students, and the general public about histotechnology, in order to give today’s histotechnologists, the recognition their work deserves and promote the profession to future histotechnologists.


Histology is important to the medical and veterinary field allowing the discovery of new therapeutic drugs, diagnosis of various diseases and have a better understanding of how the body (both human and animal) works. 


While histology has played such a critical role in healthcare and veterinary services, today many still do not know what histotechnologists are nor what they do. As workforce shortages continue to plague the industry, days like HPD become even more important when recruiting future histotechs to the field.