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Medical Interpreters

The job of the Medical Interpreter is challenging on multiple levels. Not only do you need to understand the culture and language of the individuals you’re interpreting for, you also need to have a firm grasp of medical terminology.

At the Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA) the Medical Interpreting Committee provides other members and contacts the opportunity to attend sessions where you can learn about different medical concepts, conditions, and terminology.

You will receive a certificate which will state the name of the workshop, the presenter and number of hours of the workshop. You can then submit this certificate to the organizations that require continuing education units (CEU’s) for their consideration.

Join This Committee

Members of UMTIA in good standing can join the Medical Interpretation Committee, in order to be part of the organization of events. Email us at info@umtia.org to connect.

Medical Interpretation Training & Events

If there are any upcoming events scheduled for the Medical Interpretation Committee, you will find them listed below. If you’re interested in attending a particular topic, and would like it to be covered in a future training please email us at info@umtia.org.

Jul
22
Sat
St. Paul Interpreter Support Group @ Arch Language Network
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Medical or legal, spoken language or sign language; whatever the discipline, interpreters act as both witness and narrator of many aspects of trauma,  which over time can impact mental health and emotional well-being.

This workshop is a continuation of previous sessions, but you can come to one or to all.

Nobody knows what it is like to be an interpreter as well as another interpreter. It can be a stressful and exhausting job, especially when we interpret distressing or horrific stories. This support group will include education related to stress and self care as well as dedicated time to support each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Come to receive support, learn something new, or to support others!

The workshop consists of a two hour presentation and conversation in a small group setting. 

Presenter:  Stephen Sewell

Stephen Sewell’s first experience as an ad hoc medical interpreter was at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1971 (long before interpreting was regularly available). He has pursued his interest in Spanish language and culture through various community service jobs, as well as being a teacher of Spanish. His wide-ranging interests include cognitive development, cooking, music and the brain, and gardening. He is especially interested in encouraging others to explore learning and self-care opportunities. He recently completed training to be a trainer for The Community Interpreter International course.

1 hour of continuing education credit
1 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit
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 Online registration: here!

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Pay by credit card or paypal
NEW Preregistered Members: $5.00
Preregistered Non-members: $10.00
Same day registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
All (members and non-members) same day registration: $10.00
Pay by check or cash
Details on the location: ARCH Language Services in St. Paul. Feel free to park in the back parking lot (no charge). Come in through the back door and then take the elevator or stairs on the left to go down to the lower level. Pass the ARCH office on your left and you will arrive at the cozy conference room!
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If you do not register ahead of time, you must arrive BEFORE 8:45!
Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. or leaving before 11 a.m. will not receive a certificate of participation. Please be considerate of colleagues and organizers and arrive early!
Sep
9
Sat
Minneapolis Interpreter Support Group @ Whittier Clinic
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Medical or legal, spoken language or sign language; whatever the discipline, interpreters act as both witness and narrator of many aspects of trauma,  which over time can impact mental health and emotional well-being.

This workshop is a continuation of previous sessions, but you can come to one or to all.

Nobody knows what it is like to be an interpreter as well as another interpreter. It can be a stressful and exhausting job, especially when we interpret distressing or horrific stories. This support group will include education related to stress and self care as well as dedicated time to support each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Come to receive support, learn something new, or to support others!

The workshop consists of a two hour presentation and conversation in a small group setting. 

Presenter:  Heidi S. Telschow, LICSW

1 hour of continuing education credit
1 Point ATA Continuing Education Credit
 .

 Online registration: here!

,
Pay by credit card or paypal
NEW Preregistered Members: $5.00
Preregistered Non-members: $10.00
Same day registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
All (members and non-members) same day registration: $10.00
Pay by check or cash
.
If you do not register ahead of time, you must arrive BEFORE 8:45!
Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. or leaving before 11 a.m. will not receive a certificate of participation. Please be considerate of colleagues and organizers and arrive early!
Nov
11
Sat
Save the Date: UMTIA Conference @ University of MN
Nov 11 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Save the Date!!

For UMTIA’s 2017 Conference

To include many great presentations on various topics as well as a membership meeting. The University of Minnesota will be hosting. We hope to see you there!

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